This week went by very quickly since we had Tuesday off! Thank you to those who have been able to donate to our food drive. Keep the donations coming next week! We have a box in the classroom to collect everything before the Thanksgiving holiday. Next week we will continue to learn about the history of the United States, which includes the reasons we celebrate Thanksgiving. I love this time of year because it reminds me that we have so much to be thankful for! I am thankful this year to work with such an amazing group of kids, and their wonderful parents. It is important to give thanks where it is due. This week we created a turkey in our classroom, each student made a feather sharing what they are thankful for. I think it turned out pretty cute! :)
Here are some cute pictures I took while we were working on some "caterpillar math" for our measurement unit. We used caterpillars to tell if things around the room were longer than, or shorter than the caterpillar!
Here are a few more pictures of the kids working on their "History of the United States" timeline. It has been so fun to spread out across the classroom and work on a big project like this!
Reading: We will be reading a story called The Big Race. We are finally starting our journey in to long vowels. This week our phonics skill will be long vowel a. Our focus skill will be drawing conclusions.
Math: This week we will start place value. This is a huge concept for first graders to grasp and we will be working on it for many weeks throughout the year. We will start this week learning how to compose and decompose two-digit numbers using tens and ones.
Writing: We will focus on informative writing. We will use the story The Big Race from our reading book to write facts that we learned about the sport running.
Grammar: Next week we will learn about verbs past and present tense. We will be deciding what verb fits best in a sentence and then will be writing our own sentences using past and present tense verbs.
Social Studies: As I mentioned above we will continue learning about the history of the United States. This week we started a timeline that we will wrap up next week. It has been so much fun for the students to work on their large timelines, they have been SO focused during this time!
**Monday is the last day for me to either collect the coupon book for the PTA fundraiser or $20.00 if you would like to purchase it. This fundraiser is super helpful because it will be helping the teachers repurchase items that were ruined in the flood.
**The week of Thanksgiving we only have school Monday and Tuesday 11/24 and 11/25.
**Bring canned food or non-perishable food items for the Rover Food Drive!
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