We have had another successful week of first grade! We were busy bees this week. I was so happy to see the students jump in and challenge themselves in every subject! We accomplished our first spelling and reading test, so keep an eye out for graded work coming home next Monday. I was impressed to see the amount of completed homework today. I hope you were able to set up a routine for doing homework after school. Thank you for encouraging your child to do their very best!
Reading: Next week our focus will be character traits. Each child will first identify their own personal character traits. Then we will identify the traits of different characters in our story. Our sound for the week will be short vowel i. Keep an eye out for our spelling list coming home on Monday.
Math: This week we ended up working on making 10 instead of teen numbers. I didn't feel like we were solid enough to move on to teen numbers as we had planned. We are now experts at making 10! Next week we will be working with teen numbers. The focus will be on the fact that teen numbers are made of 10 plus another number.
And so on... We will be using 10 frames and unifix cubes to make sure each student is having a hands on learning experience.
Writing: This week we will continue Personal Narratives. We will be planning our writing using a circle map, and attempting to write 4 complete sentences. Of course the students will be illustrating their work with a detailed picture.
Science: We will be taking a look at different types of weather. We will look at how weather changes throughout the four seasons.
Grammar: Our focus this week will be adjectives. This will go perfectly with character traits in reading!
*Please make sure your child returns their library homework on Monday. If it is not returned they will not be able to check out books from the library.
*Curriculum Night is this THURSDAY! I will be having two sessions, but you only need to attend ONE. The times are either 5:00-5:20PM OR 6:30-6:50PM.
Thanks for another great week! Please let me know of any questions or concerns!
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