I am delighted to share with you how hard the children worked on their lessons this past week. They returned from spring break excited to be able to spend many exuberant moments outside, both in play and exploration. The warmer weather and the sunshine have given all of us a boost which will aides us in moving forward.
The third trimester interims will come home this week, marking the middle of our last trimester of work in first grade. The children are doing well and starting to practice habits which will help them in second grade. I encourage you to have your child practice their math facts on a daily basis, in order to provide a solid base of knowledge for their second grade math work. Your child will also benefit from doing more independent work at home, with your gentle oversight, as second grade is a much more independent based work environment.
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, His love is everlasting. ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
Have a blessed week!
Mrs. Pam Claytor
This Week in First Grade
Religion: The children will be working on understanding that the Holy Spirit helps us follow Jesus. They will discuss how to use the fruits of the Holy Spirit: to be loving, kind, gentle, peaceful, patient, and ask for self-control.
Language Arts: these are the Student Objectives
READING Phonemic Awareness Identify /är/, /ôr/ Phonics Associate ar with /är/ and or with /ôr Decode words with r-controlled vowels [Associate er, ir, ur with /ėr/, ar with /är/, and or with /ôr/ Vocabulary Use context clues to complete sentences; Identify and understand synonyms ; Recognize and understand Memory Words cold, know, does, laugh, both, again; Understand the meanings of Pattern Words; Understand the homophones know, no; Recognize story words adventure, fire chief, firefighters, telephone; Discuss fires and the work firefighters do ; Understand the meanings of scattered, reporter, disaster, and the idiom “saved the day”; Discuss community helpers; Discuss things to do on hot days; Understand the meanings of shimmer, simmer, pavement, and hums Comprehension Use pictures and prior knowledge; Complete sentences about a story; Draw conclusions; Associate words and sentences with pictures; Recall details; Identify main idea and supporting details; Answer questions about a poem; Recognize text structure; Monitor comprehension and use a fix-up tip: Look at the pictures; Recognize patterns in a poem; Recognize rhyme and rhythm Fluency Read at an appropriate rate; read rhythmically
SPELLING Spell Memory Words cold, know, does, laugh, both, again; Encode Pattern Words with r-controlled vowels
WRITING Generate ideas before writing; Contribute ideas in group writing; Focus on a central idea; Write a poem that follows a pattern; Write a thank-you note
RESEARCH AND STUDY SKILLS Use graphic organizers
Math: Objectives this week include: Students subtract a multiple of 10 from a two-digit number. They learn that when subtracting tens from a two-digit number, only the tens digit changes. Students subtract multiples of 10 from two-digit numbers using mental math. They learn how subtracting tens is like subtracting ones. Students draw a picture and write a number sentence to solve subtraction story problems. They learn how information in a problem can often be shown using a picture or diagram to understand and solve the problem. They also learn that some problems can be solved by writing a number sentence.
Science: We will focus on vocabulary, learning about runoff, after taking a good look at soil and describing its properties.
Social Studies: The children will make connections with the history of Maryland, They will focus on native americans who inhabited the Chesapeake region.