I am so very grateful for the gift of time that so many parents shared while chaperoning the children on our field trip to CBEC. It was a wonderful experience, which I feel the children will long remember. They wrote a “newspaper” to share with you on Friday. I hope you got to read about and discuss the trip with your children!
The trip to CBEC was the culmination of our Science work for the year. We will be focusing on preparations for our play “Mother Goose to the Rescue” during our scheduled science time for the rest of the year.
We will continue to work very hard to complete the units that are still unfinished, however there is no longer “official” homework. I will have your children note the date of spelling tests on their green communication sheet, with at least 1 day’s notice for you to help your child be prepared.
I am praying for God’s blessings for you this week,
Mrs. Pam Claytor
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." – Goethe
This Week in First Grade
Religion: We will be working on understanding that, as Christians, we are asked to help others in need.
Language Arts: READING Phonics Decode words with ow and ou Associate ou with /ou/ and ow with /ou/, /ō/ Associate oo with /ōō/ and /ŏŏ/
Decode words with oo Phonemic Awareness Identify /ōō/ and /ŏŏ/ Vocabulary Discuss playing tag Understand the idioms “that was yesterday” and “missed by a mile” Categorize words that tell about happy and unhappy feelings or things Understand the meanings of barefoot, crook, and pocketbook
Comprehension Use pictures and prior knowledge Complete sentences about a story Summarize Understand characters Determine cause and effect Answer “what if” questions about a story Make predictions Sequence events Answer questions about a poster with advice Associate words with pictures
Distinguish between reality and fantasy Fluency Use proper volume LISTENING AND SPEAKING Discuss settling disagreements peacefully SPELLING
Sort words by their sound-spelling patterns for /ou/ and /ō/ Spell Memory Words warm, walk, give, once, done Encode Pattern Words with ou and ow Sort words by their sound-spelling patterns for /ōō/ and /ŏŏ/ WRITING Writing Draft a story as part of the writing process
Math: We’re moving on to Fractions!
Making Equal Parts
Students determine whether a shape is divided into equal or unequal parts. They learn that a region can be divided into equal-sized parts in different ways. They also learn that equal-sized parts of a region have the same area but not necessarily the same shape.
Students describe equal parts of a shape. They learn that a region can be divided into equal-sized parts in different ways. They also learn that equal-sized parts of a region have the same area but not necessarily the same shape.
Students identify halves and fourths of circles and rectangles. They learn that shapes can be divided into equal parts called halves and quarters or fourths
Students draw pictures to solve problems related to parts of a whole. They learn how information in a problem can often be shown using a picture or diagram and used to understand and solve the problem.
Social Studies: We will be discussing our responsibilities as citizens.