Happy Memorial Day. The children were introduced to the concept of service to our country and honoring all those who give freely to keep us safe in this world. They made connections with the Christians of the early church who worked so hard to help others. Let’s all take time to thank someone for their sacrifice!
We are in the process of completing the work of first grade. It is a joy to see the great progress the children have made in their learning this year. They not only work very hard, but they also think ahead, making so many connections between their studies and their world. I know you must be as proud of your children as I am!
We are all the teachers of these beautiful children. Let us thank the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for teaching us and to grant that our teaching may reflect their presence in our lives.
May God Bless You,
Mrs. Pam Claytor
This Week in First Grade
Religion: The children are focusing on the needs of others and how they can meet those needs. They will understand that the Holy Spirit guides us in our service to others.
Language Arts: READING Phonics: Decode words with oo, Associate c with /s/ and g with /j/ , Decode words with soft c and g, Decode trickers with tag-along e Vocabulary: Recognize and understand Memory Words live (/liv/), eight, old, hold, write, Recognize story words mystery, library, Mr., Discuss mysteries and libraries, Discuss the idiom “let a joke go too far” , Understand Pattern Words with soft c and g and trickers with tag-along e m Comprehension: Complete sentences about a story, Generate questions, Recognize plot: Problem and solution, Use pictures, Categorize books by their topics, Associate words and sentences with pictures Fluency: Read with natural phrasing LISTENING AND SPEAKING Discuss how to be a good library patron, Listen and respond to oral presentation WRITING Writing: Publish a story as part of the writing process SPELLING Spell Memory Words live (/liv/), eight, old, hold, write, Encode Pattern Words with oo , Encode Pattern Words with soft c and g and trickers with tag-along e RESEARCH AND STUDY SKILLS Follow written directions
Math: The focus this week is on time: Understanding the Hour and Minute Hands
Students identify the hour and minute hands on a clock and tell time to the hour. They learn that the hour hand tells the hour, and the minute hand tells the number of minutes after the hour. Telling and Writing Time to the Hour
Students tell and write time to the hour using digital and analog clocks. They learn how time to the hour can be shown on an analog clock or on a digital clock and can be written in two ways: __ o'clock or __:00.
Telling and Writing Time to the Half Hour
Students show and tell time to the half hour. They learn that time can be given to the half hour.
Problem Solving: Use Data from a Table
Students read and use a schedule. They learn how, in order to solve some problems, data needs to be selected from a source outside the statement of the problem, like a table.