Happy Easter! May the graces and blessings of this beautiful season of Love be yours.
We will be quite busy this short week. There will be the usual adjustments to return to routine as well as the urgency to continue moving forward and complete the work of first grade before our time and energy run out.
I am aware of the challenges of time management as the spring season brings new demands on your family time. I am changing the spelling homework, starting with this week. The new words will be introduced and the pre-test results will continue to be sent home, but on a different, floating schedule of time. I will note the date of the upcoming spelling test (which will not necessarily be on a Friday) when the spelling words are sent home and on the weekly homework blog. . The children will be responsible for spelling the words on the test only. The work you and your child choose to do to learn the words will not be turned in any more.
The language arts comprehension pages will continue to be sent home and be returned completed on Thursdays; the math pages should be completed and returned the next day. All official homework will cease after Memorial Day; I will remind you about this change closer to that time.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about these changes.
God Bless all of you!
Religion: We will learn of our responsibility as followers of Jesus as we discuss what friends do for each other.
Language Arts: I will introduce dipthong words with ou, ow as the spelling rule this week. The children will read to apply strategy of rereading to monitor for comprehension as well as monitoring comprehension as it relates to poems. The will learn that some poems have rhyming words at the end of lines. The grammar focus is to Identify the subject of a sentence. In writing we will collaborate ideas in an interactive writing experience: write a personal narrative about a bug . The study skills focus is to use the dictionary to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
Math We will work on the addition facts when adding 9 to a number. We will also work on Identifying one half, one third and one sixth and then on using comparison symbols.
Science: We continue to focus on the Chesapeake Bay habitat as we discuss the plant and animal life indigenous to the region.
Social Studies: The children will use the words past, present and future to describe changes that happen in your life, then tell how we learn about the past.