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Week 21- 1/27/2020

January 26, 2020 by Sara Peixoto

Week 21

This is such a fun time of year! Students are making so much growth and progress and it’s awesome to have a front row seat! If your child is participating in any sports, please let me know when they play, as I would love to support them outside of the classroom as well!

REMINDERS:

  • PLEASE label all coats, jackets, hats, and other winter accessories with your child’s first and last name.

HOMEWORK:  

  • Reading every night for 20 minutes  (This includes sight words and reading group books that are coming home each night. Please return the books each day with your child.) ***MANY students have not had reading logs signed lately, please make sure that this is a priority each night.
  • Math fact sheet each night

LAST WEEK WE:

  • Learned why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day 
  • Took an assessment on pronouns
  • Continued to learn about adjectives
  • Practiced spelling words within the -ump family
  • Continued learning about non-fiction text features such as glossary, index, and captions
  • Used 5 Star sentences to write about what we would do if we had a particular type of teeth
  • Continued learning and writing more about penguins 
  • Decomposed an addend to make a ten

THIS WEEK WE WILL:

  • Continue learning more about adjectives and take an assessment
  • Begin learning about plural nouns…more than one chicken is called chickens, more than one fox is called foxes
  • Take a word study assessment on the -ump family
  • Review non-fiction text features and practice naming examples of each
  • Share our non-fiction text features book with the other first grade classes
  • Create a class venn diagram comparing penguins and polar bears
  • Group students in partners to research an animal of their choice
  • Use 5 star sentences to write an opinion paper on what the best animal is and why
  • Continue working on decomposing numbers both when adding and subtracting.  This is a difficult concept for students, but we will continue to work on this very important strategy! 

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

  • 2/17/19- President’s Day-No School

THIS WEEK’S SLIDESHOW INCLUDES:

  • #WHYYOUMATTER pictures are on display at our local library
  • Students practiced reading their non-fiction penguin books to each other
  • Our “Sweet Treat” that our class earned
  • Math fact practice with cards and dice
  • Decomposing addends to make a 10 and add on