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Week 22—2/3/20

February 2, 2020 by Sara Peixoto

Week 22

I’m beyond excited for our class to begin researching about their different animals this week! They have been anxiously waiting to begin the “real” research part of this project which makes me so happy!

I also wanted to give them all a big shout out for how far their writing has come! Each student has made so many gains and it was so fun to read their opinion writings from earlier this week.

Valentine’s Day!

Since Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year we will not be having a Valentine’s celebration in class. However if your child would like to bring cards to share with the class on Thursday, February 13th, that would be great. We will pass them out at the end of the day and the 1st graders can open them on Friday.  Please be sure to include 24 and make sure to only write who they are from (this streamlines the passing out process).


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


  • 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.)
  • Math fact sheet each night

Last week we:

  • Continued learning more about adjectives and took an assessment
  • Began learning about plural nouns…more than one chicken is called chickens, more than one fox is called foxes
  • Took a word study assessment on the -ump family
  • Reviewed non-fiction text features and practice naming examples of each
  • Shared our non-fiction text features book with the other first grade classes
  • Created a class venn diagram comparing penguins and polar bears
  • Grouped students in partners to research an animal of their choice
  • Used 5 star sentences to write an opinion paper on what the best animal is and why
  • Continued working on decomposing numbers both when adding and subtracting.  

This week we will:

  • Identify and practice words with the long a (ate) pattern.  We are also adding three sight words to our practice: was, are, saw  
  • Practice making singular nouns plural.
  • Use conjunctions to make complex and compound sentences. 
  • Complete a story map on a fiction story.
  • Continue practicing non fiction text features.  
  • Begin to research an animal with a partner and make a slideshow to share our information.
  • Review ordering numbers to 20.
  • Take an assessment on adding and subtracting within 20. 

**We will be sharing these slideshows with you so be sure to check back for the time and date.  


  • 2/17/20- President’s Day-No School
  • 2/20/20 – End of the 2nd Trimester
  • 2/28/20 – Parent Teacher Conferences


  • Student’s sharing their non-fiction penguin books with other first graders.
  • Working with their group mates to decompose and subtract numbers within 20.
  • A student rocking decomposing numbers into a ten and some ones to subtract.
  • Students sharing what they already know about their animals that they will be researching and what they’d like to learn about them.