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Week 5 10/1

September 30, 2018 by Jami Rowlett

Happy October!!

Fall is in the air.  Please make sure to label all your child’s extra layers.

First graders have been busy, busy, busy. Last week in first grade we…

  • review r blends (tr, dr, gr, br, pr)  The r blends are hard because often times children hear them as other sounds. We learned that jr will never be together at the beginning  of a word.
  • tasted apples and wrote an opinion piece on our favorite apple.  We will be completing many opinion writings in first grade and it is so much fun to see how the students grow over the year.
  • reviewed syllables. You can practice counting syllables at home.
  • started our listen to reading on the chrome books as one of our choices for Daily 5.  There are many fun sites that we use including Storyline online, Raz-kids, getepic and just read aloud books.  If you would like access to Raz-kids at home please email me and I will send you the link and my username.

This week we will…

  • write facts about apples.
  • Make applesauce.
  • practice using and spelling L blends (cl, bl, fl, gl, pl, sl) along with reviewing r blends.
  • we will learn about closed syllables. (closed syllables are syllables with 1 vowel followed by a consonant and the vowel is short. examples com, cat, put) this is the only syllable type with a short vowel sound.
  • work in our tribe groups to build a structure that will bob for apples for us so we don’t get wet.

PJ day was so much fun!! Oasis made a lot of money to donate to the Northern Nevada childhood cancer fund. Thank you for letting your child participate.  Be sure to scroll down to check out pictures from the last couple of weeks.

Math News from Miss Garcia

Hi Bighorns,

We’ve made it to week 5!  We worked hard on recognizing patterns within a 10 and 20 frame.  The students worked on creating number bonds within 10 as well as making up number stories to go with our number bonds.  The students created number bonds that connected to their families. This week the first graders will continue to create number bonds up to 20 and we will work toward finding the missing part of a number bond.

For example: 2 + ___ = 6  So the missing addend would be 4.  This is a challenging concept however, as a class we will continue to persevere and problem solve!  The kids have been working hard and doing well as a class.

Have a great week!!!