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Week 8 – 10/7/19

October 7, 2019 by Jami Rowlett

Happy Monday First Grade Families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I can’t believe that we are already in the 8th week of school. The time has flown by. First graders are in the routine and learning new and exciting things each day.

REMINDERS:

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

The nurse is running low on spare clothes for students with potty accidents. If you are able to, then please leave a set for your child in their backpack just in case. Thank you! 

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.)
  • Math fact sheet each night

LAST WEEK IN FIRST GRADE WE….

  • Identified closed and open syllables.
  • Began discussing the attributes of a fiction story.
  • Researched a community helper in our TRIBES group.
  • Started our word study (-ap family).
  • Assessed our ability to rhyme.
  • Listened to the story Room on the Broom and built a “broom” that could hold creatures out of 5 straws and tape.  

THIS WEEK WE WILL….

  • Continue determining when syllables are open or closed.
  • Review specific fiction story elements including characters, setting, problem and solution.
  • Identify the sounds common digraphs make (ch, sh, wh, th). 
  • Take the information we have gathered about our community helpers and begin creating a poster with this information.
  • Take our first word study assessment with -ap family words. 
  • Revise our broom designs from last week and try again!
  • Tell subtraction number stories and write subtraction equations that match these stories.
  • Relate missing part number bonds to subtraction equations. EX: This number bond with a whole of 10 and a part of 5 could also be written as a subtraction equation of 10-5=_.  

Math News From Miss Garcia:

Lat week in Math the first graders, related missing part number bonds to missing addend equations.  We determined if an equation was true or false and took an assessment on addition equations, missing addends, and true/false statements.   This week we are going to tell subtraction number stories and write subtraction equations that match these stories. We are also going to relate missing part number bonds to subtraction equations. EX: This number bond with a whole of 10 and a part of 5 could also be written as a subtraction equation of 10-5=_.  

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SAVE THE DATE:

November 1st–Future Fest Dinner!–All of the 1st grade teachers have wonderful donations for the auction! Be sure to get your tickets ASAP!
Have a great week!!!