January 31-February 4
What's Happening This Week:
Please remember to email the front office and me if there are changes to your child's pick up plans. Emailing by 2:30pm works the best. You can reach the front office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Bible lesson this week will be on the story of David & Jonathon. We will learn what true friendship is and thank God for our friends.
Math lessons this week will focus on numbers to 120. We will count by 2s, and 10s to 120. If you have time in the car, bathtub or anytime...keep counting out-loud with your child. All the practice at home makes a huge difference in class.
Superkids & Writing - Superkids lessons will focus on contractions. We'll start with the contraction 'n't'. Our writing lessons will be on personal narratives.
Social Studies - "Community Economics" Will will continue to the Economics lessons this week. We are learning more about wants and needs. The kids are loving this unit, and are so engaged.
Love, Mrs. Brown
Save the Date:
February 9th- No school: Farm Show
February 14 - Valentine's Day Party
(21 students in the class. You can address each card with "Friend". )
February 21st- No School: Presidents Day
Spelling : isn't, didn't, hasn't, hadn't, aren't, wasn't, weren't, haven't, couldn't, wouldn't
Backpack Pages & SuperShort : Backpack pages. Supershort "Icky's Play"
RAZ Kids/Kids A-Z - Due Friday
Math: Blue math page
Bible Memory: Psalm 23:5-6
"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Star Student: LeighAshley G.
Need Extra practice?!: AR & Library Info: http://ellibrary.cvc.org/
Need Extra practice?!: Read on RAZ (LEVEL UP OR READING ROOM!) read library books, write spelling words in ABC order or 3x's each, practice addition flashcards 1-10.
The first grade has started Accelerated Reader!
AR- Accelerated Reader- learn all about it on the Library link: http://ellibrary.cvc.org/
Scholastic Book Club: Scholastic Book order can be done at any time. Use the class code above to place order. If you purchase books as a gift, let me know, and I will make sure you get the books without your child knowing, or choose to have book order sent straight to your house.
Tuesday- First Grade Worship
Wednesday - PE
Friday - Library
Math Strategies we are using in class for addition:
Add in any order (3+4=7 4+3=7)
Circle the number that is more, and count on (8 +2=10)
Touch point math (circle the larger number, and count on the lower number with dots. See Math insert in child's folder)
Doubles (3+3=6, 5+5=10,etc.)
Doubles Plus One, and Doubles Minus One
(4+4=8....so 4+5=9 and 4+4=8, so 4+3=7)
Using a 10 frame to add
Adding three numbers - look for a double or make ten, then add on
Math Strategies we are using for Subtraction
Use a 10 frame to write a tens fact, and subtract
Make a group of 10 to subtract
Use a number line to count back