I hope everyone had a wonderful long Thanksgiving break! I am thankful that I get to see your sweet children again tomorrow! We will be having a very busy three weeks before another break, so I will try to keep us on track with weekly info here (updates on Sunday evenings) and with reminders via Class Dojo. Keep an eye out for a link to Sign-Up Genius and how you can help us with our winter party, which will be Thursday, December 19, 10:45-11:45.
SCIENCE: Test on SOUND & LIGHT will be Thursday of this week. Study info will be sent home tomorrow (Monday). After the test we will move on to SOCIAL STUDIES, and begin our study of Thomas Jefferson.
MATH: Continuing with word problems involving the missing number in all positions. We call this the "I AM WONDERING...." spot, and students should draw a box to represent the missing number. We look at our word problems and find the beginning, middle, and end, which helps us determine which number is missing. We will continue working to relate addition to subtraction, FACT FAMILIES.
READING: Using our snap words (NOT sounding them out when we come across them in text), reading fluently (sounding out VERY few words in a grade level text), being able to talk about a story. This continues through December.
WRITING: Continuing to work on writing non-fiction "chapter" books, where students practice writing about a topic in sections, such as writing about a pet for example - what it needs to eat, what it needs for sleeping, etc. We will also be working with possessive pronouns such as HERS, MINE, HIS, OURS, THEIRS. We do not teach possessives using apostrophe in first grade, such as...The dog's collar is blue.
These are some high points - not a full list....
Many topics carry over from week to week.