MATH: More of the same!
SOCIAL STUDIES: Reviewing and testing on Our Earth, Our Home. Hope you found the half page study/info guide that I placed in your child's blue folder Friday.
WRITING: We begin writing "how to" books, where students teach us about something they know, step by step with a good ending.
READING & PHONICS: Looking all the way to the end of a word, using words we know to make new words, words with long vowels and silent e at the end.
MATH: Using dimes and pennies to continue working on tens and ones, making groups of tens and "extra ones", "left overs", or "lonely ones". We don't so much use coins for adding up amounts of money per se, but rather to help demonstrate how ten pennies can be traded for one dime. With our graphing we will not focus on questions to compare the different categories, such as how many more, how many fewer, etc.
SOCIAL STUDIES: We begin Our Earth, Our Home, the unit where students will learn the continents & oceans, as well as our city, county, state, and country. In this unit we also work on landforms - mountain, valley, coast, and plain.
READING: The recent grade for reading was from the topics mentioned in my previous post, primarily focused on reader behaviors. We continue to work on these, as well as how students should work with a partner.
WRITING/PHONICS: I will be assessing the kindergarten review sight words that we have been working with daily. We move this week into actual first grade "snap" words. In writing we are building up to students giving me their very best "small moment" story which includes a beginning, middle, end, and some details in both pictures and words.
MATH: Beginning a new unit that will start with grouping objects into groups of tens and naming how many are "extra" or "left over", continuing to fill in numbers that are missing, writing numerals
SCIENCE: Finishing up and reviewing our weather unit, TEST ON FRIDAY
READING/PHONICS: Being sure students can identify and NAME long and short vowels, not just make the sound but actually identify a sound they hear by using the words SHORT and LONG VOWELS
WRITING: Using examples we look at together, students will try to liven up their writing by using a few craft moves (techniques) that authors use
These are some high points - not a full list....
Many topics carry over from week to week.