We had a great week back together! We want to thank you all for taking the time to come in and meet with us for Winter Conferences. Please note that we will be observing Civil Rights Day on Monday January 21st and there will be no school. We are looking forward to a busy week ahead:
rain, keep, start, mail, male, female, eye, I, glass, party
upon, two, twin, twice, twelve, twenty, between, they, would, could, should
any, many, city, only, where, week, weak, first
This week will begin the final book in our Frog and Toad series, Frog and Toad All Year. We will continue to analyze story elements and will summarize each chapter.
We have been working hard all year to construct complete sentences across our curriculum. This week will use this knowledge to learn what makes a good topic sentence and will practice writing it as a class. We will review nouns, verbs and adjectives.
We will compare numbers as we continue to explore place value. We will add and subtract ones and tens without regrouping/renaming (what you might know as carry a 1).
We really enjoyed learning about the animals studied during project week. We had a walk through with our first graders and were able to admire the posters in each classroom. This week we will begin learning about the human body. We will learn that our biggest organ is our skin and we will explore the different organs in the body.
Last week we learned about the lost colony of Roanoke Island and that this attempt by England to settle in the Americas was unsuccessful. This week we will learn about Jamestown and how Pocahontas helped the settlers. As we explore her story we will differentiate between the parts that happened and others that had been made up.
We are wishing you all a healthy and happy week ahead.
The First Grade Team