It is hard to believe we are already approaching our winter break! There is much excitement for the holidays and for our December activities. This month, First Grade is celebrating the theme of kindness. Each day we highlight an act of kindness and practice for the day. Some examples include simple gestures such as giving smiles, paying our friends a compliment, inviting others to play, and offering a helping hand.
Next week, we will extend our generosity to family and town members. We look forward to creating homemade cards and gifts, as well as a baking treats for community workers. It is refreshing to see that the students find these experiences so rewarding.
Have a great weekend.
-Chapter 6- Ordinal numbers
-Position words (above, below, beneath, next to, beside, etc.)
-Reference terms such as " to the left" and "from the right" to describe relative positions
-Review of number facts that add to 10
-Challenge- number puzzles to practice addition facts
-Learning to read words with the magic "e"- The 'e' makes the vowel scream it's name (ie, kite, gate)
-Transforming short vowels to long sounds when adding the magic e (kit +e =kite)
-Playing Four in a Row- a partner game to practice reading word with magic e.
-Practicing to read books we will then share with our Kindergarten friends
-Reciting Magic e Poem
-Adding adjectives to basic sentences.
-Writing words that have long vowel sounds using the magic e
-Writing sentence using our weekly sight words - been, by, who
-Describing our favorite sport
-Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
-Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena - A touching story of Carmela and the older brother whom she admires. On her birthday, she accompanies him throughout the city as they perform chores and errands together. The story depicts the depth of sibling relationships.
-Each student selected a community worker. They each wrote a small description of how their chosen member contributes to society.
-Hanukkah-a book to retell the story and traditions of the special holiday.