Thursday, April 4, 2019

APRIL NEWS FROM FIRST GRADE

Important Dates
April 2nd K-4 assembly - Spirit Day
Theme students can wear a hat
April 15-19 - April Vacation

Another month has arrived ever so quickly.
 It is so hard to believe how fast this year is going.
 The students have made so many gains in many areas.
It is always so amazing to see the progress in reading,
writing, and in math practices.  

This time of year is so muddy out on our playground
please help us encourage the children to try to stay
away from those areas.  It is still a great idea to have
them wear/bring boots to play outside in. We still have
snowy areas to play in, so snow pants are also needed.  

Reading - We will continue to build reading fluency while
working on story structure, comparing and contrasting,
and noting details.  In grammar we will work with proper
nouns, pronouns, the correct usage of is and are and was
and were.   In spelling we will be working on words with the
vowel sound as in book and vowel sound as in moon, long i spelled
with y, and adding -es to naming words, and the vowel sound in coin.

Math - Topic 12 in math is measuring lengths.  Students will develop
and understanding of length by comparing objects to determine
which is shortest and longest. They will also measure the
length of objects using nonstandard units. In topic 13 we will
work on telling time to the hour and half hour.  They will
practice writing time using both digital and analog clocks.
In Topic 14 we will discuss attributes of two-dimensional
and three-dimensional shapes. Students will put together
various shapes to create composite shapes.

Writing - We will be writing book reviews.  It is very
interesting to read the opinion writing and the reasons
to support their thinking.  We are still focusing on capital
letters and periods to complete sentences….these are a must.

Science - We have begun the parts of animals unit.
 The goal of this unit is to be able recognize certain animal
survive.  After that unit we will begin animal traits and
variations. In this unit students will make observations
to construct evidence that young animals are alike,
but not exactly like their parents.

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