Thursday, January 2, 2020

January News From First Grade
Important Dates
          *No School on Monday January 20th

In Reading we will be focusing on the comprehension
skills of…compare and contrast, making generalizations,
cause and effect, and summarizing.  We will continue
to work on building fluency. Our spelling strategies
will be short e, short u, and digraphs sh and ch. 
In grammar we will work on telling, asking and
exclamation sentences and using I or me correctly
in sentences.

Our unit on teaching chapter books will be wrapping
up soon.  In our next writing unit the focus is opinion
writing. We will be using the vocabulary words
persuade/persuasion LOTS. They will be given
the opportunity to “debate” on certain topics.  

In Math we are extending the counting sequence. 
We will be counting to 120 by tens and ones, reading
and writing numbers to 120.  We will also need to
represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
Counting by tens and ones builds an understanding of
place value.  Once we finish topic 7 our topic 8 will focus
on place value. 

Our Science topic is seasonal patterns. 
We will discuss how the amount of daylight
changes at different times of the year.  

Just a reminder to have a pair of shoes for inside
the classroom, and to have appropriate winter clothing
for outside recess….if we can get out there :)

Happy New Year & may 2020 be a year full
of fun and learning for all first graders!

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