First Grade Families,
Second quarter is in full swing, and full of fun activities! Just a reminder to get your child's concert clothes now. Attire guidelines are posted on Mrs. Boswell's blog as well as our last blog post. The read-a-thon continues, keep reading and logging those minutes to win cool prizes. Approval slips for Character Day costumes has been sent home. Please look for the slip approving your choice. Pop culture will not be permitted. Please make arrangements for half-day on Friday, November 2nd for teacher in-service.
This week in class:
sleep, wash, yellow, nine, face, miss, rides, ride, tree, sick
got, north, white, spent, foot, feet, blows, blow, block, spring
river, planted, plant, cut, song, sing, sang, sung, winter, stone
This week we continue our Fairy Tales unit. We will focus on story elements, comprehension and retelling important events. Our stories this week include Sleeping Beauty, Rumplestiltskin and Hansel and Gretel.
This week we will learn about the base ten system for writing numbers, focusing on numbers to twenty. We will compare numbers and add two, one digit numbers to equal sums greater than ten. Unit 6 test will be this Thursday. Monday and Tuesday we will work through our continual assessment in order to evaluate each child's progress thus far.
We are working through our Early Civilizations unit. Last week we put seeds in baggies to sprout, as we looked at farming and its role in early civilizations. We will learn about the Aztecs, Incas and Mayas this week and identify them on a map. In addition we will create an Aztec calendar. Scholars will learn about the contributions of each of these civilizations and track the progress of their lima bean as it begins to sprout and grow.
Our habitat unit continues this week with an up close look at the wetlands. Scholars will explain the characteristics of the wetlands and create an informational beaver flip book about this habitat.
The First Grade Team
Love and Logic Tip
Empathy should be delivered sincerely.
Virtue of the Week
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
8:10 to 8:55 Spalding
8:55 to 9:35 Special
9:35 to 10:45 Math
10:45 to 11:05 Recess
11:05 to 11:35 Writing with Ease
11:35 to 12:00 Lunch
12:00 to 12:35 Literature
12:35 to 1:20 Science or History
(1:00 to 1:20 Library - Monday only)
1:20 to 1:40 Recess
1:40 to 2:20 Special
2:20 to 3:05 Reading Groups
8:10 to 8:45 Spalding
8:45 to 9:15 Science
9:15 to 10:25 Math
10:25 to 10:45 Recess
10:45 to 11:25 Literature
11:25 to 11:55 History
11:55 to 12:25 Science
Monday - Art, Library, and Latin
Tuesday - P.E. and Music
Thursday - Latin and Art
Friday - Music and P.E.