I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weather was beautiful!
The temperature is crazy with freezing lows in the morning and highs in the 80's in the afternoons. This means that we have a lot of clothing layers. Please make sure to label your child's clothing. It is hard to locate missing clothing if they are not labeled.
We will be celebrating Halloween on Tuesday October 31st. Your child may wear their costume to school. Please make sure their costume covers as much as their uniform. We will be having a costume parade for the students in the morning and will have a Halloween party in the afternoon from 1:00 to 2:00. If you would like to help out with our celebration please let me know. We need 2 more volunteers to plan a game or craft for our party.
Last Week in first grade...
- first graders practice sorting words according to how many syllables they have.
- Groups worked on their Community Helper projects. The 6th graders came and helped the first graders find pictures for their projects.
- We practiced an Earth quake drill.
- The fire fighters visited and taught us all about fire safety.
- learned about fiction stories.
- First graders practiced good habits of discussion
This week we will...
- Continue to work on our Community Helper projects by creating a poster
- learn all about non - fiction books
- Learn about closed syllables (syllables with 1 vowel, followed by 1 or more consonant and the vowel is short)
- Sort word according to long or short vowel
1st graders will be starting spelling this week. You will find their spelling list for the week in their binders. 1st graders will practice their words in class during Daily 5 each day and will test on these words Thursday.
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Week 8 - October 23rd - 26th
At first the students worked with number lines in class by counting on and then writing and equation (6+2=8). The next day we carried this concept one step further by going out into the hallway to use the “Big” number line. As we used the number line to count on and add one number to another, we also used the Commutative Property to rewrite our equations! Let me tell you, that is a mouthful for the kids to say and they usually end up saying “community property.” We are working on it!
The students are better at writing the Commutative Property than saying it!
Here’s an example of Commutative Property:
7 + 2 = 9
2 + 7 = 9
By introducing the students to the Commutative Property this concept will soon lead into Fact Families which we will be learning about soon.
Here’s an example of a Fact Family:
7 + 2 = 9
2 + 7 = 9
9 - 2 = 7
9 - 7 = 2
Fun Family Activities
Skip count by 10’s, 5’s and even 2’s driving in the car or playing outside. Also work on counting on from any number up to 100. Another fun activity is using a deck of cards or UNO cards and flipping two cards and comparing them using greater than, less than, equal too or taking two playing cards and writing them into an equation and adding them together.
Worksheet - T or F Equations
IXL F.1 Subtract with Pictures Up to 10
IXL F.2 Subtraction Sentences Up to 10
IXL F.4 Subtract 0 and All