First Grade News
Teachers: Linda Cox, Robin McCoy, and Ellen Buhrow
Spring has sprung! We hope our first graders are spending lots of time out of doors but also still getting to bed at a good time. Tired children do not make good learners.
Our weather is still a little sloppy and unpredictable. Please remember to check the weather forecast before your child leaves for school so they are properly dressed. We go outside as much as possible and it can still be chilly.
We have recently been creating stories about a class pet, too much of something wished for and a story about sheep getting into all kinds of trouble. They were working on telling more in their story and using quotation marks. We have now begun working on nonfiction writing. Students will be writing facts about themselves, others and the school.
In math, we are continuing to work on addition and subtraction facts and story problems. Students need to know their math facts quickly and be able to solve story problems to 20. We have been solving number sentences where they have to find the unknown number on one side of a balanced equation. Being able to balance that equation has been very challenging for some first graders. We will continue to work on this concept.
In our reading we have been working on identifying how two individuals, events, ideas or pieces of information are connected. We are also working on identifying who is telling the story as we read. When you read with your child at home, you can help them to make connections to other characters, stories or information that they have read before. You can also ask them who is telling the story.