Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break with their families. We missed your children and are eager to get back into the swing of things. The children did a fabulous job being flexible yesterday with the power outage. They never even skipped a beat. We had a blast writing in the dark! It definitely put a creative spin on our writing. If you have not signed up for conferences please do so ASAP. Conferences are this week and next week. We look forward to showing you all the fabulous growth and progress your child has made this year. Please sign up for conferences by clicking on the link to your child's teacher on the left.
WritingThis week and next week we will begin our immersion phase for writing Informational Books. We will begin by studying mentor texts. Then as writers we will select things we know all about that we can teach others. We will then begin to plan and write our information in an organized way. Websites:Various Writing Activities
MathThis week we will begin unit 8 in math. We will be focusing on mental arithmetic, money,place value, and fractions. Some new vocabulary terms you should be discussing at home:wholeequal partshalvesfractionfractional partfourthsthirds*** New TenMarks assignments have been added... They will be open until the end of the year! Challenge Opportunities:Children can determine an unknown number by using clues that describe its digits.Children write missing relation symbols and numbers in number models.Children practice skip counting i.e counting by 10s beginning with 23.Children use cubes and a pan balance to write relation number models.Children compare the values of sets of coins.Children roll a die and graph their results. Websites:Everyday Mathematics Link for ParentsMath Fact PracticeEveryday Math Games for 1st GradeXtra MathTenMarksWhat's My Rule?Measuring with a RulerTelling TimeAttribute Game
Important Dates:April 18th- No School Good FridaySincerely,First Grade Teachers