During our Language Arts block, the children are:
~reading to a partner
~listening to a book on tape
~writing ( we have incorporated new writing folders)
~working on spelling words- vowel patterns
~reading to self
~meeting with the teacher.
This week the children will begin a character study by identifying a main character.
* Readers develop their understanding of characters across variety of texts (what the character looks like and how he/she feels)
* Readers notice, wonder, and make personal and text to text connections
At home, hear your reader:
* Tell who the characters are in books.
* Identify the main character.
* Describe what the character feels like.
* Saying things like, "Toad tries a lot of new things, this means that he is brave."
March is Reading Month! Your child will bring home a reading log each week to graph how many minutes he/she reads each night. Please return each log on Monday. We are trying to reach our classroom goal of 6,000 minutes by the end of the month to obtain a special Read-In. Each student will need to read a little more than 15 minutes a day five times a week. Thank you for your support!!!
Starfall Reading Practice
We are beginning our unit on Opinion Writing. In this unit, we teach children how to channel their natural abilities of persuasion (you know the persuasion we're thinking of) into letters designed to state an opinion to make a difference in the world. Our writers are using mentor texts as writers to discover the characteristics of Opinion writing this week. At home, support your child's art of persuasion and writing by having him/her write you an opinion letter when he/she asks you for something.
Child ~ "Mom (Dad) I need that."
Mom/Dad - "Well, that is your opinion. Why don't you write me an opinion letter to persuade me?"
We are beginning Unit 6. This week we are focusing on addition and subtraction facts, fact families, and equivalent names. Have your child log into XtraMath 3 times this week and practice his/her facts.
Some new vocabulary terms you should be discussing at home:
*** New TenMarks assignments have been added... They will be open until the end of the year!
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.
Everyday Mathematics Link for Parents
Math Fact Practice
Everyday Math Games for 1st Grade
TenMarks Goal Practice