First Grade December Newsletter
Gulledge Elementary First Grade
What we are learning!!
First graders will continue to use each step of the writing process. Students will revisit the parts of a complete paragraph and begin to form expository paragraphs. Students will learn the difference between writing a personal narrative about their life and writing an expository, which provides information. First graders will write a "How-To" piece on a topic of their choice to practice the use of transition words and teaching others how to complete a task.
This month in Reading Language Arts we will be learning about long vowels with the cvce pattern. We call this Super E, Sneaky E or Magic E! We will also be learning about verbs and their tenses. Our comprehension focus will be main idea and retelling events in sequence. Our Social studies content will focus on culture through folk tales and holidays around the world.
The student will continue to develop the ability to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations. The student will be expected to: plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations such as ways objects move.
Each student will have the opportunity
to classify objects by observable
properties such as larger and smaller, heavier and lighter, shape, color and texture. The student will also have the chance to demonstrate understanding of force, motion and energy and how it is related to everyday life.
First Grade Tidbits
We have early release on Friday, December 18th at 12:00. Please make sure arrangements are made.
Just a reminder, make sure that you are reading with your child every night. If your child struggles with sight words, practice sight words with flash cards, repetition writing, or how many times can they find that word in text.