First Grade Weekly Update
September 28-October 2
Fundamentals Phonics Program
Our second unit begins with CVC words. These are consonant-vowel-consonant words . The children are learning to tap the individual sounds on their fingers, place magnetic letters on their boards to match the sounds they hear, and then to write the words using correct letter formation on their dry erase boards. Our first list of trick words will be coming home in the Friday folders. Please practice these words with your child at home. Next Friday, October 2, we will have our first spelling and dictation test on these words.
Addition Strategies to add within 10
1. Doubles + 1
2. Using a number line to count on
3. ten frame boxes
We have also started learning about true false equations and balancing equations. This is a more complex concept and we will continue to work on it throughout first quarter.
Each evening the first graders are receiving homework to practice something we have worked on in class that day. Please take a few minutes to look at their work and see what skills we are working on in class. The homework practice should be returned the following day.