Mrs. Faccio's 1st Grade Newsletter
Dec. 4, 2015
What's Up in the Classroom?
Writing - Students picked a narrative writing piece to publish this week. They edited their piece with me and then recopied it onto a new paper. They also added a cover page and detailed pictures. We will be assessing the unit on Monday and then moving onto informational writing.
Math - Students finished up chapter 3 this week and took two tests. One was the common assessment that all 1st graders take across the district. The other was the book test. These tests are part of the benchmark "solves word problems involving addition and subtraction within 20." The reason it's only part of the benchmark is because we have only worked through 10 so far. We will assess through 20 in the next unit.
Social Studies - We briefly studied life long ago by talking about what it was like living in the past and how it was different from today. Students watched a short video comparing the two and then we did activities to see if they could identify things from the past versus things from today. We then moved onto learning about maps. We will continue with this skill until the winter break.
Reading Book Bags
Also, if the book is longer than normal, I may only put 1 book in the bag. If it is short, I'll usually put 2.
Finally, I am going to change the reading book bags on Monday and Thursday instead of Monday and Wednesday starting next week. This will help balance out the amount of time the children have the books.