# Ms. Webb's Weekly Words

## Language Arts

First Graders have been comparing and contrasting fantasy and reality text. They have retold stories with details in the characters and setting and are starting to come up with their own questions and making inferences from what they know in a text to predict what will happen next. In grammar, we have worked on identifying the subject of a sentence and are now going to focus on replacing specific names with pronouns like he, she, they, or it. We are reading narratives this unit that are connected to an adventure of some kind. We will write our own narratives based on adventures we have experienced.

Standard:

RL.9. Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

## Math

Last week the kids focused on place value review. They built with base ten blocks, made number bonds, and equations with tens and ones. They are also starting to write number words for numbers over 100. For example: 104 is one hundred and four. This week, they are reviewing estimation, number order, adding ones and tens, and comparing numbers within 120.

Standards:

Extend the counting sequence.

1. Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral. Understand place value.

2. Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:

a. 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones—called a “ten.”

b. The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

c. The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).

3. Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

## Social Studies

This week and last week students are learning more about the leaders of a city, state, and national government. (the mayor, the governor, and the president.) They are also learning how a bill becomes a law. With that knowledge they are being active citizens in their community by writing letters to their representatives to try and get a bill passed about land conservation.

## Science

Students are investigating with an experiment on how pinto bean seeds grow. They are recording their observations and making predictions for what they expect to see next. They are also reading and writing about the life cycle of a plant.