Grade One Gazette
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.
December 16, 2014
Literature: We have been reading lots of holiday books, mapping story elements, and comparing and contrasting different story versions.
Reading - Students have been reading from their leveled books to help them grow as readers. I'm noticing students continue to use strategies such as using picture clues, finding word chunks, and flipping vowel sounds to decode hard words. Students are also working on story comprehension through visualization and text connections.
Word Work/Phonics: No spelling words this week.
New sounds: /tion/ (sounds like "shun") and silent e or sneaky e as in "cake".
Writing - We have wrapped up our unit on Informational Writing and will begin Fact and Opionion when we come back from the break.
Students continue to problem solve math story problems. An example of a problem students solved this week is below. The first 2 number sets are first grade standards. The third is a challenge number set. Students solve the problem and show their thinking on the paper.
** PLEASE send a snack with your child each day. Thank you for the snack donations!!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, December 18th - Holiday Party 11:15 to 12:15
Friday, December 16th - Polar Express Day! Wear your jammies and drink hot chocoate. We will read the book and watch the movie - compare and contrast and write a movie review.
Math Game Double Double...Ask your child how to play!
Acrostic Poem - How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Milly and Jonathan had one of my favorites. They had the letter "I" and chose the word "Ishews". Great word! I would agree the Grinch had issues by wanting to steal Christmas!