First Grade Newsletter

November 16th, 2015

WHAT IS MY STUDENT LEARNING?

Because we have another review week this week, there will be no homework coming home. We encourage parents to work at home on the following topics during the week to ensure mastery. We are starting long vowels after the Thanksgiving break!

LANGUAGE ARTS/SOCIAL STUDIES

We will be working on many things in Language Arts/Social Studies this week. Here's the rundown of important info:

Spelling - We will continue reviewing short vowels, digraphs, and beginning/ending blends.

Grammar -


  • Proper nouns - think months, days, names, holidays, etc.;
  • Sorting nouns, verbs, and adjectives
  • Singular/Plural nouns


Reading - summarizing, retelling, identifying main idea and details, and visualizing

Social Studies - how we live in more than one place at a time (city, state, country, continent, planet)

MATH

We're focusing on the following topics this week:


  • Fact families for addition and subtraction- Math-aids.com has math fact houses that you can practice with your child.
  • Place value- We are currently focusing on the ones, tens, and hundreds place value.
  • Comparing numbers- Determining whether a number is greater than, less than, or equal to another number by using the signs >, <, or =.