The Patrick Henry Post
January 20th, 2023
Celebrating Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This week, The Patrick Henry Post has been taken over by our lower elementary teachers in Kindergarten and 1st Grade. Take a look below for a glimpse into two amazing classrooms led by Ms. Karin Versen and Ms. Megan Willard!
From the Desk of Ms. Willard
From the Desk of Ms. Versen
This week, Team Versen takes a close look at long vowel e and inflectional ending -ed. We are expanding our literary exposure by studying a collection of poetry. Math has us thinking about double-digit numbers as sets of tens and ones (and realizing how much we are growing up as our skills increase). For social studies, we will be learning lessons from traditional folktales and writing about why they are “must reads.” Science has us embracing light and its effect on snow. You will be able to see our snowflake models, and this light phenomenon, hanging from our classroom windows.
Parent Resources for Lower Elementary Parents
Kindergarten Sight Words to Know (With Free Printable)
Image Credits kindergarten sight words examples Colorfuel Studio / iStock / Getty Images Plus Used under Getty Images license If you're working with kindergarteners, a lot of your time will be spent helping them build language and reading skills. Sight words will be a primary focus of many of your lessons and activities.
150 Sight Words for Fluent 1st Grade Readers - Teaching Expertise
Sight words are an essential part of the first-grader journey with reading. Below are three lists of common sight words for first grade. The lists below contain Dolch Sight Words, Fry Sight Words, and a list of the top 150 written words. Practicing sight words help kids learn to read and recognize words faster.
Math Activities for Kindergarten at Home
Teaching math to your Kindergarten child at home can be a lot of fun! Children in this age group are excited, eager learners who learn best through hands-on activities and exploration. This post will give you many ideas for teaching math to kindergarteners at home through fun, hands-on activities!
35 First Grade Science Projects to Pique Everyone's Interest
Give your first grade science students a thrill by announcing that today, they'll be doing a real experiment! The activities here are easy for kids to do, with concepts that will help build their science knowledge for the future. And most of them require no special equipment at all!