1st Grade News: April 4-8
April 5th- Math "MONEY" Homework Activity is DUE
April 5th- PTA Board Meeting 6:30pm
April 8th- MAV Dad Cook Off 6:30pm
April 11th- Boosterthon Kick-Off 1:50pm
April 13th- National Library Media Specialist (LMS) Day
April 15th- MAV DAD Lunch
April 22nd- Boosterthon Color Run (K & 1st) 9:15am
April 27th- Progress Reports Go Home
April 29th- MAV FAN JAM
May 9th & 10th- STAAR TESTING- ***NO VISITORS or VOLUNTEERS***
***Please, please make sure your child is reading every night!***
1. Read nightly and record books in homework journal. Be sure you are reading book baggie books several times to practice fluency.
2. 1 reading response a week needs to be completed in the homework journal. **Responses can be completed using ANY book, not just from the book baggie.
Reading responses should be completed using complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation.**
3. Practice reading and spelling list in book baggies
4. Xtramath.org at least twice a week to practice fact fluency.
5. iStation 30 minutes a week
6. Return book baggie with books and journal to school everyday.
What are we learning?
I can find text evidence to answer questions by reading a story & using the "Text Evidence" Chart. I can explain why good readers predict, change their predictions, and use text evidence by using the Text Evidence Chart.
I can learn new vocabulary by listening to the story. I can create an armadillo and use it as the main character in my fiction story.
Word Work & Grammar:
I can read and write words with the long "a" sound (ai, ay, and a_e) by writing them on my white board.
I can identify U.S. coins, including pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, by value and describe the relationships among them. I can use relationships to count by twos, fives, and tens to determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and/or dimes. I can distinguish between spending and saving and define money earned as income by writing about needs and wants in my math journal.
Science / Social Studies:
I can recognize the different types of landforms and bodies of water across the state of Texas. Students will place pictures of landforms on a map of Texas according to the area of Texas in which it is found.
Lesson Content Objective:
• Identify, describe and compare landforms in Texas
• Identify, describe and compare bodies of water in Texas
• Distinguish the difference between a landform and a body of water
Lesson Language Objective:
• Compare and contrast to explain the differences between landforms and bodies of water in Texas.
• geography: the study of the Earth and its features
• map: a flat drawing that shows where places are located or can be found
• globe: a model of the Earth
• location: the place where you find something
• positional words: below, above, near, far, top, bottom, left, right
• cardinal directions: north, south, east, west