Mrs. Clark's First Grade Class
New year, new goals
Speaking of the New Year, we started it off with some new friends! This week we welcomed a student teacher, Miss Hildebrandt, as well as a new (returning to Rock Prairie) student. We also welcomed 2 new students the last few weeks of December.
Additionally, we talked about how the New Year is a chance to set goals for ourselves. We wrote about our resolutions and these are on display outside our room. Stop by to check them out--they are pretty cute! Some of my favorites include: "I will help my brother more", and "I will do all of my homework", and "I will do my chores without arguing". Ha!
Reading--characters and character traits: What is the author trying to tell me about the character? How does that help me to understand the story better? What does the character look like? Feel like? Who are the characters in a story?
Writing--Using our own experiences to write fiction stories (writing a story about a fictional character based on something the student might have done in their life); handwriting
Math--Place value to 80 (students should be able to tell me how many tens and how many ones are in a number, as well as tell me that 70 + 5=75); Comparing and ordering numbers (using greater than, less than, and equals to); placing numbers on an open number line; continued addition and subtraction fact practice including fact fluency (being able to answer 24 problems in 3 minutes) for +0, +1, and doubles facts--encourage students to focus on the STRATEGY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM; 100th day of school
Science/Social Studies--Weather, temperature, clouds, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Phonics (spelling)-- long vowels, blends
Take Home readers will go home Friday and should be returned the following Friday. It is very helpful for students to read the books 3 times each, on different nights. This helps students to read more fluently and recall words faster. (Note: students who read novels/chapter books only need to read it once--each chapter counts as one line on the reading log).
A look at what's been going on in Room 508!
We have been working on addition and subtraction word problems. Students can solve them many different ways!
We read Tacky the Penguin and described him. We're currently working on a Kevin Henkes author study to write like him and use his books to study character traits!
Welcome Ms. Hildebrandt!
Ms. Hildebrandt works with a small reading group.
Dates to Remember
100th Day of School--1/30 (DON'T FORGET 100th Day projects)