Monday, Decemebr 19th- Pajama Day!
Tuesday, December 20th - Christmas parties at 11:00 and Dismissal at 11:45
12/21-1/4 : CHRISTMAS BREAK!! :) :)
Math: This week we will finish chapter 5 and begin chapter 6.
Timed Tests: We will continue taking timed tests each week. The students are doing a great job. Start practicing the fact listed below. Beginning this week will increase the number of problems. We have two mixed 1-9 tests this week with 50 problems in 3 minutes and 50 seconds.
Review these facts!
1+0=1; 1+1=2; 1+2=3; 1+3=4; 1+4=5; 1+5=6; 1+6=7; 1+7=8; 1+8=9; 1+9=10
2+0=2; 2+1=3; 2+2=4; 2+3=5; 2+4=6; 2+5=7; 2+6=8; 2+7=9; 2+8=10; 2+9=11
3+0=3; 3+1=4; 3+2=5; 3+3=6; 3+4=7; 3+5=8; 3+6=9; 3+7=10; 3+8=11; 3+9=12
4+0=4; 4+1=5; 4+2=6; 4+3=7; 4+4=8; 4+5=9; 4+6=10; 4+7=11; 4+8=12; 4+9=13
5+0=5; 5+1=6; 5+2=7; 5+3=8; 5+4=9; 5+5=10; 5+6=11; 5+7=12; 5+8=13; 5+9=14
6+1=7, 6+2=8, 6+3=9, 6+4=10, 6+5=11, 6+6=12, 6+7=13, 6+8=14, 6+9=15
7+0=7; 7+1=8; 7+2=9; 7+3=10; 7+4=11; 7+5=12; 7+6=13; 7+7=14; 7+8=15; 7+9=16
8+0=8; 8+1=9; 8+2=10; 8+3=11; 8+4+12; 8+5=13; 8+6+14; 8+7=15; 8+8=16; 8+9=17
9+0=9; 9+1=10; 9+2=11; 9+3=12; 9+4=13; 9+5=14; 9+6=15; 9+7=16; 9+8=17; 9+9=18
Phonics: We will have a Phonics test each Friday. Students will be expected to write the following:
short vowel blends: ta, tha, ple
long vowel blends: spli, pro
special sounds: ch in chin, kn in knot, ow in owl, ir in bird, oy in joy, br and ck in brick, squ and sh in squish, sn in sniff, sw in sweet, tw and st in twist, sm in smell, sl in slide, and str in strike
spell these words: no new words
We will practice these in class every day!
Social Sciences: We will finish learning about Christmas traditions around the world.
Reading: Don't forget to read your books on Wednesday night and be ready for a test on Thursday! :)
Spelling: Beginning this week we will have 15 spelling words and 5 bonus words. We will have a spelling test every Friday. Students will write these words when I call them out. This week five bonus words will be added to the list. Students should learn the 15 spelling words first. For a challenge, they can also learn the five bonus words. All students will take the bonus portion of the test. For each bonus word spelled correctly, the student will get 1 extra point on the test. There is no penalty for spelling a bonus word incorrectly.
chin, check, chick, much, ouch, born, fork, horn, horse, word, work, took, cool, says, was
Bonus Words: hornet, church, June, July, August (months of the year must begin with a capital letter to get credit)
Bible: We will have a Bible verse each week. Students will say the verse to me.
Bible Verse: No new verse this week. We will be reviewing the real story of Christmas.
Handwriting: We have officially learned all the letters. While monkey tails and line placement are important, capital letters in the middle of words are not what we do in first grade.
Creative Writing: Students will continue to practice writing complete sentences using capital letters at the beginning and periods at the end. I will introduce question marks this week. We will continue learning the parts of a sentence. We will be writing super sentences. All sentences should have these four parts:
Begin with a capital letter.
End with a punctuation mark.
Be written neatly.
They will write sentences with their spelling words, and write in their journals daily.
Monday: Math sheet, study Bible verse, spelling words, phonics sounds and math facts
Tuesday: Math sheet, study Bible verse, spelling words, phonics sounds and math facts
Wednesday: Math sheet, study Bible verse, spelling words, phonics sounds and math facts
Thursday: Math sheet, study Bible verse, spelling words, phonics sounds and math facts