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Thursday, March 2nd: Read Across America- First Grade will not be dressing up or marching in a parade for this day. We will honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday by going to the Media Center to have books read by some special guests. Students may also bring their favorite book to school to read during our group time.
Tuesday, March 7th: Our class will be celebrating Olivia's winning entry in the Leopold's Creative Writing contest with a Leopold's ice cream party! They are going to deliver ice cream to our room at 1:45.
Thursday, March 9th: 9:30 Field Trip to see the school play (Cinderella) downtown. More info to come soon!
March 10th: Teacher Workday-No School for students.
March 13th-17th Spring Break!!!
Friday, March 24th: 3rd Quarter Report Cards go home.
March 27th-31st: Standardized Testing –please do not plan to miss any school this week!
April 13th-17th Easter Break. No School.
April 20th: 4th Quarter Midterm
May 23rd-26th: ½ Days of School
Math: This week we complete Chapter 11. We will have one final lesson in that chapter Monday, and we will take the test Tuesday. We will then begin Chapter 12.
Timed Tests: We will continue taking timed tests each week. The students are doing a great job. Continue practicing the facts listed below. We will take addition and subtraction tests this week.
For subtraction, we will have 20 problems in 4 minutes and we will be subtracting 4.
For addition, we will have 50 problems in 3 minutes and 10 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: no new blends
long vowel blends: no new blends
special sounds: wh in who, mb, in lamb, ph in photo, c in city, aw in saw, tr and ck in track, sh in wish, pl and ay in play, sh and e in she
spell these words: mild, Bible, cold, faster
syllables: no new syllables
Social Sciences: We will begin a study of famous inventors such as Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin.
Bible: We will learn the lesson “Hannah Prays for a Son.”
Memory Verse: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Reading: We will continue Reading Groups this week. There will be a test on Thursday.
Spelling: This week we will have 15 spelling words . We will have 5 bonus words.
wanting, walking, thinking, thanking, parking, snowing, jumping, washing, playing, looking, praying, calling, singing, because, Mother
Bonus Words: talking
Handwriting: We will practice writing words in our best handwriting.
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. We will write about February, and some of our favorite things.
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: No Written Homework night. Please study for tests on Thursday.
Thursday: No Homework
Practice Timed Tests will come home daily. They do not need to be returned to school.