Happy Saturday, Families!
Thank you to so many parents for joining us and helping at the zoo. We had an amazing time and such awesome weather!
Here are our plans for the week:
Reading: This week, we will look at characters, settings, and major events in a story. Students should be able to name the setting and list the characters in story. Practice this at home with the books in their book bags. Additionally, they should be able to retell or identify the major events in a story in correct sequence (in order). Please continue reading from their bag of books, as this will help them advance reading levels. So many of them have already made so much progress and I am sure you can see that the levels in their book bags keep increasing. If you ever have questions or need suggestions about what you can do at home to help your child, I am always available to you. We are also learning how to answer Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How questions about a book.
Math: We will learn how to solve addition math problems using counters and drawings. Also, we are learning how to find the missing numbers on a number grid. I strongly encourage you to watch the videos that I post daily on my blog, as they reinforce what we are learning about in class.
Writing: We are working on personal narratives, which are true stories about themselves. This week we will write a personal narrative about a time we went to the zoo. Here is an example of what a first grader should be able to do in writing at this point in the year: Topic sentence: Our class took a trip to the zoo.
First, we rode on the bus. It was a bumpy ride. Next, we looked at all the animals. My favorite was the polar bear. Finally, we went back to school. We were all exhausted. Closing sentence: We had so much fun at the zoo!
Social Studies: This week we will look at responsibilities at home and at school. We will sort examples of each. We will also talk about scenarios where it is alright to break the rules.
Science: We will continue to study properties of air and investigate with bubbles to learn about wind direction.
Have a great weekend!!