This Week’s Focus April 15, 2019

This week (4-15-19) we will be focusing on:

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Reading:

Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

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Writing:

Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

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Math:

Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:

Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.

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Science:

Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

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Demonstrate chronological thinking by distinguishing among past, present, and future using family or school events.

 

Spelling Words for April 15-18th

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Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Thursday, April 18th.

Spelling Skill:  -ow words

Spelling Words: 

  1. owl
  2. brown
  3. how
  4. now
  5. down
  6. tower
  7. six
  8. many
  9. if
  10. long

***Modified List: owl, how, now, down, if

Spelling List March 11-15th

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Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Friday, March 15th.

Spelling Skill:  Long i with CVCe 

  1. five
  2. drive
  3. mice
  4. dime
  5. time
  6. slice
  7. been
  8. work
  9. off
  10. cold

***Modified List: five, time, mice, dime, off

This Week’s Focus March 11-15th

This week (3-11-19) we will be focusing on:

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Reading:

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

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Writing:

Write narrative texts in which students supply some facts about a topic and some sense of closure.

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

 

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Math:

Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.

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Science:

Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

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Social Studies:  

Use personal directions (left, right, front, back) to describe the relative location of significant places in the school environment.

Distinguish between landmasses and bodies of water using maps and globes.

March Reading Month Contest

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Miller School is having an amazing contest for the Month of May.  Students will earn raffle tickets by passing tests after each lesson on iReady with a score of at least 80%.  They will also earn tickets by reading books and making a well written book report.  The more tickets they earn, the better chance they have to win some wonderful prizes.  The prizes include $10, $25, and $50 gift cards.  The grand prize is a new bike.  Please encourage your child to earn as many tickets as they can this month.  I would love to have many winners from our class!  🙂

Spelling Words March 4-8th

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Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Friday, March 8th.

Spelling Skill:  Long a with CVCe 

  1. make
  2. take
  3. name
  4. game
  5. sleep 
  6. race
  7. their
  8. page
  9. wash
  10. before

***Modified List: make, take, name, game, sleep