May 13th-May 17th
Our reading stories this week is a variety of stories on gingerbread people. No new word wall words. We will be continuing new vocabulary in putting together a small vocabulary book.
Students will be asked to identify and read these specific words on their assessment at the end of the week. Students are asked to take home readers every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Our skill lesson for the week is predicting outcomes. Students will work independently and small groups to help master the weekly skills. We will read story this week, but NO test this week.
No new spelling words.
Our phonics skill for the week is our word wall words. Students will need to spell words correctly on Friday assessments. They will also be given a short sentence at the end of assessment that contains words from their list. I will be looking at neatness, accuracy of words, sentence structure, capital letters, and punctuation marks. I encourage students to practice words nightly for 5-10 minutes. We will have a test this week.
Students will not have any spelling contracts this week.
Students do have contracts in their green folder.
Students will select from the attached contract sheet in their green folder the activity they would like to perform for that evening. Students will do a different contract every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening. I do recommend that students do not do the pretest until Wednesday evenings. Students will be graded on neatness, accuracy of task, and spelling of words. We will work the first several weeks of school doing these activities in class so that students have a better understanding of each task. The completed contracts will be graded and a cumulative grade will be given for that weeks skill.
Please follow the heading template that I sent home to assist your child in heading their spelling assignments. Ten points will be deducted from final product if heading is not accurate.
Our grammar lesson for the week will be on creative writing. We will look at the components that make up a complete sentence in thought, capitalization, and punctuation.
We will also be performing daily "Fix-it" sentences that will illustrate the correct way to write a sentence. We will be working in our interactive notebooks to help facilitate our phonetic skill for the week, blends, digraphs, word ladders, compound words, and contractions.
Students will work daily on basic handwriting strokes. I will evaluate the size, slant, shape, and spacing of letters to determine their grade. Fine motor skills are beneficial to comprehending and appreciating their work. Handwriting grades are taken weekly in various subjects on various activities. A handwriting grade when taken will be located at the top of the paper written as shown; E/hw, S/hw, P/hw, or N/hw. The "hw" stands for handwriting.
data, picture graph, sort, tally chart, and tally marks
Organize, represent, interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data point, how many in each category and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
We will be looking at consumers, producers and decomposers of a food chain.
We will be looking at Natural Resources; such as oil, water, soil, and sun.
Religion will be taught to both first grades by Mrs. Kathy Evanto.
In Unit 2 students will be focusing on the followers of Jesus. They will appreciate that Jesus had many followers, and he taught them to pray. They will know that Jesus died and rose from the grave to bring us new life. We will also look at how the pope and the bishops lead the Church in caring for and serving others.
Chapter 11 The Holy Spirit Helps the Church to Grow
Chapter 12 The Church Serves