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HERE'S WHAT WE ARE LEARNING IN CLASS!
Unit 3: Changes Over Time - What can happen over time?
12/9 Week 1: What Time Is It?
Vocabulary: immediately, schedule, calendar, occasion, weekend
Spelling: long a
Sight Words: Set 12
Comprehension: Predict; Character, Setting & Events
Grammar: Verbs, Commas
12/16 Week 2: Watch It Grow!
Vocabulary: bloom, sprout, assist, grasped, spied
Spelling: long i
Sight Words: Set 13
Comprehension: Predict; Sequence
Grammar: Present-Tense Verbs
1/6 Week 3: Tales Over Time
Vocabulary: hero, tale, eventually, foolish, timid
Spelling: soft c, soft g, dge
Sight Words: Set 14
Comprehension: Predict, Cause & Effect
Grammar: Past and Future Tense, Commas
1/13 Week 4: Now and Then
Vocabulary: century, past, entertainment, future, present
Spelling: o_e, u_e, e_e
Sight Words: Set 15
Comprehension: Reread; Compare & Contrast
Grammar: is and are, Commas in Dates
1/20 Week 5: From Farm to Table
Vocabulary: delicious, nutritious, delighted, enormous, responsibility
Spelling: oo, u
Sight Words: Set 16
Comprehension: Reread, Sequence
Grammar: Contractions with not, Apostrophes
WHAT CAN I DO AT HOME?
Read with your student EVERY DAY at least 20 minutes. Have your student read to you, you can read to your student, or even take turns reading pages! Talk with your student about the books you read. What was it about? What was your favorite part and why? What would you change in the story if you were the author?
Practicing the sight words will also help your student learn to read. Half of all the words we read are sight words. Learning those words is half the battle! You can download a complete list below.
Nouns are people, places and things.
principal, school, book
Verbs are action words "If you can do it, then you do it. If you do it, it's a verb!" sit, stand, eat, sleep, play
Adjectives describe a noun - they tell what kind, which one, how many three, orange, silly, sweet, these, stinky
Prepositions are tag-alongs in the sentence - they tell where or when in the house, across the street, over the rainbow
CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS ON THE "READING ONLINE" DROP DOWN MENU UNDER "ONLINE FUN"!
Chapter 6: Count and Model Numbers - Tens and Ones
We use "quick pictures" of lines and dots to show tens and ones.
WHAT CAN I DO AT HOME?
Have your student draw a quick picture of a number between 0-120.
Use the number grid in the homework folder. Pick a number. Count on by ones. (37, 38, 39, 40, 41....) Count on by tens. (7, 17, 27, 37, ...)
Look for opportunities to put objects in groups of 10 and count all the groups by 10 and count on the extras that don't make a group of ten. A pile of pennies is a fun way to practice this skill.
Chapter 7: Compare Numbers - Greater and Less Than
Use < less than or > greater than or = equal to compare numbers and quick pictures of tens and ones.
WHAT CAN I DO AT HOME?
Have your student find two numbers on a hundred grid and explain how they know which is greater and which is less.
Number Card Games
You need to make 4 cards each of the numbers 0-9 for a deck of 40 cards to play any of these games. You can easily do this using a set of index cards. Each game has rules to make it easier or harder depending on your student's ability level.
First grade students need to be able to form each letter both capital and lowercase correctly and legibly. That means the letters need to touch the correct lines and anyone else needs to be able to read what it says.
One of a writer's favorite topics is him or herself! We are practicing writing about a simple event in our own lives and including details. Think of an event. List 3 important things that happened and tell me more about each of those 3 parts. Be sure to end with a concluding sentence that tells me the story is finished. We are learning how to write a story and put the events in order using First, Next, Then, and Last. Have your student explain how to do something using those key words. You could even write their story down on paper or on the computer and let your student illustrate it. Use those same words of First, Next, Then, and Last to retell your favorite story at bedtime!
More student practice and information on how you as a parent can help your student in each of these areas can be found under the Online Fun and Resources tabs on this website.