Welcome to our First Grade page. Here you will find important upcoming information about our class. Please check the calendar below for the most up to date information. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 815-726-5218.
Math News: Topic 10 uses models and strategies to add tens and ones. Students will add 2 multiples of 10, use mental math to add tens to 2-digit numbers, use a hundred chart to add tens and ones, use a number line to solve addition problems, solve addition problems by using blocks or drawings, make a ten to help solve addition problems, add 2-digit numbers, and solve addition problems using different strategies.
Please continue to practice the addition facts (addition flashcards were sent home). Subtraction flashcards will be sent home in the spring, but if you’d like them sooner please contact me! By the end of first grade students should be able to add and subtract fluently within 10.
ELA News: We are in Unit 3 Module A. Our performance based assessment task is to write a short story about a choice that students have made to save or spend money. The enduring understandings for this module are as follows: Readers understand they can learn lessons through the characters and events in stories. . RL.1.3, Writers understand that stories need appropriately sequenced events, W.1.3, Learners understand that people choose to use their resources to get what they want and need. Our essential questions are: How do readers recognize the sequence of events in a story? RL1.3, How do writers use certain words to signal the sequence of events W1.3
Anchor Text:The Winners’ Choice by Ana Galan Supporting Text: Hunter’s Money Jar by Charlotte Guillain
Phonics skills: c/s/, g/j/ decoding long a and o with CVCe
The following high frequency words should be able to be read fluently: I, see, a, the, we, like, you, look, was, do, with, is, for, have, two, three, they, one, and, eats, her, take, here, he, like(s), to, where, my, here, go
Social Studies News: President’s Day
Science News: Students are learning about the parts of plants.