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First Grade News: 2-15-18

   Thanks to all of the parents who either helped plan, donated for, or attended the Valentine’s Day Parties. The children all had a great time.  We really appreciate the time and effort that is put into planning these parties.


Reading Story: Little Rabbit

     Little Rabbit is a folktale from India.  It is about a rabbit who is hit in the head when a banana falls from a tree.  Little Rabbit quickly assumes the forest is falling and tells everyone he can tell.  We will be comparing this story with other similar stories and identifying the beginning, middle and end of the story.


Word Wall Words: before, happen, began, told, heard, falls

Vocabulary Words:  predicament, solution, glared, haste (Students need to understand the meaning and usage of these words.)

Skills: Summarizing

Plot Development- Beginning, middle and end

Long e sound spelled with a y.  (happy, funny)

Changing y to an i before adding es; puppy-puppies, penny- pennies


SNEAKY E words:  We have been noticing that many of the children are still having difficulty recognizing the long vowel in sneaky e words on their own.  Look at a newspaper and have the children highlight the vowel, consonant, sneaky e words.


Spelling Words: bumpy, penny, puppy, sandy, funny, bunny, keep, seat, before, heard


 COINS:  Many children are still unsure of the coins and their value.  We have worked on dimes and pennies. If you’d like, play a game. If they can count the change they can keep it.


Math:   We are continuing to review addition and subtraction questions in which the children must find the missing number in all positions.  EX: 2 + ___ = 9 ,

  ____ - 5 =6 ,  ____ + 4 = 7

Place value can be difficult and needs lots of practice.  Your child will also need to be able to identify pennies and dimes and relate them to 10’s and 1’s.  

  • Extend the Counting Sequence:  Read, write, represent and count to 120 , starting at any number.  
  • Understand Place Value:
  • Understand the 2 digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of 10’s and 1’s.
  • Understand the following: 10 can be thought of as a bundle of 10 ones called a “ten”; the numbers from 11-19 are composed of a 10 and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,  or nine ones; 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens and 0 ones.
  • Compare 2 two digit numbers based on the meanings of the tens and ones digits, and using the <,>,= signs appropriately.
  • Use Place Value Understanding and Properties of Operations to Add and Subtract
  • Add numbers within 100  (We will expand on this later.)
  • Given a 2 digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than a number, without counting and explain the process used.
  • Subtract Multiples of 10 (Will expand on this later.) 

CAMP INVENTION: Camp Invention will be from June 11-15 in the 7/8 MS wing, gym and commons area of DEMS.  Our very own K-4 PE teacher, Janessa Gerber, will be the camp director. More information should have come home with your child this week.


What’s Ahead         

Feb. 16: No School- Compensation Day

Feb. 19: No School- President’s Day

February 22: Family Literacy Night- 6-7:30

March 9: Spring Pictures only for those who request

March 23: Tentative McKinley Field Trip: Limited chaperones

April 3: Bicycle Helmet Assembly for 1st Grade


Mrs. Wenger's Book Order Link

Mrs. Williams' Book Order Link

Mrs. Wyckoff's Book Order Link

 HOMEWORK -  Holiday Project


Tricky Word Tips

 Comprehension Questions

Whisper Read Fluency Help

Spelling Practice Ideas









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