April 26-30, 2021

1st Grade Weekly Newsletter

Math- We will be using mental math to subtract ten from a two-digit number, using different strategies to subtract, and model thinking to solve problems.

Reading- We will be continuing our fifth reading series reading the story Seasons Around the World. This story will help us learn our reading skills: Main Idea, text features, and our reading genre: Informational text.
This Week’s Sight Words- done, once, upon, wash, water

Phonics- We will be identifying the sound “Long i: igh” found in words and “Suffixes –er/-or” sounds found in words.

Grammar- We will be identifying what “transitions and conjunctions” are.

Listening- We will be continuing reading our “Earth Day” books.

Writing- We will continue to focus on writing our letters correctly. We also will be continuing to learn about the “writing process.”

Social Studies- We will be learning about what “cardinal directions” are and who Rosa Parks was.

Science- We will be starting our next unit, “Light.”

Health- We will be continuing to identify food groups.

Reminders:
•On Friday, the students will be tested on their ten spelling words and sight words.

• The students will be having a Math Test on Topic 11 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Please review the completed work that was sent home, which we have already learned (Homework and Class Work).

• The students will be having their Social Studies test on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
(review the paper that was sent home by email).

• Our Specials Are: Monday- Gym; Tuesday- Technology; Wednesday- Spanish and Stream; Thursday-Music; Friday- Art.

Homework Assignments

• Please practice the sight words from Unit 4. The students will be assessed on all of them starting this week, on April 26, 2021.

Week 1:
always
found
new
please
thank

Week 2:
any
every
pull
very
were

Week 3:
away
light
never
our
pretty

Week 4:
again
both
how
read
soon

Week 5:
been
carry
does
going
words

Week 6:
may
give
right
other
number

Monday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 11-5
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Long i: Spelled igh)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (1-5) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND work on “i-ready” for 15 minutes (ELA).

Tuesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 11-6
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Seasons Months Sorting)
3. Spelling- Write spelling words (6-10) two times each.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND work on “i-ready” for 15 minutes (MATH).

Wednesday:
1. Math- Math Workbook 11-7
2. Phonics- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Suffixes –er/-or)
3. Spelling- Pick five spelling words, and write one sentence for each of the five words. (Continuing from now on, I would like the students to put the (5) spelling words in meaningful sentences. This will help the students develop better writing skills. For example: I see a giant bear at the zoo. Instead of I see a giant bear. )
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words.
5. Science- Study for the test tomorrow.
6. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND work on “Freckle” for 15 minutes (ELA).

Thursday:
1. Math- Worksheet
2. Grammar- Phonics Workbook Packet (1 Page- Transitions/Conjunctions)
3. Spelling- Practice the spelling words, for a test tomorrow.
4. Sight Words- Practice the sight words, to be assessed tomorrow.
5. Additional School Work: Read for 15 minutes and record it on your Reading Log AND work on “Freckle” for 15 minutes (MATH).

Friday: Have A Good Weekend!!!

*The Spelling Words For This Week Are:
1. bright 6. might
2. high 7. night
3. flight 8. sight
4. fright 9. done
5. light 10. once