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This month in math, students will continue to explain what each digit of a two-digit number represents, identify a bundle of 10 ones as a “ten,” represent numbers 11 to 19 as a 10 and ones and represent numbers 20 to 90 as tens and zero ones. In addition, students will be able to identify a number that is greater or less using tens and ones, compare two 2-digit numbers using the symbols >, <, and = . We'll also solve word problems with unknowns in all positions.
In reading, we are working on identifying various text features to locate key facts or information in a text. We will be distinguishing between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words read. Also, major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information will be explored.
We are finishing up writing opinion pieces and letters to convince. Next, first graders will be writing informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
The focus of social studies this quarter is learning about how our community celebrates. Students will compare the languages, traditions, and holidays of various cultures. We will use literature to help us understand diverse cultures. We are excited about traveling to each first grade teacher's classroom to learn about a different county and the traditions that are celebrated for a specific holiday.
Children are working on the sound of a in -all, reviewing short vowels a, e, and i as well. We will learn about double consonants ff, ll, and ss at the end of words right after a single vowel letter. Two of the same letters together only make one sound. S and l will be blended with other consonants at the beginning of words. R-blends will also be introduced. At the end of the quarter, first graders will learn the final blends nd, nt, st, and sk.
1st grade teacher at @WeatherstoneES, an aWESome Model NC STEM School of Distinction | @leesvilleroadhs and @MeredithCollege graduate | @Seesaw Ambassador |