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This month in math, students will be able 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 = .
In reading, students will be gathering information from illustrations to learn about characters, setting and major events in a story. They will practice sequentially retelling a story using transitional words. We will study how characters act and feel throughout a story. Toward the end of the month we will evaluate how a character’s feelings change and message or lesson learned.
We will continue to work on words with short e, i, and a. Words with "all" on the end will be practiced. Children will learn when it is appropriate to use the double letters "ll", "ff", and "ss" in words. First Graders will start to learn new letter combinations at the beginning of words including s, l, and r blends.
Students will be able to explain the importance of a push or pull to change the motion of an object. They will identify how some forces (pushes and pulls) can be used to make things move without touching them, such as magnets. First Graders will also be asked to predict the effect of a given force on the motion of an object, including balanced forces.
Toward the end of the month, and into December, children will explore our Democratic process, explain why national holidays are celebrated (Veteran's Day), and explain the importance of celebrations and their impact on local communities.
1st grade teacher at @WeatherstoneES, an aWESome Model NC STEM School of Distinction | @leesvilleroadhs and @MeredithCollege graduate | @Seesaw Ambassador |