This week in First Grade May 21 – May 25
Half day Friday – No school Monday May 28
ELA – six week unit -GREAT IDEAS –
Essential question – What difference can a great idea make?
Story selection – Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!
Guided question: When does a problem need a clever solution?
Text based comprehension – characters, setting , plot
CCSS Literature 2, 3
Writing and conventions – writing directions, adjectives that compare
CCSS Language 1.f, 4.b, Writing 2
Fluency – accuracy, rate and expression CCSS Foundational Skills 4.b
Oral vocabulary CCSS Language 5.c
Vocabulary Words Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!
1. clever when you have a wise, quick mind
2. intend when you plan to do something
3. predicament you have a problem
4. proudly when you hold your head up high, and are
pleased with yourself
5. plump full, round, and big
6. scrawny very thin
7. advice an idea about how to act or solve a problem
8. wise smart, making good decisions
High frequency words along behind eyes never
pulling toward CCSS Foundational skills 3.g
Spelling words: 1. how 2. now 3. clown 4. growl 5. town
6. brown 7. frown 8. down 9. cow 10. crowd
Phonemic Awareness – segment & blend phonemes & syllables, change phonemes,
create words CCSS Foundational skills 2.b, 2. c, 2.d
Phonic diphthongs ow, ou & final syllable -le
CCSS Foundational skills 3, 3.e, Language 2.d , 4.b
Listening & Speaking – purpose of media CCSS informational text 2
Math- Topic 14 – using data to answer questions
Essential question: How can graphs be used to show data and answer questions?
Students will be able to:
- Use data from real graphs
- Use data from picture graphs
- Use data from bar graphs
- Collect data using tally marks
- Make real graphs
Organize , represent, and interpret data with up to three categories;
Ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category,
and how many more, less are in one category than another
Chapter 11 The Holy Spirit helps the Church to grow
- The Church began on Pentecost
- The first members of the Church did many things together
- The Holy Spirit helped the Church to grow
- The Holy Spirit helps the Church today
Social Studies review and continue
theme on geography unit 2 where we live
Discuss communities, maps, map symbols, map key, compass rose,
Directions North, South, East, West
Science – the four seasons
First grade will be taking end of year tests in the next few weeks.
We have had a productive year and I am proud of all student’s efforts.
Please do not stress about tests. This is work they know and tests will be simple. Of course you will review with your child but if you stress your child will stress. While first grade still has another unit of Language Arts and reading, and two more topics in Math to complete; I am preparing students for their transition into second grade. Thank you for your continued cooperation during this year.
May 24 – Language Arts
May 29 – Social Studies
May 31 – Math (simple addition and subtraction)
June 5 – Science
June 7 – Religion
The last Scholastic book order for the year will be due on May 25.
Students should be able to read chapter books by now.
There are some great books for moving up to second grade available.
The class code for online ordering is NJBGD. If you prefer, you may also send orders to school for me to complete.
My suggestion for summer reading is Lucky Summer Reads item # 43X10.
However, you may order any others as well. Keep your child reading all summer.