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What We’re Learning, March 20-24, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | March 20, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are finishing Unit 3 of our Reading Street series with the story, Where Are My Friends? We are making predictions and drawing conclusions for our comprehension skills. Writing is still making lists but also sharing our writing with others.

Math:  We are reviewing for our math benchmark, scheduled for Wednesday. Skills include place value (1.1b), patterns (1.16), time to the half hour (1.8), equality (1.18), calendar skills (1.11), and story/picture problems of addition and subtraction (1.6).

Science:  We are finishing with plants. Plants can be classified as edible/nonedible, flowering/nonflowering, or evergreen or deciduous. We will have our plants assessment Monday, March 27; our benchmark is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29. It will cover plants and animals.

Social Studies:  We are studying all 5 American leaders. Our test is scheduled for Thursday, March 23. Our benchmark is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, and will cover American leaders and review of maps (1.5), climate and physical surroundings (1.6), and government/traditions (1.12).

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What We’re Learning, March 13-17, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | March 13, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading stories from our reading series, including I’m A Caterpillar. Our word skills focus on -er, -ir, and -ur word patterns.  We are making lists in writing and writing short sentences from the list. We are also working on nonfiction text features, such as captions and diagrams.

Math:  We are working on equality math sentences with mixed practice. Students need to know that 6 + 3 = 10 – 1 and various other addition to subtraction equations. Our math benchmark is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 22.

Science:  We are exploring the plant parts for edible/nonedible plants. All plants can be classified as edible/nonedible, flowering/nonflowering, deciduous or evergreen. Our benchmark is scheduled for March 29.

Social Studies:  We are learning about Benjamin Franklin. He was an inventor who discovered electricity was in lightning with his kite experiment. He founded the first public library. He founded the first volunteer fire department.

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What We’re Learning, March 6-10, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | March 6, 2017 | No Comment |

**Tuesday, March 7, is our PTA meeting and first grade performance.

Reading:  We are reading various stories from our reading series.  Our word skills this week are ABC order as well as compound words. We are working on lists in writing, as well as sharing our writing with others.

Math: We are working on equality. Students have to recognize the equal sign (=) and what it means. Both sides of the equation must “balance.” Our math benchmark is scheduled for March 22. Notes will be sent home for the skills to review.

Science: We are studying plants. This week students need to know the parts of plants and what they do for the plant.

Social Studies:  We are studying Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a volunteer for many organizations and worked with the United Nations.

 

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What We’re Learning, February 27-Mar 3, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | February 27, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading various stories this week from our reading series.  Our word skills this week are compound words and finishing blends. Writing is focusing on lists.

Math: We are learning about true/false number sentences (equality). Students need to know the equal sign is the sign for equality and that equations have to “balance” to be true.

Science: We are beginning plants. This week we are focusing on the needs of plants (air, water, soil, light, and a place to grow).

Social Studies:  We are learning George Washington Carver this week. He was an African American scientist, teacher, and found over 300 ways to use peanuts. He also studied soybeans and sweet potatoes.

Notes:  Progress Reports go home Friday, March 3.

**PTA meeting Tuesday, March 7; first grade students perform that evening.

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What We’re Learning, February 20-24, 2017

Posted by: Susan Markham | February 20, 2017 | No Comment |

Reading:  We are reading different stories in class. Our word skills this week are -nk and -ng words. Writing is focusing on letter writing, describing words and all elements of complete sentences.

Math: We are finishing story problems and will begin working on equality with addition. Students need to recognize the sign for equality (=) and if number sentences are true.

Science: We will assess our animal unit next Wednesday. We are learning about movement, wild and domestic, and land and water homes.

Social Studies:  We are still working on famous Americans the rest of this nine weeks. This week we are finishing Abraham Lincoln and will begin Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

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