1st Grade Teacher
February 24, 2017
“We learned about the flag, it has 13 stripes and 50 stars.”- Alana
“We learned about Hickory Dickory Dock.” – Jaide
“We did an informational report about the American flag. We read a nonfiction book and wrote facts.”- Keller
“We are counting coins.” - Ben
This week in reading we did a Reader’s Theater. Some students read one based off of Hickory Dickory dock, others read one based off of Little Boy Blue. While reading we worked on our fluency and expression. In writing we worked on informational reports. We read two different nonfiction books, one about seashells and one about the American flag. Together we came up with a topic sentence and then students had to write three facts from the book. Next week we will be focusing on Dr. Seuss. We will be reading a different book each day and completing different writing activities to go along with it. In social studies we started to learn about important American symbols. This week we focused on the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. Next week we will learn about the Washington Monument, the bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty. In Math we reviewed coin identification. We also learned how to count groups of nickels by 5’s and groups of dimes by 10’s. Next week we will continue to work on counting coins. We will also be starting to work on word problems again. Students have been using the UPSC (Understand, plan, solve, and check) method to solve math word problems. Next week will be learning the CUBES (Circle, underline, box, evaluate, solve) method to better help them understand the UPSC method and expand their math communication. A note and example explaining the CUBES method was sent home today.
Upcoming events: March 2- Picture day March 3- Healthy Snack; March 15- Interims sent home; March 24- PTO Bingo; April 1- Penn Health Fair and Fun Run; April 7- Teacher workday.
Sincerely, Margaret Elliott
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