Saturday, October 29, 2011

What's Happening the Week of October 31st Through November 4th


Phonics----The boys and girls will continue their study of words that contain the letter "Mm".  Then, words that contain the letter "Ii" will be studied.  Some "Ii" words will be:  pig, pin, lip, tin, tip, it in, ill, till, him, hit, hip, lit, and pit.

Reading----The students will be teasted on their color word flash cards.  Word lists will be read and sent home, as homework assignments.  The phonics booklet," Hop on the Mop" will also be read and then sent home, as an homework assignment.

Handwriting----The boys and girls will be printing their first name, and printing the letters "Mm" and "Ii".

Math----The students will start a unit on tally marks, picture graphs, and pictographs.

Religion----In Chapter 11, the students will learn about how we learn about God with our families.

First Grade

Phonics----The students will be studying the sound the letters "Ee", "ck", "th", "ng", "ing", and "ed" make in words.

Reading----The students will continue their study and workbook pages from the story "Where Frogs Come From?", pp. 84-98.  Then the story, "Try Your Best", pp. 108-126 will be read.  Through the story of "Try Your Best", the students will be introduced to the sound of "or" in words.  The booklet, "Just One More", will also be read.

English----The students will begin a unit on "verbs".  The students will learn that a verb is a action word.

Spelling----In Unit 14, the students will learn some words that contain the sounds of "cl", "fl", and "sl".  The spelling words this week are:  flap, club, flag, slip, clap, sled, flower, said, her, and here.  The spelling test , this week, will be on Friday, November 4th.

Handwriting----The students will be printing the letters "i", "J", "K", and printing the "Sign of the Cross" prayer.

Writing-----The students will be writing their own story for the characters from "Try Your Best" story.  Spelling word sentences will also be written.

Social Studies----Everyone will be studying about weather.  Then, a unit on Native Americans will be started.  Next, the students will learn about the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving.

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