Monday, September 2, 2013

What's Happening the Week of September 3rd Through September 6th

It was so nice to see very one at the church picnic.  What a wonderful day for our church!!!


Phonics----The students will continue their study of the sound that the letter "Oo" makes----keyword----octopus.  The students have learned that the letter "Oo" is a vowel.  Then, the next letter of study will be the sound of the leeter "Gg"----keyword----goat.  When, the students learn the "Gg" sound---the three letters of study can be put together to make a word----l-o-g.  The students will then learn how to sound out words.

Reading----The students continue to read color words.  The word ---l-o-g---will also be read.

Handwriting----The students will be printingthe letter "Oo" and "Gg".  The students will continue printing their first name .

Math----The students will continue writing the numbers----1---2---3.   Then, the number---4---will be learned.  The students will be learning how to write the number 4 by saying a poem----"Down and over and down some more, this is the way we make a 4.  The students will continue to study the color yellow.  Then, the color "green" will be studied.  The shapes---circle and square--will be reviewed---and then, the shape of a rectangle, will be studied.  The students learn their shapes by saying poems.  The rectangle's poem is:  I'm Ricky Rectangle, I'm shaped like a door, I'm Rcky Rectangle with sides of four.  Draw short and long and short and long. I'm Ricky Rectangle, I can't go wrong!!  The students will also be sort objects by color, size and shape.  Many hands-on activities will be done when learning how to sort objects by "color, size and shape".  The students will be sorting using attribute blocks and counting bears.

Religion----In Chapter 3, the students will learn that "God Gives us Water".  The students will be doing several hands-on activities in Religion.  The students will be covering a piece of manila paper with blue watercolor paint.  Then, after the blue watercolor paint dries, the students will write their name on the manila paper.  When , each student looks at their paper, they are to remember that God gave you the gift of water.  God wants you to use the water well, and to share it with others.  The students will also be making "Celebration sticks"-----the students will be using a craft stick and taping crepe-paper streamers to one end.  The students are to wave their "Celebration Sticks" aaas we all say a thank you prayer to God for our water.

First Grade

Phonics----The students will be reviewing the sounds the following letters make:  "Ll", "Aa" and "Zz".  The students will also learn the sound that "ck" makes---as the the word---"Jack".

Reading----The students will read the story, "The Ants", in their First Grade Reader.  The booklet, "Tim and Pam" will also be read----containing "The Words to Remember" from the "Ants" story.

English----The students will be learning about "Telling Sentences".  The students will learn that a telling sentence is a group of words that tells something , begins with a capital letter, ends with a period, and makes sense.  The students will be doing a hands-on activity using telling sentences.  I will be writing several tellins sentences on sentence strips.  I will not be capitalizing the beginning letter and I will omit the period on the end of the sentence. I will have capital letter cards and period cards that the student must put in the correct position in the sentence.

Spelling----Unit 5, is a review unit of Units 1-5.  This week's spelling words are:  an, bad, can, had, cat, ran, in, pig, did, sit, six, and big.  This week's spelling test will be on Friday, September 6th.

Writing----The students will be writing their own story using the characters from the "Ants" story.  The students will also be writng their own spellling word sentences.  The students must remember the sentence rules when writing their story and sentences.  The sentence rules are:  A sentence must begin with a capital letter, end with a end mark , and make sense.

Handwriting----The students will be printing several pages in their "Handwriting Workbook".

Math----The students will be using "ten-frames on a paddle with magnetic counters" to do many addtion problems.  Other, hands-on activities for Math will be:  using 2 ten-frames to see that 8+2=10, so 8+3=one more then, 8+2 or 11: and connecting cubes will be put together to make a cube train of 7+4=11-----so the students first put their 11 cube train together, then, snap the cubes apart to model the addends.  Ask, "Are there still 11 cubes?"  The students will be doing many addition workbbok and worksheet pages,  "Rocket Math" will continue to be done.

Religion----In students will continue in Chapter 2, learning that "We Always Have Jesus' Love".  The, in Chapter 3, the students will  learn that "Jesus Grew Up in a Family".

Social Studies----Everyone, will review the facts about the "Statue of Liberty"---it is a statue that stand in New York Harbor welcoming people to our country.  "The Statue of Liberty" stands for "Hope".  Then everyone will learn about "Rules---"How People Get Along", and "Family Rules".

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