Thursday, September 26, 2013
September 26, 2013
See what we're learning.
Talk and share with your child about the day.
Review and give extra help and practice if needed.
Today in first Grade
Phonics: We did the letter Uu.
We are also adding some computer phonics programs that the district has purchased for our use. They are supposed to help children with phonics and reading. We will be trying to do them each day, but first we have to figure it all out.
Group A: Long Ago (It has some hard words like phone, photographs, watch, traveled.)
Group B: The Magnifying Glass (Magnifying glass, through)
Group C: The Goat Follow Me
Today we talked about what a math model is and some examples. A model is something that represents something else. We talked about four different kinds today: Dots, Number Line, Ten Frame, and the Bar Model.
The bar model is one that our math program has been using a lot so far.
Above is what the math problem 10 - 3 = 7 could look like on each of these models.
We reviewed and practiced words and meanings for subtraction sentences. The answer to an addition sentence is a sum. The answer to a subtraction sentence is the difference. The part that two numbers have in common is called the "same." The part that they are not the same is called the "difference." Within the difference is the part know as the "less" or "fewer" part (where there are some missing), the "more" part (where one part has some that the other does not), and the "in all" part is what they are when added together. When finding information in a math story or situation, we look for those words or similar words to tell us the information we need to figure it out and know what is wanted for an answer.
Word play and spelling words.
We looked at some words that sound the same but are different. We have talked about a lot of shortened words such as sub, vet, add, ad, lab, hippo, and phone.
It could be a good activity to have your child tell you about the books they read in their reading groups today.
It would also be wise to ask them to explain what they learned in math. They did bring home a math paper with some math vocabulary words on it.