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Today in first Grade
We practiced some sight words: come, some, you, your, father, mother, do, said
Group B: In the Rain Forest Long Ago
Group C: Alphabet Party Who Will Help When the Rain Comes
We have started our unit on subtraction. We learned a lot today. We have been thinking about adding and putting together so much that it is hard for the children to suddenly start understanding "taking away" or "comparing."
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Above are some subtraction vocabulary words we learned.
We learned that when we are comparing two numbers, there are three parts: the same part, the more part, and the fewer part. When children are asked "How many fewer?" they usually answer incorrectly by giving the smaller number we are comparing. It is a hard concept for them to understand that the fewer part is the part that is missing when comparing the two numbers. (We find it by subtracting the smaller number from the larger one.)
Other things we did. We made words with letters. We practiced writing two sentences about the sun. We went to the Book Mobile. We watched the end part of the movie about the sun that we didn't finish last time. And we watched a 7 minute movie of "The House That Jack Built." I recited the poem of "The House That Jack Built" and encouraged them to memorize poems or other thing they like.
Spelling words for this week are: