Thursday, November 21, 2013

November 21, 2013


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Talk and share with your child about the day.
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Today in First Grade

Phonics: 



We talked about the meaning of quite a few words.  Some words that were new for many of the children were: mist, pit, ramp, and loft.

Reading Groups:


Reading Group A:      What Color is the Sky     On a Map

Reading Group B:      What Do You See?     Flags Flying

Reading Group C:      Train Race             Fishing


Math:

Today we practiced subtracting down to a ten, and then subtracting the left over from the ten.  This is being a very difficult concept for the students.  Here are some of the different ways I tried to represent and explain how to understand this new concept.  







Here are two ways to show how to do it with 12 - 4.






Here is a way to think about it with 14 - 6.


Because it was raining, we had indoor lunch recess.


A few words about next week.  

We will have only two days of school next week before the Thanksgiving break.  We will do lots of learning and studying, but we will also do some extra stuff.  We are going to learn about the original Thanksgiving.  We are going to draw Christmas pictures to hang up in the district office.  We are going to make Christmas ornaments that will be hung on the Christmas tree at the power company.  We will practice songs for our Christmas program.  And on Tuesday, Mrs Woolsey will come to do an art project.  


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