Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

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Today in First Grade

Phonics:

Today we talked about how to add  "ed" to the end of words.   

1- If there is only one consonant at the end, it must be doubled, or the vowel of the ending  will make the other vowel say its long sound instead of its short sound. 

2-  If there are two consonants at the end of a short-vowel word, then all you do is add the  "ed" at the end.

4-  If there is a quiet  "e" at the end, then the "e" must be removed (or obsorbed into the "ed") so that you do not have  "ee"  together.   (  yes "ed" --  not "eed" )

5-  If there are adjacent vowels in the word, then all you have to do it add the  "ed"  at the end.


Reading Groups:

Group A:     Dinner by Five

Group B:     Growing Tomatoes

Group C:     Rainforest Plants     Sebastian's New Sister


Math:

Today we used tens and ones to build and take apart numbers up to 100.


Drama:

Because we have missed our drama activities for the last couple of weeks, we were able to have one today.  It was a really good activity about using inflection in our voices to make what we say sound like statements, questions, or exclamations.  She talked about punctuation and then they did and said silly things to practice making the sound of the sentences match the punctuation.


Spelling Words:

These are our spelling words and the discussion we had while we were learning and practicing them.


Math Game:

We ended the day with a fun math activity that I call "Hundred Board Bingo."   It is very simple and low-pressure.   We plan to play it several more times.  It helps the children learn to read, say, and recognize the order of numbers up to 100.  

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