Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014

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Today in First Grade

Phonics:

Today we practiced adding the ending "ing" to four of the different kinds of words.  It is almost the same as adding  "ed".


1- If there is only one consonant at the end, the consonant 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  "ing" at the end.

4-  If there is a quiet  "e" at the end, then the "e" must be removed before putting the "ing" onto the word.  

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


Reading Groups:

Group A:    Sharks

Group B:    The Three Little Pigs

Group C:     Mr. Wolf Leaves Town       Erik and the Three Goats


Math:

This was the beginning of the lesson showing that we can represent numbers many different ways.  

Then the introductory question of this section was so difficult that I had to plot it all out and explain every step to the children.  The idea is that we can represent the same number  by changing some of the tens into ones.   So 98 could be 9 tens and 8 ones, or it could be 8 tens and 19 ones, or it could be 7 tens and 28 ones, or it could be 6 tens and 38 ones,  etc...


Here we are trying to use some tens and ones manipulatives to help understand.


Only one child in the class caught onto the idea.  I will be presenting the idea in a different way tomorrow to try to help more students understand.

We also talked about a Venn Diagram.

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After lunch we had an assembly that mostly addressed the spelling bee, the parent night coming up before too long, and concerns and hope for the young girl in our school who has cancer.  


There is a good movie about a girl who participates in a national spelling bee.  I am not advertising the movie, but if you go to this site and watch the preview, (or IMDB) then you will have a tiny idea of what a spelling bee is like (except ours is not so formal as a national spelling bee.)  We will be sending home a list of the words for this spelling bee tomorrow to start studying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqzwtJCjCNI


Also, remember to keep track of student reading on the forms we have sent home.  Here is an example of a kite that you could earn with all that reading.  (Its big!)


Today was early out.

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