Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014

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Today in First Grade


We did more worksheets to help us with au, aw, ou, and ow.  These are very hard vowel combinations.   We did talk about a few words along the way.

Reading Groups:

Group A:    Winter      Camping

Group B:    Reptiles    Spiders

Group C:    Looking After Chicks       The Dragon


Today we started learning about telling time.  (Though this is the first actual lesson we have had on time, we have talked about it a lot through the year.)  We talked about the minutes, hours, half past, quarters (as we have talked about quarter a lot as being 4 parts so they would be ready for time), the difference between the minute hand and the hour hand, what the numbers mean, what the lines on the outside of the circle mean, how you write time with the hours on one side of the semicolon and the minutes on the other, what o'clock means, ... and much more.

1- One of the most common difficulties for children to learn to tell time is remembering which hand is the minute hand and which is the hour hand.  
2- The second most common mistake is that instead of hours and minutes on each side of the semicolon, they think that the two numbers the hands point to go on the two sides of the semicolon.  

After lunch we read books, did a word play, spelling test, and had a lesson about writing.  

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