First Grade News - Ms. Costello
May 1st - May 5th, 2017
There will be a sight word test this week on words 181-190. Last week’s words are on the back of the newsletter.
Our theater field trip is on May 4th. Please send a lunch to school that day, as we will be eating lunch in the classroom when we return to school.
We will continue literacy stations. I will continue to pull guided reading groups and continue to focus on reading strategies and phonics in small groups.
For our literacy unit, we will continue to read fables. We will read “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, and talk about what a fable is and the moral/lesson of the fable, as well as identifying character traits. We will continue to practice using evidence from the text to answer questions, as well as retell the story including key details, and demonstrate understanding of its central message/lesson. We will also describe characters, settings, and major events in the story.
Spelling/Phonics -oo (-oo as in “foot” and -oo as in “moon”)
Please practice the spelling words all week at home. Spelling test will be on Friday.
Sight Words Words 186-190
*Please review sight words every night, especially if your child needs a lot of practice to remember them. *
enVision Topic 11/Topic 12
Monday - Topic 11 Reteach
Tuesday - Topic 11 Unit Assessment
Wednesday - Lesson 12-1: Compare and Order by Length AND Lesson 12-2: Indirect Measurement
Thursday - Lesson 12-3: Use Units to Measure Length
Friday - Lesson 12-4: Continue to Measure Length
Science - We will continue our STEM unit on rocks and soil. We will monitor our plant experiment (which will a plant grow better in: soil, sand, or clay?)
Social Studies - We will continue to talk about economics (wants vs. needs, goods and services).
Writing - We will continue to work on our writing narratives, and discuss how to come up with titles for our stories. We will continue to talk about making revisions to our writing, using rubrics to assess our writing, and following writing conventions.
Monday - Art
Tuesday - Lab
Wednesday - Health
Thursday - Gym
Friday - Dance
Last week’s sight words 181-185: