Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fact Family Math Game

First roll the dice to get a number. Then find what parts you will need to make your sum. Last, take the three family numbers and record the fact family on the back of your game sheet.

Monday, September 19, 2011

I wonder why the author wrote this???

When reading this week, we will be looking for why the author wrote our book.
An author’s purpose is the reason an author
decides to write about a specific topic. Then,
once a topic is selected, the author must
inform, persuade, entertain, or explain his
ideas to the reader
Check out this list of reason why else an author might write a book.


Monday, September 12, 2011

GO Map this week 9/13- Retelling Fiction Stories

This week we are reviewing the Retelling GO Map that helps students understand the importance of story elements. This map will identify the characters, setting, problem(s), and solution in a fiction story. Students will read their "just right" book, and then as they are reading they will fill out the go map. MOST students complete this at school, so parents here's where you come in... when you see "GO Map" for homework that night, they are just reviewing what they did in class and possibly adding items they may not have noticed the first time reading. (If your child chooses a nonfiction story, main idea and details would be identified.)It is so important that students can talk about what they are reading. GO Maps help them organize their thinking to help them comprehend the text. Graphic organizers help students construct meaning. Summarizing requires students to determine what is important in what they are reading and to put it into their own words.
Here is a copy a student has completed: Remember, good readers should be able to think about their own thinking :-) Happy Reading The First Grade Team

Monday, September 5, 2011

Word Sorts?

Each night your child will bring home this word study folder. It must come back to school each day because we use the word cut-outs and spelling journal for research centers in class.
Inside you will find the word cut-outs and the journal. We ask that the students use the word cut outs to see the patterns in their words each week.
Here is what the homework for Monday nights should look like! :-) After your child sorts their 10 pattern words, have them say the word and then record the word into their journal.