We completed Chapter 3 in Math this week. Students practiced Making a 10 to Add (when finding sums greater than 10), Adding Numbers in Any Order, and Adding 3 Numbers. Making a 10 to Add involved using 10-frames; 8+7 = 15 but 10+5 also equals 15. When asked to add 2 numbers, the sum stays the same regardless of what addend goes first (8+7=15 and 7+8=15). Adding 3 addends can be tricky. Students were taught to either look for doubles or to look for 2 addends that, together, will equal 10. The remaining addend can then simply be added to 10.
Next Week – We will not cover any new material during the last 2 half-days of school before the Thanksgiving Break. When we return to school on the 28th, we will review the concepts covered in Chapter 3 and then have our test.
This week’s spelling words contained long u. We know that when there is a silent e at the end of a word, it makes the u say it’s own name. A vowel that says its own name, is a long vowel. We also learned about the -ed ending. When -ed is added to the end of a word, it tells us it happened in the past.
Next Week – No spelling due to the Thanksgiving Break. When we return on the 28th, we’ll focus on long e.
Each week, we use the spelling/phonics rule that was introduced to help us decode new and unfamiliar words when we read.
Our high frequency words this week were around, find, food, grow, under, water.
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No new high-frequency words next week. HF words for the week of November 28th will be also, family, new, other, some, their.
Comprehension Strategy – Author’s Purpose
After the break, we’ll learn about how previewing can help with comprehension.
We spent our religion time this week, talking about how God made us to be good and holy. By loving God, loving ourselves, and loving others we grow closer to being holy and to heaven.
Our class, along with Mrs. Spencer’s class, hosted K-3 prayer service on again on Friday morning. We focused on having grateful hearts and minds. First graders shared some of the things that they are thankful for.
Social Studies – The First Thanksgiving