February 2015

We are halfway through the third nine weeks. We are continuing to work hard to prepare for second grade. Here is what we are learning this month:

Comprehension:
1.10f Ask and answer, who, what, where, why, when and how questions
1.10b Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning
1.10c Set a purpose for reading
1.9g Sequencing and
Retell stories and event using beginning, middle and end
1.9e Ask and answer, who, what, where, why, when and how questions

Word Wall Words:
2/2: rain*, this, give, up, away*
2/9: want, has, he, boy*, saw*
2/16: quit*, because, tell*, him*, me
2/23: zoo, school*, teacher, old*, off

Whole group phonics:
‘ing’; ai and ay; oa and ow; ee and ea

Writing:
1.13c Revise by adding descriptive words
1.13c Descriptive words in writing poetry
1.13d Publishing – use complete sentences in final copies
1.13b Focus on writing narrative piece that includes two sequenced events with some details and conclusion

Math
Making Ten (addition & subtraction) 1.5
Addition/Subtraction Story Problems (include creating story problem) 1.6
Equality-Missing Addend and Mystery Box 1.5 & 1.18
Time to Half Hour 1.8

Social Studies/Science
Maps-Virginia & U.S. 1.4c and d
Maps-Construct and Map Skills 1.4 and 1.5
Holidays (Presidents Day) 1.3
Animals 1.5