May 2018

We have just a few weeks left of school. We will be learning a few more new things and reviewing all we have learned.

Here is what we are doing this month:

Reading
Comprehension-
1.9d Make and confirm predictions.
1.9h Identify the Main Idea or Theme. Also identify words or phrases that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
1.9 g Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end.
1.9e Answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about what is read

Word Wall Words-
every, just*, please, ask, once
may*, open, as, stop*, round*
write, walk*, wish*, goes, these

Vocabulary Words-Interrupted, recognize, complicated, digit, liquid
spectacular, talent, disappointed, yesterday and tomorrow, stem
Through, slice, himself, sum, edible

Math
Place Value-1.2
Calendar Language-1.9
Fact Fluency-1.7

Unit
Matter 1.3
Plants 1.4
Holidays (Fourth of July) 1.4

April 2018

Here is what we are learning this month:

Reading

Word Wall Words:
one, two, three*, four, five*
ate*, must, our, too*, right*
under, by*, white*, any, well*
ask, once, every, just*, please

Comprehension:

1.10d Identify text features of non-fiction
1.9 and 1.10 Compare stories of Johnny Appleseed of both fiction and nonfiction
1.9e and 1.10f Ask and answer questions about the story.
1.9f Identify characters, setting, and important events. (Use illustrations and details to describe characters, setting, and important events)
1.9d Make and confirm predictions.

Vocabulary Words:
guard, size, different, length, natural resource
bare, curious, impressed, volume, reuse
idea, worry, trouble, money, dissolve
interrupted, recognize, complicated, digit, liquid

Math
Measurement 1.10
Identifying and Counting Like Coins 1.8
Place Value-Identify the Value of a Digit 1.2a

Unit
Natural Resources 1.8
Matter 1.3

March 2018

We are continuing to work hard. Here is what we are learning this month:

Week of March 5th:

Reading:
Word wall words: off, cold*, were, many, upon
Comprehension: 1.9e Answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about what is read. d) Make and confirm predictions.
Vocabulary words: decide, remind, notice, survey, tradition

Math:
Interpreting Graphs 1.12b

Unit:
Virginia Symbols 1.12a, b

Week of March 12th:

Reading:
Word wall words: going, say*, think*, live, soon*
Comprehension: Context Clues 1.8d
Vocabulary: fascinated, delicate, seldom, fact family, climate

Math:
Fact Families 1.7

Unit:
Geography- Location, climate, & surroundings affect people 1.6a,b

Week of March 19th:

Reading:
Word wall words: pretty, his, saw*, know*, or
Comprehension: 1.9d) Make and confirm predictions.
Vocabulary words: Across, reward, delicious, fair share, bud

Math:
Fair Shares (Fractions) 1.4a

Unit:
Spring 1.7

Week of March 26th:

Reading:
Word wall words: after, their, put, could, hurt
Comprehension:
1.10g Main Idea and Details
1.10. b) Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning
Vocabulary: Cozy, discovered, enormous, fraction, government

Math:
Fractions- halves & fourths 1.4b

Unit:
Government 1.13

February 2018

We are halfway finished our 3rd nine weeks of school. Here is what we are learning this month:

February 5th -9th
Word Wall Words: out*, went*, do, don’t, pull

Vocabulary Words: smelly, garbage, burnt, greater than, tame

Math: Part- Place Value to 110 & Comparing objects (>,<,=)

Unit: Animals

February 12th – 15th
Word Wall Words: this, give, away*, came*, up

Vocabulary Words: worse, amazed, suddenly, set, appendages

Math: Part- Order sets up to 110 objects from greatest to least and least to greatest

Unit: Animal Project

February 20th -23rd
Word Wall Words: has, very, again, he, grow*

Vocabulary Words: allow, argue, separate, estimate, president

Math: Magnitude

Unit: Presidents’ Day
George Washington & Thomas Jefferson

February 26th –March 2nd
Word Wall Words: him, tell*, because, read, sleep*

Vocabulary Words: while, create, beautiful, graph, influential

Math: Making Graphs

Unit: Influential Virginians- Arthur Ashe, Maggie Walker

January 2018

We are beginning the third nine weeks. We will be working hard to prepare for 2nd grade. Here is what we are learning this month:

Reading:

Comprehension:

1.10d Identify text features
1.10a,c Set a purpose for reading and preview a selection
1.9e Ask and answer, who, what, where, why, when and how
Focus on ‘why’ and ‘how’ (Cause and Effect)
Reader’s Theater
1.1d Participate in creative dramatics 1.9i read and read familiar stories and passages practicing meaningful expression
1.9 f Identify characters, setting and important events

Word Wall Words:

Week of 1/8: over, how, make, made, gave
Week of 1/15: was, her, little, ride, both
Week of 1/22: that, does, those, take, which
Week of 1/29: there, for, me, had, use

Vocabulary Words:
Week of 1/8:
safe, fat, hibernate, story problem, cardinal direction

Week of 1/15:
map, giant, special, hundred, map legend

Week of 1/22:
Crash, sense, duck, sequence, capital

Week of 1/29:
Someday, chance, landed, tens and ones, covering

Phonics:
Week of 1/8: long a (a-e)
Week of 1/15: long i (i-e)
Week of 1/22: long o (o-e)
Week of 1/29: long u (u-e)

Math:

1.6
Story Problems to 20

1.1 a, b, c, d
Count and Write 0-110 starting at any number (assess writing #s week 22)
Counting Backwards 30-0 at any number
Count orally by 2s, 5s, 10s to 110

1.1b
Write Numerals 0 to 110 in sequence and out of sequence.
1.1b

1.2a
Place Value to 110
(Tens, Ones)

Unit:

Maps- basic map symbols, cardinal directions 1.5a, b
Maps- construct a map & map legend 1.5e
Maps- shapes of US & VA, locate Washington DC & Richmond on a map 1.5c,d
Animals 1.5

December 2017

We are finishing up our 2nd nine weeks before Winter Break. We will continue to practice reading and math, along with adding in some fun, holiday themed activities.

Reading

Comprehension:

Articles and Magazine
1.1a Listen to a variety of electronic media and other age appropriate material
1.10a,c Set a purpose for reading and preview a selection
Non-Fiction
Christmas Around the World
1.10 f) Answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about what is read.

Word Wall Words:

down*, new*, want, be, fast
found, kind, old*, call*, sit*
Review: who, will, what, where, when, why

Vocabulary Words:
donate, meal, actions, ten frame, consumer
decorate,powerful, return, doubles, cost
ordinal, wilt

Math
Making Ten 1.7
Doubles and Halves 1.7
Ordinal Numbers 1.3

Unit
Economics: Consumers and Produces 1.7
Economics: Saving Money; Cost and Benefit 1.8 & 1.9
Winter 1.7

November 2017

Here is what we are learning this month:

Reading

Comprehension:
1.9g Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end.
1.10g Main Idea and Details
1.10d Identify text features
1.11b Use picture dictionary to find meaning of unknown words
1.9f Identify character, setting and important events (problem and solution)

Word Wall Words:
some, from, us, yellow, with
come, play*, no*, your, green
best*, them, when, sing*, drink*

Vocabulary Words:
diary, fault, judge, analog, patriotic
Tough, replace, enemies, half-hour, investigate
ease, swallow, mope, value, services

Math

Time to the hour 1.9
Time to the ½ hour 1.9
Coin Values & Equivalencies 1.8
Coin values & Counting Groups of like coins 1.8

Unit

American Symbols 1.11
Experiments 1.1
Thanksgiving 1.4
Economics- goods & services 1.7

October 2017

We are almost finished our first nine weeks of school. We are working hard each and every day. Here is what we are learning this month:

Reading

Comprehension:
Nonfiction-1.10
Fiction-1.9
Non-Fiction: 1.10d Identify text features such as pictures, headings, charts, and captions.(Focus: Table of Contents)
Fiction: 1.9c Relate previous experiences to what is read.
Fiction: 1.9f Identify character, setting and important events

Word Wall Words:
get*, is, my*, you, said
find, help, black*, into, then*
funny, brown*, so, now*, yes
look*, of, see*, will*, thank
eat*, she, why, all*, first

Whole Group Phonics:
short e
short vowel review
Digraphs ch, sh
Digraphs wh, th
s blends

Math
Part, Part Whole Relationships Addition 1.7
Part, Part Whole Relationships Subtraction 1.7
Equality 1.15
Story Problems to 10 1.6
Story Problems to 20 1.6

Unit
Past and Present 1.1g
Jamestown: Past and Present in VA 1.2
Fall 1.7
Famous Virginians: Christopher Newport 1.2b
Famous Virginians: Pocahontas and Powhatan 1.2b

September 2017

We are beginning to get into a good routine. I am enjoying teaching each student. Here is what we are learning this month:

Reading

Comprehension:

1.9 f) Identify characters, setting, and important events.
1.9 c) Relate previous experiences to what is read. d) Make and confirm predictions. e) Answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about what is read.
1.9 h) Identify the main idea or theme.
1.9 f) Identify characters, setting, and important events. g) Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end.

Word Wall Words:

big*, have, it*, who, to
good, ran*, let*, fly*, if
in*, what, did, like*, red*
but*, are, they, where, run*

Vocabulary Words:
pretend, considerate, furious, vertices, light
miniature, rarely, frightened, sort, position
never, finally, wonderful, repeating, force
jealous, reached, wrong, growing pattern, vibrate

Math

Shapes- vertices, sides, right angles
Shapes- in the world
Sorting by attribute
Patterns

Unit
Sun and Earth
Force and Motion

August 2017

Welcome Back!!!

I am very excited about this school year. We are going to be learning a lot this year. Here is what we are learning this month:

Reading

Comprehension:
1.9 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts. a) Preview the selection. b) Set a purpose for reading.
1.10 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts. a) Preview the selection. c) Set a purpose for reading.
1.1 The student will continue to demonstrate growth in the use of oral language. b) Tell and retell stories and events in logical order.
1.9 g) Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end.
1.10. b) Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning. e) Make and confirm predictions. f) Answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about what is read.

Word Wall Words:
8/14: a, I, at, am, an
8/21: on, go, the, and, blue
8/28: here, jump, can, not, we

Vocabulary Words:
8/14: delicious, speckled
8/21: enough, instant, don’t, backwards, honest
8/28: thought, normal, embarrassed, skip counting, precipitation

Math
8/14: Counting #0-110 & Number Talks to 10 1.1a
8/21: Count backwards 30-0 (Focus: 20-0) 1.1a
8/28: Count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s to 110

Unit
8/14 & 8/21: Citizenship 1.10
8/28: Seasons: Summer 1.7