I am looking forward to an exciting school year full of learning and fun! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns:)
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I can learn how to read a calendar and understand it's importance.
I can learn the many different ways to "make" a sum of a number.
I can learn about taking from.
I can learn the words subtraction, difference.
I can use pictures and manipulatives to show subtraction or taking from.
I can learn vertical addition.
I can learn the term "add to" and complete problems using pictures to show understanding.
I can learn about part/part/whole and how this can help me add numbers.
I can learn to add zero to any number.
I can learn the vocabulary addition sentence, equal to and recognize the symbols in an addition sentence.
I can learn to make the sign of the cross.
I can learn our school prayers and practice them.
I can participate in mass by folding my hands, being reverent, and kneeling when appropriate.
I can learn how and show how to appropriately make the sign of peace at church. (We are doing much better at this!)
I can learn about God as our good and holy father.
Reading/English Language Arts:
I can learn about nouns.
I can learn about adjectives.
I can learn about syllables.
I can learn about possessives and 's.
I can learn about realistic fiction compared to fantasy.
I can learn how to sequence story events using words like first, then, next and last.
I can write 2 sentences using proper capitalization and punctuation.
I can discuss and write a journal entry about a topic, using both words and pictures.
I can use my "spaceman" to help me space my words effectively.
I can begin to learn how to read independently without teacher guidance to begin Daily 5 practices and build reading stamina.
I can identify cvc words with the short o sound and learn to spell them.
I can identify beginning, middle and ending sounds of a cvc word.
I can learn about bats, their habitat, and survival needs.
I can learn about a Venn diagram and how to compare bats to birds after reading the story Stellaluna.
I can learn about fire safety.
Homework for the week:
Reading 20 minutes is expected each night. This can be your child reading to you or you reading to your child or a little bit of both. If your child needs sight word practice, this would be a great time to review these, too!
What's going on in S2TEM2:
STEM FRIDAYS- On the Fridays that we do not have engineering, the First grade and Kindergarten will be working together to have STEM FRIDAYS! We will be engaging the learners in mixed groups to complete activities and challenges that require problem solving, team work, communication, and hands on learning. Should be a fun time for all!
We will begin learning how to use our ipads and be responsible for them each day.
I can utilize my ipad to play the game "Kahoot" on the Smartboard.
I can use my Ipad to scan QR codes and complete an activity or video.
I can use my ipad to play Spelling City to practice my spelling list.