A Peek at Week 22
Coming up Next Week
Wednesday: Feb. 3: 100th Day of school – All school pajama day
Thursday, Feb. 4: 101st Day of School – special 1st grade celebration, stay tuned for more information about ways to dress up for this fun day
Devotions and Prayer – We do a mix of singing, prayers and sharing of requests, working on our memory verse and reading picture books and stories that help us learn more about God and how to be a part of growing his Kingdom on earth.
Bible- This week we continue reading about David and how God chose him to be Israel’s second king. Our focus will be on: God kept his promise to the Israelites even though they were unfaithful and rejected his rule by requesting a king. At God’s direction, Samuel anointed first Saul and later David to be Israel’s first two kings. Saul did not trust or obey God’s commands, and the kingdom was taken from him.
Patterns of Power (Grammar)- Our focus this week is on noun/verb agreement – seeing how real authors make sure that nouns and verbs “are friends.”
Math – We continue working on place value – specifically the concept of tens and ones. Big objectives include: read, write and represent 2 digit numbers, compare two-digit numbers, add tens and ones, use strategies to add within 20, solve story problems.
Phonics – This week we will continue practicing our new sight words – list 10 and introducing list 11! We’ll also begin working on long vowel patterns – specifically bossy e at the end of a word. Finally, we talk about how to know when a word ends with CK or KE or K.
Reading Workshop– We continue working on a unit that focuses on characters and traits in fiction literature. This week our focus will be learning how to figure out how the characters are feeling and what they might be thinking.
Writing – This week we continue with opinion books. We begin with examples of facts and opinions. We’ll also work on how to judge things fairly. We will be looking at some collections, picking our favorite item, and writing about our favorite one.
Social Studies/Science – We continue working on our light and sound unit this week. Here are some highlights of this unit: Sounds are made when something vibrates. Sounds can be loud or soft, and high or low. We use sound and light to communicate. A shadow is made when something blocks the light.
Dates to Note:
Wednesday: Feb. 3: 100th Day of school
Thursday, Feb. 4: 101st Day of School
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