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Week of October 26th
Unit 4…Bonus Letters (f,l,s and want to be z). One of our new spelling rules is the BONUS LETTER RULE. To read the word puff one would only need to know the sounds in the letters puf. However in our language when a one syllable word ends in f, l, or s, a second f, l, or s is added when spelling the word.
Trick Words…, you, your, they, I
Week of Oct. 26th….
Spelling words are words using bonus letters
Word cards are available on Fundations site. *Please check out the Fundations tab on the website and read the unit 4 info. I do not expect the activities to be returned, but you should be practicing these activities throughout the week to help strengthen the bonus letter rule* with your child.
Math Connects Develop Subtraction Concepts Essential Question: What is a subtraction ? What do you do when you subtract? Vocabulary: difference, number line, minus sign, take away, cross out, count down and subtract.
The students are practicing math facts. We subtract within 10. Once again first graders will be fluent in subtraction within 10 by the end of the school year. Use flashcards at home. No Ten Marks homework this week. Instead play a game on line.http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_sub.jsp
READING BOOK BOXES
Your child is brought home a Book Box last week. Keep it as part of their at home library. Throughout the school year they will be bringing home leveled paper books to keep. They can reread them to assist with developing fluency and share them with you.
Our class is beginning a study of air and weather that involves observing patterns in the day and night sky. Students will be looking for evidence that air is matter—that it is something real. Students will explore the properties of air using parachutes that they engineer to deliver cargo safely to the ground. Students will work with plastic syringes and tubing and observe how air can be captured, how air can be compressed, and how air under pressure can move things around. Students will observe daily weather conditions such as temperature, cloud cover, and wind conditions, and will analyze the number of hours of daylight over the year. They will be recording all this information on a class calendar and in a science notebook. Students will also observe and record daily changes in the appearance of the Moon over a month. They will be observing the Moon during
the daylight hours and at home during the evening.
REMINDERS PLEASE do all parts of your spelling Homework each week and return it on Friday.
**** SCHOLASTC NEWS ORDERs are available on line. Deadline is October 29th.