Sunday, April 19, 2015
April 2015 ~ First Grade Newsletter
Fundations: We will continue to review words with five sounds and move into reading and writing words with the long vowel consonant “e”. We will be adding to our growing list of “trick words”, which the children are expected to know how to spell and read automatically, as these are words that cannot be sounded out. Please remember to study the spelling patterns and trick words being sent home with your child each week.
ELA: During our English Language Arts block, we will continue to learn about the parts of speech by using poetry to review nouns, adjectives and verbs. We will also use poetry to review inferencing and practice visualization, which are both important skills for growing readers. Lastly, we will use nonfiction read-alouds to teach nonfiction text features.
Math: Our next math unit will focus on adding two numbers with sums up to and including 40. We will use a hundreds chart to find ten more and ten less than a given number, add on tens, use place value to add and read and write 3-digit numbers.
Science: In science, we will be learning about the states of matter. We will discuss the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We will also study how states of matter can change.