### 2016/17 Grade 1 - Ms. Drever

JANUARY What's Happening.. (January 5, 2017)
Our topics of study this month include:

Please read for at least 10mins 3x's per week. You can read books or using Razkids. (link is on the left hand side).

Language Arts -
Reading - We will continue to work on the Primer list of sight words.
By 2nd term report card in March to meet Grade level expectations, students will be able to independently read the Pre-Primer and Primer word lists with 95%+ accurac
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Writing -Students are beginning to write simple sentences, and will be encourage to write multiple sentences. They are sounding out their own words.  We will be writing a story this month.

* Simple stories will have a character, setting, problem and solution.

Science - Our current unit is on SENSES.  We will be learning about the 5 senses and testing our senses our with some experiments.  The unit will take us till the end of February/early March.

There will be one quiz and a unit end check up. (details in the email sent January 6, 2017)

Social Studies - We Belong We having been learning about ways to make decision including turn taking, voting, picking a number, picking a straw and how sometimes we don't get our choice (majority rules).

We will be starting to looking a maps. We will learn how to read maps and will create simple maps.

Math - Operations  We are working on  our 3rd unit.  We will be learning how to complete simple addition and will be starting to learn subtraction later this month. We are also creating and solving story problems.

Please continue to review the numbers 1-25.  Students will become familiar with the terms- more, less, more than, less than, addition, subtraction, how many, how many more, how many now, how many are left.

Students should be able to not only count forwards and backwards from any spot between 1-25. Students should be able to recognize the number in isolation. (15... will say 15.. (not need to count up to 'remember' the number).

Next unit will be Measurement

Try to read nightly for 10mins.

Goal at least 30mins/week.

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* We have Gym and Music on Monday and Thursday mornings right after recess.

Computers is Wednesday afternoon.

Library is on Tuesday mornings.

Try to read nightly for 10mins.

Goal at least 30mins/week.

## Important Dates

Upcoming FRIDAY SCHEDULE
We have school.
Friday January 6
Friday January 13
Friday January 20
NO SCHOOL
Friday January 27

Success Assembly
Tuesday January 31st  1:05pm in the gym all are welcome to attend.

## Primer Word List Nov 14-Feb 9

Jan 3-6  eat  did  ran  four  now  will

Dec 12-15 no new words

Dec 5-9 new  good  out  do  no  with

Nov 28-Dec 1 but  have  who  at  our  like

Nov 21-24 am  came  on  black  must  white

Nov 14-18  all  ate  get  brown  what

November report card expectation
Read Pre Primer word list with 95% + accuracy and  95% on Sound Symbol (letter/sound)

Pre Primer Words  (Sept 12th- Nov 4th)
November 7-10 - no new words
Oct 31-Nov 4- run  not  where  see  we
Oct 24-27 my  me  make   jump   said
Oct 17-20 for  little  look  help  find
Oct 11-14- funny here  come  down  you
Oct 3-6- three, away, big, can, is
Sept 26-29 -in  two  play  yellow  up
Sept 19-23- blue, go, one, red, it
Sept 12-15 - I, and, a, the, to

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