Mrs. Giangreco's First Grade
November 28-December 2
Important Dates: December 6: St. Nick’s parties you may wear red, white or green with jeans or khakis
December 8: No school
December 14: K-2 Christmas program 6:30
Reading/Phonics: In phonics, we will work with the digraphs sh, wh, and ph. We will blend and spell words with all of these sounds at the beginning and the end of the words. We will also introduce contractions. Have your child sing the song on Wednesday for you! In reading, we will read an informational text this week, Seasons. Our target skill this week is cause and effect. The cause is the why something happens and the effect is what happens. This can be a confusing concept for students. We will discuss how good readers use visualization throughout a story. Our essential question this week is: What changes does the different seasons cause?
Grammar/Writing: We will introduce subject/verb agreement this week. (The cat hops on the chair. The cats hop on the chair.) We will also be writing in our journals this week about our favorite season. We will work on writing about the main idea and adding details!
Religion: We will begin our Advent Adventure this week. We have made our wreath and added our first candle. We will also have an advent wreath on our classroom door for all the people and things we would like to remember. We will discuss how we will prepare for the coming of Jesus by cleaning our hearts.
Math: We will begin our next chapter on subtraction strategies. We will use doubles to help us subtract and work on word problems. We will also introduce making 10 to subtract. I will not expect mastery on this concept. I actually teach it as a 10’s game. Some student’s brains will totally get it the first time others will take practice. This is a strategy we just introduce in 1 st grade.
Science: We will be back in our daily science books this week. We will discuss different kinds of leaves and end our week with leaf rubbings.
Spelling: sh, wh, and ph words