Mrs. Giangreco's First Grade
First Grade News
Oct. 5-Oct. 9
Important: No School Friday, Oct. 9
Reading/Phonics: We will read a nonfiction story about Hermit Crabs this week. We discussed the vocabulary words hermit and odd. We will focus on drawing conclusions this week in our reading, as well as, the main idea. We will introduce the letter Rr and the short vowel Uu. We will wrap up our unit on Animals with our assessment on Thursday.
Writing Workshop: We will be working on a descriptive writing piece this week. The students will make their own mouse and then writing a story about it. We are working on using adjectives in our everyday writing.
Religion: We will do a project about the holy place we gather. They students will be making their own church and we have a poem to help us remember. We will finish our chapter 4 with a quiz on Thursday.
Math: We will continue working on subtraction. We will work on comparing groups and writing the subtraction number sentence. We will also begin finding all the ways we can subtract from 4, 5, 6, and 7. On Thursday, we will have a check my progress page and then we will work in partners!
Science: We will finish our unit on animal homes this week!
Spelling Test will be Thursday!
We are upgrading our report cards this year. We will change to a number scale for assessment purposes. I found this wonderful Marzano Scale that will help us as we transition to the new assessments. Please let me know if you have any questions but I will be sending more in-depth information home as we get closer to grade card and parent teacher conferences. Please keep in mind that our goal for almost all learning is a 3!
We want our children to move towards knowing the information and skills and be able to say "I GOT IT"! If your child is not understanding a skill, or they are on their way to "satisfactory", they will move from a 1 to a 2 and then hopefully on to a 3.
This is a very exciting change and I look forward to watching your children grow and change as we learn this year.
Marzano's scale taken from: Alma Almazan's web page