Mrs. Giangreco's First Grade
First Grade News
March 2-March 6
Reading/Phonics: We will discuss the literary elements of a fantasy story. We did a 4 square talking about the elements of a story. (Characters, setting, problem, solution) We will review nouns and continue to work on pronouns this week. Our next story is another Arnold Lobel story. We will discuss how Frog and Toad show perseverance. We will work on drawing conclusions and possessive nouns.
Writing Workshop: We have been working on a story where we have showed perseverance. Look for these to come this week.
Religion: We will finish our chapter on the sacrament Baptism.
Math: We will begin our next chapter on Measurement and Time. We will work on using the correct vocabulary when comparing objects. (Longer, longest, shorter, shortest)
Important: Please work on spelling at home and read, read, read!!
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