Good Morning Grade One
I hope everyone has been enjoying the warmer days. Now that the ground is drier I was able to clean up some of the debris that collected over the winter. The sounds of the ducks and loons out on the river is delightful! I hope you enjoy your home learning experiences this week. Don’t forget to check your email for additional notes. Have a wonderful week.
Happy Birthday to Braydie on May 9th!!
Read at least 15 minutes every day.
Continue to choose both fiction and non-fiction books to read. Explore the many sites that have books that are easily accessible.
If you have a library card you can access books from the public library at the following link:
Alphabetical Order- Putting a group of words in ABC order. In the following game you can enter your own words and then rearrange them to put them in alphabetical order or you can use a provided word list that the program will select. (Try using your sight words)
If there is more than one word that begins with the same letter then you must look at the second letter in the words. You follow the same procedure if the first 3 letters are the same and so on.
Ex.1: boy, girl, and---- the correct ABC order is- and, boy, girl
Ex.2: play, spring, panda--- the correct order is – panda, play, spring
Panda and play begin with same letter, so we look at the second letter in each word. The letter ‘a’ comes before the letter ‘l’ and that is why ‘panda’ comes before ‘play’.
Continue to strive to be ‘Sight Word Stars!’ Review! Review! Don’t forget about your duo tang that has the sight word sheets in it.
Try using cereal, pasta or play doh, to practice printing your words. (Adult permission)
Let’s look at words that have ‘2 vowels together’ this week.
Rule: In a word where two vowels are together, the first vowel usually makes a long vowel sound, and the second makes a short vowel sound. I emailed some sentences that you can complete orally or on paper. Enjoy the song on the following link!
If you are looking for ideas to write about you could try a few of these:
A Sport, A Favorite Game, Birthday Fun, The Surprise or Writing a Letter to Mom for Mother's Day…
Tips: Don’t try to write your story in one sitting.
Day 1- Plan your story. Remember to think about who, what, when where, why
Day2- Do your introduction (How can I ‘hook’ my reader? You might start with a question.? Ex: Do you have a cat? I do
Day 3- Begin a detail. Elaborate.
I wouldn’t just write this for a detail- ‘Tigo has long grey hair.’ I would write, ‘Tigo has long grey hair that he manages to get all over me! Whenever he knows I’m leaving the house he will curl up against me and put hair all over my clothes!!’
Day 4- Add another detail and remember to elaborate.
Day 5- Add another detail…
Continue to do this until you feel you have included all the details that make your story a wow story!
Final Day- Closing! We need to ‘wrap up our story’ which means ‘we don’t jump away from the story.’ Sometimes we might close with a ‘feeling’ you have about your topic. A closing isn’t stating ’the end.’
If I was writing about Tigo I might end with the following:
My cat Tigo does some funny and annoying things, but he is great company and I love him!!
Tips: Reread your story each day to see if it sounds ‘fluent.’ Did you use some short and long sentences? Does everything make sense?
Do you have capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for names?
Do you have correct end punctuation?
Do you have finger spaces between words?
Did you check your spelling? Are the sight words spelled correctly?
Does your story have a ‘title?’
Continue to review any previous work.
Our new work this week will be learning how to use the mental math strategy of adding using doubles. This works really well when you know your doubles in a snap. I included some examples in your email and I have also added some links here. I hope you enjoy adding with ‘near doubles.’ I love using doubles!!!!
How to add using ‘near doubles:
Guess the Number- The following is a great game that everyone enjoyed playing at school this year.
I sent a 100 chart in your email which is helpful to use when playing this game.
Have fun learning to use ‘near doubles’ to add.
If you have any questions I am only an email away. I will respond back by email or phone! Have a fun work learning, playing and making new discoveries!