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First Grade Page

Week of May 15th – May 18th


(Magnificent, Outstanding, Nice, Special, Terrific, Energetic, Responsible Students)


Math on the job:  Math at the Train Station

                                Math on the Farm

                                Math at the Airport

                                Math at the Store

Time Review:  Me Counting Time

                          A Second is a Hiccup

Math Games – Smath – Making true math equations

                           Mathable – making simple math operations

                           Exact Change – Learning to count money game

                           Zingo – Time-telling game

Question of the Week – What great ideas make our lives easier?

Reading Street Story:  Simple Machines

Phonics:  Dipthongs:  oi, oy and Suffixes –er and -or

                 Decodable Readers:  Matt Helps Out and What Do You Want To Be?

Grammar:  Pronouns

Shared Readings:   Using Machines

                                   Orville and Wilbur Wright

                                   Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel


Fairy Tales –  We will be starting a fairy tale unit that should bring us through the end of the year.

Social Studies

Map Study – The students will understand maps, directions, and coordinates.


Scholastic News:  One Tough Bug – The students will learn about insect anatomy, as well as how one insect, the grasshopper, keeps itself safe.


Monday – Read Decodable Reader Story – Matt Helps Out

Tuesday – Read Decodable Reader Story – Who Do You Want to Be?

Mon. – Thurs. - Study Spelling, High Frequency Words, and Amazing Words for a test on Friday


NHES' Kindness in the Classroom K-6

When:  Tuesday, May 16, 8:30am – 9:00am


Spring Concert

When:  Thursday, May 25th, 6pm – 7pm


Have a wonderful weekend!