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First Grade Page

Week of March 20th– March 24th


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


Math Studies Weekly – Let’s Measure

Technology - IXL


Reading Street

Question of the Week –How can we share special days?

Reading Street Story:  The Lady in the Moon

Phonics:  Long i:  ie, igh

                 Kn = /n/  and wr = /r/

                 Decodable Readers:  Hide and Seek and Arts & Crafts Day

Grammar:  Adjectives for what kind

Shared Readings:   A Family Thanksgiving

                                   Wilfred Gordon McDonald Patridge

                                  The Little Fiesta

Reading:  Poetry Unit – We will be starting a poetry unit which will continue until the end of April.  The last Friday of April we will be holding a Writer’s Workshop for grades K- 4 in the cafeteria.  The students will spend the morning writing poems.

Week 1:  What is poetry?  What is a rhyme scheme?

                 Writing Couplets


Social Studies

Scholastic News:  Our First President – The students will find out what made him a good leader.

Character Education Weekly – George Washington – This article will tell the story of George Washington and describes patriotism, cooperation, community service, and hard work; protecting the environment, natural resources, and obeying laws and rules.


Science Spin – A Storm is Coming – The students will learn how observing animals behavior can help predict when it will rain.

Monday – Read Decodable Reader Story –  Hide and Seek

Tuesday – Read Decodable Reader Story – Arts and Crafts Day

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




Monday, March 20th- First Day of Spring!!

Tuesday, March 21st – Family Art Night (6:00 – 7:30)

No School – Friday, March 24th – Administrative Day