1A Ms. Dunn

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First Grade at a Glance

In ELA the children will be completing Level 4 in the Superkids Program. They are learning how to decode words with ar, or, and ear Trickers, ou and ow, oo, and soft c and soft g.  They are also learning about cause and effect, idioms, and sequencing story events.  The children will be reading various stories in the last few units of the program about the adventures of the Superkids .  

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In Math the children are working on Chapter 12 on Two-Dimensional Geometry.  They learned about 2D shapes and their attributes. They can identify a trapezoid, hexagon, and rhombus.  The children have been working with pattern blocks to make and combine 2D shapes.  They can also find shapes in shapes and take apart 2D shapes.  The children will be learning about fractions next (halves and fourths).  Please have your child use their flash cards at home to practice basic addition and subtraction facts to 20.  Please also have your child use the IXL Math at home to reinforce their math skills. 
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In Religion the children are learning more about the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Eucharist.  They will also be learning about Family Life.

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In Science the children planted bean seeds of their own. They are observing them each day and identifying the parts of their plants.  The children are also learning about the different groups of animals (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and birds) and how animals grow and adapt to their environments.  They children have also been learning about the life cycle of different animals.

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In Social Studies the children are learning about maps and geography.  They learned how to use a map key and symbols to locate places on a map.  They can identify the four cardinal directions, the seven continents and five oceans.        

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The children are busy working on their Father's Day project as Father's Day quickly approaches this weekend.  Happy Father's Day to all the dads.

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