1A Ms. Dunn

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First Grade At a Glance


The children are learning about contractions with n't, understanding and decoding words with the noun suffix -er, identifying base words in words with endings, and identifying compound words in Unit 10 of the Superkids Program.  The children are also reading fable stories and identifying the lessons taught by the stories.  They are also reading a story called "Buster" about a pigeon who lives in Frits' attic and lays eggs.          

The children finished Chapter 7 on Comparing Numbers.  They learned how to compare numbers with the greater than, less than, and is equal to symbols and identify numbers that are 10 more and 10 less than a given number.  There will be a TEST on Chapter 7 on Thursday, March 1st.
Please have your child use their flash cards at home to practice basic addition and subtraction facts to 10.  Also use the IXL Program at home with your child.
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The children learned about ways the Church serves today in Chapter 12.  They learned about the Apostles, Bishops, and the Pope.  They learned that Peter was chosen to be the leader of the Apostles and that his name means "rock".  The children also discovered that serving means helping and caring about others.  They brainstormed ways they can serve others at home and at school.  There will be a TEST on Chapter 12 on Tuesday, February 27th.  
We are also learning about the season of Lent.

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We are finishing our Unit on the Solar System.  The children learned about the sun, moon, Earth and all the planets in our Solar System.  They did research for a report on their assigned planet.  They also created three dimensional models of their planet.

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Social Studies:

The children are learning about maps, cardinal and intermediate directions, continents and oceans.  They also learned about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in honor of Presidents Day.       

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Other Events/Activities

The children wrote an acrostic poem about a snowman, steps on how to build a snowman, and activities they like to do during the winter.                                        
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