LHE First Grade Fun

Archive for January, 2017

Jan. 23-27

Welcome Back! We will be embarking on our first full week in awhile! It looks like the weather will cooperate! So, here is what we have planned:

Reading: Students will learn that active readers visualize text using their schema and clues to help them more deeply interpret and recount what they've read. Students will practice visualizing in poems and during read alouds.

What can parents do at home?
 While your child is reading, ask him/her what they see in their mind as they read.
 Stop frequently while reading aloud to talk about the pictures in your mind. This will help your child see that you visualize what you read as well. Ask your child to draw a picture or a sketch of what he/she sees when he/she is reading.
 Whenever something concrete and easy to picture is mentioned in the text, ask your child questions about it. “What color is the fish in the story? When you picture it, what color is it? What is the fish doing in your mind as you read?” Asking these specific questions will help your child visualize what he/she is reading and will help him/her do so when reading more complicated texts.

Writing: Students will be able to generate topics they can teach others about in their writing. Students will understand what it means to write an expository piece of writing.

What can parents do at home?
 Send in a list of all the things your child knows a lot about: clubs, sports, games, etc…

Tell your child what you could teach them about.

After reading a nonfiction book ask your child what the author was teaching the reader about.

Math: Students will be solving word problems using CUB (C=circle the numbers, U=underline the questions, and B=box the key words) to organize their thinking and PLAN (P=Draw a picture, Label your answer, A=Write your answer, and N=Write your number sentence/equation) to show their thinking.

What can parents do at home?
 Work on comparing numbers. How many more cookies do I have on my plate than you? How do you know?

 Ask your child to explain CUB and PLAN.

 Practice fluency using flashcards.

Science: Students will be able to understand the function of a seed.

What can parents do at home?

Encourage asking questions! Our science is inquiry-research based and problem solving oriented
Visit a home improvement store and walk through the garden section.

Read about plants.

Get a variety of seeds. Have your child tape them on a piece of paper. Have your child draw what they predict the parent plant will look like based on the seed.

Plant a seed.


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