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STUDENTS + PARENTS + COMMUNITY
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Ms. Walker
Instructor: Cierra Walker   
Announcements
Our Current Learnings.....
In our classroom we are always working hard to learn essential first grade skills. Here are some of the skills and lessons we are currently working on:


Math- We are working on unit 11- three-dimensional shapes. Please complete Curious George Skills 46-47-48-49-50 if your child needs extra practice with this skill. We are learning to combine three-dimensional shapes and how to identify the shape based on the properties (curved, flat, number of sides and corners).

Reading-We are working on the skill author's purpose. Authors write for three main reasons- to persuade someone to do or buy something, to inform or teach the reader something, or to entertain the reader . We are reading the story Where Does Food Come From?. Ask your child why the author wrote the story and what clues helped them figure this out.

Spelling- We are working on long a (ai, ay) vowel sounds and contractions with will and would. Please use iRead at home for extra phonics help.

Writing- We are writing biography pieces. Students chose a famous person and are writing details to tell about that person's life.

Science- We are learning about the importance of water and where to find it.

Social Studies- We are comparing life in the past to life now in the present. Students are also creating timelines to see how they have changed over time.
Our Current Learnings.....
In our classroom we are always working hard to learn essential first grade skills. Here are some of the skills and lessons we are currently working on:


Math- We are working on unit 8- adding two digit numbers. Please complete Curious George Skills 35-36-37-38 if your child needs extra practice with this skill. Try using multiple strategies to find the answer. Students can add two digit numbers by lining the numbers up and adding, counting on using a hundred chart, or students can draw tens and ones to help them find the answers.

Reading-We are working on the skill drawing conclusions. Students are learning how to use clues from the text to determine what the author is trying to tell them. We are reading the story The Big Race. Ask your child who won the race and what clues the author gave to show this.

Spelling- We are working on long vowel sounds (CvCe- Consonant Vowel Constant Silent E). Remind your child that the magic e at the end of long vowel words tell the vowel to say its name. The magic e is magical because it is silent. Please use iRead at home for extra phonics help.

Writing- We are writing opinion pieces. Students are currently writing to tell why they are a good leader.

Science- We are working on Earth's resources and where to find them.

Social Studies- For the month of March, we are focusing on Women's History month and our changing world-study of the past to the present.
We are currently working on...
In our classroom we are always working hard to learn essential first grade skills. Here are some of the skills and lessons we are currently working on:


Math- We are working on unit 7- comparing numbers. Please complete Curious George Skills 29-30-31 if your child needs extra practice with tens and ones. For extra support with comparing numbers, please complete Curious George Skills 32-33-34.

Reading-We are working on the skill sequence of events. Students are learning how to properly sequence events in a story using transitional words such as first, next, then, finally, and last. We are reading the story How Leopard Got His Spots. Ask your child which animals in the story received spots and how they received their spots.

Spelling- We are working on digraph -ch and the trigraph -tch sounds. Remind your child that these letters work together to make 1 sound. -Ch usually comes at the beginning of words and -tch is found at the end of words. Please use iRead at home for extra phonics help.

Writing- We are writing opinion pieces. Students are currently writing about their favorite book and providing evidence to show why it is their favorite book.

Science- We are working on animal groups and how to classify animals.

Social Studies- For the month of February, we are studying famous and important African Americans.
We are currently working on....
In our classroom we are always working hard to learn essential first grade skills. Here are some of the skills and lessons we are currently working on:


Math- We are working on subtraction strategies. Please complete Curious George Skills 19-20-21 for extra guided practice.

Reading-We are working on understanding characters. This is when we look at facial expressions, actions, and words to show how a character feels. We are reading the story Jack and the Wolf. Ask your child what lesson the story teaches them.

Spelling- We are working on short a, digraph -ck, and final double consonant sounds. Remind your child that these letters work together to make 1 sound.

Writing- We are writing informational texts. Students are currently writing about their favorite season.

Science- We are working on inquiry skills and the scientific process.

Social Studies- We are learning about landforms and different types of living communities (urban, rural, and suburban).

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Our Specials Schedule
  • Everyday students participate in a different special. Listed below is a copy of our classroom special schedule:
    • Monday: Spanish
    • Tuesday: Art
    • Wednesday: Physical Education (Students must wear sneakers and blue/white sweats)
    • Thursday: Technology
    • Friday: Music
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Welcome to First Grade!
Welcome to first grade with Ms. Walker and Ms. Sullivan. This year will be filled with exciting and memorable learning experiences. We look forward to meeting everyone on the first day of school.

-Ms. Walker and Ms. Sullivan
Discussion Topics
Blog Entry Water Resources Posted: Thursday, April 27 at 2:17 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Earth's Resources Posted: Wednesday, March 1 at 3:31 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Animal Groups Posted: Thursday, February 2 at 1:32 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Living Communities Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:04 PM Discuss
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Monday      Spanish
Tuesday       Art
Wednesday  Gym (Physical Education)
Thursday     Technology
Friday         Music
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