Mrs. McClurg’s First Grade
September 20-24, 2021
Concepts Covered This Week:
- We listened to the Gospel story where we learn to follow Jesus.
- We learned that Catholics gather in church to celebrate Mass.
- We practiced the greeting responses said during Mass.
- We took a tour of the church and found many things that show it is a Catholic Church.
- We identified parts of a nonfiction book.
- We read then illustrated a poem to help us remember the days of the week.
- We wrote and illustrated words in the -it and –ig word families.
- We listened to shared stories from a book about families. We then wrote about things that we had in common with the children in the stories.
- We practiced the correct formation of the letters a,b,c,e,f,h,I,k,l,m,n,o,p,r,s and t and reviewed the sounds that these letters make.
- We wrote a journal entry about ways we are special.
- We reviewed numbers 0 to 12 and practiced using ordinal names.
- We identified and practiced using the math vocabulary words; before, after, between, fewer, more.
- We used graphs to answer questions about numbers 0 to 12.
- We counted to 17 with coins by using one dime and seven pennies.
- We completed the unit on number sense to 12.
- We discussed class rules and why they are important.
- We drew pictures of some of the people that help keep us safe at school.
- We practiced ways to focus attention and follow directions so we can be successful learners.
- We learned a song that tells us ways to use our eyes, ears and brains to focus.
Specialist Classes- Physical Education/Art/Music/Spanish/Library:
- In art we listened to the story, Apples and Pumpkins, then painted fall landscapes with watercolors. We also drew squirrels for the first day of autumn.
- In music we learned a new greeting song and played a steady beat with rhythm sticks to the poem Chop Chop Chippity Chop.
- In physical education we played our hungry caterpillar game while working on the skill of cooperation. We listened to the book, I Really Want To Win; it talks about the importance of being a good sport when you are not the winner and that it is important to always try your best.
- In Spanish we learned how to greet our teacher and our classmates. We learned to follow some simple directions and drew pictures of things we like to do.
- At the library, we listened to a story and checked out 2 books of personal interest.