Mrs. McClurg’s First Grade
October 4-8, 2021
Concepts Covered This Week:
- We listened to the Gospel story where we learned Jesus loved children and families.
- We learned about some of the important events in the life of Saint Francis
- We drew pictures of our parish churches and identified our pastors.
- We practiced saying a blessing prayer where we asked for God’s loving care.
- We identified some of the parts of a nonfiction book.
- We read, then illustrated a poem about counting.
- We practiced saying, then writing rhyming word phrases.
- We wrote and illustrated words in the -ot and –op word families. We also wrote and illustrated words in the –ut and-ub word families.
- We listened to the story, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, from the boy’s perspective. We wrote about ways we would help this kind boy clean up the mess.
- Practiced the correct formation of all letters of the alphabet and the sounds that these letters make.
- We used number bonds to show the parts and whole for a given number.
- We continued to use cubes, pictures, number bonds and numbers to show different ways to make a given number (5 is 2 and 3, 1and 4, 0 and 5).
- We practiced breaking a whole number into three parts.
- We started to fill in a calendar and weather graph for the month of October.
- We counted to 27 with coins by using two dimes and pennies.
- We completed a chapter test on number bonds.
- We learned that assertive communication is the best way to ask for help. We practiced using assertive posture and tone of voice to express our needs.
- We continued to use active listening to help us follow directions.
- We learned how some community workers, like firefighters, keep us safe.
- We learned to use nouns while labeling the parts of a firefighter’s uniform. We also practiced reading to understand.
Specialist Classes- Physical Education/Art/Music/Spanish/Library:
- In art we used paint and special applicators to create spider webs. We also used warm colors to create the background for a fall picture.
- In music we explored tone color (timbre) with the book, My Many Colored Days. We learned to convey mood using musical instruments.
- In physical education we continued to work on locomotor skills by practicing a variety of movements, pathways, and levels with juggling scarves.
- In Spanish we practiced greetings, counting and directional words. We began to review color words by listening to the story, Brown Bear in Spanish.
- At the library, we listened to a story and checked out 2 books of personal interest.