Mrs. McClurg’s First Grade
October 18-22, 2021
Concepts Covered This Week:
- We listened to the Gospel story where Jesus calls us to serve others.
- We learned that all things created by God show his love for us.
- We made a list of people who care for us.
- We practiced saying prayers of thanks.
- We practiced ways to read nonfiction science articles for information.
- We read, then illustrated a poem about the wind.
- We practiced reading stories with high frequency sight words.
- We used these words to write sentences about animals that would fit in our laps and descriptions of our families.
- We listened to a story about Clifford’s busy week, then wrote a journal entry about our busy weeks.
- We practiced the correct formation of all letters. We also practiced writing rhyming words and words with the same ending sounds.
- We listened to many stories about autumn days and pumpkins.
- We continued to use the math vocabulary words; whole, part, sum, addend, plus and equals.
- We used number bonds to help us solve addition problems.
- We practiced using different combinations of numbers to come up with the same sum.
- We continue to work with the communitive property of addition by adding parts (addends) in any order to come up with the same whole(sum).
- We played games with number cards to practice our addition strategies.
- We counted to 36, representing the number of days in school by using dimes and pennies.
- We began to test our barriers to see if they would keep Goldilocks out of Baby Bear’s yard. So far, all barriers tested have met the three criteria.
- We continued to practice active listening using the steps from the Second Step program.
- We learned that our bodies are special and precious. Sometimes our bodies may have real or imagined boundaries that help to keep us safe.
- We discussed some ways to use an assertive voice to tell a person when they have made us feel scared or unsafe.
Specialist Classes- Physical Education/Art/Music/Spanish/Library:
- In art we used paper and streamers to create spiders. This activity required active listening and focus. We also added black silhouettes to our spooky background.
- In music we continued to explore tone color (timbre) with the book, My Many-Colored Days. We presented our musical interpretation of the book to our teacher.
- In physical education we learned how to toss and catch a ball and how to keep our bodies and equipment in control. We have had a great week of active listening and waiting for the music as a cue to begin.
- In Spanish we practiced reciting The Lord’s Prayer in Spanish. We learned words to describe seasons and weather.
- At the library, we listened to a Halloween story and checked out 2 books of personal interest.