LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK
RELIGION – In Chapter 3, we discussed that angels are made in the image of God and that they are made to love him and other persons. They have minds and wills, but they do not have bodies. They praise God and act as God’s messengers and our guardians.
Virtue of the Month: Charity – loving God an your neighbor.
Saint of the Month: Saint Gertrude
MATH – We used connecting cubes to find number bonds to 10. We learned new math vocabulary words: part, whole, and number bond.
READING – In Unit 1, Lesson 2 we isolated sounds in words and generated words with initial and final d, n and h sounds. Our Read Aloud stories this week were A New Friend at School by Tanya Anderson and The Plant Monitor by Michele Boston. Reading skills that we worked on included: comprehension, sequence, setting, and predicting. We learned that one way authors help readers understand a story is by telling them what causes an event to happen. See if your child can tell you what happened to the plant in the story The Plant Monitor. We read decodable books 9-13 and they went home. I hope they continue to read them to you at home!
SPELLING – On Thursday we took our spelling test. They did a fantastic job! Please continue to practice our weekly spelling words on the SpellingCity website. It really makes a difference!
SCIENCE – We read and discussed the skills used for basic scientific inquiry. We learned about what scientists do and how they learn new things. We learned that the steps of the scientific method are:
1) Ask a question.
2) Learn as much as you can about it.
3) Come up with a hypothesis (a big word for 1st graders!)
3) Do experiments to test what you believe.
5) Write down what you found out.
6) Tell others what your learned.
We did our first science experiment too! We wanted to see what would happen if we mixed pop rocks inside soda. We poured a package of pop rocks into a balloon and then stretched it over a soda bottle. We emptied the pop rocks into the soda and waited patiently to see what would happen. The balloon on the soda bottle inflated! It was a fun and easy experiment. Just perfect for first graders!
OTHER NEWS and NOTES
SPELLING WORDS: For this week’s spelling words, please click on the “Helpful Links” section to get to SpellingCity.com. I hope your child is enjoying this site while learning their spelling words at the same time!
HOMEWORK: Please be sure to check that your child has put their name and number on their homework. Also, please review your child’s homework before it is turned it.
FIELD TRIP: Our 1st Grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Additional information regarding the field trip will be coming home this week!