Today we had a discussion about comparing quantities. We learned the vocabulary words greater than, less than, and equal to. We were also introduced to the standard notation! We learned the symbols <,>,=! These symbols can be used as one way to record comparisons of two numbers! We went back to our Compare game homework and wrote in if our cards were greater than (>), less than (<), or equal to (=) our partners! We also watched a video clip that explained these new math terms! Click down below to view!
This week your child has been working on stretching words to spell them. In our writing sessions together, they have been learning that writers spell by stretching out each word, listening for all the sounds and recording what they hear. We have another new anchor chart to help us! We also have been zooming in and focusing on Small Moments, little tiny "seed" moments and not a BIG watermelon moment. Tomorrow we will be engaging in an writing partnership. Our learning target will focus on how writers talk to other writers about their writing, story-telling their ideas out loud! Check back to hear what we have to say about it!
Today your child has brought home their first math homework assignment called Compare. It is a math game they have been playing during math workstations. Encourage your child to explain how to play the game. I made primary number cards to go along with this game, but please save these primary number cards in a special spot (reading homework folder or blue communication folder). Your child will be using them for other homework assignments and review work. Have fun playing Compare at Home! Post a comment down below about how it went!!!
This week we have been working hard in the area of phonemic awareness! Your child in their reading groups has been engaged in a multi-sensory approach targeting either vowel sounds, blends, and tackling multi-syllabic words. They have been using a reading recipe known as the "three-part drill". Here they take part in a visual review of what is being taught, to an auditory/kinesthetic approach, to a blending practice. Take a look at them in action!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.