STUDENT OF THE WEEK ~ Agastya
HOMEWORK ~ Enjoy a good book each night and discuss the main idea with a family member. Share some details from the story as well! Spend some time on Reflex Math and RazKids.
LANGUAGE ARTS ~ Our reading skill is cause & effect. A cause is something that makes another thing happen. An effect is what happens as a result of the cause. The weatherman predicted rain so I took my umbrella with me. (weather prediction – cause & taking umbrella – effect). Students will be presented with various situations and will have to determine the cause and the effect. In addition, the children will be reading passages independently and answering comprehension questions about each. The children will be writing on topics of their choice focusing on using correct capitalization and end marks in their good first grade sentences.
SOCIAL STUDIES ~ GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER ~ He was an African American who studied science and plants. He became a teacher. He developed hundreds of uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans.
SCIENCE ~ PLANTS ~ The students will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include: (a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to grow; (b) basic parts of plants (roots, stem, leaves, flower, seed); and (c) plants can be classified based on a variety of characteristics.
MATH ~ WORD PROBLEMS & DOUBLE DIGIT ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION ~ Students will be acting out, writing, and solving word problems. The double digit addition and subtraction is without regrouping (34+22=56 & 78-47=31).
FITNESS FRIDAYS ~ Wear your work-out clothes.
Have a fun and restful Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to the men and women who have so bravely served our country.