Monday, March 22, 2021

        First Grade News

Week of March 22

"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books. 

Thank you for washing the masks daily. Please help all of us remain as healthy as possible.. School policy states a child needs to remain at home until symptom free (fever, vomitting, diarrhea with no medications) for 24 hours. THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THE COVID FORMS EACH MORNING.

I realize everyone's schedules are hectic. It is very important to continue reading with your child each and every night for at least 15 minutes. While reading to your child is beneficial, your child needs to be reading to you. You can read a paragraph then your child read the next sentence. The more a child reads the more practice they receive and the better the reader he/she will become. 

Spirit Week, March 22 - 26
Join in the spirit and let's have some fun.
Monday: Hat Day 
Tuesday: Favorite Team or Stuffed Animal Day
Wednesday: Wacky Tacky Day
Thursday: PJ Day 
Friday: School Colors (read, white, and blue) 

Reading/Language Arts:
Unit: North, South, East, West
Story: "Me on the Map", "The Way to Captain Yankee's  
Phonics:  Long o spelled oa_ and _ow, Long u spelled _ew and _ue
Review previously learned consonant and short vowel sounds
Phonemic Awareness: Replacing initial consonant sounds, final sounds - blending the sounds to make and write words
Comprehension Strategies: Predicting, Visualizing, and Clarifying
Comprehension Skills: Compare and Constrast

Spelling:
 Lesson 21 Long e spelled _ee and _ea 

Grammar:
Journal Writing
Writing statements, questions, exclamatory, imperative sentences
Names of cities, states, and countries
Combining sentences

Math:
Chapter 8: Measurement and Time
Please help your child drill the basic addition and subtraction facts 0-20 for quick recall. Quick recal of the basic facts help to understand regrouping

Social Studies/Science:
Maps
Spring



My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Monday, March 15, 2021

       First Grade News

Week of March 15

"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books. 

Thank you for washing the masks daily. Please help all of us remain as healthy as possible.. School policy states a child needs to remain at home until symptom free (fever, vomitting, diarrhea with no medications) for 24 hours. THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THE COVID FORMS EACH MORNING.

I realize everyone's schedules are hectic. It is very important to continue reading with your child each and every night for at least 15 minutes. While reading to your child is beneficial, your child needs to be reading to you. You can read a paragraph then your child read the next sentence. The more a child reads the more practice they receive and the better the reader he/she will become.  

Reading/Language Arts:
Unit: North, South, East, West
Story: "Me on the Map", "The Way to Captain Yankee's  
Phonics:  Long o spelled oa_ and _ow, Long u spelled _ew and _ue
Review previously learned consonant and short vowel sounds
Phonemic Awareness: Replacing initial consonant sounds, final sounds - blending the sounds to make and write words
Comprehension Strategies: Predicting, Visualizing, and Clarifying
Comprehension Skills: Compare and Constrast

Spelling:
 Lesson 20 _ight and _ie words

Grammar:
Journal Writing
Writing statements, questions, exclamatory, imperative sentences
Names of cities, states, and countries

Math:
Chapter 8: Measurement and Time
Please help your child drill the basic addition and subtraction facts 0-20 for quick recall. Quick recal of the basic facts help to understand regrouping

Social Studies/Science:
Saint Patrick's Day
Spring



My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Monday, March 1, 2021

       First Grade News

Week of March 1

"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books. 

I hope all enjoy the Winter Break. Classes will resume Monday, March 8. We have worked hard and are ready for a change of pace. Please try to find time to read each day.
Stay safe and healthy.

My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Monday, February 15, 2021

      First Grade News

Week of February 15

"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books. 

Thank you for washing the masks daily. Please help all of us remain as healthy as possible.. School policy states a child needs to remain at home until symptom free (fever, vomitting, diarrhea with no medications) for 24 hours. THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THE COVID FORMS EACH MORNING.

I realize everyone's schedules are hectic. It is very important to continue reading with your child each and every night for at least 15 minutes. While reading to your child is beneficial, your child needs to be reading to you. You can read a paragraph then your child read the next sentence. The more a child reads the more practice they receive and the better the reader he/she will become.  

Reading/Language Arts:
Unit 5: Weather
Story: "Weather on the Same Day" and "Clouds, Rain, Snow, and Ice" 
Phonics:  Long e spelled _y  and /s/ spelled  _cy and _ce
Review previously learned consonant and short vowel sounds
Phonemic Awareness: Replacing initial consonant sounds, final sounds - blending the sounds to make and write words
Comprehension Strategies: clarifying an making connections
Skills: Main idea and details

Spelling: NO lesson this week

Grammar:
Journal Writing
Writing statements, questions, exclamatory, imperative sentences
Capitalization of days of the week and months of the year
Puncuation: comma between the date and the year
Spacing letters in words and and words in sentences

Math:
Chapter 6: Regrouping Tens and Ones
Please help your child drill the basic addition and subtraction facts 0-20 for quick recall. Quick recal of the basic facts help to understand regrouping

Social Studies/Science:
Weather
Famous Americans




My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Monday, February 8, 2021

     First Grade News

Week of February 7

"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books. 

Thank you for washing the masks daily. Please help all of us remain as healthy as possible. School policy states a child needs to remain at home until symptom free (fever, vomitting, diarrhea with no medications) for 24 hours. THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THE COVID FORMS EACH MORNING.

Friday, Febraury 12: Valentine's Day Fun We will exchange Valentines Friday.We will have ice cream sundaes as a  special snack. If you would like to send something, please let me know. The children have a class list in their homework folders.

Reading/Language Arts:
Unit 5: Weather
Phonics:  Long e spelled e, e_e, ee
Review previously learned consonant and short vowel sounds
Phonemic Awareness: Replacing initial consonant sounds, final sounds - blending the sounds to make and write words
Comprehension Strategies: clarifying an making connections
Skills: Main idea and details

Grammar:
Journal Writing
Writing statements, questions, exclamatory, imperative sentences
Capitalization of proper nouns and the pronoun I
Spacing letters in words and and words in sentences

Math:
Chapter 6: Regrouping Tens and Ones
Please help your child drill the basic addition and subtraction facts 0-20 for quick recall.

Social Studies/Science:
Weather
Famous Americans
Valentine's Day



My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Monday, January 25, 2021

    First Grade News

Week of January 25

"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books. 

Thank you for washing the masks daily. Please help all of us remain as healthy as possible. School policy states a child needs to remain at home until symptom free (fever, vomitting, diarrhea with no medications) for 24 hours. THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THE COVID FORMS EACH MORNING.

Reading/Language Arts:
Unit 4: Our Neighborhood
story: "Firefighters"
Phonics:   _ge and  _gi spelled /j/ long o spelled o and o_e, long u spelled u and u_e
Review previously learned consonant and short vowel sounds
Phonemic Awareness: Replacing initial consonant sounds, final sounds - blending the sounds to make and write words
Comprehension Strategies: clarifying an making connections
Skills: Main idea and details

Grammar:
Journal Writing
Writing statements, questions, exclamatory, imperative sentences
Spacing letters in words and and words in sentences
Adjectives that compare


Math:
Chapter 5: Place Value
Please help your child drill the basic addition and subtraction facts 0-20 for quick recall.

Social Studies/Science:
Matter
Wishing very hard for some SNOW!



My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

   First Grade News

Week of December 21

"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books. 

Merry Christmas and a safe holiday to everyone!

Christmas Break will begin at NOON Tuesday, December 22.
Classes resume Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Please find time to read some each day. As I have said so many times the best way to become a better reader is to read,  read, and. read some more.


My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.