Welcome to Mrs. Atkinson's Class
Reading: Please make sure that your child reads each night. In order for your child to make the grow they need to go to second grade they have to move up each nine weeks by reaching a certain level. The only way we are going to achieve this goal is to let them read to you each night. I send home a book each week that is on your child's level. They need to read that book to you each night and answer the questions that I send home with the book.This will help with their fluency and comprehension. Both of these areas must be mastered in order for your chlid to move up to the levels needed to go to second grade. The question sheets are due on Friday. I am also sending home sight word list B. your child needs to have mastered this list by the end of the second nine weeks. Some have not mastered list A which means that they are already behind. If we work together as a team all things are possible. Our story for this week is : Fluff and Feathers, Spikes and Skin by Nancy Fenton. Our robust vocabulary words for this week are as follows: sweaty, herd, fluffy, and groom.
In Math: This week we are learning to subtract by using the tens-frame for numbers 11 to 20. We will also continue to work on addition and subtraction word problems. In this unit we will also work on counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Please help you child identify odd and even numbers. I am sending home a study guide with math termonology that your child needs to master at this time. They will be tested on this material each week. Please help them to master this material. Also we will continue to work on number words.
In Writing: we will continue to practice writing complete sentneces using the correct capitalization and puncuation. They will be able to determine if a sentence is a statement or question. We will also continue working on the telling part or whats known as the subject of a sentence.
In Science: we will explore the different skin covering that animals have and their habitats.