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First Grade News

November 18-20

Math Skills


We are learning:

  • Subtraction Facts
  • Estimating
  • Even numbers
  • Identifying and locating numbers to 100


We are continuing to practice:

  • Counting by 10’s to 100
  • Subtraction Facts:   Subtracting One
  • Subtraction Facts:  Subtracting a number from itself
  • Counting by 2’s



 Big Idea: How do you experience light and sound? There is one Big Idea question for every three weeks of instruction. Your child should think about the ways each reading selection can answer this question.

This week’s reading selection: Me and My Shadow

Summary: You can learn a lot about Earth and the Sun by looking at shadows.

Essential Questions: Where have you seen a shadow? When do you see your shadow?

Sight Words

see               did           got           red        will     well

the               it              big           help       girl     we

is                  in              to            then       her   

up                had          ask            six          with   walk

a                  him           as             get          an

there          said           of            that         they

I                   at              he            this         but

have           has            his            for          do

can             call            just          out          she

on               look           down      jump      yes

am              what          if             little      all

and             was            its           went       were

Please review these sight words with your child.



constant - adjective happening all the time

different- adjective not alike

instead- adverb in place of

light - noun the brightness that is produced by the Sun, by fire, or by a lamp

really- adjective for a fact; actually

shadow- noun an area of darkness that is created when a source of light is blocked

something- pronoun one thing or another

where -adverb in what place

Please review these words and their meanings with your child!