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# First Grade News

Curriculum Highlights

## February 24, 2014

Writing - Non-Fiction Fact and explanation sentences. Word choice. Sentence fluency. Math Addition and subtraction facts Science unit Adaptations, animal behaviours Word study Days of the week Reading Strong readers monitor comprehension and use fix-up strategies

Reminders

Friday February 28, 8:30am Grade one show! Be early and be prepared for parking congestion! Show starts 8:30am sharp!
Parent/teacher conferences Thurs & Fri 13th & 14th of March If you havent yet done so please send in some pictures, graphs, charts, diagrams, maps etc for your child to use to illustrate their non-fiction book
Word Study

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What a wonderful time of year! Students have become independent and can virtually run the classroom by themselves. Thanks for all of your support over the year. Our joint efforts are really paying off. The students are surprising me everyday with their mature comments, kindness for each other (well most of the time :-) and how quickly they are picking up new concepts especially compared to the beginning of the year. Take a moment with your child to have a little celebration of what they have learned this year. You and he/she certainly deserve it. Looking forward to seeing you at the show on Friday! In partnership, Ms. Tindall
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Thursday Reading Word Study: What other words can you think of that contain day? (EG daylight) Math: Practice counting by 25s. You can use your number chart to help you. What is half of 50? What is double 25? What is ! of 100? What is " of 100? What is double 50? How many quarters make \$1.00? What is half of \$1.00? What is ! of \$1.00? Do you see any patterns? Get a good night sleep and eat a big breakfast Friday morning ready for our show! Friday Reading Poem Collection: Please return it to school on Monday.

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## Bar Graph of Pets

This is a graph of pets that belong to the students of Miss Smiths class. Use the information from the graph to answer the questions.

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## Baseball Bar Graph

The school baseball team keeps track of how many runs each player gets. Use the graph below to answer the questions.

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Players Name (x-axis) 1. How many runs did Sarah have? 2. How many runs did the player with the most runs have? 3. How many more runs did Doug have than Sarah? 4. How many fewer runs did Mark have than Tracy? 5. How many runs did Mark and Patty have? 6. Who has more runs: Mark and Doug or Tracy and Patty? 7. Which two players runs added together are less than Tracys? 8. Jose scores five more runs than Tracy. How many runs did he score? 9. List the players in order, from fewest runs to most runs. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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## Cookie Sales Pictograph

Four Girl Scouts sold cookies for one month. The list below shows how many boxes were sold by each Girl Scout. Isabella - 40 boxes Emma - 15 boxes Sam - 35 boxes Grace - 50 boxes

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Use the information from the list to complete the pictograph below and answer the questions. Name Isabella Emma Sam Grace KEY Each = 5 boxes Cookie Sales

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4. Half of the cookies sold by Grace were Thin Mints. How many boxes of Thin Mints did Grace sell?

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## Height Record Line Graph

Caitlins family has kept track of her height. Below is a line graph showing how her height has changed as she aged. Use the graph to answer the questions. 60

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2. How much had Caitlin grown from the time she was born to 6 years old?

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4. How tall might Caitlin be when she is 10 years old? a. 85 inches c. 50 inches b. 55 inches d. 65 inches

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5. About how tall might Caitlin have been when she was 5 years old? a. 40 inches c. 45 inches b. 43 inches d. 49 inches

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## Favorite Ice Cream Pictograph

Mrs. French and Mr. Miskey are planning a party for their classes. The students are asked to vote for their favorite ice cream flavor. The list below are the results. Chocolate - 8 Vanilla - 7 Chocolate Chip - 13 Cookie Dough - 8 Strawberry- 5

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Use the information from the list to complete the pictograph below and answer the questions. Flavor Chocolate Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Strawberry KEY = 2 votes Number of Votes

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## Summer Camp Activites

A group of kids spent a week at Big Tree Summer Camp. At the end of the week, the councelers asked campers what their favorite part of camp was. The pie graph shows their responses.

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2. What fraction of the campers chose canoeing as their favorite activity? 3. What fraction of the campers chose horseback riding as their favorite activity? 4. Did more campers choose camp fires or crafts as their favorite activity? 5. Was camp fire or canoeing more popular with the campers?

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## Popcorn Sales Pictograph

Four Boy Scouts sold popcorn for one month. The list below shows how much money was collected by each Boy Scout. John - \$75 Carter - \$60 Logan - \$30 Andrew - \$45

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Use the information from the list to complete the pictograph below and answer the questions. Name John Carter Logan Andrew KEY Each Money Collected

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