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First Grade News

May 18, 2015

Curriculum Highlights
Math: Review
Writing: Writing with our five senses
Word Study: Homophones words that sound the same but are spelt
differently and have different meanings
Social Studies: I Was, I Am, I Will Be
Reading: Visualizing with our five senses

Word Study

blew

blue

red

read

meat

meet

hear

here

be

bee

News From Ms. Tindalls Class


I know as the end of the school year nears children (and parents and teachers!) start
getting excited about their upcoming vacations. At school however we continue to
teach right up to the very last day. We still have a significant amount of curriculum
to cover and we will be doing invaluable learning activities daily. I kindly ask that
you continue with your routines of homework, early nights to bed and your message
of the importance of school until the very last minute. The children will soon have
their two months of vacation. Until that time please help me to help the children
make the most of the educational opportunities presented to them at school. Thanks
for your support.
In partnership,
Ms. Tindall

Monday
Reading: Read a few sentences then stop. Retell in your own words/ dramatize/ act out what is happening. Use
your five senses to describe what you are experiencing as you read.
Math: Where would the hands on the clock go to show these times?
8:00, 9:15, 7:30, 4:45, 1:55, a quarter to five, a quarter after 8, half past seven, a quarter to 12, 3 oclock, a
quarter past seven, a quarter to eleven, half past four
Word Study: Read each word aloud. What does each word mean? Say each word in a sentence.
Social Studies: Talk with your parents about how the major events in your life have helped form the person you
are today. Choose one event each day and talk in depth about how that event has affected you. EG. Because I
was born in a small country town in Australia I speak English, have an Australian passport and learned how to
drive at a very young age.
Tuesday
Reading: Read a few sentences then stop. Retell in your own words/ dramatize/ act out what is happening. Use
your five senses to describe what you are experiencing as you read.
Math: Practice giving change from $1.00. Make a list of items under $1.00. Label with prices. Practice
purchasing these items and giving change.
Word Study: Look for similarities and differences between the words. How can you remember which word is
which?
Social Studies: Talk with your parents about how the major events in your life have helped form the person you
are today. Choose one event each day and talk in depth about how that event has affected you. EG. Because I
moved to Venezuela when I was 24, I now speak Spanish and have a Venezuelan husband.
Wednesday
Reading: Read a few sentences then stop. Retell in your own words/ dramatize/ act out what is happening. Use
your five senses to describe what you are experiencing as you read.
Math: Note down what time you get up, have breakfast, go to school, get home from school, do homework, have
dinner, go to bed.
Word Study: Can you think of some other homophones?
Social Studies: EG. My dad accepted a promotion so we moved to Malaysia. Because of that I go to ISKL, I
have learned about many different cultures and have friends that are from around the world. My favourite food is
roti canai.
Thursday
Reading: Read a few sentences then stop. Retell in your own words/ dramatize/ act out what is happening. Use
your five senses to describe what you are experiencing as you read.
Math: You have $1.00. How much change would you get if you purchased an eraser worth $0.25? a pencil
$0.32? a candy $0.47, a toy car $0.78? a pen $0.94?
Social Studies: EG My sister was born. I had to share the attention of my parents. It was hard at first but it
taught me how to share and how to be responsible. I also got better at many things because my mum asked me to
teach lots of things to my sister.

Friday
Reading: Read a few sentences then stop. Retell in your own words/ dramatize/ act out what is happening. Use
your five senses to describe what you are experiencing as you read.
Poem Collection. You can keep it at home this time. I hope your child will have some joyful moments over
vacation reciting poems and singing some songs!