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Monte Vista Elementary

1 st grade – Ms. Pryor

LITERACY focus standard MATH focus standard

CCSS: RI 1.5 Students will know and use CCSS: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
various text features (e.g. headings, tables 1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for
of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as
counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14);
icons) to locate key facts or information in decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1
a text. = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and
First, we will read a non-fiction (informational text). subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4);
Next, we will identify the text features. and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6
Last, we will discuss how the text features help us + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
as readers. We are building fluency and
“mental math” strategies by
We are continuing to study bats. recognizing patterns in known
This week’s focus text is: facts such as +/- 0, +/- 1, making
Bats by Elizabeth Carney 10s, and doubles facts.

Phonics Focus: Habit 3:

long e (spelled ee and e) Put First
feet, greet, sweet be, me, we, she
Things First
Work First, Then Play
Important Information:
 No classes on Tuesday (11/06) for
Election Day. Your vote counts!
 This week is Book Fair in the library.
Practice Makes Progress:
 A fun family project went home today.
 MVES Thanksgiving lunch with families is
“How to Disguise a Turkey” is a First Grade
11/08, Thursday. This year you need to
tradition. Your student earns a presentation
buy tickets in advance. Tickets are $3. grade in Speaking and Listening when they
 Art to Remember online orders are due present their project to the class next week.
11/09. These make great gifts!  Remember yellow folders every day.
 Thanksgiving Holiday is 11/19 - 11/23.  Read for 15 minutes each night and fill-in star
 Please sign and return report card chart in yellow folder (with date written in a star).
envelopes.  Practice reading and writing phonics focus words
and high frequency words (listed on green paper).
Words to Practice:

other also some

family their new