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Monte Vista Elementary

1 st grade – Ms. Pryor

LITERACY focus standard MATH focus standard

CCSS: RI 1.2 Students will identify the CCSS: Geometry
main topic and retell key details of a text. 1.G.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles,
Students identify the author’s most important squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and
point in an informational text. They will also choose quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes,
key details that support their choice. right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right
This week’s focus text: circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and
Fly Guy Presents Insects compose new shapes from the composite shape.
by Tedd Arnold

Phonics Skills (review Unit 5)

Important Information:
 Homework this week: Nightly reading and 1.G.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two and
recording it in reading log – that’s all! four equal shares, describe the shares using the
 Please keep up with good attendance. There words halves, fourths and quarters, and use the
are still end-of-year assessments and make-up phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the
grades. Remember to send in notes with whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for
excuses for absences or tardies. these examples that decomposing into more equal
 We had a great turn-out for Dia de las Madres! shares creates smaller shares.
Fractions (equal shares/parts of a whole)
I hope all of the moms felt appreciated and

Science – we are studying live insects

(ladybugs and caterpillars) and the stages of
their life cycles. Habit of the Week:

Habit 7:
Sharpen the Saw
Balance is Best!

Listen Before You Talk

Heartfelt Thanks!
Thank you for the wonderful
and thoughtful gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week.
It is my pleasure and delight to work with your children!