Ms. Minerva

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                   For the week of November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving Food Drive - First Grade is collecting STUFFING! Please send in as soon as possible. Thank you!

*Monday, November 12th - No School - Veterans' Day
*Wednesday, November 14th - Dress Down Day ($1 or more to support the Blue Ribbon Mom Program)

*Please be sure Doubles Facts and Friends of Ten Facts are being practiced EVERY NIGHT until they are memorized.  Having these facts memorized will make future math concepts a lot easier! Suggestions for practicing:
-Flash Cards
-IPad Apps
-Consistent Questioning (whenever you're driving in the car or waiting for an appointment, etc.)

Our Work for the Week:

SPELLING WORDS: from, have, do, does, now, our, am, ham, can, ran
*There will be a spelling test on FRIDAY this week.

This week we will read a realistic fiction story called "A Musical Day". We will discuss characters, setting, and sequence of events.

FUNDATIONS: This week we will work on Unit 4. We will learn about the "glued sounds" (-am and -an)
TRICK WORDS: from, have, do, does

: Statements and Questions

MATH: We will finish up with Chapter 3 (Addition Strategies) on Tuesday by adding 3 numbers (looking for 2 numbers that are friends of ten or doubles to add first). We will review on Wednesday and take a Chapter 3 Test on Thursday

Addition Strategies 

1. Commutative Property: Helps us to add because if we know 2+3=5, then we can solve 3+2.
2. Counting On: We begin with the higher addend and count up. (This strategy is usually used when one of our addends is 1, 2, or 3)
3. Doubles: 1+1, 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, etc
4. Doubles +1: We can use a doubles fact to help us solve a related fact. (4+5 -- break the 5 into 4 and 1 ---> 4+4+1 = 9) The fact 4+5 is close to the double fact of 4+4 and then I just need to add 1 more.
5. Doubles -1: Similar to doubles +1, we can think of a doubles fact close to the fact we are trying to solve and then subtract 1. (4+5 is close to the doubles fact 5+5 and then I just subtract 1.)
6. Friends of Ten: 0+10, 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5
7. Make a Ten: 9+6 (Take 1 from the 6 and add it to the 9 so the new problem is 10+5)
8. Adding 3 Numbers: Look for two numbers that are friends of ten or doubles to add first.

**Please note that if during the day we use pages out of our Big Math Book in class, I will send those pages home in the red take home folder so you can see how the lesson was taught during the day. It is my hope that, if needed, this will help you be able to assist your child with the homework that night. 

RELIGION: This week we will begin a chapter on Baptism. We will learn that the sacrament of Baptism welcomes us into the church. We will learn about the symbols of Baptism (holy water, oil of chrism, candle, white garment). We will make a Baptism booklet about our own Baptism and all of the symbols of Baptism.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will begin talking about the first Thanksgiving.

**As always, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

J. Minerva

Monday - Library (books from the previous week should be returned)
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - Spanish
Thursday - Gym (gym uniform should be worn)
Friday - Computer, Art

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