What We Are Learning
  Our first graders have reviewed the consonants and their sounds, as well as the short vowel sounds.  We are decoding consonant-vowel-consonant words, and reading words with digraphs and consonant blends.  Guided reading groups work closely with me on phonics and leveled reading skills, and respond to their reading through writing.  Through our writing, we practice our grammar skills, including using adjectives to add details, and correct punctuation.  These skills are also reinforced during our center activities.

 In math, we are adding sums to 20.  We use unifix cubes and number lines to model our numbers and addition equations, and use pictures to illustrate our math thinking.  We can add doubles and doubles plus one facts.  Please continue to practice math facts at home--it is a great way to increase math fluency!

Our religion studies focus on All Saints Day and why it is such an important day.   We also understand that God created everything.  God gave us the Commandments to help us to know how we should act towards others.  The Commandments are laws that God made for us to obey.  We are created in the likeness of God.  As God's creations, we are all special!