Weekly Update October 28 – November 1

Weekly Update October 28 – November 1
*10/31 – Monster Math in First Grade** Please send in a plain white t-shirt for us to decorate for this day by Tuesday

*11/7 – Catawba Science Center Field Trip; Money and Permission Form due 11/1/2019

*11/8 –Ancient Egypt Day

Skills Unit 2:
Learning Objectives:
● Identify common and proper nouns that name people, places, or things.
● New reader “Gran” is about a well traveled grandmother who visits her two
grandchildren, Josh and Jen. These stories allow children to practice reading separated digraphs: a_e, i_e, o_e, u_e. Please listen to your child read the chapter assigned on the homework sheet several times and ask the discussion questions to check for understanding. Remember to encourage your child to answer in complete sentences and to identify which text part supports their answer.
● Question Marks, Periods, Exclamation Marks, and Quotation Marks
● Tricky Words: review all
● Read and understand decodable text for grade one that incorporates the code
knowledge taught.
Sounds /ie/ spelled i_e (bite), /ae/ spelled a_e (tape), /oe/ spelled o_e (hope), /ue/
spelled u_e (cube)

● Magic e acts as part of a vowel team with the letters a, i, o, and u to change the waythat each vowel sounds in a word. The double e acts as a vowel team to stand for the /ee/ sound.
Spelling Words: broke, bone, cube, mute, quite, where
Singapore Math: Number to 20
Learning Objectives:
● Count on from 10 to 20
● Read and write 11 to 20 in numbers and words
● Use a place-value chart to show numbers up to 20
● Show objects up to 20 as tens and ones
● Compare numbers to 20
● Order numbers by making number patterns
Listening and Learning: Early World Civilizations- Egypt
Students will explore ancient Egypt and compare and contrast Mesopotamia and Egypt.They will learn about the importance of the Nile River; the use of hieroglyphs; the rise of pharaohs, including Tutankhamun (King Tut) and Hatshepsut; the building of the sphinx and pyramids; and the significance of mummification and the afterlife of ancient Egyptians.
Core Vocabulary
Flooding-covering with too much water an area of land that is normally dry.
Hieroglyphs-symbols in Egyptian writing
Pyramid-structure with triangular sides
Sphinx-imaginary creature with the body of a lion and head of a person.
Pharaoh-King or ruler of ancient Egypt
Archaeologist-scientist who studies people of the past by looking at what they left
behind, such as tools or pottery
Specific-an example of a certain kind of thing
Visible-able to be seen
Tradition-special belief or way of doing something that hasn’t changed over the years.
Papyrus-plant Egyptians used to write on