• # WELCOME TO FIRST GRADE!

Practice sight words often. Make flash cards for words that your child needs to practice.  Hang them around the house and practice. It is a relaxed fun way to practice the words.  Entire list is posted on Google classroom.

Sight Words that you should also know how to spell:

does  school   what    down    out     very   be    come    good    pull  3/23/2020

We will have a dictation quiz when we meet in Google classroom Wednesday and Thursday.

Before signing in, have a sharp pencil and paper ready! Also have a red pen(or another color) if possible.

We will correct it together.

Starting 3/30/2020 the stories will be avaiable on Google classroom.

Children should know ALL ways to make a ten. Practice often. Remenber add in any order! 9+1    1+9

The make a ten strategy is what the children have been using to add 8 and 9 to a number.

9+7=   Take one away from the seven, make a ten. Six left 10+6=16   9+7=16.

8+5  Take two away from the five, make a ten. Three left. 10+3=13    8+5=13.

Memorize double facts and double facts plus one.

Use count on strategy.  4+ 8.  8 is larger number. Put it in your head, count on 4 more.

The children will struggle with math in second grade if they do not know basic facts to 20.

Subtraction strategy

12-8. 12 is the whole. Start at 8 count up to 12. Count AFTER saying 8.

17-2. When taking away two or three count back. Start at 17  16 15. Make sure they know to count back AFTER saying 17.

Practice adding and subtracting tens with 100 chart.

Use count on strategy with 100 chart  57+ 3.

Practice time to hour and half hour with clock.

Challenge yourself and practice minutes past the hour.

Practice counting by 2's 5's 10's.

Use that strategy to practice counting money.

Make it fun! Make a little store and practice buying and making change.

I am teaching them to carry the ten!

56

+  26     12

Reinforce: ALWAYS ADD THE ONES PLACE FIRST!

I tell the children to put the sum on the side {small). The reason being they see the tens and ones place. Put the 2 in ones place and yes carry the one to the tens place.

We also do it this way:

50 +6

20+ 6

70+ 12= 82 Add the tens and ones.

PRAY   PRAY   PRAY!!!!