First Grade Weekly Update December 18th-22nd

Weekly Syllabus: December 18th-22nd, 2023


Sunday, December 15th is the third Sunday of Advent. We light the pink candle which represents joy. It is called the “Shepard’s Candle,” and is pink because rose is a liturgical color for joy. We light this candle to remind us of the joy that the world experienced at the birth of Jesus.

We have a short week this week. We have school from Monday-Wednesday this week. Monday and Tuesday are regular days with a 3:10 dismissal. Wednesday will be a 12:00 dismissal NO AFTER CARE.

Check out what is happening in our enrichment classes!

Nov/December Enrichment Newsletter

Have a blessed Christmas Break. We hope that you enjoy time with family and friends. Be safe and we will see you in the new year!

Classes Resume Thursday, January 4th.


We continue to focus on Advent this month.

Language Arts

We will be working on other projects this week.


Number Corner

The workouts for December continue to focus on many of the concepts introduced in November. Students complete their collection of 24 hours and learn how each day is divided into two equal parts, a.m. and p.m. They expand their exploration of doubles and halves to include numbers to 20 and become even more familiar with counting patterns as they work with the fifties and sixties and place value. The Calendar Grid features familiar items and a growing pattern of three-dimensional shapes such as cylinders, spheres, cubes, and rectangular prisms.

The focus for Bridges Unit 3 Module 1: Module 1 focuses on single-digit number facts. Each of the three Work Place activities introduced is designed to encourage facility with number fact families, including doubles relationships. The number rack is used strategically throughout as a tool to model addition story problems. It also plays an important role in helping students conceptualize the difference between even and odd numbers and understand how knowing the nature of even and odd numbers can help solve addition problems.

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