First Grade Weekly Update January 22nd-26th

Weekly Syllabus: January 22nd-26th, 2024


Monday, January 22nd – Students need to be ready to recite their Oratorical reading. We will be choosing students at random, so everyone needs to be ready on Monday. They may not be presenting on Monday, but they do need to be ready. We will have presentations all week.

Tuesday, January 23rd is January birthday free dress.

Wednesday, January 24th is a noon dismissal for faculty and staff professional development.

Thursday, January 25th is our spirit day. The first grade class theme is sports.


Chapter 9 The Church Celebrates Jesus. Students will explore how families celebrate Jesus, learn about the church year and Advent, learn about the seasons of Christmas, Lent, and Easter, decide ways to celebrate Jesus all year long, and pray a prayer to praise God.

Language Arts

Unit 8 Lessons 6-10

Word Work: Decode CVVC words with ue and ie, decode CVVC words with ing and ed endings, read an informational text, recognize and spell memory words, recognize and understand dialogue punctuation, and identify speakers in a play.

Spelling Words: blue, tie, heat, keep, would, could, some, one, new, and were

Reading: Read and discuss grade level literary text, understand characters and connect ideas using cause and effect, discuss plot structure, identify the topic of an informational text, understand and use homophones, and determine the meaning of key vocab words.

Writing: Generate ideas for a debate, choose a side for the debate, use a web to plan a debate, discuss a briefly record ideas for the debate, complete a debate plan using opinions and reasons, review and practice good speaking skills for a debate, review good listening skills, and debate and respond to each side.


January Number Corner begins, and students find familiar routines infused with fresh elements. Calendar Grid markers feature single equations and story problems with missing addends, minuends, or subtrahends, and students tell math stories to match the equations and use various strategies to solve for the unknown parts. They return to collecting coins in Calendar Collector and record their collection on a graph. They also learn to use known facts to solve related facts of 1 more or 1 less. Finally, they meet a favorite frog’s little sister and join her in skipping across the number line by 5s as they come within a decade of reaching the 100th day of school.

Bridges Unit 3 Module 3: Putting together “10 and some more” to make the numbers from 11 to 20 is the core work of this module. Students build place-value understandings and use the Make Ten strategy to become more efficient at solving addition combinations to 20. The first session introduces the concepts of 10s and 1s and the idea that they can be put together to make a teen number. In the three sessions that follow, students learn the Fifty or Bust! game, in which they build and add collections of numbers between 10 and 20, trying to get to 50 without going over. They write equations for their collections as well.

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