First Grade Weekly Update October 16th-20th

Weekly Syllabus: October 16th-20th, 2023


Tuesday, October 17th is October birthday free dress.


We will begin Chapter 4 Jesus the Son of God. Students will explore the birth of Jesus, discover that Jesus is truly God and truly human, learn that Jesus was raised in a human family, decide a way to live as a disciple of Jesus through kindness, and pray by singing a prayer.

Language Arts

Unit 3 Lessons 1-5

Word Work: Identify the final ng sound, read and decode words with ng, recognize and spell memory words (do, have, show, how, me, and a), understand and use verbs are and is, and complete a pattern poem.

Spelling Words: king, sing, thing, hang, bang, sang, long, song, hung, and sung

Reading: Develop fluent reading with repeated readings of a poem, read a poem rhythmically, read and discuss grade level literary texts, compare and contrast two poems, identify key details of grade level poems, and listen to and discuss a complex informational text.

Writing: Discuss the difference between a fact and an opinion, identify opinions, write about an opinion, use synonyms for good and bad, write opinion with supporting reasons, and share opinions and reasons respectfully.


Focus for October Number Corner: Ten is the magic number for October, the tenth month of the year. Students compose and decompose the number 10, practice instantly seeing quantities on ten-frames, and learn about “leaps of ten” on the number line. The Calendar Grid features sets of fall pictures to inspire math stories and during the Calendar Collector workout, students collect and count patterns blocks and make a composite shape picture.

Bridges: We will start Unit 1 Module 4-The number rack explorations in this module involve part-part-whole relationships, particularly missing-addend and subtraction problems. Students also engage in “quick look” activities to help them subitize quantities to 20, and they add 1 and subtract 1 from those totals. The final session features a post-unit assessment.

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