We would like to review the content taught so far this year in First Grade. 

Try to read or have your student read every day.  Let them choose their book. 

After reading, or listening, to a book, have your child point to the author, illustrator, and title page.  Ask them questions about the cover of the book to see if their predictions were correct.  Ask them about the beginning, middle, and ending of the story.  Discuss the characters and the setting.  Ask them why the author might have written this book.  Discuss vocabulary words from the story.  

Practice sight words.  Each student received a copy of sight words at the beginning of the year.  I will post First Grade sight words on this website so you can practice.  

Have your child write daily.  They can use the first, next, last format using capital letters and correct punctuation.  

Practice first and last names as well as proper spacing - between the lines.  

Math:  

Review coins and their values.  Put some change on the table and ask them to identify the coins and their value.  Challenge them to add up the amount of money.  Ask them to sing the money song! 

Practice addition and subtraction skills.  Make up story problems using their names and interests.  Have them talk the problem out.  Is it addition or subtraction?  How do you know?  Hint:  if addition, the word "more" is in the sentence.  If subtraction, the word "difference" is used. 

Ask your child to tell the time to the hour and half hour.  Practice tally marks and counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.  We have a song for that too!  

Talk about the days of the week, the months of the year, and what comes before and after today.  

Review Famous Americans like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Betsy Ross, etc.  Ask them to tell you about an interesting fact they learned in class. 

Discuss Zones of Regulation.  Feelings are all over the place and ask them what it means to be in the blue zone, green zone, red zone, and yellow zone.  Help them identify how they are feeling and how they can get back to the green zone. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at jensenm@pwcs.edu and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

Thank you for being part of your child's learning team.  We will get through this together! 

Mrs. Jensen