This is the first of nine postings to let you know what we are working on during the month. In religion we are studying about the Church and Mass.
In language arts most of us will begin reading in the first reader. At that time there will be a new vocabulary list to practice. We will also be learning more about punctuation and capitalization, and we will be writing sentences. I will also be reading to the children and they will be exposed to some poetry. Ms. Schnell will be teaching them the Saxon Phonics program which includes spelling.
Counting by 2s and 5s to 50 has been the first focus in math classes. We will also be writing numbers to 20, comparing numbers to 16, writing and counting tallies, counting up to and back from 20 and counting more than 20 objects in a set. If your child knows any of the basic addition and subtraction math facts from kindergarten instruction, please review these with him or her. The children will begin memorizing the facts and this will give your child an advantage.
In social studies we will be learning about maps, location and distance, rules and responsibility, civic values and privacy and time. In science we will learn about science tools, safety, Earth and water. If any parent would like to share skills and knowledge with the children, please let me know so we can schedule a time.