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## February 29, 2016

Curriculum Highlights
Math Different types of addition/ subtraction
problems end, start, change unknown
Spelling Long o <o> by itself, <ow>
Writing The parts of a paragraph/ information
report
Reminders
Thurs & Fri March 3 & 4 Parent teacher conferences - Please be on

time.

Be prepared to share how you perceive your childs growth so far this year
and what you think your childs next steps should be. Please return the conference
questionnaire to me by email if you are yet to do so.

Word Study
no
most

so
know

go
slow

open
grow

over
flow

## News From Ms. Tindalls Class

Thanks for your wonderful support of our first grade show! This week we will take some
time to review progress through some informal assessments and also allow time for
students to reflect on their own learning, progress and next steps. I look forward to sharing
information with you in this weeks conferences and hearing your perspectives on your
childs learning too.
A note about word study: The study of vocabulary and spelling in Gr. One is taught
through the process of word inquiry. This means that the children are learning to not only
spell words correctly, but to understand that English spelling is based on meaning, and be
able to explain the spelling of common words.
The students are encouraged to become Word Detectives and follow a specific
process of investigation using the following questions:
1. What does the word mean?
2. How is the word built? (prefixes and suffixes)
3. What words are in its family? (related by meaning)
4. What is the origin of the word?
5. What do you hear?
Word study may be a distinct lesson but is very often integrated throughout the day and in
a variety of subjects.
In partnership,
Ms. Tindall

Monday
Reading: How have you grown as a reader this year? What do you do to make sure you understand what you
Word Study: Find words with the long o sound while reading at home.
Math: How are these three addition problems the same/ different?

5+6=?
4+?=9
? + 3 = 10
Tuesday
do you choose texts?
Word Study: What are the different letter combinations you can find that make the long o sound?
Math: How are these three subtraction problems the same/ different?

9-3=?
12 - ? = 8
?-2=6

Wednesday
Reading: How have you grown as a reader this year? What are your plans for further growth?
Math: Play a math facts game. Are you gaining in speed and accuracy?
that distract you from learning? How do you manage those things? Ask an adult how they learn best?

Thursday
Reading: How have you grown as a reader this year? What styles of text do you usually choose? EG fiction,
non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, fairytales. What styles of text might you like to explore next?
Math: What are you doing well at in math? What would you like to improve on? What is your plan to continue
growing?

Friday
Poem Collection: Please return it to school on Monday.

Find words in books or think of your own words that use these
different ways to make the long o sound.

o_e

oa

ow

Sort these words according to the sound <ow> makes. You could
colour the words with two different colours to show your groups.

ow

cow
now
clown
pillow
show

ow

grow
know
blow
bow
slow
tower
crowd
shower
follow
glow
flow
arrow

how
brown
flower
window
low