Mrs. Secor's First Grade

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I hope that you all had some time to relax and recharge during the holiday season and during your child's winter break.  We are slowly getting back into the swing of things at school!


Our family traditions unit will come to a close over the next week.  For the remainder of January, we will be working through our next science unit on the states of matter (solids, liquids, and gas). We will learn about each state of matter and will use all of the skills that we learned during our first science unit.  


This month, we will continue to practice using our decoding strategies to figure out unknown words while reading. We will also focus on our reading fluency, which includes good pacing and expression.  We have used a new tool, the fluency stoplight, to help remind us how to use punctuation for pacing.  


By the end of the month, students will be asked to write at least 3 complete sentences on the same topic, each with a naming part and a telling part.  We will continue to focus on using sources around the room to help form letters correctly and spell sight words and FUNdations trick words correctly.  For sight words/trick words, we follow the saying, "We either know it or we find it!" 

In math, we will learn more about place value (to the hundreds place) and will begin working to build our fact power! Fact power refers to our ability to learn and memorize addition and subtraction facts up to 10 + 10.  


Happy New Year! 





Mrs. Secor

871-5570 ext. 5121