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December bulletin

December 31, 2014

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The first graders have been learning how sneaky 'e' can change (or actually scare) the vowel sound from a short to a long sound.  They have been reading words with the soft c and g sound.  The children have already learned the digraphs ch, wh, and ph, but were now expected to apply that knowledge when reading new words.  The trigraph 'tch, which comes only after a short vowel sound, was taught before Christmas break.  

In math, adding 2 to any number was the main focus.  They also discovered things that come in pairs and enjoyed having me stand on their desks to make an impression of what a pair was!  Graphing the pieces used in a design was also discussed.  

 

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Our last week of school before break was filled with various activities.  We made stained glass windows and poinsettias.  They used ink daubbers to mark off numbers in a math game.  The children enjoyed playing Christmas pictionary and they watched a video called, "Disney's Tigger and  Pooh Super Sleuth Christmas movie," which was fantastic.  
 

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