**Announcements:**

I will be gone all of this week for my honeymoon. If you need anything, please contact the office or speak to Mrs. Hederman (my substitute) after school.

Activity day for first grade will be Friday, October 16.

**Tests: **

Monday: Science test (insects)

Tuesday: Math test 6 (write the before and after numbers by ones, count how many cents, circle the number that is greatest and underline the number that is least, write sums and differences, word problems, and count by tens) and speed drill

Wednesday: Social Studies Test

** **Friday: Handwriting test 8

** ****Monday: **

** **Math: Workbook pages 73-74. Match the coins with what they will buy, circle the number that is the greatest, underline the number that is the least, add and subtract, circle the nickels, circle the right amount of nickels, count how many cents, go over word problems.

Writing: Workbook pages 63-64. Review formation of letters and sentences.

Social Studies: Workbook pages 29-30. Discuss the terms main idea and details. Use the pledge of allegiance as an example. Discuss the term order. For example, what comes first, second, and last. Use Grandson, grandmother, and mom as examples. (send out study guide for social studies test and review for test)

Science: Science test (insects)

**Tuesday: **

** **Math: Math test 6 (write the before and after numbers by ones, count how many cents, circle the number that is greatest and underline the number that is least, write sums and differences, word problems, and count by tens) and speed drill. Math games (around the world, dice toss, flashcards)

Writing: Workbook pages 65-66. Review formation of letters and sentences.

Social Studies: Workbook pages 31-32. Discuss the term visuals. Talk about how we can use visuals to represent different things. Talk about what people in the past used to communicate, how they listened to music, and how life has changed since then. Allow students to give examples of things we use in today’s world vs in the past.

Science: Workbook pages 75-76. Discuss magnets. Allow students to write N and S on each end of the magnet. Circle the objects that can be pulled by a magnet. Use some things around the room as examples and show the class whether or not the magnet will pick them up. Discuss north, east, south, and west with the class. Ask the class to point each direction when you say the terms to see if they know the different directions. Talk about the different things that magnets are used for in every day life.

** ****Wednesday:**

** **Math: Workbook pages 75-76. Write the sums and differences, write the before and after numbers by ones, count by tens and connect the dots.

Writing: Workbook pages 67-68. Review formation of letters and sentences.

Science: Workbook pages 77-78. Review the term movement with the class. Allow the students to act out different types of movements.

Social Studies: Test

**Thursday:**

** **Math: Workbook pages 77-78. Mark the dot under the right answer, count by fives, write the before and after numbers by tens, figure out how many dimes it takes to buy each fruit.

Writing: Workbook pages 69-70. Review formation of letters and sentences.

Science: Review about movement. Complete worksheet BLM 5.6A with the class. Go over the movement facts on the page and then allow the students to cut out the animals and put them in order from slowest to fastest.

Social Studies: Workbook pages 33-34. Teach students about charts and graphs. Help them fill out a chart about two different rooms. Allow the students to draw which items go in the correct room. Review the terms past and present. Allow students to draw a picture of how a town looked in the past vs how it would look today.

** ****Friday:**

** **Math: Workbook pages 79-80. Write the addition facts, write the missing numbers in the addition problems, count by fives, write the before and after numbers by tens, count how many cents, count from 131 to 150.

Writing: Test 8. Workbook pages 71-72. Review formation of letters and sentences.

Science: Complete vocabulary cross word puzzle for the words goes, gravity, air, center, and heavy.

Social Studies: Workbook pages 35-36. Introduce the word timeline to the class. Show the class of an example time line consisting of days of the week. Help them answer questions about the time line including how many days it shows.