# This Week in First Grade

Week 1

## Alphabet & Letter Sounds

Kids will need to review all the alphabet letters and their sounds in the beginning of the year. Sing songs and chant poems to review these in an exciting way.
Students will need to review all the alphabet letters and their sounds in the beginning of the year. Sing songs and chant poems to practice these in an exciting way.
Beginning Sounds Coloring: Sounds Like Snake
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Beginning Sounds Coloring: Sounds Like Snake
Here's a fun coloring page that helps preschoolers learn beginning letter sounds and the letters that go with them.
preschool
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Letter Quiz
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Letter Quiz
Match upper and lower case letters in this great alphabet review quiz.
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Alphabet Board Game
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Alphabet Board Game
Help your 1st grader learn letters and have fun at the same time with this alphabet board game.
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Finish the Farm Alphabet
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Finish the Farm Alphabet
Use this fun farm-themed worksheet to review the uppercase letters of the alphabet with your students.
kindergarten
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Letter Sounds Match-Up
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Letter Sounds Match-Up
Help this little robot make new friends -- literally -- in this game that works on beginning sounds.
kindergarten
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## Numbers to 30

At the beginning of the year, your child will need to review numbers to 30. Practice counting up to 30 objects, and writing the numerals from 1-30. Check which numbers your child will need to review.
At the beginning of the year, students will need to review numbers to 30. Practice counting up to 30 objects, and writing the numerals from 1-30. Collect student work to identify which numbers they need to review.
Practice Counting Numbers to 30
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Practice Counting Numbers to 30
In this playful fill-in-the-blank worksheet, learners will use their number sense to find and write the missing one- and two-digit numbers.
kindergarten
Math
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Connect the Dots on the Farm
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Connect the Dots on the Farm
Children complete a dot-to-dot puzzle from 0 to 30 to reveal a horse's quiet shelter in this number sense worksheet.
Math
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Counting Fruit: The Numbers 25 through 30
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Counting Fruit: The Numbers 25 through 30
Help your child practice counting objects with this printable worksheet, which focuses on the numbers 25 through 30.
Math
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Dot to Dot 1-20: Gardening
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Dot to Dot 1-20: Gardening
Children connect the dots to reveal the answer to a science question in this engaging worksheet.
kindergarten
Math
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Ordering Numbers 11-20
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Ordering Numbers 11-20
Can you put these numbers in order? Get some practice with numbers 11-20 with this simple number game.
kindergarten
Math
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Counting Collections
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Counting Collections
Counting collections are a great way to help students practice counting while gaining practice recording and justifying their thinking. Students will work specifically with the numbers 1-30 to develop fluency counting and writing numbers.
Math
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Fill Three Towers
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Fill Three Towers
Use this beginning of the year activity to practice counting! Students solidify an understanding of one-to-one correspondence as they compete to fill three towers. Use this EL Support Lesson alone, or alongside the lesson plan Counting Collections.
Math
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## Finding Books They Love

It's helpful for teachers to know what kinds of books your child likes to read at home. Consider sending your child's teacher an email, or mentioning favorites at pick-up time.
As you get to know your readers, make sure to check in with your students to find out what types of books they like to read and what kinds of books they read at home.
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Kids share their favorite books and practice comprehension in this worksheet.
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The Best Book You Could Imagine
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The Best Book You Could Imagine
Students become authors as they dream up the best book ever with this worksheet.
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Library Exploration
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Library Exploration
Kids explore the library for new texts with this reading worksheet.
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Recommended By Me!
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Recommended By Me!
Teach kids the art of book recommendations with this fill-in-the-blank worksheet.
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Which Book Would You Choose?
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Which Book Would You Choose?
Motivate kids to read by learning about their favorite book genres.
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Lesson plan
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
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Sorting & Describing Books
Lesson plan
Sorting & Describing Books
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
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All About Spiders: Level E
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All About Spiders: Level E
In this leveled book all about spiders, kids can follow along with the highlighted words and listen to the narration for reading practice.
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## Letter Practice & Writing Names

Take some time to review the alphabet and letter formation at the beginning of the school year. Help your child prepare for back to school!
Review handwriting and letter formation at the beginning of the year. Try reviewing just the capitals this week!
Beginning Reading: All About the Letter A
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Beginning Reading: All About the Letter A
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