This Week in First Grade

Week 31

Contractions

Give your child an introduction to ways in which two words magically combine to form a contraction. Write two words such as "I" and "am", and combine them to form the contraction: "I'm"
Give your students an introduction to ways in which two words magically combine to form a contraction. Write two words such as "I" and "am", and combine them to form the contraction: "I'm"
Contraction Action
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Contraction Action
Kids write the two words that make up each contraction on this second grade reading and writing worksheet.
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Get into Grammar: Contractions
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Get into Grammar: Contractions
Help your child ease into grammar with a quick look at contractions: words formed by leaving out and combining sounds in a phrase.
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Contraction Matching Game
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Contraction Matching Game
Is your kid having trouble with contractions? Try out this simple memory matching game.
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Match the Contractions
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Match the Contractions
In this worksheet, learners will match each of eight pairs of words to its corresponding contraction.
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What's Up with This Poem
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What's Up with This Poem
Help students analyze the words and form of a poem with this fun worksheet.
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Apostrophe Drop
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Apostrophe Drop
Let's play ball! Kids practice combining two words with an apostrophe to make contractions in this baseball grammar game.
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More Place Value Practice

This week use fun games, worksheets, and activities to support your child as they learn about place value.
Use a hundreds chart, money, and hands-on practice as you teach your students about place value. Continue to provide manipulatives as they build and create numbers.
Patterns on a Hundreds Chart: Columns
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Patterns on a Hundreds Chart: Columns
This math and patterns worksheet features a chart with the numbers 1 through 100 to help your kid learn how to identify patterns and review place values.
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Expanded Form: Double Digits
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Expanded Form: Double Digits
This expanded form worksheet gets your child to break down numbers by ones and tens. This expanded form worksheet is an easy introduction to place value.
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Play Pennies, Dimes, Dollar!
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Play Pennies, Dimes, Dollar!
Have some fun with your first or second grader, looking for creative ways that 100 cents can make \$1.00!
Math
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Place Value Peas
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Place Value Peas
Pass the peas! Kids identify two-digit numbers based on tens and ones.
Math
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Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition
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Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition
Let’s start building numbers! Just as building skyscrapers is a visual representation of mathematics, students will use the visual representation of base-ten blocks to add—or build—onto a two-digit number.
Math
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Sketch the Solution
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Sketch the Solution
Children learn a valuable strategy for conceptualizing and solving word problems in this two-digit addition worksheet.
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More Sight Words

Your child should end first grade knowing at least 100 sight words. Instantly recognizing sight words will improve their reading stamina and fluency.
First graders should end the year knowing at least 100 sight words. Automaticity with sight words will improve their reading stamina and fluency.
Complete the Sentence: Common Sight Words
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Complete the Sentence: Common Sight Words
Combining writing and sight word practice, this complete-the-sentence worksheet is packed with learning.
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Write the Sight Words: "Again"
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Write the Sight Words: "Again"
Looking for a phonics worksheet to help your child with sight words? This printable will give him practice with the word "again".
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Roly's Sight Words Munch
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Roly's Sight Words Munch
Help Roly munch the right words in this exciting sight words game!
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Fun with Sight Words
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Fun with Sight Words
Use this fun games-inspired lesson plan to review or preview sight words with your ELs as they practice reading and spelling high frequency words. This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Sight Word Bingo lesson plan.
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All About Our Solar System: Level H
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All About Our Solar System: Level H
Reach for the stars with this interactive story that works on science and literature learning at the same time, made for beginning readers.
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Sight Word Bingo
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Sight Word Bingo
Help students master sight words with this bingo worksheet.
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Opinion Writing

When discussing opinions with your child, make sure to highlight the difference between a fact and an opinion. Give your child plenty of examples of both!
When discussing opinions, make sure to highlight the difference between a fact and an opinion. Write some facts and opinions on sentence strips. Read them aloud, then have students sort them.
Tell Me the Facts & Opinions
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Tell Me the Facts & Opinions
Are your students getting ready to write their own opinion pieces? Set students up for success with this worksheet that will have them record and differentiate facts and opinions about a topic of their choice.
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My Opinion Matters
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My Opinion Matters
Introduce this graphic organizer as a way to help students compose opinion pieces.
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Worksheet
Help your students prepare to write an argumentative piece with this writing prompt activity. This worksheet will jumpstart the writing process by having students articulate an opinion and come up with supporting evidence and details.
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Homework: Pro or Con?
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Homework: Pro or Con?
Engage your students in argumentative writing by having them share an opinion on a topic that may be near and dear (or not so dear!) to their hearts—homework!
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Fact or Opinion? You Decide!
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Fact or Opinion? You Decide!
Children learn the difference between a fact and an opinion, then decide if each of eight sentences are facts or opinions.
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Opinion Writing: My Favorite Food
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Opinion Writing: My Favorite Food
In this fun essay-writing activity, young writers will complete a graphic organizer to plan their thoughts, then refer to it to write a short opinion piece about their favorite dinner.
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