# This Week in First Grade

Week 31

## Contractions

Give your child a jump start on second grade by introducing them 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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Contraction Attraction
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Contraction Attraction
On this second grade reading and writing worksheet, kids complete sentences by replacing two words with a matching contraction from the word box.
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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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Contraction Action #6
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Contraction Action #6
Get a grasp on contractions with this helpful practice sheet! Your child will be building useful grammar and punctuation skills as he goes.
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## More Place Value Practice

Have a hundreds chart on hand to help familiarize your child with numbers to 100. Use the chart as a tool for finding the number 10 more or 10 less than a given number.
Be sure to familiarize your students with the hundreds chart. 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.
Math
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Play Pennies, Dimes, Dollar!
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Play Pennies, Dimes, Dollar!
This 100th Day of School, have some fun with your first or second grader, looking for creative ways that 100 cents can make \$1.00!
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Skip Counting by 10
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Skip Counting by 10
Here's a fun and quick way to help kids learn about intervals of 10. Skip count by 10 to complete the game!
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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Lesson plan
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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Base-Ten Block Sketches
Lesson plan
Base-Ten Block Sketches
Dive deep into word problems with this lesson that teaches students to sketch base-ten blocks to add multiples of 10 and two-digit numbers. Use alone or with the lesson plan **Let's Build It! Two-Digit Addition.**
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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: "Then"
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Write the Sight Words: "Then"
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Write the Sight Words: "Them"
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Write the Sight Words: "Them"
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Write the Sight Words: "Live"
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Write the Sight Words: "Live"
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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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Sight Word Bingo
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Sight Word Bingo
Ready, set, bingo! Students will use a fun, fast-paced game of word bingo to practice reading and spelling grade-level sight words.
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Fun with Sight Words
Lesson plan
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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## 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.
Fact vs. Opinion Sort
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Fact vs. Opinion Sort
Before students write opinion pieces, they need to understand the difference between facts and opinions. This worksheet teaches them to do just that by having students cut out various statements and sort them into fact and opinion categories.
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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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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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Snakes: Pro or Con?
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Snakes: Pro or Con?
Engage your students in argumentative writing by having them share an opinion on a topic that may elicit diverse feelings—pet snakes! Students will use this writing prompt to practice writing an argumentative paragraph using supporting evidence.
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