# This Week in First Grade

Week 32

## Review Time

Play word "doctor" by having your child perform an operation on a contraction. Cut the contraction into two pieces, and talk about which words each part of the contraction represent! Continue reviewing sight words this week as well.
Play word "doctor" by having your students perform an operation on a contraction. Cut the contraction into two pieces, and talk about which words each part of the contraction represent! Continue reviewing sight words this week as well.
Beginning Grammar: Is Contractions
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Beginning Grammar: Is Contractions
Get started on grammar by jumping into contractions with the word "is", such as it's, she's, and he's.
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Action Contraction
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Action Contraction
When two words are combined into one, and an apostrophe replaces missing letters, a contraction is made! Help kids grasp this concept with this silly song.
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Looking for a colorful way to get her ready for reading? This printable bingo game contains some built-in sight words that are important for first graders.
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Sight Words Balloon Pop: Set 1
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Sight Words Balloon Pop: Set 1
In this fast-paced reading challenge, kids pop sight words balloons.
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Sight Words Inventory
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Sight Words Inventory
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Skip count by 10 everyday with your child to help them build fluency finding 10 more than a given number. Don't forget to review addition and subtraction within 20 as well!
Continue teaching strategies for finding 10 more than a given number. Review skip counting, and addition and subtraction within 20 this week.
Skip Counting: Count by Tens!
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Skip Counting: Count by Tens!
Math
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Skip Counting Practice
Interactive Worksheet
Skip Counting Practice
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Interactive Worksheet
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What first grader wouldn't want ten dollars? This lesson uses one and ten dollar bills to teach students place value concepts as they develop fluency adding multiples of 10. Use alone or with the lesson plan Ten Time.
Math
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Skip Counting Game Show
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Skip Counting Game Show
Kids use their skip counting skills to find the mystery numbers on a game show.
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Vegetables Skip Counting
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Vegetables Skip Counting
Count by tens and connect the dots to finish a picture of freshly picked vegetables.
Math
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Your students have been plugging away at their math skills all year. Now it's time to put those skills to the test! Use this math assessment to check in on your students’ abilities to add 10 to two-digit numbers.
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## Characters: Describing Feelings

Have your child draw faces on sticky notes to show how a character's feelings change over the course of a book. Draw a happy face and stick it on a page where the character is happy; as the character's mood shifts, your child can add new expressions. This will help your child track their characters' feelings!
Have students draw faces on sticky notes to show how a character's feelings change over the course of a book. Draw a happy face and stick it on a page where the character is happy; as the character's mood shifts, students can add new expressions. This will help students track their characters' feelings!
Sleeping Beauty (and the Prince)
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Sleeping Beauty (and the Prince)
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Feelings Map
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Feelings Map
One way to bring books to life for students is to have them empathize with one of the characters. This fun worksheet engages students in analyzing how a character’s feelings change over the course of the beginning, middle, and end of the book.
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Lesson plan
Pretending to be someone else is so much fun! In this hilarious lesson, students will get to take on the persona of a book character as they practice their question and answer skills.
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Story Elements Map
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Story Elements Map
This story map will help organize students' retelling of stories while reinforcing the concepts of sequencing, main idea, character traits, and setting.
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Mindfulness: Guide to Feelings Cards
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Mindfulness: Guide to Feelings Cards
How are you feeling today? Use these cards to explore emotion adjectives, either on their own or with our Mindfulness lesson plan series.
preschool
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I Love My Body: Level H
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I Love My Body: Level H
Learn about the human body -- and get some reading practice, too -- in this two-in-one activity where kids will read about Rhianne and the way her body works.
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## Opinion Writing

Make sure that your child backs up their opinions with at least three supporting reasons.
Make sure that your students back up their opinions with at least three supporting reasons.
Castle or Farm? Opinion Writing
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Castle or Farm? Opinion Writing
Come up with your dream home location, and practice writing opinions with this 1st grade opinion worksheet!
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Opinion Octopus
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Opinion Octopus
Does an octopus have 8 tentacles? Test your fact and opinion identification skills with this colorful undersea adventure.
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Think Pair Share
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Think Pair Share
What do your classmates think? Find out their favorites with this favorable opinion worksheet.
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Pass the Paper
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Pass the Paper
Find out other students' opinions about dessert with this tasty worksheet!
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Practice Makes Perfect: The Best Superhero
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Practice Makes Perfect: The Best Superhero
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Opinions and Reasons Organizer
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Opinions and Reasons Organizer
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.