# This Week in First Grade

Week 32

## Contractions

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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How comfortable are your first graders with reading and understanding contractions? Use this one-on-one assessment to check your students’ abilities to read common contractions.
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Practice Test: Compound Words and Contractions
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Practice Test: Compound Words and Contractions
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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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## Add a Ten

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!
Help your child count the piles of candy and learn to skip count by 10's.
Math
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Count by Fives
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Count by Fives
Kids count by fives to 100 on this first grade math worksheet. Skip counting by fives is one way children can demonstrate the meaning of addition.
Math
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Skip Counting Practice
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Skip Counting Practice
Get ready for third grade times tables by practicing skip counting.
Math
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How Many Dimes
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How Many Dimes
Show me the money! This coin counting exercise also doubles as a skip-counting introduction.
Kindergarten
Math
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Kitty Skip Counting
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Kitty Skip Counting
Count by fives to help this little cat remember what she saw outside.
Math
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Game
Only your kid's addition skills can help Secret Agent Floyd defeat the evil El Gato.
Math
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Ten Time
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Ten Time
Students will gain fluency with adding multiples of ten in this hands-on lesson that builds number sense.
Math
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Lesson plan
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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## 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!
Sentence Writing: Feelings
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Sentence Writing: Feelings
How do you feel when you're with your friends and family? Answer this question and more about feelings by filling in the blanks to complete the sentences.
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Sleeping Beauty's Prince
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Sleeping Beauty's Prince
Improve your reading comprehension with this exclusive look at the childhood of Sleeping Beauty's 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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Who? What? When? Where? Why?
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Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Your students are probably used to answering questions. Give them a chance to ask their own with this imaginative lesson on reading comprehension and the ways one can use who, what, when, where, and why.
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Lesson plan
Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
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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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I Hate Spiders: Level H
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I Hate Spiders: Level H
In this interactive text, new readers can learn the science about all the good things spiders do for nature and practice reading, too.
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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
Practice your super strong writing skills to defend your opinion about who the best superhero is.
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