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Jill Marks
First Grade Teacher
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Welcome to First Grade with Mrs. Marks

March News

Phonics-Vowel combinations

Math-We will be using place value to add two digit combinations, continue strategizing on solving problems, and fact fluency.  Ask your child about making a ten and how many ways can they make 10 mentally.  

Writing-Students are working on providing an opening and closing sentence to their paragraph stories.  They are also using a writer's checklist to self reflect on their writing.  We have been writing opinion stories with the four square as a prewriting organizer.  Students are required to write three detail/reason/example sentences in their paragraphs.  Students will continue to work on nouns, verbs, adjectives in our writing.

Social Studies-Famous Americans, Flat Stanley project sent to our pals.  


Reading-We are always working on strategies during reading groups that help us decode and comprehend.  This month we will continue focusing on analyzing our text to ask and answer questions.  The students are starting to really take off in reading and putting all their skills together.  Such an exciting time in reading this time of year for first graders.



Phone: 8166192468 Email: Jill Marks Drexel R-IV School
207 S. Fourth St. Drexel Missouri 64742