Thursday, March 5, 2015
March 2015 ~ First Grade Newsletter
ELA: During our English Language Arts block, we will introduce the concept of cause and effect. In Fundations, we will be working with blending and segmenting up to five sounds in a closed syllable word. In addition, we will be focusing on reading and spelling with the suffixes –ed and –ing. You can refer to the unit homework packets for further explanation. Please remember to complete the assigned homework, as well as practice the trick word flash cards.
Math: We will be finishing addition and subtraction within 20. Our next unit focuses on measurement and graphing. We will be measuring lengths of objects using non-standard units and comparing objects based on their lengths. We will look at how to interpret data using graphs and how to collect and organize information.
Social Studies: This month we will be studying communities. We will review the school community and learn more about the people who help the school function. We will then branch out and discuss the important people and places in our local community as well as the goods and services they provide.
Science: We will begin working on our third unit in science, studying the states of matter: solids, liquids and gases. The students will engage in various hands-on experiments to explore the properties of these states of matter and distinguish between them.