Friday, May 22, 2015
May 2015 ~ First Grade Newsletter
Fundations: We will continue to review the previously covered topics and wrap up our unit on multi-syllabic words. We will then begin our unit on adding suffixes (-s, -ing, -ed) to multi-syllabic words. Please remember to study the spelling patterns and trick words being sent home with your child.
ELA: This month we will continue to work on our nonfiction unit. We will study the features and components that make up this genre. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of nonfiction texts to identify these features in their own reading. We will also explore animal habitats, where students will be able to listen to nonfiction texts and research an animal of their choice.
Math: We will begin our unit on 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes, and exploring fractions within those shapes. We will then go into telling time to the hour and half-hour.
Science: We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our hermit crabs! The children will learn how to set up their creature’s habitat and how to provide for its needs. The children will participate in a variety of inquiry-based lessons relating to the needs and care of the hermit crab.
Social Studies: During this month, we will incorporate what we are working on during our ELA block. Students will be learning about the Arctic, Antarctic, rainforest and ocean regions. We will explore the animals in each region along with the characteristics of these locations.