First Grade ~ December 2017 Newsletter
ELA: In Fundations, we continue to review the letters, sounds, digraphs, bonus letters and the glued sounds: am, an, and all. We will continue learning about the suffix -s which shows more than one, and will begin to introduce the glued sounds ending in –ng and –nk. Please continue to complete the assigned homework, as well as practice the sight word flash cards which are sent home with the unit packets.
Math: We will continue our addition facts to 20 and will be moving into subtraction facts to 20. Please continue to review addition and subtraction facts with your child so they may develop greater fluency.
Social Studies: This month we begin our unit on families. During this unit we will share information about our families, and how they are similar to and different from other families. In addition we will compare how family life has evolved over time.
Science: We will be starting our second unit in Science. In this unit the children will learn about light and sound waves. They will explore how sound and light allow us to see, hear, and communicate.
We wish all of you a restful break and a Happy New Year!
First Grade Projects and Links
In order to insure that all of our young learners have the same experiences and opportunities to be engaged with 21st century learning, we have developed a number of curriculum projects that integrate existing curriculum with technology. These projects were developed by teachers in district and regional workshops.
Note: The Social Studies/ELA Integrated Curriculum sites are password protected.
- My Family and Other Families, Now and Long Ago (Social Studies/ELA Integrated Curriculum)
- Family Tree Technology Project
- Cause and Effect Technology Project
- Famous Americans
- Archived Project: