First Grade ~ May 2018 Newsletter
Fundations: We will continue to review the previously covered topics and will begin working on multi-syllabic words. From there, we will move into our unit on adding suffixes (-s, -ing, -ed) to multi-syllabic words. Please remember to study the spelling patterns and sight words being sent home with your child.
ELA: This month we begin our fairy tale unit. We will look at the features and components that make up this genre. Students will have the opportunity to review retelling stories using beginning, middle, and end. We will also begin to explore point of view.
Math: We will begin our unit on 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes, and explore fractions within those shapes.
Science: We will begin our unit titled: Nature at Work: Structure, Function and Biomimicry. In this unit we will be looking at plants and animals, their offspring, and the animal structures that we can imitate to solve human problems.
Social Studies: During this month, we will continue our economics unit: “What do I want? What do I need? How can I get it?” Students will review the differences between needs and wants, and will discuss saving and spending money.
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: