First Grade ~ March 2018 Newsletter
March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb…
ELA: During our English Language Arts block, we will start to work on our non-fiction unit. We will study the features and components that make up this genre. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of non-fiction texts to identify these features in their own reading. We will also explore animal habitats, where students will be able to listen to non-fiction texts and research an animal of their choice. In Fundations, we will continue to review words with five sounds and move into reading and writing words with long vowel-consonant- e. We will be adding to our growing list of “trick words”, which the children are expected to know how to spell and read automatically, as these are words that cannot be sounded out. Please remember to study the spelling patterns and trick words being sent home with your child each week.
Math: We have wrapped up our unit on measurement and graphing. Our next math unit will focus on adding two numbers with sums up to and including 40. We will use a hundreds chart to find ten more and ten less than a given number, add on tens, use place value to add, and read and write 3-digit numbers.
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 continue to work on our second unit in science, studying properties of light. The students will engage in various hands-on experiments to explore the properties of light.
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: