Rockin' Pioneers in First Grade

with Mrs. Berry

WEEK OF September 10-14

International Baccalaureate- What is PYP?

The "Primary Years Programme" transdisciplinary framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond.

Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment, the program places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.

For further information, check out the following website:

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/what-is-the-pyp/

Reflections Entry



PTA Reflections is a wonderful way to allow your child some freedom of expression. The theme this year is “Heroes around me”. Be sure to check out information on our website for more information:



www.cobbk12.org/teasley





Entries are due October 10th

Curriculum Corner

Lines of Inquiry


We are learning new vocabulary words and how they relate to our American History.

  • Causation: Aspects of the past still influence us, today

  • Perspective: Character traits can drive innovation and activism

  • Change: Some practices and behaviors have remained and stayed the same


Waiting on the World to Change


IB Unit: Where We Are In Place & Time

Central Idea: Pioneers Drive Change

Vocabulary:

Causation

Change

Perspective

Activism

Innovation

Historical Figures:

Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Jefferson

Theodore Roosevelt

George Washington Carver

Ruby Bridges


We will discuss character traits and how historical figures influenced change in America. We will continue to learn about each of historical figures listed over the next few weeks. Please continue to discuss these vocabulary words and historical figures throughout the school year as we will revisit them continually.



Questions to ask at home


Math- How do I combine numbers together? How do I add? What does ‘inverse’ mean?

Writing- How do I write a narrative writing piece?

Daily 5/Language Arts- How do I recognize changes in characters? How do I retell a story?

Phonics- What are letters and letter blends?

Social Studies: Who was George Washington Carver and why is he important to our nation’s history?

Specials for the Week

MONDAY- P.E.

TUESDAY- Music

WEDNESDAY- Spanish

THURSDAY- P.E.

FRIDAY-Art

DATES TO REMEMBER

September 11th:

Willy’s Spirit Night

September 21st:

Dress Down Day $1

October 4th:

Publix Math Night

October 5th:

All Pro Dads

October 19th:

Career Day

Learning Websites

Math Links