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:
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:
Entries are due October 10th
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
George Washington Carver
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
DATES TO REMEMBER
Willy’s Spirit Night
Dress Down Day $1
Publix Math Night
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