First Grade Weekly Updates

September 26-30

Welcome to this week's edition of First Grade Weekly Explorations! Each week, we will share materials to supplement our lessons for the week. The newsletter includes videos and links for all subject areas: ELA, math, Science and Social Studies. As work is completed, make sure to sent pictures to your teacher, through Class Dojo or Schoology.


Spelling Activities

Monday-Write each word three times.
Tuesday-Put each word in a sentence.
Wednesday-Make up your own story using all the words.
Thursday-Use objects at home to make each word. Some examples of things to use are Legos, beads, string, play dough, or whatever you can come up with. Be creative and take a picture to send to your teacher.
Friday-Write each word with a different color crayon, or marker. Then take a spelling test. Ask an adult or older sibling to say the word and you spell it.

The Storm

Journeys Lesson 2 - Anchor Text


Journeys Lesson 2 - Paired Selection

Understanding Characters

Understanding Characters


Think Tank Problems

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Inquiry - Who We Are

Central Idea - The actions of individuals and groups have an effect on the community.

Lines of Inquiry:

  1. Individuals have responsibilities as members of a community.
  2. Rules and procedures must be followed to maintain order and to keep us safe.
  3. Different systems are in place to organize our community.

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (Read Aloud books) Andrea Beaty Sofie Valdez | Future president


citizen - a person who belongs to a state or country.

symbol - a picture that stands for a real thing.

pledge - a promise.

allegiance - loyalty or dedication to a person, country, or belief.

justice - fair treatment.

pride - to be proud of.

Symbols of Our Country

Journeys Lesson 25 - Paired Selection
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