# April Showers = 1st Grade Flowers!

## Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Loveless, Mrs. Peek

Here you will find all important dates and information for the month of April.

## Science and Social Studies This Month

This month in Science we will be discussing the needs of plants. Ask your child what would happen if our basic needs weren't met such as: food, water, shelter, and oxygen.

In Social Studies we will begin goods and services.

## Math This Month

This month we will begin Unit 6: Understanding Shapes and Fractions. Words in BOLD are the most important vocabulary and topics covered in this unit.

Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.

Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.

defining attributes

non-defining attributes

closed

overlap

non-overlapping shapes

two-dimensional shapes

three-dimensional shapes

triangles

rectangles

squares

trapezoids

half-circles

quarter-circles

cubes

right rectangular prism

right circular cones

right circular cylinder

partition

halves

fourths

quarters

decomposing

organize

represent

data

categories

## ELA/Writing This Month

This month's focus is reviewing Main Ideas and Details.

• We will be reviewing test taking skills. Such as critical reading and supporting reasoning with text evidence.
• This unit also integrates economics from the Social Studies Standards as well.

key details, fiction, describe, character(s), setting, temporal words, events, compare, contrast, predict, author, illustrator, main topic

connections, text to text, text to self, text to world

## March Students of the Month

This month's character trait is Compassion. These students can be seen demonstrating true PRIDE by always lending an ear to classmates and being extra caring.

Mrs. Austin- Grayson Dixon

Mrs. Loveless- Ariel Cook

Mrs. Peek- Shayne Sneddon

## April Birthdays!

• Ana Reynoso 12th
• Hayden Forsyth 12th
• Coleson Lance 13th
• Justin Rice 18th
• Jeffrey Duncan 20th
• Briana Bryant 24th
• Colby Wallace 25th

## Mrs. Melissa Peek

### Monday, April 2nd, 9pm to Friday, April 6th, 11pm

#### Temple, GA

ENJOY YOUR MUCH DESERVED TIME OFF!