First Grade Newsletter
- Jan. 15: End of 2nd Quarter
- Jan. 18: No School- MLK Day
- Jan. 19: No School- Teacher Workday
- Jan. 28: Delayed Opening
- Jan. 29: Report Cards go home
In math we just started a unit on measurement. First graders learn to measure in non-standard units, such as paperclips, markers, and cubes. Students experience the importance of measuring objects from end-to-end with no gaps or overlaps between units of measurement. We will be recording our measurements in charts and tables and comparing lengths of various objects.
Mid-January, we will start a unit on 2-D shapes. Students identify, name, build, and draw shapes based on their defining attributes. They will compose 2-D shapes from 2 smaller shapes and partition circles and rectangles into equal shares.
We are starting the new year with non-fiction writing! We are learning about a type of non-fiction called "All About". These writings teach about topics using not only writing but text features such as diagrams, headings, and adding a glossary. We will see books and informational text with these features during our study of the Day and Night sky.
While exploring this type of writing, the children will also learn to write a non-fiction All About book that contains text features. We have just started choosing the topics and will be launching the book writing soon. Ask your child about their topic and to share all about it!