First Grade Weekly Updates

October 10-14

No School: Monday, October 10

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.

Lucia's Neighborhood

Journeys Lesson 4 - Anchor Text

City Mouse and Country Mouse

Journeys Lesson 4 - Paired Selection

Text and Graphic Features

Text and Graphic Features


Adding to Ten- ways to make ten

Think Tank Problems

Big picture
Big picture

Inquiry - Who We Are

Central Idea: The actions of individuals and groups have an effect on their community.

Lines of Inquiry:

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

Essential Question: How can we use maps to understand ourselves and our surroundings?


neighborhood - a community within a town or city.

map - a drawing of a place.

city - a big community with many people.

state - a territory.

country - a nation.

earth - the world.

There's a Map on My Lap: All About Maps (Read Aloud)
Me On The Map - Read Alond
The City Kid and the Suburb Kid by Deb Pilutti Illustrated by Linda Bleck