First Grade News
UOI 2: WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME
Transdisciplinary Theme: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilization, from local and global perspectives.
Central Idea: History shapes our present world
Key Concepts: Change, Connection, Perspective
Related Concepts: Chronology, past, present, photography, timelines, biography
Lines of Inquiry:
- How we are a part of history
- How events can cause change over time
- The differences and similarities between the past and present
What Are We Learning This Unit?
- We will continue to work with addition equations, understanding all parts of an equation including the addition symbol, equal sign, addends, and sum.
- We will begin working with equations involving 3 parts.
- We will determine the unknown number or symbol in any position of an equation.
- We will use Math strategies to solve problems, such as drawing pictures, using manipulatives, and counting up on a number line or in our minds.
- We will begin working with subtraction and work on understanding subtraction as an unknown-part problem. We will work on understanding the different ways addition and subtraction are connected.
- We will practice our addition and subtraction facts fluency up to total parts of 20.
- We will practice counting up to 120.
- We will work on explaining our thinking and showing what we understand using numbers, words, tools, and pictures.
We will work on using our comprehension strategies while we read a text. These strategies include:
- retelling a story including details of characters, setting, and plot
- making predictions about a text and confirming and/or adjusting predictions
- checking for understanding
- rereading for better understanding
- using prior knowledge to connect with a text
- We will work on distinguishing between short and long vowel sounds and learning the different ways we read long vowels.
- We will work breaking words apart into syllables to read with better accuracy.
- We will continue to work on our personal sight words lists as a way to gain better fluency while reading.
We will continue to work with new words, finding their synonyms, and using them correctly in language. In addition to UOI & Math vocabulary, we will work with the following words: dark, fog, gulp, host, rude, scold, serious, sly, upset, weary, area, rapid, complain, ripe, gather, seller, market, surround, price, yank, cozy, huddle, fierce, hunt, freezing, protect, hatch, slide, howl, temperature
- We will continue to work on composing sentences as full ideas, using accurate capitalization, punctuation, and sentence structure.
- We will begin creating narrative writing pieces, working through each step of the Writing Process.
- We will work on responding to suggestions for writing and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Science & Social Studies
- We will continue to work on creating good, open-ended inquiries and learn how to explore those inquiries effectively
- We will examine how plants and animals change over time
- We will explore how young animals resemble their parents
- We will explore the concept of change over time as it relates to plants, animals, weather, moon phases, daylight, and temperature
- We will distinguish between the past and present, and discover how we are a part of history
- We will examine sequence of events and explore sequence through timelines
- We will learn about individuals of the past and how events of the past cause change in the world
- Interpersonal Communication: Responding to who, what, when, where questions
- Presentational Speaking: Saying the date and day of the week, listing the seasons and Islamic months, counting 1-15, stating words that relate to the alphabet stories, singing a short song
- Presentational Writing: Writing vocabulary from alphabet stories, days of the week, seasons, and Islamic months
- Interpretive Listening: Recognizing the sounds of the letters (أ - ز) when they are spoken or spelled out, recognizing the days of the week, time, the Islamic months, common weather expressions, numbers 1-15, and vocabulary from alphabet stories
- Interpretive Reading: Recognizing vocabulary words, matching pictures to corresponding vocabulary, identifying family member words on a family tree
- Memorize Surahs Al-Fil, Humaza and `Asr with proper pronunciation
- Learning the meaning of the Surahs while connecting the meanings to the UOI
- Learning and implementing Noon Sakin (نون ساكن)
- Learning the story of Israa Wal Miraaj (the establishment of Salah)
- Understanding the importance of Salah
- Learning the names of the positions in Salah
- Memorizing the longer duas that are said in Salah
- Learning the etiquette of being in the Masjid
- Students will experiment with new materials and techniques like printmaking
- Students will be introduced to movement in art, texture and 3D form
- Students will create mixed media artworks
- Students will learn about Arabic calligraphy as a means of visual expression
- Students will learn how ideas go through the stages of the creative process to be expressed through original artwork
Starry night inspired project
Using wax crayons and watercolor paint, students will experiment with curvy broken lines to create movement.
UOI#2 inspiration Artist : eL Seed
eL Seed is a French-Tunisian street artist whose works incorporate traditional Arabic calligraphy, a style he calls calligraffiti. His art was born on the streets of Paris, and now adorns walls across every continent.
Intro to printmaking technique
Printmaking / Graphic Art is a means of producing multiple images, each of these is called a print. Prints are created from a single original surface