Newsletter #1: Sharing The Planet
UOI 6: Sharing The Planet
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Central idea: Living things have needs which help them grow and stay healthy.
Key concepts: Reflection, Form, Responsibility
Related concepts: Characteristics, structures, similarities, differences, animals, behaviors, needs
Lines of inquiry
- Characteristics of living things (Reflection)
- Needs of plants and animals (Form)
- How to protect the well-being of living things (Responsibility)
What Are We Learning This Unit?
- Students will continue to identify and create color patterns.
- Classify, count and sort objects into categories to determine the count in each set.
- Identify numbers in different configurations to show understanding of groups to 5 using math drawings and number expressions.
- Sort, match and compare numbers in different ways to count objects and represent them as drawings.
- Use various types of manipulatives to compose and decompose numbers 1-5 and 6-10. For example 1 + 2 and 2 + 1.
- Practice concepts of "one more" and "one less" using 5 and 10 frames.
- Count to answer "How Many."
Module 2: 2D and 3D Shapes;
- Students will identify, sort and categorize shapes by color, shape, size, position, 2D and 3D.
- Describe and communicate locations of shapes using positional words (above, under, next to, behind, below, on, beside).
- Learn the attributes of shapes to discriminate between them and identify as solid or flat.
- Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes.
- Analyze, create and compose shapes.
English Language Arts
Students will build Phonics Skills by:
- letter/sound recognition games and activities
- Identify beginning/ending letter sounds
- count/segment and blend syllables to make words
- identify and practice rhyme (words, none, stories, poems, nursery rhymes).
- identify and name consonants/vowels
- Identify short/long vowel sounds
- Read using tracking strategies ( use of pointer finger to read each word).
- With prompting and support students will be able to ask and answer questions about key details in a story, drawing and/or an illustration.
- Identify and read short/long vowel sounds in CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words
- Read common sight and frequency words
- Engage in small group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING:
- Students will practice building cooperation skills through collaboration activities.
- Students will add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail of their information.
- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell express their thoughts and ideas. EX: My favorite book is.....
- Practice proper handwriting techniques uses various types of writing tools.
- Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
- Learn to use most frequently occurring prepositions ( to, from, in , out, on, off, for,of, by, with). the topic or the name of a book they
- Recognize and name end punctuation.
- Identify and use frequently occurring nouns.
- Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to to survive.
- Compare living and non-living things.
- Students will observe the behavior and structure of worms, bugs, animals and plants.
- Students will create worm jars to understand the needs of composting worms. They will use observational skills to see how worms can change the plant material into soil.
- Compare illustrations of living and non-living things.
- Students will explore animals and the different habitats they live in.
- Students will continue to expand their reading and comprehension skills through reading and listening activities such as books and educational videos.
- Students will also perfect their handwriting skills through games and group activities.
- I can state the names of familiar people, places, and objects in pictures and posters using words or memorized phrases.
- I can match a character in a headline to a supporting visual.
- I can occasionally understand isolated words that I have memorized, particularly when accompanied by gestures or pictures
- Students will continue with their memorization of the Quran starting from Surah Takathur.
- Students will learn the meaning of the ayahs along with the proper ASL hand signals to help them remember the meaning.
- Students will also continue learning how to read from the Quran.
- Memorize Surah Takathur
- Understand the meaning of Surah Takathur
- Students will earn all about how we as Muslims, should treat animals and our environment.
- Students will listen and learn through stories of Prophet Sulaiman and the ant, as well as various hadith about Allah putting trust in us to take care of our planet.
- Students will put some of these new skills into action by showing kindness to class pets and keeping our classroom clean.
· Muslims keep their surroundings clean and tidy even if it is not their mess.
· Muslims should be kind to animals.
- Recycled paper projects to create a cover for their sketchbooks (Form)
- Papier Mache techniques ( responsibility)
- Using recycled materials as painting tools ( Reflection)
Targeted MSDE Standards:
1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education –
- Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, interpret, and respond to ideas, experiences, and the environment through visual art.
- b. Represent observed form by combining colors, lines, shapes, and textures
2. Identify and compare ways in which selected artworks represent what people see, know, feel, and imagine