First Grade Newsletter!
A Note From First Grade:
IN THIS ISSUE OF FIRST GRADE NEWS...
- R-Time and Citizens of the Month Winners
- Important Dates
- Curriculum Information
- News from Mrs. Kimbriel
- Garden News
- Counselor's Corner
- News from PE
- Library News
- Feelin' the Fine Arts
CITIZEN OF THE MONTH
WHAT'S COMING UP?
April 23rd- Reading MAP testing begins
April 30th- Math MAP begins
April 23rd-27th- Book Fair Week
April 27th- PTA Spring Dance at 6PM
May 4th- Muffins with Mom
May 18th- Ms. Cox's Conferences
May 21st-Mrs. Jones' Conferences
May 22nd- Mrs. Plattner's Conferences
May 23rd- Mrs. Molina's Conferences
May 24th- Ms. Balderas' Conferences
May 28th- Student Holiday
May 29th- Field Day!
May 31st- Class Parties
June 1st- Last day! Early release at 12PM
LANGUAGE ARTS/ SOCIAL STUDIES
Students will be learning about economics.
We will also be working on:
- blending sounds to make one and two-syllable words orally.
- blending syllables to make multisyllabic words.\
- segmenting one-syllable words into individual phonemes.
- segmenting multisyllabic words into syllables.
- reading and writing words with vowel digraphs /ů/ (book), /ü/ (spoon, moon), /ô/ (caught, claw).
- reading and writing words with prefixes (re-, un-).
- decoding using phonetic and contextual cues.
- reading aloud text with improved fluency (rate, accuracy, expression, appropriate phrasing).
- recognizing purposes for and techniques used in media.
- noticing when text doesn’t makes sense and using strategies to improve comprehension.
- making inferences about text and using textual evidence to support understanding.
- recognizing sensory details in text to create imagery.
- writing 100 high frequency words.
- generating and organizing ideas and using that plan to write a procedural text.
- revising and editing their drafts.publishing their writing.using time-order transition words.
- identifying and using pronouns and adverbs that tell how.
- forming upper and lower case letters legibly (Yy).
- using good listening and speaking habits.
- understanding the need for a job to meet wants and needs.
In math, we will focus on measurement, data analysis, and financial literacy.
Students will focus on:
- using measuring tools appropriately.
- measuring length with different nonstandard units to the nearest whole unit.
- measuring length with measuring tools that are continuous (adding machine tape, ribbon, etc.)
- identifying the length of an object or distance and the unit of measure.
- comparing different lengths.
- explaining why one length can have more than one measurement.
- Describing the relationship between the length of an object and the number of units need to equal the length.
- telling time to the nearest hour or half hour on an analog clock.
- telling time to the nearest hour or half hour on a digital clock.
- creating picture and bar-type graphs.
- asking survey questions and collecting data.
- using tally marks to represent data.
- organizing data in a T-chart.
- asking and answering questions using information from graphs.
- writing and solving problems using data.
- explaining the difference between needs and wants.
- solving problems involving spending, saving money, and charitable giving.
- making decisions about whether an item is a want or a need.
- deciding whether they have enough money to meet wants and needs.
- describing the effect of spending or saving on the amount of money you have.
- deciding when to save and when to spend money.
In this unit, we will be:
- asking questions.
- sorting and classifying living and nonliving things.
- observing, describing, and recording examples of ways that living organisms depend on each other and the environment. (food chain)
- observing the ways animals move and eat.
- comparing ways young animals resemble their parents.
- recording life cycles of animals.communicating information (observations, data, thoughts, ideas).
- reading texts and/or using media to obtain information.
observing, describing, and illustrating physical properties of objects
reading texts and/or using media to obtain information.
designing a solution to a problem.
using tools and materials safely.
communicating information (observations, data, thoughts, ideas).
making predictions based on observations.
developing, using, and comparing models.
investigating pollination systems.
collecting, organizing, and recording data.
comparing parts of plants.