First Grade News
Here's what's happening in Room A-6!
Our focus now is Non-fiction. They will be writing their own report on an animal they choose. I will be needing writing volunteers and will be sending home a sign up calendar for you to send back if you can help! It is quite a task to help 20 little ones read and write research, but so fun!
We did a class research project on Bears. We completed a RAN chart (Reading and Analyzing Non-fiction) where the kids brainstormed what they knew about what bears look like, eat, live and fun facts about bears. We then researched and decided if what we thought we knew was true or a misconception.
On Monday, we will choose animals we are interested in writing a research report on in class. I cleared out Novi Library of their books about these animals :), I may be asking for some help with additional resources, but I will let you know!
I love this unit and the kids do too! This is a great time to ask your child what they are curious about, head to the library and let them pick out non-fiction books about that topic. I hope they will be transferring the things they are learning in school to real life.
We are working on Time. First graders should know how to tell time to the hour and half-hour, the difference between a digital and analog clock and the parts of a clock.
Please work with your child at home for reinforcement. First graders often get confused with the hour hand and minute hand.
Jedi Masters Subtraction continues! Keep practicing those facts at home. It makes their math life so much easier as they go through the grades.
After time, we will be exploring 3-D shapes and geometry.
and will move into properties of water, magnets etc., and will be learning about the properties of water.
In Social Studies we have been learning about maps.
Dates to remember:
Spring Break- April 3-12
Spring conferences- April 16th and 17th- half days!