Mrs. Stagg's Class

April 2014

Language Arts Curriculum


oi, oy (oi says /oi/ in the middle of the word, oy says /oi/ at the end of the word)

3 sounds of -ed ( ed, d, t)

2 sounds of final y (long i, long e)

2 sounds of ie

Reader's Workshop:

Characters and Reading Club-

Learning to connect to characters is a huge step in retaining what we read in fiction

Writer's Workshop:

'All About' writing-

We will finishing writing like scientists and start working on poetry

Click HERE to see a complete overview of our April curriculum, which consists of weeks 31-34.

Math Curriculum


  • Collect and sort data to make graphs.
  • Create real object graphs, picture graphs, and bar-type graphs.
  • Answer questions about the graphs.

Place Value (0 to 99) **This is an ongoing skill we've worked on since day 1

  • Create and describe numbers using sets of tens and ones. (Ex: 16 = 1 group of ten and 6 ones)
  • Read, write, and say numbers.
  • Compare and order numbers using sets of objects, picture models, and place value.
  • Determine the number that is ten more or ten less than any given number (up to 99).

Addition/ Subtraction (including data from graphs) ** Starting multi step word problems and adding/ subtracting more than two numbers

  • Model and create addition and subtraction word problems using objects and picture models.
  • Use number sentences to record the solutions to addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Use patterns to develop strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. (Ex: part-whole, number lines, ten frames, etc.)
  • Identify fact families in related addition and subtraction facts. (Ex: 9 + 9 = 18 and 18 - 9 = 9)

Patterns ** skip counting off the decade (ex. count by 10s starting with 24)

  • Use patterns to skip count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100+.
  • Use patterns to identify odd and even numbers.


  • Identify coins by their name and value. (Ex: penny = 1¢)
  • Describe the relationship between coins. (Ex: 1 dime = 10 pennies; A nickel has more value than a penny.)
  • Record the value of money using the cents symbol (¢).
  • Count a collection of like coins. (Ex: a group of pennies, a group of nickels, or a group of dimes)


  • Read time to the hour and half hour.
  • Order three or more events according to their duration. (Ex: takes longer time, takes less time, about the same time)
  • Estimate and measure the length of objects using non-standard units such as paper clips.
  • Compare and order two or more objects according to length. (Ex: longest to shortest)
  • Describe the relationship between the size of the unit and the number of units needed to measure the length of an object. (Ex: The smaller the unit the more units will be needed to measure the length of an object.)

Click HERE to see the 1st grade Math Scope and Sequence for the year.

Science & Social Studies

We will study and compare life cycles of humans, plants and animals in a fun 2 week unit. After that, we dive into our awesome engineering unit.... more to come on that!

Upcoming Events

April 1, 2- STAAR TEST for 4th. No visitors for lunch on these days please!

*** These test days will be garden days for 1st grade, please see email about this

April 3rd- PTO meeting, 12:00, PC Library

April 4th- Miss Rice's last day

April10th- PC Art Show- 5:00-8:00 PC Gym

April 22,23- STAAR TEST for 3rd and 4th. No visitors for lunch on these days please!

April 30 - 4th grade Living Museum

Click HERE to see our class calendar.