First Grade Weekly Updates

October 3-7

Welcome to this week's edition of First Grade Weekly Explorations! Each week, we will share materials to supplement our lessons for the week. The newsletter includes videos and links for all subject areas: ELA, math, Science and Social Studies. As work is completed, make sure to sent pictures to your teacher, through Class Dojo or Schoology.


Spelling Activities

Monday-Write each word three times.
Tuesday-Put each word in a sentence.
Wednesday-Make up your own story using all the words.
Thursday-Use objects at home to make each word. Some examples of things to use are Legos, beads, string, play dough, or whatever you can come up with. Be creative and take a picture to send to your teacher.
Friday-Write each word with a different color crayon, or marker. Then take a spelling test. Ask an adult or older sibling to say the word and you spell it.

Curious George at School

Journeys Lesson 3 -Anchor Text

School Long Ago

Journeys Lesson 3 - Paired Selection

Sequence of Events

Sequence of Events


Counting On Song

Think Tank Problems

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Big picture

Inquiry - Who We Are

Central Idea - The actions of individuals and groups have an effect on the community.

Lines of Inquiry:

  1. Individuals have responsibilities as members of a community.
  2. Rules and procedures must be followed to maintain order and to keep us safe.
  3. Different systems are in place to organize our community.

Essential Question: What are characteristics of a leader?

Swimmy by Leo Lionni. Grandma Annii's Storytime


leader - a person who helps people decide what to do and how to do it.

responsibility - something we do because we have to or because it is the right thing to do.

principled - to act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect.

mayor -a leader of a community government.

governor -the leader of a state.

president - the leader of a country.