Fabulous First Grade
Friday, February 15, 2019
Our newest unit and essential question focus around - How do living things change as they grow? Students will be delving into how change can affect people, plants, and animals. Our current books can be seen below. We will continue to explore skills in the areas of character comparison, retelling, and analysis of illustrations. Currently students have been using their learned skills to showcase their knowledge of retelling using their own guided reading books.
Social Studies & Science
We are continuing our science unit on evolution with discussions about plants. Last week we went into detail regarding why, as well as how plants grow. This is ongoing with the idea of adaptations, and how both animals and plants have developed adaptations to help them survive in changing environments. In the Makerspace students will be given the challenge of designing a habitat for a creature to live in.
In math workshop, we have begun our unit on place value. To get us rolling we read Shoes in Twos. This book allows students to engage with the the notion of skip counting by twos, and later opens us up to exploration of skip counting by fives and tens.
We will continue to use concrete models and drawings to show our knowledge of numbers and place value.
Activities you can do at home include -
- Naming a two digit number, then say "ten more" or "ten less" Have your child tell you the number
- Try counting by tens backwards!
- Make up and discuss short story problems that involve simple addition and subtraction.
Six Flags Reading Program
For completing 6 hours of reading outside of school time, students in kindergarten through grade 5 are eligible to earn a free ticket for Six Flags Great America. Please see the following link for more details and a reading log for you to print if you choose to have your child(ren) participate in this program. Reading logs will not be sent home with the students; it will be your responsibility to print them for your use. If you have no way to print a reading log, please contact your child's teacher and one will be sent home.
Your child may begin reading and recording his/her reading minutes any time! Completed reading logs are due by Friday, February 15th.
Please note: Six Flags does not allow 4K students to participate in this program.
Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Krahn, Rose Glen's coordinator for Read to Succeed.
#970-2451 or firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1: Early Release 1:40pm
March 5: PTO Meeting Media Center 6:30 - 8:00pm
March 6: End of Trimester 2
March 12: Gr 1 and 2 Concert Dress Rehearsal - (Grandparents invited) 2:30pm
March 12: Gr 1 Showcase of Excellence and Concert 6:00