1st Grade Q3 Curriculum for Week 6, 2/18-2/21

Reading– Students are reading Benchmark Unit 7. For shared reading, the text, “Memorials and Historic Buildings”, will be read and used for discussion to answer the question: Why do memorials honor presidents?

Grammar – We are continuing to work on editing by using special marks to rewrite our work the correct way.

Writing– Students will be writing the 3 parts of a Narrative paragraph:

  • Bold Beginning: Write a bold beginning that tells where you were, who was with you, and what you did.
  • Mighty Middle: Tell what happened (the events) using 4 sentences. Be sure to include details so the reader can picture it in his or her head.
  • Exciting Ending: An exciting sentence that provides closure for the story. Example: I can’t wait to go to Disneyland again!

Math– A new chapter will be introduced this week: Chapter 7-Comparing Numbers. Vocabulary words such as “greater than” and “less than” will be used when talking about numbers on the 120 chart. Students will determine if the tens place or the ones place will help them decide which number is greater or less.

Example: 82 _____ 84

“The tens places are the same, so you would have to look at the ones. 4 ones is greater than 2 ones. Therefore 82 <84 or 82 is less than84.”

Social Studies/Science– Students are learning about the American Symbols. Please ask your child to share what they know about some of the U.S. symbols like the White House and Mount Rushmore.

Art and Music Will be on Wednesday on this week.

 

First Grade Team’s Amazon Donation Wish List

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2AZJRU7QGN0MO?ref_=wl_share

 

Dates to remember:

M, 2/17* No School (President’s Day)

Tu, 2/25 * 120thDay of School

Th, 3/5 * STEAM Night

Th, 3/12-Th, 3/19 * Parent-Teacher Conferences

1st Grade Q3 Curriculum for Week 5, 2/10-2/13

Reading– Students are reading Benchmark Unit 7. For shared reading, the text, “Using Time Lines”, will be read and used for discussion to answer the question: How do timelines give details about events?

Grammar – We will continue to review editing skills. Students are learning to edit their own work by adding words, using the following symbol: ^.

Writing– Students will be taking an Opinion Writing Test based on their preference between two types of weather. They need to use reasons and link them with examples. Please have them practice transition words: Do you…, In my opinion…, I believe this because…, I also think this because…, For example…, Now you know why…

Math– The Chapter 6 test will be given on Wednesday. Ask your child any 120 number chart riddles.

Example: I am a number greater than 40, less than 52 and I have 3 ones. Who am I? (Answer: 43)

Social Studies/Science– Students will learn about American Symbols. Please ask your child to share what they know about some of the U.S. symbols (American flag and Bald Eagle)?

No Art and Music this week.

 

First Grade Team’s Amazon Donation Wish List

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2AZJRU7QGN0MO?ref_=wl_share

*New items have been added for STEM and 120 Days Activities*

Also, not included on the wish list, but each class needs a few Fruit Loops cereal boxes for an arts & crafts activity and conversation hearts candy for a science experiment. Thank you in advance!

 

Dates to remember:

Th, 2/13 * Valentines Day Card Exchange – If your child chooses to participate, please make a class set with only the name of your child on the cards. This helps facilitate passing the cards out faster. We are asking students to decorate and bring in their own valentine’s box by Feb. 13th. Also, a reminder to not bring any peanuts or food items due to the wellness policy.

Th, 2/13 * Jump Rope for Heart

F, 2/14 and M, 2/17* No School (President’s Day)

Th, 3/5 * STEAM Night

1st Grade Q3 Curriculum for Week 3, 1/27-1/31

Reading– Students are reading Benchmark Unit 6. For shared reading, the story, Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears, will be read and used for discussion to compare the similarities and differences from the previous week’s story.

Grammar – We will continue to review editing skills. Besides capitalization and punctuation, students must also double check spelling.

Writing– Students will be reviewing how to make an opinion paragraph based on the book, Hey Little Ant.It is important to state reasons with examples for readers to understand the author’s opinion.

Math– Chapter 6 will continue this week. Students will learn how to make tens and ones. Also, how to show numbers in different ways.

Here is an example for number #16.

  1. One ten and 6 ones
  2. 16 ones

Social Studies/Science– Students will learn about many important African American figures. This week will be about why Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson are important to know.

No Art and Music this week.

 

First Grade Team’s Amazon Donation Wish List

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2AZJRU7QGN0MO?ref_=wl_share

 

Dates to remember:

M, 1/27 * Sports Day

Tu, 1/28 * Crazy Day

W, 1/29 * Neon Day

Mc Teacher’s Night

Th, 1/30 * Twin/Triplet Day

F, 1/31 * PJ Day

1st Grade Q3 Curriculum for Week 2, 1/21-1/24

Reading– Students are reading Benchmark Unit 6. For shared reading, the story, Why Turtle’s Shell is Cracked, will be read and used for discussion on retelling key ideas.

Grammar – We will be reviewing editing skills, particularly capitalization and punctuation. Example: the cat chased after the mouse àThe cat chased after the mouse.

Writing– Students will be taking an Informative Writing Test later this week.

Math– We are finishing up the unit about 3D Shapes. There is no test for this unit. Chapter 6 will be introduced, starting Wednesday. Students will learn to use place value to model, count, read and write numbers to 120.

Social Studies/Science– Students will be introduced to many important African American figures. This week will be about Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson and Barack Obama.

 

First Grade Team’s Amazon Donation Wish List

We are need of some materials for new P.E. games and classroom this quarter. Please click on the following link if you would like to donate:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2AZJRU7QGN0MO?ref_=wl_share

 We really appreciate it!

 

Dates to remember:

F, 1/24 * Spirit Day (Hawaiian Day)

1st Grade Q2 Curriculum for Week 10, 12/16-12/20

Homework– No homework packet, but please do the daily reading response sheet. It is due on Friday, December 20th. 

Reading – Students are using reading strategies to help us decode words. One strategy to remind your child of is: “use chunks or small words inside big words to figure out unknown words.” By chunking a word, good readers can use the parts they do know to help them figure out the parts they do not known. An example would be the word flat. A chunk word could be the ending at.

Grammar – We will be reviewing grammar rules learned during quarter 2.

Writing – Students may continue Informative writing on candy canes and may start on creative writing on holidays.

Math – We are taking the Chapter 12 Math Test this Monday. The following concepts in Chapter 12:

  • Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares
  • Describe equal shares using words “halves, fourths, and/or quarters”
  • Compose two-dimensional shapes to create a composite shape
  • Identify attributes (straight/curved lines, number of sides, number of vertices/corners) of different shapes

Social Studies/Science – Students will continue to learn about Holidays around the world. The Holiday Craft Day will take place on Wednesday morning, December 18th.

Reminders – Please turn in the permission slip for the end of the quarter holiday party. Also, please contact your child’s teacher to let them know what you plan to donate for Holiday Craft Day on Wednesday, December 18th or for the Gingerbread STEM project and the Holiday Movie/Popcorn party on Friday, December 20th.

Requesting any of the following donations for the Holiday Craft Day:

-White cardstock (125)

            -Scrapbook paper

            -Washable Liquid Glue       

            -Pinata candy

Requesting any of the following donations for the Gingerbread STEM project:

-Pre-popped popcorn (25)

-25 juice boxes

-3 boxes of graham crackers

-Holiday plates (appetizer size)

-1 package of small gingerbread house decorations (i.e. Skittles, red licorice, mini              marshmallows, candy canes, plain M&Ms, mini pretzels, gum drops, chocolate                    chips, red hots)

 

Dates to remember:

M, 12/16-W, 12/18 * PTA Holiday Shop at MPR

W, 12/18 * Holiday Craft Day

F, 12/20 * Holiday Movie and Popcorn Party

F, 12/20 * Spirit Day – Disney Day

M, 12/23-M, 1/13 * Winter Break

T, 1/14 * School Resumes (Minimum Day)

1st Grade Q2 Curriculum for Week 9, 12/9-12/13:

Reading – Students are using comprehension strategies to help us understand what we are reading. One strategy is retelling. To retell, a reader can tell what is happening on one page or they can retell the important events (Beginning, Middle, End) in a story. Use the following key questions to help: Who are the characters, What is the setting(s)?, What is the problem?, What is the solution?

Grammar – We are learning about the past, present and future tenses.

Writing – Students will reviewing Informative and Explanatory writing types. An informative paragraph includes a topic sentence, transitions, facts with details and a conclusion about a subject. An explanatory paragraph includes how-to instructions on a topic using transitions, at least four detailed steps and a conclusion.

Math – We are learning about two dimensional shapes. They will learn about halves, quarters and fourths of shapes. Please review the attributes of shapes by asking your child how many sides or vertices a shape has.

Social Studies/Science – Students will continue to learn about Holidays around the world. Ask your child to tell you about a tradition that they learned.

 

Reminders – Please turn in the permission slip for the end of the quarter holiday party. Also, please contact your child’s teacher to let them know what you plan to donate for Holiday Craft Day on Wednesday, December 18th or for the Gingerbread STEM project and the Holiday Movie/Popcorn party on Friday, December 20th.

Requesting any of the following donations for the Holiday Craft Day:

-Brown paper bags (125)

-Colorful tissue paper

-White cardstock (125)

-Scrapbook paper

-Washable Liquid Glue

-Craft Wood Sticks

Requesting any of the following donations for the Gingerbread STEM project:

-Pre-popped popcorn (25)

-25 juice boxes

-3 boxes of graham crackers

-Holiday plates (appetizer size)

-1 package of small gingerbread house decorations (i.e. Skittles, red licorice, mini marshmallows, candy canes, plain M&Ms, mini pretzels, gum drops, chocolate chips, red hots)

 

Dates to remember:

M, 12/9-F, 12/13 * PTA Book Fair

Tu, 12/10 * Panda Express Restaurant Night

Th, 12/12 * PTA Holiday Shop Set Up from 8AM-4PM

M, 12/16-W, 12/18 * PTA Holiday Shop at MPR

F, 12/20 * Holiday Movie and Popcorn Party (Spirit Day – Disney Day)

1st Grade Q2 Curriculum for Week 8, 12/2-12/6

Reading – Students are using comprehension strategies to help us understand what we are reading. One strategy is summarize. To summarize, a reader can tell what is happening on one page or they can summarize the important events in a story. Use the following words to help: First, Next, After that, At the end.

Grammar – We are learning about subject/verb agreement.

For most verbs, add “s” when the subject is singular. An example is “The teacher reads many books.”

When the subject is plural, do NOT add “s” to the verb. An example is “All teachers grade papers.”

Writing – Students will reviewing Narrative and Opinion writing types. A narrative paragraph includes a topic, transitions and facts with details about the author’s experience. An opinion paragraph includes a topic, transitions and facts with details about the author’s opinion.

Math – We will start a new Chapter 12: How to sort, describe and combine two-dimensional shapes.

Social Studies/Science – Students will learn about Holidays around the world. This week we are learning about Mexico, Israel, United States and Canada. Ask your child to tell you about a tradition from one of these countries.

 

Donations – First grade teachers are in need of white cardstock. Any donations would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

 

Dates to remember:

M, 11/4 – W, 12/4 * Toy Drive

(New Toys can be dropped off at the office)

W, 12/4 * Walking Field Trip to Olympian High School

F, 12/6 * Grade 1 Red Carpet Awards Assembly

F, 12/6 * PTA Bingo Night at the MPR

Tu, 12/10 * Panda Express Restaurant Night

Th, 12/12 * PTA Holiday Shop Set Up from 8AM-4PM