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— Oscar Wilde.

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Q4 Week 3, 4/27-5/1

Here is Weekly Plan for Week 3:

Reading

  1. Complete the following Seesaw activities: a. Read Aloud, b. RAE Response and c. Phonics
  2. Read independently and/or with parent daily (20 min.)

Writing – Using the science links, write an informative paragraph about the Solar System. Be sure to include 4 facts with details. You may use your writing notebook pages to help. Take a picture when finished and upload onto Seesaw.

Math

  1. Complete a math Seesaw math activity every day.
  2. Complete 2 lessons on iReady.
  3. Word Problem of the Week: A bike shop had a total of 70 bikes. 29 have baskets. How many do not have baskets? Take a picture of your answer and upload on Seesaw.

Science: Complete the 4 Seesaw assignments about the Solar System.

Bonus

*Choose any activity from Bonus list sent by your teacher.

*Music with Ms. C: https://safeyoutube.net/w/hy28

*Art with Mrs. Adamos: https://wolfpackartistsblog.wordpress.com

*ArtHub Earth Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL8z6Penuvo

 

Q4 Week 2, 4/20-4/25

Here is Weekly Plan for Week 2:

Reading

  1. Complete the following Seesaw activities: a. Phonics activity, b. Read aloud & response and c. Grammar activity
  2. Read independently and/or with parent daily (20 min.) and complete Reading at Home activity on Seesaw

Writing – Write an opinion paragraph about what you like about distance learning. Be sure to include a hook sentence, your opinion, 2 reasons with examples. You may use your writing notebook pages to help. Do Opinion Writing assignment on Seesaw by taking a picture and recording yourself reading what you wrote.

Math

  1. Complete a math Seesaw math activity every day.
  2. Complete 2 lessons on iReady.
  3. Word Problem of the Week: There were 36 passengers on a train. Then, 40 passengers boarded the train. How many passengers are now on the train? Solve using RDW. Take a picture of your answer and upload on Seesaw.

Bonus

*Choose any activity from Bonus list sent by your teacher.

*Take a virtual field trip: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

*Music with Ms. C: https://safeyoutube.net/w/yUx5

*Art with Mrs. Adamos: https://wolfpackartistsblog.wordpress.com

 

Month of Military Child Virtual Spirit Week

Monday, April 20th – Camo Day

Tuesday, April 21st – Superhero Day

Wednesday, April 22nd – Purple UP! Day (Wear purple)

Thursday, April 23rd – Patriotic Day (Wear red, white & blue)

Friday, April 24th – Hat Day

Q4 Week 1, April 13-17

Welcome back timberwolves! We missed you all! This quarter will be a new journey into distance learning. Please take some time to log into the appropriate programs and explore.

Here is Weekly Plan for Week 1:

Reading

  1. Complete at least 2 Seesaw activities
  2. Read independently and/or with parent daily (20 min.)

Writing – Write a narrative paragraph about what you did over Spring Break. Be sure to include Bold Beginning, Might Middle and Exciting Ending. You may use your writing notebook pages to help. Take a picture when you finished and upload onto Seesaw.

Math

  1. Complete at least 2 Seesaw math activities
  2. Complete 2 lessons on I-Ready
  3. Complete Word Problem of the Week: Carlos had 60 pounds of ice for a party. Some of the ice melted. Now he has only 10 pounds of ice. How many pounds of ice melted? Solve using RDW. Take a picture of your answer and upload on Seesaw

Bonus

*Choose any activity from Bonus list emailed by your teacher.

*Take a virtual field trip: https://www.farmfood360.ca/?utm_source=domain&utm_campaign=www.virtualfarmtours.ca&utm_medium=redirect

*Music with Ms. C: https://safeyoutube.net/w/yUx5

*Art with Mrs. Adamos: https://wolfpackartistsblog.wordpress.com

 

 

 

1st Grade Q3 Curriculum for Week 9, 3/9-3/13

Reading– Students are reading Benchmark Unit 8. For shared reading, the text, “The Wind and the Sun”, will be read and used for discussion to answer the question: What lesson did the characters teach us in “The Wind and the Sun”?

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

Writing– Students will continue to review how to write an Informative Paragraph. There are a minimum of six sentences:

  1. Topic sentence: I know a lot about _________________.
  2. 4 Facts with details: Did you know _____________, One fact is ________________, According to the article/video ________________, Lastly ________________
  3. Conclusion: Now you know about ________________.

Math– We will begin a new chapter. In Chapter 8, students will practice how to add and subtract two-digit numbers such as 40 + 21 = ________.

Social Studies/Science– Students will introduced to Sound and Vibration. Some vocabulary words are communicate, sound, vibrate, volume, waves and bounce.

Essential question: How do vibrations create sound?

Art/Music– On Thursday

 

Dates to remember:

Th, 3/12-Th, 3/19 * Scholastic Book Fair.

Th, 3/12-Th, 3/19 * Parent-Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

M, 4/6 * School Resumes (Minimum Day)

Q3 Curriculum for Week 8, 3/2-3/6

Reading– Students are reading Benchmark Unit 8. For shared reading, the texts, “Night and Day”, will be read and used for discussion to answer the question: Why do we have 24 hours in a day?

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

Writing– Students will be reviewing how to write an Informative Paragraph. The topic will be about Dr. Seuss. Students need to include at least 4 facts about Dr. Seuss.

Math– We will taking a practice test and test on Chapter 7-Comparing Numbers this week. Please review the symbols “< (less than), > (greater than), = (equal to).”

Social Studies/Science– Students will be introduced to a new science unit: Light and Sound. The two essential questions for light are: 1) What is light energy? And 2) How does light help us see?

Art/Music– On Thursday

 

First Grade Team’s Amazon Donation Wish List

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

 

Dates to remember:

M, 3/2 * PJ with Favorite Book Day

Th, 3/5 * STEAM Night

Th, 3/12-Th, 3/19 * Scholastic Book Fair.

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

1st Grade Q3 Curriculum for Week 7, 2/24-2/28

Reading– Students are reading Benchmark Unit 8. For shared reading, the texts, “Why the Sun live in the Sky” and “A Walk on the Moon”, will be read and used for discussion to answer the question: How are “Why the Sun live in the Sky” and “A Walk on the Moon” different?

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

Writing– Students will be taking a Narrative writing test. Example of sentence starters for each part are:

  • Bold Beginning: One _____ day, not so long ago, ________. Let me tell you about ______. Have you ever _______.
  • Mighty Middle: First, _________. Then, __________. After that, _______. Finally, ________.
  • Exciting Ending: I can’t wait to __________again! Do you want to ________ like me?

Math– We will continue to learn about Chapter 7-Comparing Numbers. Please review 10 more and 10 fewer on the hundreds chart.

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.

First Grade Team’s Amazon Donation Wish List

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

 

Dates to remember:

Tu, 2/25 * 120thDay of School

W, 2/26 * FUNdraiser at Chipotle

Th, 3/5 * STEAM Night

Th, 3/12-Th, 3/19 * Scholastic Book Fair.

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

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)