1st grade is an exciting time. Students are growing in independence and interdependence. With 2st Century learning, students are asked to Collaborate, Communicate, Create, and become Critical thinkers. In many subject areas students are expected to "PROVE" their thinking by giving relevant evidence to support their reasoning through text the text read. This will become more natural process as students are exposed to expectations and teacher modeling of these expectations.
1st Quarter-Students should be reading at a level F
2nd Quarter-Students should be able to read at a level G
3rd Quarter -Students should be able
to read at a level H
4th Quarter-Students should be able
to read at level J
In first grade we LOVE to explore!! This year we will learn about...
*Comparing and Measuring
*Balance and Motion
*Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Writing in first Grade consists of process writing through Writer's Workshop. Students are expected to give details and elaborate with logical sequence of events. Student's writing should include an introduction and closing sentence. Students learn to tell stories across pages when writing narrative text.
Learning about our world and how we fit in it is important. Our little learners will learn how we connect with the world around us.
Quarter 1: I Am a Citizen in Many Communities
Quarter 2: Our Community Celebrates
Quarter 3: I Can Find My Way Around My Community
Quarter 4: We Care For Our Community
Does your child practice addition and subtraction facts at home? We hope so. This should be a part of your child's daily learning routine along with nightly reading. One area that students often struggle is with Word Problems. Your child is learning a variety of strategies to help solve mathematical problems. Encourage your child to choose a strategy that works best for him or her.
Homework is practice of skills and strategies that have been taught during the week. Therefore, it is important that your child establish good homework habits early by doing the assigned night's homework every night. Homework includes nightly reading as well. Please be sure your child has an established location for homework and that you encourage healthy work habits at home.
Homework packets are distributed on the first day of the school week (Monday's unless school is out) and should be returned on Friday's.
Homework is NOT graded but serves as a way to solidify curriculum concepts taught previously.