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1st Grade News - October 2018
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1st Grade Newsletter - January 2019
Units of Study
Reading: Understanding Characters & Learning to Infer
Writing: Creating realistic characters and writing several stories in a series about them
Math: Surveys and Data Collection
Social Studies: Community & Mapping - Then and Now
Science: Students will continue the study of variables and investigate friction.
Art: Students will investigate color, including pairing complementary colors and value scales. Students will begin clay and landscape projects.
Music & Movement: Students will be dancing the Mexican Hat dance and making Maracas.
Gym: First graders are working on Baseball skills, which will be followed by skills for Tennis.
Try at Home
- Help your child take inventory of things at home. They can count anything ranging from books, pennies, to crayons. Observe how your child keeps track of their counting. Then encourage your child to make groups of ten using Ziploc bags or rubber bands. Once the items are counted, have a conversation about how many groups of ten and how many ones represent the number in total. For example, 35 pennies should be viewed as 3 groups of 10 and 5 ones.
- Readers go on adventures with their characters by paying attention to details to learn about the characters they meet along the way. As your child reads to you, help your child study the characters by thinking about their relationships with other characters, their likes and dislikes, and pay attention to what they do and say to infer feelings and their motivation.
Make sure your child is reading for 20 minutes every night!
Log on to myon.com to read Max and Zoe books! These books are great examples of what a series book looks like.
Look out for a flyer about the plant sale for prices. It will take place during the day at the Lower School.