March: What is Grade 1 studying?
ELA: Unit of Study: The Local Community
Essential Question: What are the characteristics of a community?
Big Idea: Students will understand that a community consists of different areas, communities have natural and built features and provide services that help meet the needs of people who live and work there.
Where do Animals Live? (Mondo)
Franklin’s Neighborhood by Paulette Bourgeois
Natural and Built Resources
Penguins are Waterbirds (Mondo)
Where Does the Wind Go? (Mondo)
Helping Out is Cool by Ellen Feinman Moss
Be the Change in Your Community by Megan Kopp
When the King Rides by (Mondo)
Writing: Informative Writing
Students will learn:
- how to introduce their topic
- include facts and details about their topic
- provide a sense of closure.
- They will continue to use the writing process and 6+1 Traits of Writing.
Chapter 7: Students will compare numbers using greater than and less than symbols.
- Read and write numerals to represent a number of 100 to 120 objects
- Model and compare two-digit numbers
- Use symbols to compare numbers
- Identify numbers 10 more or 10 less
Chapter 8: Students will move towards two-digit addition and subtraction.
- Add and subtract within 20
- Use a concrete models to add ones or tens to a two-digit number
- Use tens and ones to add two-digit numbers
- Solve and explain two-digit addition word problems using the strategy draw a picture
- Add and subtract within 100
Common Core Learning Standards:
1.NBT.B.3 - Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
1.NBT.C.5 - Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
1.OA.C.6- Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
1.NBT.C.4- Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
1.NBT.C.6 - Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
First Grade, what to expect?
Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily.
Weekly Spelling Schedule:
Remember to read with your child every night for at least 20 minutes and talk with your child about the story.
- Monday -- Write each word 3 times each.
- Tuesday -- Write sentences for words 1-5.
- Wednesday -- Write sentences for words 6-10.
- Thursday -- Write the words in ABC order.
- Friday -- Make a Word Pyramid for each word: Write the spelling word, adding one letter at a time to create a pyramid. Start with one letter on top then progress to two, three, and so on until the word is spelled down like a pyramid. Here is an example for the word about: about
- Math homework will be given every night in math workbook.
- Homework will vary between all first grade classes.
- Daily reading practice on RAZ Kids.