First Grade

    June: What is Grade 1 studying?

    ELA: Unit of Study: How Times Have Changed

    Essential Question: How do families grow and change over time? 

    Big Idea: Families grow and change over time including the way families use transportation, technology, and communication. 


    Making Collages (Mondo)

    Who Has Seen the Wind? (Mondo – Let’s Sing About It)

    What’s Cooking? (Mondo)

    Somewhere (Mondo)

    Meet the Octopus (Mondo)


    Writing: Opinion Writing 

    Students will learn:

    • how to introduce their topic or name the book they are writing about
    • state an opinion
    • supply a reason for the opinion
    • provide a sense of closure

    They will continue to use the writing process and 6+1 Traits of Writing.

    Go Math!:

    Chapter 11: Students will explore and identify three-dimensional shapes.

    • Identify and describe 3D shapes
    • Compose 3D shapes to build new shapes
    • Identify 2D shapes on 3D shapes

    Chapter 12: Students will explore three-dimensional geometry.

    • Use defining attributes to sort shapes
    • Describe attributes of 2D shapes
    • Use objects to compose new 2D shapes
    • Compose new shapes by combining 2D shapes
    • Decompose combined shapes into shapes
    • Decompose 2D shapes into parts
    • Identify equal and unequal parts (or shares) in 2D shapes
    • Partition circles and squares into equal parts

    Common Core Learning Standards:

    1.G.A.1 – Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.

    1.G.A.2 - Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

    1.G.A.3 - Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halvesfourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half offourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.

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    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:

    • 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







    Remember to read with your child every night for at least 20 minutes and talk with your child about the story.
    • Math homework will be given every night in math workbook.
    • Homework will vary between all first grade classes.
    • Daily reading practice on RAZ Kids.
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