Welcome to our First Grade Classes! 

 

     

Mrs. Caitlin Smith      Ms. Diane Kramer      Ms. Brittany Rosser   

     Danillya Wilson     

In November

During the month of November in reading, students will be focused on reading literary texts.  We will focus on asking and answering questions about the key details in the text and describing major events in a story using key details.  Students will also focus on using illustrations and text details to describe characters, setting, and events.  Please remember to read for at least twenty minutes each night!

In math, students will focus on solving 1-digit and 2-digit addition and subtraction facts using different strategies such as; counting on, counting back, putting together, taking apart, adding to, taking from, and comparing.  They will also practice composing and decomposing 2-digit numbers to learn about place value (tens and ones) and the meaning of the equal sign.

In science, students will compare and contrast the movements of living things and non-living objects, including the ways magnets attract and repel objects.


In December

During the month of December in reading, students will be focused on reading informational texts. We will focus on identifying the main topic and retell key details of a text. We will focus on asking and answering questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in text. Students will also focus on using the illustrations and details in a text to describe key ideas. Please remember to read for at least twenty minutes each night! 

In math, students will focus on fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. We will use strategies to solve a compare bigger unknown word problem. We will also use strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction situations; represent the unknown with a symbol. Students will focus on adding three whole numbers whose sum is less than 20 using different strategies. In science, students will continue exploring the properties of magnets. They will classify materials of objects using magnets.


   

In January

During the month of January in reading, students will be focused on reading informational texts.  We will focus on identifying the main topic and retelling key details of a text. We will focus on asking and answering questions about key details and unknown words. Students will also focus on using the illustrations and details in a text to describe key ideas. We will distinguish between information in illustrations and words. Finally, students will make real life connections to increase their vocabulary Please remember to read for at least twenty minutes each night!

 In math students will focus on fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Students will focus on adding three whole numbers whose sum is less than 20 using different strategies. We will also use direct comparison to determine the length of objects and we will order objects by length. We will also learn about the measurement process. Students will learn different length units.

In health, students will learn about outdoor and indoor safety, including calling 911 in an emergency. We will also learn about food choices, the five senses, and MyPlate guidelines.   In social studies, students will identify and write about community customs and traditions. They will also identify the ways people in a community work together to meet human needs. Students will be able to compare and classify photographs and objects from the past and the present.  

In science, students will also identify materials that make up the natural features of Earth’s surface.


 

In February

In reading, students will be focused on reading informational texts.  We will identify the main topic and retell key details of texts we read. Students will identify similarities and differences among texts and will identify many types of text features that help them gain information while reading. They will ask and answer questions about key details and unknown words. Students will also distinguish between information in illustrations and words. In guided reading groups students will continue to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and respond orally and through writing to what they read. Please remember to read for at least twenty minutes each night! 

In math students will continue to explore measurement focus on measurement. They will measure objects in our classroom using nonstandard measurement, as well as measure using one unit repeatedly. Students will continue to develop fluency for addition and subtraction within 10 through a variety of math tasks, activities, and centers.

In science, Students will describe changes in the natural environment and changes on Earth’s surface over time. They will begin to identify materials that objects in the environment are made of. They will also describe and compare properties and materials of human made and natural objects in the environment.  Students will describe how materials are used to create human-made objects in the environment. 


In March

During the month of March in reading, students will be focused on reading literary texts.  We will focus on asking and answering questions about the key details in a story and identify words and phrases that suggest feelings or appeal to senses.  Students will also focus on identifying who is telling the story.  Please remember to read for at least twenty minutes each night! 

In math students will focus on finding the unknown in an equation and the meaning of the equal sign.  They will also practice solving addition and subtraction problems with 1-digit and 2-digit numbers.  

 

In social studies, students will identify physical characteristics and use geographic tools, such as maps, to locate and describe a place. Students will also identify ways that people make a living. They will describe how people change the environment to meet their needs. They will begin to learn about the environment and how to protect it and adapt to it.