1st Nine Weeks
Math: For the next few weeks we focus on learning strategies for memorizing addition and subtraction facts. We will also focus on quantitative reasoning and comparing and ordering numbers.
Science: We started off the year reviewing science safety and identifying science tools. This 9 weeks your child will observe and identify properties and changes of matter. We will learn about various forms of energy and compare patterns of movement. Your child will keep a science notebook this year. Please encourage your child to share his/her notebook with you.
Social Studies: This 9 weeks in social studies we will learn about the various communities in which we live. We begin by learning the elements of a community and the purpose of the communities we live in. We will also learn about the physical and human characteristics of the various communities we belong to.
Language Arts: We begin our 9 weeks learning what a sentence is. We will review parts of sentences and then continue to develop our understanding of the different types of sentences. Later in the 9 weeks we will begin developing our understanding of nouns.
Reading: The big idea for Unit 1 is: There are different kinds of communities. In this unit we will explore:
why the order of events in a story is important
how families are alike and different
why an author writes a story
what causes characters to change
what clues tell you where and when a story takes place
Study Skills: We will work on setting goals, organization and working cooperatively. In addition we will also work on paraphrasing and retelling information. We will learn to locate parts of a book and how to read a newsletter.