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Second Quarter Events:
  • 10/15/21 - PD (No Student Contact)
  • 10/20 & 10/21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (1PM Dismissal)
  • 10/22-10/25 - Fall Break - No School
  • 10/27/21 - Picture Re-take Day
  • 11/19/21 - Early Release (1PM Dismissal)
  • 11/22-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/17/21 - Early Release (1PM Dismissal)
  • 12/20-12/31 - Winter Break
Content Matters:
Math - 
  • Unit 3 Addition and Subtraction: We will apply properties of addition and subtraction to add and subtract numbers within 20; we will understand what the symbols in addition and subtraction sentences mean; we will communicate mathematical ideas and thinking by exploring number relationships through addition and subtraction.
  • Unit 4 Place Value: We will use concrete and pictorial models to use place value to identify the different forms of a number as well as compose and decompose numbers up to 100.
Writing skills - Informative paragraph writing, what makes a sentence (parts of speech), descriptive language (dazzling words), stories have a beginning, middle, and end, how-to writing, and opinion paragraph writing. 
Reading & Spelling Skills - vowel digraphs (/oo/, /ou/, /oi/, /aw/), verb tense, contractions, medial sounds, plural nouns, sister sounds (/b/, /p/, /t/, /d/) root words, statements and questions, alternate sounds for /f/ and /v/, exclamation points, spelling alternative for /l/, adjectives, r-controlled vowels (/er/, /ar/, /or/).

Spelling:  First grade will fully implement a word study program called Words Their Way this year. Words Their Way is an individualized program for student preschool through high school which targets your child’s stage of spelling and helps him/her grow to become a better speller, reader, and writer!  This program allows students to participate in engaging, hands-on activities to explore, examine, and make discoveries about word patterns and meanings. In our classroom, the students will be working with others who are within the same spelling stage.  Your child will sort the words and have discussions about what they notice about the spelling patterns.  Each student has a word work baggie they will use to do their word sorting activities each day.  After working with a sort over the course of a week, students will be assessed.  The assessment will consist of 8 words from their word sort.  Your student will need to pass this assessment with 75% accuracy on the targeted skill(s) to move on to the next sort.  Your child will come home with his/her word on Monday in his/her STAR Homework folder.  This needs to be practiced and returned each school day.  I will also post and email some tips and strategies for home study of these lists as well.  Thank you for reviewing the list and talking about the words and spelling pattern with your child. This will greatly support and maximize your child’s learning in the classroom!

Domain - 
  • Early American Civilizations - The domain includes a study of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations, exposing students to the gradual development of cities. Students will examine the fundamental features of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca, including farming, the establishment of cities and government, as well as religion. Students will be encouraged to compare and contrast each of these societies and their elements.
  • Early World Civilizations - This domain will introduce students to the development of early civilizations by examining the fundamental features of civilizations, including the advent of farming, establishment of cities and government, and creation of other practices, such as writing and religion. It should be noted that the word civilization, as used in this domain, is not meant to convey a value judgment but to indicate that a group of people collectively established and shared these practices. Starting in the ancient Middle East, students will study Mesopotamia. They will learn about the importance of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the development of cuneiform as the earliest-known form of writing, the first codification of laws known as the Code of Hammurabi, and the significance of gods and goddesses in the “cradle of civilization.” Students will then explore ancient Egypt and be able to compare and contrast Mesopotamia and Egypt. They will learn about the importance of the Nile River; the use of hieroglyphs; the rise of pharaohs, including Tutankhamun and Hatshepsut; the building of the Sphinx and pyramids; and the significance of mummification and the afterlife for ancient Egyptians.