Class News

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Welcome to first grade!  We are very excited to start a new year together.  We have a fun filled year ahead!

In Reading Workshop, we are exploring the wonderful world of reading.  In Unit 2, we are studying how readers tackle tricky words.  We will acquire a variety of strategies to help us sound out unknown words such as: covering up parts of the word, using context clues and pictures for support.

In Writing Workshop, we are studying what writers do to make sure their writing is readable.  We are working hard to make sure we have spaces between our words, periods at the end of a sentence, stretched out words, and our neatest handwriting.

In Unit 3 of Everyday Math, the children will model and solve parts and total situations in which 2 quantities are combined to make larger quantities.  Children will also explore the relationship between counting and addition and subtraction.  They will practice counting up and back on number lines to add and subtract and investigate patterns.

In Family Life, we are getting to know our classmates and peers by sharing All About Me projects.  We will learn the importance of families and how they influence who we are.  We are also learning about the importance of keeping our bodies healthy by eating foods from different food groups.

In Science, we are learning about the importance of using standard units of measure and what causes light and sound.