Class News

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We are very busy first grader
s!  Here is what we're working on:

We are beginning a new unit in Reading called, “Readers Meet Characters in our Books”.  In this unit, we will be thinking about how characters help us understand the story.  We will be analyzing characters’ actions to notice patterns in their behavior.  This will help us predict what might happen next.  This unit will also teach us more about the book and our lives by thinking about what a character says, does, and thinks.

In Writing Workshop, we are writing realistic fiction stories. As writers, we are working on crafting believable fiction stories.  Our stories include details about characters and the adventures or problems they face.  We are also working on elaborating and stretching our stories across pages in booklets.

In unit 5 of Math, we are investigating place value concepts for tens and ones and exploring the addition of 2-digit numbers.  This unit extends the children's understanding of and proficiency with addition and subtraction.  We are also learning about relation symbols and exploring path measurement.  

In Social Studies, we are focusing on maps.  We will read, Me on the Map, by Joan Sweeney and practice reading maps to answer questions.  We will also learn about a compass rose, map key, and directions. 

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.