First Grade Classroom – RM 212
January and February will be exciting new months in our classroom.
We will be learning and exploring new and exciting ideas everyday!
During the month of January, we will be studying our characters. We are going to be inviting our readers to pretend that they are the characters in the stories. (When reading we become the character, seeing through his or her eyes, experiencing all that the story brings). At this point in the year, they will be reading many different kinds of stories. We will also be creating reading clubs.
During the month of February, we will be exploring non-fiction books. We will be reading to become experts and to share our passions! In this unit students will be reading books about birds, dinosaurs, insects, sea life, the weather etc.
During the month of January, we will be learning how to write persuasive letters. In this unit, students will learn how to channel their natural abilities of persuasion into letters designed to make a difference in the world.
During the month of February, we will be learning how to write, All-About books.
In math we just finished up a unit in counting. We focused on counting in sequence both forward and backward. We also developed a good understanding of how the quantities in the counting sequence are related.
In January and February we will be focusing on addition and subtraction.
In January, our class will begin a study of air and weather. Students will be looking for evidence that air is matter—that it is something real. They will explore how air can be captured, how air can be compressed, and how air under pressure can move things around. They will observe daily weather conditions, such as temperature, rainfall, cloud cover, wind speed, and wind direction.
To the Families:
Please look out for announcements and dates to upcoming events and field trips.