Superhero Learning!

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING RIGHT NOW?
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UNIT 4: Foundations of Numbers up to 20. 
Students will be learning to compose and decompose numbers within 20. For example:
17 is 10 and 7 OR 12 and 10 and 2. They will also be able to compare numbers using comparative language (greater than, less than, equal to), generate numbers that are greater or less than a number, and order numbers from least to greatest. 

UNIT 5: Addition and Subtraction within 20
Students will begin adding and subtracting numbers within 20. They may use items such as a double ten frame, number line, hundred chart, rekenrek, counters or draw a picture to help them solve for sums and differences. 

Please practice these skills at home with your firstie!

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Students will be reading folktales and literary Nonfiction

Folktales & Fables: Students will learn to make predictions and connections to the text (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world). They will discuss morals and themes in stories and answer comprehension questions. They should also be able to tell the author's purpose (what is to persuade, inform or entertain us?)
Questions to ask your student: How does this relate to you? Can you relate this story to another book you've read? Can you think of something this story relates to? Why do you think the author wrote this story? 

Literary Nonfiction: Students will be reading informational text that provides us with a story on someone's life. It's told like a story, but gives the reader information. 

Phonics Section -

Students should know all their letter sounds and should be blending sounds together to create words. We have only learned short vowels sounds to create words. We are also learning blends (bl, sl, cl, gl, fl, pl, sm, sn, sp, st, sk, sc) and digraphs (sh, th, ch). Please practice finding words and creating words at home. 




 

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Grammar:

We will be reviewing the parts of a sentence - Subject and verb. As well as discussing capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and a period at the end of a sentence when it's a statement. I will stress finger spacing and neatness throughout the six weeks. Adding to the 2nd six weeks: we will be distinguishing between nouns and verbs and adding adjectives and adverbs this six weeks. 

Writing:

​We will be discussing what makes a good writer and why writing is important. Students will begin to write a story about a special moment they had. Students will really have to focus on ONE moment.  This six weeks we will go into detail about how important a draft is and why it's important to edit our stories after our draft

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Science Rocks!

​Unit 3: Energy, Force, and Motion
​​ What is energy? We will be discussing different forms of light, heat, and sound energy. Students will also have to justify why all these types of energy are important to us in our every day lives. 

What is a magnet? What does attract and repel mean? Why are magnets important in every day life? We will be conducting a few science investigations on magnets.

Motion - In what ways do certain Objects move? Students should use descriptive words to describe how an object moves - straight line, zig zag, back and forth, side to side, round and round, slowly or quickly

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Unit 3: Good Citizenship
Students will learn what a good citizen is and be able to explain the characteristics and qualities of a good citizen. We will also be learning of different historical figures who have displayed good citizenship and why their actions were important. 
Students will also understand why it's important to vote and be apart of community decisions.