Welcome to our first grade learning overview and resources page!
Below you will be able to find what we are working on in school and resources to support learning at home!
Word Study: Unit 2: The Mystery of the Silent E
In this unit, students learn through exploration about the role of silent e. Silent e comes at the end of a word, makes no sound, and makes the vowel say its name. We also learned about common rule breaks such as have, come, and some. During this unit students explore other letter mysteries such as words with sticky letters (3 letter blends such as thr- or spr-), twin letters (2 letters together in the middle of a word), and unusual words (words like contractions).
Writing: Unit 2: Nonfiction Chapter Books
In this unit, students learn how to write information books that teach their reader. Throughout the unit, these basic books grow to include chapters filled with elaboration, interesting text elements, and pictures that supplement the teaching through the text. Students continue to build their ability to edit, revisit, and revise their own writing as well as use classroom tools to support learning such as vowel charts, blend and digraph charts, and the word wall. During this unit students learn how to structure their texts using a table of contents, an introduction, and a conclusion.
Roll playdoh into long "snakes" and bend
the playdoh to form letters
Spray and smooth shaving cream on a table, tray,
or cookie sheet. Use your finger to write letters
Flour or Salt:
Spread out flour or salt on a table, tray,
or cookie sheet.
Use your finger to write letters
Paint words on paper
Write a sight word on white paper with a white crayon.
Paint over the word with watercolor paints.
Flashlight Sight words:
Write words on paper or index cards and tape them to the wall or ceiling.
Turn off the lights and use a flashlight to practice reading the words.
Module 2: Introduction to place value through addition and subtraction within 20
In this unit, we will learn how to add and subtract within 20. In Module 1, students were encouraged to move beyond the Level 1 strategy of counting all to the more efficient counting on. Now, they go beyond Level 2 to learn Level 3 decomposition and composition strategies, informally called make ten or take from ten.
In first grade, children need to become fluent adding and subtracting numbers within 10! In order to succeed in unit 2, children need to have a secure knowledge of the combinations that make a 10.
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