Welcome to our first grade learning overview and resources page!
Below you can find what we are working on in school, and resources to support learning at home!
Unit 4: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons!
In this unit, your child will learn more about story elements! The children explore critical story elements by going on adventures with the characters they read about! Students learn how to note and notice setting, make predictions, and how to track and retell the plot of a story. They zoom in to study both main and supporting characters, and to notice characters and their feelings change. The unit comes to a close by learning about the lessons, or morales we can learn from characters.
Word Study: Unit 5: Marvelous Bloopers: Learning Through Wise Mistakes
In this unit, students learn an assortment of small topics including R-controlled vowels, high frequency words, and capitalization! This unit works hard to teach students that they have the power to learn! Students learn how to recognize and embrace mistakes, and learn from them! The students work hard to prepare for "graduation" at the end of the unit, at which they learn they are ready for newer, harder challenges in 2nd grade!
Writing: Unit 4: From Scenes to Series: Writing Fiction
In this unit, students learn how to write fiction! The unit begins by asking children to develop a character, and then write several books about that character. The students build off their understanding of personal narrative to write realistic fiction by using their imagination. The unit also challenges the students to keep elements the same across the series while further developing the role of setting, character, and plot. Additionally, this unit introduces the role of dialogue, showing not telling with our word choice, and pushes the students to write chapters within their stories. Students strengthen their writing by studying familiar series that we have read!
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.