Classrooms‎ > ‎Grade 1‎ > ‎

Amy Collins

"Springing Into Fun" in Room 117!


__



             What's Happening In March                  

Reading:  Scott Foresman Unit 2 "Communities- What Is A                            Community?"
    Phonics Skills Unit 2: 
            Week 1: Digraphs, -all, nouns/verbs, main idea                             Week 2: Long vowel a (CVCe), digraphs, cause and effect             Week 3: Long vowel i, digraphs, asking questions                         Week 4: Long vowel o, contractions, sequence                             Week 5: Long vowel u, ending -ed, author's purpose                     Week 6: Long vowel e, spelling with syllables,                                            compare/contrast          
Writing:
  • All lowercase letters have been taught!  Students are expected to be using lowercase and uppercase letters appropriately in their writing. 
  • "Super 7" sentences- include seven words to make it more interesting!  Use question words who, what, where, when, why, how to include more details.
  • Personal Narratives
  • Poetry 
Awesome Author Study: Ezra Jack Keats
Read Aloud Book:  The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Math Concepts: Non-standard measurement, standard                                        measurement, place value (ones, tens, hundreds),                        addition and subtraction, greater than/less than  
Math Facts:   Number+0, number+1, fact families,                                           combinations of 10 (7+3, 6+4, etc), number+10                           (teens), doubles, doubles+1, +9
Money: pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters (names, values, adding               like coins)
Time:  O'clock, half past (30 minutes)
Word Problems: using TIPS (Think, Information, Problem, Solve)

Science: Friday Stem Activities, sound, sun and earth studies (Vernal Equinox)
Social Studies: 

            Upcoming Special Dates and Events         
  • Dr. Seuss Week March 6-10
  • Unplugged Week March 13-17
  • Our class play Berlioz The Bear by Jan Brett Thursday March 16th at 2:30 in Room 117
  • Friday March 17th = full school day and Book Buddies with 4EX    

Fun Websites To Visit At Home

Math:                                              Reading:

(Sesame Street: Guess What's next)

www.xtramath.com                                                                          www.starfall.com

www.sumdog.com                                                                           www.abcya.com

(counting by 5's)

http://bedtimemath.org/                                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWIwUGAJs                                                                                (Frog And Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hae10bsW_CM                                                                      (counting by 2's)

(doubles facts)                                                           (Sagwa and the Moon Festival)
                                                          
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzW2sdCe228       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHCYgO9zh8                                                    (Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?)
(how to use a ruler)

(coins)

(place value)

Other:
(How to make a snowflake)

(Martin Luther King Jr. for kids)

(Diwali for Kids)

(Diwali Rangoli designs)

(Jan Brett draws a hedgehog)

(Life Cycle of Painted Lady Butterfly)

 (Southwest Florida Eagle Cam)   
                                                                                        
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRvvpgbT7D8                                                                           
(Irish music and images for St. Patrick's Day)

www.gonoodle.com                                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yvaPDaE95g
                                                                                        (Chinese music and images for Chinese New Year)
                                                                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yESL-NeAkBk
http://www.seussville.com/                                               (Hamsters in a playground like Humphrey's!)       
              
(The Original Lorax video)                                                (Hamsters in a wheel like Humphrey's!)       

(Whip Nae, Nae dance)                                                    (force: push/pull)

(seed germination)

(Sound: vibrations and waves)

(Tide pools)

(Tide pool animals)

(Alice In Wonderland Unbirthday song)


 


Please contact me any time if you have any questions or concerns
Phone: 603-659-2192 (office)


Community, Friends, Globe