In one week, it will be Thanksgiving. Even though Thanksgiving is late this year, it seems to have come up awfully quick!
We have a lot going on and a lot to look forward to!
I have been enjoying parent/teacher conferences. It is a great time to chat and communicate with one another about your first grader.
Next week will be busy!
BALANCE AND MOTION NIGHT 11/25/13
On Monday evening, from 5-6:00 pm, we host the annual "Balance and Motion Night" in the Melrose Multipurpose Room. The first grade teachers and I will have the room set up with all of the activities that we investigated throughout this unit. Your first grader will show you around and teach you all about balance and motion!
We hope that you are able to come by. If so, you are welcome to stay for the entire hour or for part of it, whatever you choose.
On Wednesday morning, we will be in attendance at the second grade Thanksgiving play. It is so nice that we are able to be in the audience. First graders will get a chance to see the play that they will be a part of next year!
On Wednesday afternoon, we will see a drumming performance! This special activity is sponsored by the Jamestown PTO...thank you, PTO!!!
Tomorrow we being a new unit in mathematics. It is all about measurement and data! The standards are listed below (the strike-throughs are present for this unit but will not be present in future units of measurement and data):
Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units
1.MD.1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
1.MD.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
Tell and write time
1.MD.3 Tell and write time in hours and half hours using analog and digital clocks.
Represent and interpret data
1.MD.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to 3 categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
Mathematical Practice Standard 5: Use appropriate tools strategically
Mathematical Practice Standard 6: Attend to precision
For the month of December, as we will be between science units, I would like to do a unit on money...coin identification, adding coins together, making change, buying items at a "classroom store," etc. One parent even suggested that we culminate the unit with a trip to the "Young Shopper's Store!" There, the kids can use their own money to purchase a gift for a loved one. (Information about the Young Shoppers Store will be forthcoming).