Summer Review: June 2nd-7th

    • Fables and Stories

      Community Reads 1st Grade During the month of August, first grade students will be studying fables and stories. Fables provide exposure to a variety of fiction types and often include a moral or central theme. First grade students will have opportunities to familiarize themselves with key story elements, increasing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.  

       

      Lessons may include, but are not limited to, the following titles: 

      • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
      • The Goose and the Golden Eggs
      • The Crowded, Noisy House
      • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

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    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      The Crow and the Pitcher (Fable)
      The Crow and the Pitcher (Fable)
      Learning About Folktales, Fables, and Fairy Tales
      The Crow and the Pitcher (Fable)
      The Boy Who Cried Wolf
      The Boy Who Cried Wolf
      The Ant and the Grasshopper
      The Ant and the Grasshopper
      (Fable)
      The Tortoise and the Hare
      The Tortoise and the Hare
      The Frog Prince Saves Sleeping Beauty
      The Frog Prince Saves
      Sleeping Beauty
      (Fractured Fairy Tale)

       

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    • Continue the Conversation

      Continuing the conversation at home reinforces what your child learns each day in class. Face-to-face discussions foster better understanding and reasoning skills. Your child also gains a stronger vocabulary and ability to build background knowledge on any number of topics. Here are some examples:

       

      • Before School Conversation: Ask your child if they had a dream while they were sleeping. Encourage them to tell you the story of their dream by explaining where the dream took place (setting), who was in the dream (characters), and what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the dream (plot).

       

      • After School Conversation: Your child is learning the parts of a story in class. Ask your child about their school day. Ask what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the day to support learning about pieces of a story plot.

       

      • Dinner Conversation: Ask your child about one of the fables they read in class and have a discussion about the central message of that fable. For example, in “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, the central message is to always tell the truth. Discuss why it is important to tell the truth and what happens when you do not.

       

      • Bedtime Conversation: Read a bedtime story together and talk about what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Discuss the setting and characters in the story. Ask your child their favorite part of the story and have them explain why it is their favorite.
       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

       

      August 2019 - 1st Grade Experiences Beyond the Bell
      Experiences Beyond the Bell

Summer Review: June 8th-12th

    • The Human Body

      Community Reads

      Throughout the month of September, first grade students will engage in reading and writing lessons to stretch their knowledge of the human body through informational text. Students will be introduced to a set of “tricky words” that will enhance reading fluency. This unit of study is broken into two parts. The two parts include an introduction to the human body and how students care for their bodies. Students will use the food pyramid and the myPlate app to create their own meal plans. Informational read alouds will introduce students to Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur, known for their role in the development of vaccinations.

       

      Lessons will include, but are not limited to:

      • Identifying & Explaining the network of systems in the human body
      • Recall basic facts about the systems of the human body
      • Explaining the importance of healthy living through exercise, cleanliness, a balanced diet, proper rest, and vaccinations

       

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

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      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

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    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      Fuel the Body
      Fuel the Body
      My Body
      My Body
      Get Moving
      Get Moving
      My Bones
      My Bones
      Breathe In, Breathe Out
      Breathe in, Breathe Out
      My Stomach
      My Stomach

       

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    • Continue the Conversation

      • Before School Conversation - Keeping your body clean is an important part of keeping you healthy and helping you to feel good about yourself. Ask your child to think of their morning routine and describe what they do to keep their body clean and healthy.

       

      • After School Conversation - Your child is learning about the human body in class. Ask your child if they had superhuman strength, how would they use that superpower to help others.

       

      • Dinner Conversation - Eating a balanced diet just means that you choose foods in the right amounts from each of the food groups. Ask your child to suggest healthy foods for upcoming meals.

       

      • Bedtime Conversation -  Sleep is one of the most important requirements in early childhood development. As your child prepares for bed, ask why sleep is needed to grow and stay healthy.
       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

       

      September 2019 - 1st Grade Experiences Beyond the Bell
      Experiences Beyond the Bell

Summer review: June 15th-19th

    • Early American Civilizations / Different Lands, Similar Stories

      Community Reads

      During the month of October, First Grade students are introduced to r-controlled vowel sounds such as /ar/ (car), /or/ (for), and /er/ (her) and how to decode two syllable words. Students will focus on Early American Civilization. Lessons will feature the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Students will learn about farming, the establishment of cities, and the government of these Early American civilizations. Several lessons will  require students to compare and contrast these civilizations, ask and answer questions to understand the meaning of words, and use text features such as pictures or other illustrations to understand what they are reading.

       

      In mid-October, First Grade students will learn new strategies for decoding words through skills lessons.  Students will continue learning about story elements and be introduced to a new term: conflict. Conflict will be explored by examining how the author presents differences of opinions, or viewpoints. Students will begin their study of fairy tales and folktales and learn life lessons such as not talking to strangers and why that is so important.

       

      Students will begin their study of fairytales and folktales. Students will also learn life lessons such as not talking to strangers or knowing who to trust and why that is so important.

       

      Lessons may include, but are not limited to, the following titles: 

      • Cinderella
      • Tom Thumb
      • Thumbelina
      • Little Red Riding Hood

       

      These stories take students on fictional adventures around the world including: France, Egypt, Japan, and Germany. The focus is to share similar stories from different lands around the world.

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

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    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      The Mayans Dig Up the Secrets of the Dead
      The Mayans Dig Up the Secrets of the Dead
      Geography Matters in the Inca Empire
      Geography Matters in the Inca Empire
      What Did the Aztecs Do for Me?
      What Did the Aztecs Do for Me?
      Cinderella Stories Around the World
      Cinderella Stories Around the World
      Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around the World
      Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around the World
      Katie Woo: What Do You Think, Katie?
      Katie Woo: What Do You Think, Katie?

       

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    • Continue the Conversation

      • Before School - Your child is learning about the saying “the more the merrier.” Talk with your child about the meaning of this saying. (The more people who are involved in something, the more fun it will be.) Discuss a time when this holds true in your family.

       

      • After School - This month, your child is studying how archaeologists help us better understand ancient civilizations. Ask your child to compare/contrast how we live today to Early American civilization.

       

      • Dinnertime - Students are discovering how Early American Civilizations farmed. Discuss with your child how resources from farming make it to your dinner plate?

       

      • Bedtime - Your child has been listening to classic stories such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. Ask your child what happens in the beginning, middle, and ending of a story they have heard in school.

       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

       

      October 2019 - 1st Grade Experiences Beyond the Bell

Summer Review: June 22nd-26th

    • A New Nation

      Community Reads

      During the month of November, First Grade students are learning when and how our country, the United States of America, started. Students are exploring how the thirteen colonies gained independence from Great Britain to become the United States of America. Students are studying the events leading to the Boston Tea Party, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and about important historical figures such as Betsy Ross, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.

       

      Skills lessons continue as First Grade students engage in chaining activities and repeated readings of text to support their continual growth and development as independent readers.

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

      How to access Destiny from home…

       
       
       
    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      The Boston Tea Party
      The Boston Tea Party
      Great Women of the American Revolution
      Great Women of the American Revolution
      President George Washington
      President George Washington
      Thomas Jefferson
      Thomas Jefferson
      The Declaration of Independence
      The Declaration of Independence
      Benjamin Franklin
      Benjamin Franklin

       

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    • Continue the Conversation

      • Before School Conversation - Your child is learning about when and how our country, the United States of America, started. Ask your child to describe the contributions of Thomas Jefferson as Patriot, inventor, writer, author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States.

       

      • After School Conversation - This month, your child is studying how the British imposing taxes upon the colonies led to the Boston Tea Party. Ask your child to identify the thirteen original colonies and describe the events of the Boston Tea Party.

       

      • Dinner Conversation - Students are discovering several important historical figures—Betsy Ross, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Discuss with your child the contributions of one or more of these patriots.

       

      • Bedtime Conversation - The American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence, was between Great Britain and its thirteen colonies. Ask your child to identify and describe significant events leading to the Revolutionary War.
       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

       

      November 2019 - 1st Grade Experiences Beyond the Bell

Summer review: June 29th-July 3rd

    • Frontier Explorers

      Community Reads

      During the month of December, First Grade students are learning about the American frontier, explorers, and the westward expansion of the United States. Students explore the development of the thirteen colonies, the causes of the Revolutionary War, and the significance of Daniel Boone in the westward expansion. Through read alouds, our First Grade students discover Thomas Jefferson’s role as president and Lewis and Clark’s explorations of the Louisiana Territory.

       

      Skills lessons continue to engage students in chaining activities. Repeated readings of text support their continual growth and development as independent readers.

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

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    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      Your Life as a Private on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
      Your Life as a Private on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
      Into the West
      Into the West
      Westward Expansion
      Westward Expansion
      Cutting a Path - Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap
      Cutting a Path - Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap
      The Revolutionary War - Why They Fought
      The Revolutionary War - Why They Fought
      Sacagawea - Journey Into the West
      Sacagawea - Journey Into the West

       

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    • Continue the Conversation

      • Before School - Your child is learning about the American frontier, explorers, and events that played an important role in the westward expansion of the United States. Ask your child to describe the reasons Lewis and Clark went on their expedition and describe their encounters with Native Americans.

       

      • After School - This month, your child is studying the story of the westward expansion of the United States. Each day, ask your child to describe one of the many difficulties faced by Daniel Boone and other people who wanted to move west.

         

      • Dinnertime - Students are discovering that the Appalachian Mountains were difficult to traverse and acted as a barrier to colonists who wanted to settle farther west. Together with your child, locate the Appalachian Mountains on a map and discuss why they were considered a barrier for settlers.

       

      • Bedtime - When Thomas Jefferson was President, the boundary of the United States only extended to the Mississippi River. Ask your child to describe why the Louisiana Purchase was significant for the United States.

       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

       

      December 2019 - 1st Grade Experiences Beyond the Bell

Summer review: July 6th-10th

    • Fairy Tales

      Community Reads

      During the Month of January, First Grade students are introduced to fairy tales that have been favorites with children for generations. Students will learn about the elements of fairy tales that distinguish them as a unique type of fiction that still has the elements of character, plot, and setting that are found in other types of fiction. Reading these fairy tales will help first-grade students develop a strong foundation for the understanding of other fictional stories in later grades. Titles from this unit include; Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, and more.

       

      First Grade students continue their engagement in chaining activities, repeated readings, and tricky words to support their growth and development into independent readers. First Grade students are learning how to use adjectives, nouns and pronouns when speaking and writing.  Grammar and writing lessons support students as they learn more about the writing process: planning, writing, editing and publishing. Writing lessons will focus on creating personal narrative.

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

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    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      Sleeping Beauty
      Sleeping Beauty
      Rumpelstiltskin
      Rumpelstiltskin
      Rapunzel
      Rapunzel
      Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody! The Story of the Frog Prince
      Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody! The Story of the Frog Prince
      Hansel and Gretel
      Hansel and Gretel
      Folktales, Fables, and Fairy Tales
      Folktales, Fables, and Fairy Tales

       

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    • Continue the Conversation

      • Before School - As your child prepares for bed, ask them to tell you the title of a fairy tale, describe what the tale was about, and what they learned from the characters and events that happened.

       

      • After School - Your child is learning about a “spinning wheel” in class. Ask your child to share what fairy tale the spinning wheel was used in and how it was used.

       

      • Dinnertime - Your child is learning how to compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters from different stories. Ask your child to compare and contrast the adventures or experiences of characters from at least two fairy tales they have read in class.

       

      • Bedtime - This month, your child is listening to classic fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk. These tales tell of magical things happening in the plot of the story. Ask your child to retell some of the magical events he/she heard while listening to fairy tales in class.

       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

       

      January 2020 - 1st Grade Experiences Beyond the Bell

Summer review: July 13th-17th

    • Early World Civilizations

      Community Reads

      During the month of February, First Grade students are learning about the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia and Egypt through read alouds of informational text. Students are learning the importance of farming and how cities and government were established. Several lessons share information about the significance and construction of pyramids in ancient Egypt. Additional highlights include students learning about the Cuneiform system of writing (wedge-shaped symbols pressed into the clay to represent words or numbers), The Code of Hammurabi (282 laws inscribed on a huge pillar), and the use of hieroglyphics (symbols that represent words). This unit closes with helping students understand the meaning of The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. U.S.

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

      How to access Destiny from home…

       
       
       
    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
      Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
      Egypt ABCs
      Egypt ABCs
      Your Life as a Pharoah in Ancient Egypt
      Your Life as a Pharoah in Ancient Egypt
      Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt
      Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt
      Daily Life in Ancient Sumer
      Daily Life in Ancient Sumer
      What Did the Ancient Egyptians Do For Me?
      What Did the Ancient Egyptians Do For Me?

       

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    • Continue the Conversation

      • Before School - Ask your child to explain The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

       

      • After School - Your child has been learning about life in ancient Mesopotamia. Ask him/her to explain why living near the rivers was important to the people of Mesopotamia.

       

      • Dinnertime - Whisper a message in your child’s ear. Have your child pass that message to another person. Continue to the next person until the message gets back to you or the starting person. Share out what the last person said to see if the message remained the same.

       

      • Bedtime - Your child has been learning about pyramids built in ancient Egypt. Ask your child to share how and why pyramids were built.

       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

       

      February 2020 - 1st Grade Experiences Beyond the Bell

Summer review: July 20th-24th

    • Animals and Habitats

      Community Reads

      During the month of March, First Grade students are learning about the wonders of the natural world, including how living things connect with their physical environment and with one another. Students are learning about different types of plants and animals and their specific habitats, such as the Arctic Ocean, deserts, grasslands, and tropical rainforests. Students are also learning to classify animals based on the types of food they eat. These animal classifications include: herbivore (plants), carnivore (meat), omnivore (both plant and meat).

       

      Skills lessons introduce students to new spelling alternatives and tricky spellings. Our First Grade students continue to engage in chaining activities and repeated readings of text to support their continual growth and development as independent readers.

       

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

      How to access Destiny from home…

       
       
       
    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      All About Wetlands
      All About Wetlands
      All About Oceans
      All About Oceans
      All About the North and South Poles
      All About the North and South Poles
      All About Grasslands
      All About Grasslands
      All About Deserts
      All About Deserts
      All About Rain Forests
      All About Rain Forests

       

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    • Continue the Conversation

      • Before School - Your child is learning about the wonders of the natural world, focusing on the connections of all living things with their physical environment and with one another. Ask your child to describe the differences between living and nonliving things.

       

      • After School - This month, your child is studying indigenous plants and animals within specific habitats. Ask your child to describe what a habitat is and why living things live in habitats to which they are particularly suited.

       

      • Dinnertime - Students are discovering that living things often develop unique characteristics or features enabling them to adapt to their environment. Discuss with your child how Arctic animals have adapted to Arctic habitats.

       

      • Bedtime - Plants and animals take a long time to adapt to their environment. Ask your child to describe why and how habitat destruction can cause extinction.

       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

      Family Engagement

Summer review: July 27th-31st

    • Astronomy

      Community Reads

      During the month of April, First Grade students are reading about the solar system. Lessons feature Earth and other planets, recognizing the Big Dipper, identifying phases of the moon, and how Earth orbits around the sun. Students are learning about the history of space exploration and the missions made to the moon. Students focus on identifying reasons an author gives to support specific points from informational text about the solar system. First Grade students use illustrations and details from texts to explore famous people and places such as NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the Apollo Missions.

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

      How to access Destiny from home…

       
       
       
    • myON Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      Apollo's First Moon Landing
      Apollo's First Moon Landing
      Earth
      Earth
      Exploring Constellations
      Exploring Constellations
       
      NASA
      NASA
      Neil Armstrong
      Neil Armstrong
      The Moon Book
      The Moon Book

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    • Continue the Conversation

      • Before School - Your child is learning about the Earth’s rotation, or spin, as the cause of day and night. Ask your child to explain sunrise and sunset.

       

      • After School - This month, your child is studying astronomy. Ask your child to describe objects from outer space that can be seen in the sky every day.

         

      • Dinnertime - Students are discovering that the sun is classified as a star. Discuss with your child what Earth would be like if there was no sun.

       

      • Bedtime - The moon goes through four primary phases – new, crescent, half, and full. Look for the moon every few nights and talk with your child about how much of it is visible in the sky.

       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

      Family Engagement

Summer review: August 3rd-7th

    • May 2020

      Our Earth

      Community Reads

      During the month of May, First Grade students are reading about the history of the earth. Students are learning about the Earth’s surface, the layers of the earth (crust, mantle, and core), as well as volcanoes and geysers. Students learn classifications of rocks, such as igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Our First Grade students are introduced to the basics of geology and paleontology.

       
       
       
    • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

      Dig Into Reading

      Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

       

      How to access Destiny from home…

       
       
       
    • myOn Connections

      myOn Connections

      myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

       

      Smart Research Strategies
      Smart Research Strategies
      Busting Bordom With Art Projects
      Busting Bordom With Art Projects
      Busting Bordom In The Great Outdoors
      Busting Bordom In The Great Outdoors
      Understanding Computer Search and Research
      Understanding Computer Search and Research
      Busting Boredom With Technology
      Busting Boredom With Technology
      Busting Boredom With Experiments
      Busting Boredom With Experiments

       

      How to access myOn from home - watch video - view/print user's guide

       

       
       
       
    • Continue the Conversation

       

       

      • Before School - Your child is learning about the physical changes of the Earth in class. Ask your child to describe how heat, pressure, and time cause many changes inside the Earth. 

      • After School - This month, your child is studying geographical features of the Earth’s surface, as well as the inside of the Earth and characteristics of its various layers. Ask your child to identify and describe the layers of the Earth: crust, mantle, and core (outer and inner) 

      • Dinnertime - Students are discovering the importance of rocks and minerals in their daily lives. Discuss with your child common minerals in the Earth and how minerals are used by people

      • Bedtime - Paleontology is the study of plant and animal fossils. Ask your child to explain how fossils provide information about the Earth's past.
       
       
       
    • Beyond the Bell

      Family Engagement - 1st GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

      Family Engagement