Class News May - June

Units of Study


Chapter 8

Children use their sense of touch to recognize, describe, and analyze 3-dimensional shapes and their attributes.

 Children model 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.

Children count forward from numbers other than 1 throughout the 1-100 sequence.

Children use bundles of ten and single craft sticks to represent numbers greater than ten.

Children find number pairs that add to 10.

Children compare numbers and place them in order from smallest (least) to largest (greatest).


Chapter 9

Children play a game using shape and positional language to describe and re-create pattern-block designs.

Children identify and use addition and subtraction rules.

Children explore measurable attributes of backpacks.

Children compare the capacity and weight of backpacks.

Children create classroom maps.

Children use a pan balance to explore units of weight.

Children add and represent "doubles" addition facts. 



Reading Workshop:
Readers get to know characters by pretending and performing our books!

How do readers bring their characters to live by reading with expression?

How can readers study characters and form opinions about what those characters are like? 


Writers Workshop:  Raising the Quality of Small moments.

Authors As Mentors:

Moving back into Personal Narratives 

How do writers zoom in on one small moment? 



Socials Studies:The Neighborhood

Students will learn about neighborhoods and that they contain many different people and places.

Where do you live?

What types of places are found in a neighborhood?

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Community Helpers



Living Things/Sunlight & Energy

How similar are the needs of plants and animals?

How are the place where animals and plants live related to their needs?

How do plants and animals change their environment to meet their needs?

How can we reduce impact of human changes on the Earth?