First Grade

2020-2021 First Grade Instructional Schedule

Monday Daily Schedule

     Time                          Subject
9:15-9:45 Morning Meeting
9:45-12:15 Independent Learning or Specialized Instruction

Tuesday-Friday Daily Schedule

Time

Subject

9:15-9:45

Morning Meeting

9:45-10:30

Language Arts

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-11:15

Specials

11:15-12:15

Math

12:15-1:15

Lunch & Family Activities

1:15-1:45

Science/Social Studies

1:45-2:00

Break

2:00-3:15

Specialized Instruction/ Other Activities

3:15-3:30

Check- in

3:30-4:15

Parent Partnerships

2020-2021 First Grade Specials Schedule

 

Waffird

Min

Adams

Zuccolo

Cruz

Tuesday

PE

Music

Art

Library

PE

Wednesday

Music

PE

Library

Art

Music

Thursday

Art

Library

Music

PE

Art

Friday

Library

Art

PE

Music

Library

Big Ideas - Week of September 8 - September 18

Language Arts

  • Readers and writers learn to independently follow the predictable structures and routines of reading and writing workshop.
  • Readers and writers explore a variety of genres and forms to determine the types of books they love to read and to support the purpose of what they want to write.
  • Readers explain their ideas and work to understand another’s idea about the text.

Math

  • Relationships between numbers when counting forward or backwards
  • Identifying the relationships between numbers when skip counting 
  • When comparing sets, identifying the relationship as being more, less or equal to
  • Representations of numbers 0-10, (ie, ten as a number, picture, word, set of objects--relationships is that they are all equivalent to ten)
  • Identifying the relationships within and across patterns when they repeat or grow

Science

  • Planning and carrying out investigations 
  • Interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating data
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Social Studies

  • Building relationships in our classroom community, both on and offline
  • The relationship between traditions/symbols and how they can honor or represent a state, such as Virginia
  • Relationship between what one wants versus what one needs
  • Relationship between locations and where they are found on a map and globe
  • Relationship between the past and present (making connections)

Big Ideas - Week of September 22 - October 9

Language Arts

  • Readers and writers learn to independently follow the predictable structures and routines of reading and writing workshop.
  • Readers and writers explore a variety of genres and forms to determine the types of books they love to read and to support the purpose of what they want to write.
  • Readers explain their ideas and work to understand another’s idea about the text.
  • Readers begin to monitor themselves as readers.
  • Readers use the meaning of text to inform how the reading should sound.
  • Readers cross-check one source of information with another.

Math

  • Relationships between numbers when counting forward or backwards
  • Identifying the relationships between numbers when skip counting 
  • When comparing sets, identifying the relationship as being more, less or equal to
  • Representations of numbers 0-10, (ie, ten as a number, picture, word, set of objects--relationships is that they are all equivalent to ten)
  • Identifying the relationships within and across patterns when they repeat or grow

Science

  • Planning and carrying out investigations 
  • Interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating data
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Social Studies

  • Building relationships in our classroom community, both on and offline
  • The relationship between traditions/symbols and how they can honor or represent a state, such as Virginia
  • Relationship between what one wants versus what one needs
  • Relationship between locations and where they are found on a map and globe
  • Relationship between the past and present (making connections)

Big Ideas - Week of October 12 - October 30

Language Arts

  • Readers follow characters, develop ideas about how and why their feelings change.
  • Readers build on another’s idea through a discussion.
  • Readers explore whose perspective is told and whose is absent in text and illustrations. (critical literacy)
  • Writers draw from familiar characters or personal situations to create their stories.
  • Writers use elaboration techniques to develop important parts of their piece.
  • Writers use what they know about narrative writing to stretch out the conflict and resolution.

Math

  • Create and solve single-step story and picture problems using addition and subtraction within 10.
  • Recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 10.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of equality through the use of the equal sign.

Social Studies

  • Students will recognize symbols and traditional practices that honor Virginia.
  • Student will understand that people of Virginia have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions.
  • Student will describe life in Virginia's past and present, making connections to food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.

Science

  • Students will investigate and understand weather and seasonal changes. 
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific and engineering practices. 

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