Mrs. Schroeder's First Grade Classroom
Reading and Writing
Much of the first grade school year will be spent on basic reading skills, such as decoding, learning high frequency words, basic comprehension strategies, and fluency. We will be reading a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The students will be completing shared writing, interactive writing, journals, and independent writing as they learn the writing process.
The children will be extending their ability to read, write, and understand numbers. They will be working with coins, measurement, geometric shapes, estimation, patterns, graphs, fractions and addition and subtraction facts to 10. There will be a strong emphasis on cooperative learning.
The first grade students will be investigating a variety of changes as the year progresses. They will be predicting, observing, and recording changes in themselves, an infant, the sky, a tree, and a farm. How water can change is another thoroughly studied unit. The first grade students will be investigating how air and weather and the many ways plants and animals change.
The first grade Social Studies units explore the concepts of community, history, economics, and geography. A variety of literacy and research skills will be used as students collect information about these topics.