1st Grade- Nelson Prairie
We will be using the Pearson ReadyGEN reading series which is an integrated literacy program that accelerates learning for students by presenting modeled reading with authentic text. Lessons include a Close Reading routine where students will learn how to approach complex texts by citing evidence from the text, exploring key ideas and details, and analyzing text structure. The goal of ReadyGen is to build strong readers and writers through a lesson structure that develops an understanding of big ideas in social studies and science concepts through conceptually coherent text sets.
Everyday Math -
Our math program is called Everyday Math. Students will be studying number sense, addition and subtraction strategies to help master facts through 20, place value, measurement, time, interpreting data, and shapes. Throughout the year, you will receive family letters to keep you informed of the mathematical content that your child will be studying in each unit. Each letter includes a vocabulary list, suggested Do-Anytime Activities for you and your child, and an answer guide to selected Home Link (homework) activities. Home Links will come home at the end of every lesson. They are a great way to review with your child what was taught during math that day. All Home Links also have a family note to explain any new math concepts. No home links on Fridays or on days we take math assessments.
TCI Social Studies -
Our social studies series is by TCI. It is a digital-based program that was new to our district last year. We study maps, directions, the community, our country, and our world. The series places emphasis on geography, citizenship, and history.
TCI Science -
Our Science program is by TCI and aligned with NGSS science standards. The curriculum is broken down into 3 units to emphasize these main sections
- Unit 1 Plant and Animal Parts: Students will learn about the similarities and differences of plants and animals, the types of parts plants and animals have, how plants and animals ‘sense’ things, how they take in nature’s resources, and more.
- Unit 2 Light and Sound: Students will learn the fundamentals of how light and sound work in the world. How does light help you see? How does light travel? How is sound made? How do we use light and sound to send messages to people?
- Unit 3 Sky Patterns: Students will learn to recognize patterns by observing the occurrences in the sky, both during the day and at night. They will analyze and interpret the data that they gather by observing the sun, moon, and stars.