Mathematics ProgramGo Math!Go Math! is the district-wide Math program that focuses on engaging and interacting instruction that aligns with the Common Core state standards. Students will receive their own books for each chapter. In first grade our main focuses will be: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operation in Base Ten, Measurement and Data and Geometry. There are many fun games, activities, and tools to help us learn as well!Here's a specific breakdown of what we'll be learning in each chapter:Chapter 1 - Addition ConceptsChapter 2 - Subtraction ConceptsChapter 3 - Addition StrategiesChapter 4 - Subtraction StrategiesChapter 5 - Addition and Subtraction RelationshipsChapter 6 - Count and Model NumbersChapter 7 - Compare NumbersChapter 8 - Two-Digit Addition and SubtractionChapter 9 - MeasurementChapter 10 - Represent DataChapter 11 - 3D GeometryChapter 12 - 2D Geometry*This year, your student will receive instruction through Guided Math. Guided Math looks like:- 10-15 minute whole group mini-lesson- 30-45 minute math stations- 5 minute wrap-up
The reading program we use in first grade is called Journey's. We will learn TONS of phonics, reading and writing skills through this program. Each week students will learn new phonics skills, at least one reading strategy/skill, and new sight words! Multiple days may be spent on reading and working with our anchor text. The anchor text will be introduced in the beginning of the week along with sight words. These sight words must be mastered by students over the year and will be reinforced through practice at home. The anchor text supports the reading skill being taught for the week as well as incorporates important sight words that the students will be expected to learn.The Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading to someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading), which students complete daily while I meet with small groups. With this structure and framework, students will develop the daily habits of reading, writing and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy!