Good afternoon from Grade 1
On Friday, Grade one celebrated the end of our How We Express Ourselves unit. It was a wonderful unit for the students to tap into their creativity as they explored and wrote fables and fairy tales. The students were very proud to show different ways of expressing stories through song, silent movies and written stories.
Here is a link to the video of the visit to Amazing Art World:
Here is a link to an alternative version of their silent movie:
On Monday, we begin our new unit Where We Are in Place and Time
Central Idea: Locations influence personal histories and culture
Lines of Inquiry:
- The features of various locations and how they influence culture (function)
- How a location connects communities and cultures (Connection and Change)
- This will be created by the students as the unit progresses (possible key concepts – perspective and responsibility)
Learner Profile: Inquirers, Communicators
PYP Attitudes: Appreciation, Independence
Skills: Research and Self-Management
Writing: Persuasive/Opinion Writing: States an opinion and uses examples to show why that opinion is held. A writer would use background personal experience and logic to help readers understand their opinion, but without necessarily trying to convince others to change their own beliefs.
Objectives of Persuasive/Opinion Writing
- To investigate point of view in relation to a situation or topic.
- To investigate reasons for and against a situation or topic.
- To identify and explore the basic organizational structure of opinion pieces.
- To identify and explore the language features of opinion pieces.
- To explore how word choice can be used to strengthen an opinion.
- To jointly construct a simple opinion piece on a familiar topic.
- To construct a simple opinion piece on a familiar situation in pairs.
To independently construct a simple opinion piece about a familiar situation.
Math: 3 units covered with Where We are in Place and Time
- Strand Title: Number/Pattern and Function
- The operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are related to each other and are used to process information to solve problems.
- model multiplication and division of whole numbers
- recognize and represent multiplication as repeated addition, groups and arrays
- recognize and represent division as grouping into equal sets and solve simple problems using these representations
2. Strand Title: Measurement
- We use tools to measure the attributes of objects and events.
- understand the use of standard units to measure time
- understand that time is measured using universal units of measure, for example, years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds
- tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of ‘past’
- Name and order months and seasons
- use a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month
3. Strand Title: Data Handling: collect, organize, represent, analyze and interpret data
- Information can be expressed as organized and structured data
- Understand that data can be collected, displayed and interpreted using simple graphs – bar and line graphs
- Gather data relevant to the question
- Collect, check and classify data
- create displays of data using lists, table and simple graphs – picture graphs interpret them
During our literacy period, we will continue with word studies and guided reading