Unit 1: Connecting to Our World
Supporting Text: Dragons and Giants
What makes a good retelling?
How do writers create interesting characters?
Objectives: Students will write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Writing: Children will think about the lessons of friendship the characters learned in Stellaluna. They will draw pictures that show the friendship between the birds and Stellaluna when they first met and then later in the story. Then they will write a sentence to go with each picture that tells how the characters show that they are friends.
Sums and Differences to 10
Students will represent and solve problem involving addition and subtraction. They will understand the relationship between the two operations.
How are animals alike and different?
Students’ ideas about the characteristics of organisms develop from their basic concepts of living and nonliving things. As students investigate the continuity of life, emphasis will be placed on how animals reproduce their own kind.Teachers will lead students to make observations about how the offspring of familiar animals compare to one another and to their parents.
My Family and Other Families, Now and Long Ago
Unit 1: Families and Communities Are Important
Why are families important and how do they influence who we are?
The students will explore the different family structures and how they are multigenerational. They will develop an understanding of family values and how the family members influences them.
The students will explore language, beliefs, customs and traditions of family to learn how families are alike and different.