Writers Workshop Unit of Study for the month of February and March:   Informative/Expository Writing 
During the second half of February and March the learners will learn about non-fiction books.  We will also read many types of informative texts.  At the end of our unit each child will write/publish their own “how to” / informative book during writers workshop. 
 
Social Studies Unit of Study: Community  December to March
Enduring Understandings:
A community is a group of people that come together for a shared purpose
A community relies on different people to fulfill different roles (post office, fire department, police station etcetera)
Each person brings something unique to the community

Essential Questions:
What is a community?
What are the different roles of community members?
What are different types of communities?
What are things we can do to contribute to our community?

Content:
Who are people in our community?
Fireman, policeman, postal worker, Librarian, Nurse, Doctor, Trash Collector, Teachers, Volunteers, Veterinarians
What is a neighborhood?
Other types of communities
Ways we contribute to our community

Readers Workshop Unit of Study: February to May  – Readers pursue their interest in books and other text
Readers will study:

  • Genre studies non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and fairy tales
  • Individual author studies
  • Character studies
  • Learn how to infer within the text
Unit of Study in Math – February/March:  Measurement and Data – First Grade

We will begin this unit by studying money in preparation for our post office unit.  Then we will move onto studying measurement it will involve measuring and comparing the lengths of two and three objects.  Finally we will finish up this unit with learning how to tell and write time using the hour and half hour. 
Unit of Study in Math –  February/March:  Measurement and Data – Kindergarten
We will begin this unit by studying money in preparation for our post office unit.  Then we will move onto studying measurement it will involve measuring and comparing the length or weight of two objects.  We will also learn how to compare two objects to see which one has “more of” / “less of” the attribute and then describe the difference.