Writing: Realistic Fiction
This unit is divided into three bends or three sections. The first bend introduces students to generating short story ideas by thinking about a character and of small moment stories for that character. Students use what they know about narrative writing to write as many short stories as possible. In bend two, students revise their stories for greater meaning and tension in a way that stretches out the “heart” of their story. In the final bend, they repeat the process and focus on making their stories even better by using the narrative checklist.
Math: Unit 4 - Place Value and Measurement
In this unit, students extend their understanding of place value. This will provide a foundation for the development of strategies for fluently adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers later in second grade. They also explore measuring tools, and standard units (inch, centimeter, and foot) for measuring length. Students will learn the difference between A.M. and P.M. They will represent numbers with base-10 blocks, and in expanded notation.