1st Grade

Mrs. Boettcher's First Grade Class!

Welcome to first grade. 
This will be an exciting year of reading, writing, and learning!

Meet your teacher:

My name is Lauren Boettcher. This is my fifth year of teaching and I am very excited about what the school year holds!  I graduated in 2011 from Dowling College with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and my B-6th teaching license. I have since furthered my education and received my master's degree in Literacy B-6th also at Dowling College in May 2014. I love spending time with my husband and twin sons. In my spare time I like to shop, swim at the beach, and read.

Upcoming tests:
**Every Friday there will be a spelling, and religion test.

** Social Studies unit 1 test on rules and laws ( rules help us be fair and get along), who is the leader of our country? Who is the major? What is something a good citizen does? What is the difference between a right and a responsibility? Test will consist of true\false, matching, multiple choice, and short answer. The test is on 10/16.

Math Test on chapter 2- subtraction 10/16.

Unit Plan 1

Theme-What is around us?

Length of Unit-6 weeks

Description- In this unit, students will learn all about what is around us in our home, outside, and community.

Overview- Throughout this unit, students will explore what makes a sentence, the different sounds a vowel can make, and recognize that numbers are all around us. Students will also recognize that we live in a community, as well as our church community.  The students will learn this through reading fiction, and non-fiction, high frequency vocabulary, and map skills.

Essential Question-What can we learn from things that are around us?

Objective- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of what we as individuals and a society can learn by exploring the things that are around us.

In ELA- students will take weekly high frequency spelling assessments. These tests include words with short and long vowels.

Reading- a written assessment which includes high frequency words in sentences, reading comprehension, and making connections to everyday life will be given at the end of each story throughout the unit. These assessments will include a picture response by drawing or writing a sentence about a question they may have about the story.

In Science, students will be able to describe through words and pictures what living and non-living things are, and what different types of habitats there are.

In Social Studies, students will demonstrate an understanding of our community that we will live in using pictures, map skills, non-fiction materials as well as use of technology. In addition, students will understand that there are community leaders who make rules and laws for us to follow. Students will also be able to make connections between characteristics of our church community and our neighboring communities.

In Math, students will be able to demonstrate how to add and subtract numbers. We will discuss how numbers are all around us, in grocery stores, at the gas station, etc.

In religion, students will discuss what people in a church community do together, and what it means to be God's people.  The students will learn vocabulary such as, Body of Christ, caring, belonging, praying, welcoming, giving, and working together.