Jan 14 - Jan 18
TRABAJANDO POR UN MUNDO MEJOR!
Here you have important information for these upcoming days.
Have an amazing week.
Remember communication is a key aspect. If there is any project, idea, question, comment or concern, please let me know. Feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A GREAT WEEK STARTS, KEEP IN MIND:
Monday is E day (Brain Break)
Tuesday is F day (IReady Math )
Wednesday is G day (Art- Music)
Thursday is A day (P.E)
Friday is B day (Chinese)
- January 17: Interim Reports go home
- January 18: National Popcorn Day (All students are getting popcorn, thanks to our amazing PTO)
- January 21: No school – Holiday: Martin Luther King Day of Service
- Feb 6: Chinese New Year Program presented to 1st-grade parents @ 9:30 in the multipurpose room
- February 18: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Presidents’ Day / Work Day for teachers
- February 19: DLI presentation to celebrate love and friendship at 9:00 in the multipurpose room.
- February 22: Dojo Party – 100 points (pop corn + movie)
GLOBAL CHARACTER OF THE WEEK
In January, our global character of the week is recognized for being A GOOD COMMUNICATOR.
This week, the character of the week is:
Congratulations EMMA! Thank you for being an example for all to follow!
GLOBAL INQUIRY UNIT: BUILDING RESILIENCE
What can we do to make this world a better place and reach the global goals objectives by 2.030?
Global Approach: Biodiversity and Desertification
Global Goals: 13, 14 and 15
Concepts: Causation, change, connection
- Raise awareness - raising and education on the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Identify polar regions and its characteristics.
- Recognize polar animals and their ways to survive.
-Understand the causes and consequences of Climate change.
- Recognize the important role that polar Regions play in controlling and regulating the climate of the entire planet.
- Identify and adopt ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
- Reduce the amount of waste.
STEP 1: WE OBSERVE, WONDER AND QUESTION
- What are the seasons?
- Why some countries don’t have seasons?
- What are the main characteristics of winter?
- How do animals and people live throughout winter?
- What are the Polar regions?
- How is global warming affecting the polar regions?
STEP 2: WE INVESTIGATE AND DISCOVER (Lines of inquiry)
- What it means to be a global citizen.
- What the Global Development Goals (Emphasis on Global Goals 13, 14, 15)
- What the roles and responsibilities of citizens are.
- What sustainable is.
- Why are there seasons on Earth?
- Why are the polar regions cold?
- What are the differences between the Arctic and Antarctic poles?
- What are the polar animals?
- How do animals survive through winter (Hibernate, migrate, adapt)
- What role do the Polar Regions play in controlling and regulating the climate of the entire planet?
- What can we do to protect the polar regions?
- How is global warming affecting the polar regions?
- What are the consequences in the short and long term of global warming in the polar regions?
- What can we do to prevent global warming?
If you have any idea, book or activity, please let me know. I would love to include it in my class:)
STEP 3: WE SHARE - STEP 4: WE REFLECT
Students will reflect upon the fact that climate change is caused by human activities and is threatening the way we live and the future of our planet. By addressing climate change, we can build a sustainable world for everyone. But we need to act now.
"This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation." Leonardo DiCaprio
(I invite you to ask your child constantly to draw, write, talk, do little research about the above-mentioned topics or simply talk what she/he has learned at school)
STEP 5: WE ACT AND CHANGE
If you have any idea, initiative, project we could join, please let me know :)
GLOBAL CONTENT AREA VOCABULARY
Estación (season), gira (spin), caribú (caribou) , alce (moose), cuerno (antlers) , focas (seals), orcas (orcas), casquete (ice cap), lobos (wolves), osos (bears), lemmings (lemming), búho (owl), Inuit (Inuit), pingüinos (penguins), oso polar (polar bear), iglú (igloo), trineo (sled), hielo (ice), ave marina (seabird), león marino (sea lion), Ártico (Artic), Antártida (Antarctic), morsa (walrus), aletas (flippers), bigotes (whiskers), colmillo (tusk),grasa (fat), hibernar (hibernate), inactivo (inactive), ganar (earn), peso(weight), grasa (fat), temperatura (temperature), ritmo cardíaco (heart beat), respirar (breathe), lento (slow), almacenar (store), vivo (alive), adaptar (adapt), migrar(migrate), profundo (deep), guarida (den), nido (nest), pasan (pass time)despertar (wake up), acumular (collect), estación(season), invierno (winter), nieve (snow), congelado (frozen), derretir (melt), bajo cero (below zero), resbaloso (slippery), calefacción ( heating), sueño (sleep)
TENS AND ONES
Números (numbers), uno (one), dos (two), tres (three), cuatro (four), cinco (five), seis (six), siete (seven), ocho (eight), nueve (nine), diez (ten), once (eleven), doce (twelve), trece (thirteen), catorce (fourteen), quince (fifteen), dieciséis (sixteen), diecisiete (seventeen), dieciocho (eighteen), diecinueve (nineteen), veinte (twenty), treinta (thirty), cuarenta (forty), cincuenta (fifty), sesenta (sixty), setenta (seventy), ochenta (eighty), noventa (ninety), cien (one hundred), suma (addition), figuras (shapes), resta (subtract), igual (equal) Decena (ten), unidades (ones) grupos de 10 (groups of 10), formar (make)
Second Quarter Expected Level: E
End of the year Expected Level: I
Narrative elements/ question with what, who, where, when. Sequence of events/ Main idea and details.
Review of vowels, syllables: ga, go, gu, gue, gui, ja, je, ji, jo, ju, ña, ñe, ñi, ño, ñu
Working on personal / descriptive narratives.
HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:
This week we will have a review of the high-frequency words studied so far. Remember to practice these words is vital to understand the content area and improve your child's comprehension and communicative skills. The high-frequency words for this week are: continente (continent), científico (scientist), raro (strange), cómodo (comfortable), disfrutar (enjoy), morder (bite), mandar (send), se parece (look like), interesante (interesting), chiquita (little), recoger (pick up)
WISHLIST : We are in need of Sharpie Fine Permanent Markers and dry-erase markers.