Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (5.6.19)

posted May 3, 2019, 6:21 AM by Melanie Walls

Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (5.6.19)

Wednesday, May 8 is Field Day!  Please send students with tennis shoes and hats/sunscreen or jackets depending on the weather.  Students will be wearing our class red Stargate shirts so that they are easily identified during the day.

This week, we will continue our Social Studies unit "My Country 'Tis of Thee."  Lessons this week include learning about the importance of Cesar Chavez Day and why it is celebrated in the United States.

This unit will address the following 1st Grade Colorado Academic Standards for Social Studies:

  1. 1st grade Social Studies,  Civics- Standard 4: Notable people, places, holidays, and civic symbols.
    Student Evidence Outcomes

    1. Identify and explain the relevance of notable civic leaders from different community groups.

    2. Identify and explain the meaning of various civic symbols important to diverse community groups. For example: the American flag, Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and the Liberty Bell.

    3. Identify and explain the relevance of significant civic places. For example: the state and national capitol, the white House and sites within the local community.

    4. Explain the significance of major civic holidays. For example: Veterans’ Day, Martin Luther King Day, Independence Day, Earth Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Cesar Chavez Day.  

    5. Identify the American flag and the Colorado flag.

Upcoming Dates:
  • May 8- Field Day
  • May 9- Final Assessment Day
  • May 10- Staff Development Day, no school for students
  • May 17- Field trip to the Boulder Dinner Theather (permission slips went home last week)
  • May 23- Last day of school, 11:30am dismissal