Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (Week of 4.29.19)

posted Apr 26, 2019, 6:18 AM by Melanie Walls

Mrs. Walls' Science and Social Studies Blog (4.29.19)

Our class will be visiting the Usborne Book Fair on Monday, April 29, from 2:00-2:30pm.  Students can bring money to purchase books during this time!

This week, we will continue our Social Studies unit "My Country 'Tis of Thee."  Lessons this week include learning about the bald eagle by asking and answering questions, explaining how Mount Rushmore was built and identifying the four faces on the mountain by completing a brochure, identifying important locations in the White House by taking a virtual tour, and identifying and explaining the importance of the Capital, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial by reading and answering questions.

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:
  • April 29- Book Fair class visit, 2:00pm
  • 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 slip to come)
  • May 23- Last day of school, 11:30am dismissal