Dickinson first graders are busy every day with a variety of literacy skills. Each day is filled with many opportunities to read and write through the Daily Five. During our Daily Five time, students engage in “Read to Self”, “Word Work”, “Work on Writing”, “Listen to Reading”, and “Read to Someone Else”. Teachers also work with small reading groups each day so that students receive reading instruction at their personal reading levels.
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Dickinson first graders are being taught to think mathematically and to reason. With lots of "hands on" lessons using a variety of manipulatives, they are learning to see relationships and patterns and to use numbers with confidence to solve problems. They are learning far more than arithmetic; they are delving into measurement, geometry, statistics and probability.
Science and social studies are taught each day, as well. Our first graders will learn about properties, movement, soil, water, objects in the sky, animal life cycles, and many other scientific topics. In social studies, our focus is on our community, state, and country. Interest in both of these subjects is high because children are naturally curious about the world in which they live.