1 st Grade Patterns New Pattern Project Summary: This newsletter will inform you about our pattern project that will be starting on July 11. This project will progress over four weeks. Every Friday we will be having field trips in our community to complete this project.
Overview of Pattern Questions
Activities will be guided by the following questions:
What is a pattern?
What are the components of a pattern?
Why do I need to be aware of patterns around me?
What patterns can you see in our school and community?
Be ready to learn, listen, and observe.
Knowledge of patterns in the community that students will be observing.
Encourage your child to look for patterns outside of school.
Benefits of Patterns Project
Provide students will a real world experience to open their eyes to observe patterns they may not have noticed before.
Provide students with an opportunity to learn outside the school.
Ability to use new technology and programs.
1 st Grade Math Standards
9.) Math Concepts: The student knows solid shapes in the environment, including cubes, rectangular prisms, cones, spheres, and cylinders. A) identify cubes, rectangular prisms, cones, spheres, and cylinders
5.) Math Concepts: The student knows how to create patterns. A) Describing characteristics of patterns B) Extending patterns including number patterns C) Identify patterns in the environment
10.) Math Concepts: The student knows objects according to length, weight, and capacity by measuring the length of nonstandard units. A) Measuring the length of objects using a variety of nonstandard units.
Students take on the role as investigators as they identify cubes, rectangular prisms, cones, spheres, and cylinders in the classroom.
Students take on the role as investigator as they describe and identify patterns in the environment outside the school.
Students will use objects of unequal length objects to find the length of objects in the classroom such as, desks, books, and paper clips.
1st Grade Math Objectives
Project-Based Learning Benefits
Allows students to work together in a collaborative environment by having a group structure.
Allows students to critically think and problem solve by giving feedback throughout the project on each other.
Allows students to help each other with their strengths and weaknesses by grouping students on their learning level.
For further information, please contact your group 1 leaders. For a faster response, contact during our planning time from 1:15 pm to 2 pm or after school from 3:15 to 4:45 pm.