• North Allegheny has adopted the Scott-Foresman program.

    A Big Book will drive our lessons and will inspire our investigations.
    The following units will be the focus of first grade studies:

    jungle sci  Unit A – Life Science (living/non-living, habitats, survival)

    rain sci  Unit B – Earth Science (weather)

    sound  Unit C - Physical Science (matter, sound, energy)

    sun sci  Unit D – Space & Technology (day/night, science in our world)

    The units are presented and explored using sequenced, inquiry-based lessons:
    Directed Inquiry (Explore)
    Guided Inquiry (Investigate)
    Full Inquiry ( Experiment)

    Some examples of explorations for the year follow.  First Grade activities will include the use of discussions when making predictions and when drawing conclusions. The children and I will use various materials and literature selections to develop plausible investigations and to extend our understandings of concepts in these areas :

    • Environmental awareness (April - Earth Day)
    • Cloud formations
    • Wind
    • Plants
    • Animal Life (Research Writing)