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Pamela Dunn
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   Each week I will post updates for  events occuring in our classroom and try to keep you informed of activities. I  am looking forward to a wonderful year with your child in first grade.
Thank you for all your support of our classroom. it is going to be a fantastic year !
 We have a field trip scheduled for November 25th at the Public Safety Complex.
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First Grade Imagine It! Resources

Below I have created a list to the first grade Imagine It! reading series unit read alouds as well as additional books as recommended by Imagine It! and myself.

Unit 2: Where Animals Live Read Aloud: Animal Habitats: The Best Home of All Additional Books: Earthsong, Little Elephant's Walk, In the Tall, Tall Grass, Peaceful Moments in the Wild: Animals and Their Homes, A Walk in the Desert, Life in a Stream, Do Ducks Live in the Desert: A Book About Where Animals Live, One Small Place in a Tree, Over in the Garden

Personal Recommendations: Over in the Meadow, Over in the Meadow, Somewhere in the Ocean, Way up in the Arctic, Way out in the Desert,

Unit 3: I am Responsible! Read Aloud: Manana, Iguana Additional Books: Being Responsible, Each Living Thing, Teamwork, Being a Good Citizen: A Book about Citizenship, Respect and Care of Things, Jason Takes Responsibility, Jamaica's Find, Officer Buckle and Gloria

Personal Recommendations: The Little Red Hen, Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza, Michael Recycle, Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug, The Cat in the Hat

Unit 4: Our Neighborhood at Work Read Aloud: What I Want to Be Additional Books: Delivery, Taxi: A Book of City Words, Working, We Keep a Store, Out and About at the Fire Station, Chinatown, People Work, Night City, Ms. Davison, Our Librarian

Personal Recommendations: Whose Hat is This?, Whose Vehicle is This?, Whose Tools are These?, Whose Shoes are These?, Whose Coat is This?, Whose Gloves are These?,

Unit 5: What's The Weather? Read Aloud: I Call it Sky Additional Books: What Makes the Weather, What is the Sun?, Rain, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, Windsongs and Rainbows, The Cloud Book, January Rides the Wind: A Book of Months, Feel the Wind, Splish! Splash! A Book about Rain!

Personal Recommendations: Storm is Coming!, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Oh Say Can You Say, What's the Weather Today?, Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll, Wild Weather Soup, Down Comes the Rain, Unit 6: North, South, East, West Read Aloud: The Way to Captain Yankee's Additional Books: Bunnies on the Go: Getting from Place to Place, Gifts, Where's That Bone?, Treasure Map, Mapping Penny's World, Somewhere in the World Right Now, I Fly, The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman, How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World Personal Recommendations: Where do I Live?, Maps and Globes, There's a Map on my Lap, Unit 7: I Think I Can Read Aloud: Franklin Rides a Bike Additional Books: Unsinkable!, There Was a Bold Lady Who Wanted a Star, Try and Stick with It, The Dot, Karate Hour, Luke Goes to Bat, Mrs. Peachtree's Bicycle, The Class Artist, Ellen Ochoa Personal Recommendations: Unit 8: Away We Grow! Read Aloud: Cactus Hotel Additional Books: What's This? A Seed's Story, Scarlette Beane, Pearl's First Prize Plant, Jake Greenthumb, Flower Garden, One Bean, The Tiny Seed, Are Trees Alive?, Mrs. Rose's Garden Personal Recommendations: Inch by Inch, Zinnia's Flower Garden, How a Seed Grows Unit 9:Home, Sweet Home Read Aloud: A House is a House for Me Additional Books: Moving Day, Raise the Roof, Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs, A Bed for the Winter, No Place Like Home, Underground, The House in the Meadow, Kumak's House: A Tale of the Far North, Homes Keep Us Warm Personal Recommendations: Napping House, The Little House, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Little Pigs, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Unit 10: I am Brave Read Aloud: The Bravest of the Brave Additional Books: Lizzy and Skunk, Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends: A True Story, Little Quack, Shy Vi, Brave Norman: A True Story, The Bear Who Didn't Like Honey, Tuck in the Pool, Franklin in the Dark, Jo Jo's Flying Side Kick Personal Recommendations: Sheila Rae, The Brave, Thunder Cake, Owl Babies, High Frequency Word Practice (PPT 41 KB) These are all the first grade Imagine It! High Frequency Words in the order of their appearance. The start of the next unit is designated by a new slide color. Vocabulary Practice Unit 1 (PPT 1.12 MB) I put these together to help with vocabulary comprehension. I used the definitions as given in Imagine It! but added my own picture. Vocabulary Practice Unit 2 (PPT 1.12 MB) Vocabulary Practice Unit 3 (PPT 1.25 MB) Vocabulary Practice Unit 4 (PPT 0.99 MB) Vocabulary Practice Unit 5 (PPT 94 KB) Vocabulary Practice Unit 6 (PPT 2.56 MB) Vocabulary Practice Unit 7 (PPT 2.39 MB) Vocabulary Practice Unit 8 (PPT 2.69 MB) Vocabulary Practice Unit 9 (PPT 1.87 MB) Vocabulary Practice Unit 10 (PPT 1.58 MB) Imagine It! Vocabulary Words for Word Wall (PDF 24 KB) These are the Imagine It! Vocabulary words. It was suggested in training that we should add them to our word wall as we learn them. NEED HELP DOWNLOADING: pdf file: You need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 7 or higher) to view this file. Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for PC or Macintosh. PPT file: You need Microsoft PowerPoint to view this file. Download a free PowerPoint viewer for PC or Macintosh. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for PowerPoint 2007 File Formats


Unit 1: Back to School Read Aloud: First Day Jitters

Additional Books: I Love School!, School Days, Helping You Learn: A Book about Teachers, My Teacher for President, This is the Way We Go to School, Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10, Lunch Bunnies, 100 School Days, Starring First Grade

Personal Recommendations: New Bear at School, Hooway for Wodney Wat, Chrysanthemum, Leo the Late Bloomer, If You Take a Mouse to School, Bus Stop, Bus Go!, The Kissing Hand,


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