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Mrs. Florence Zenkel
Hello everyone. I am the first grade teacher at Horizons Elementary School. I look forward to the new school year. I hope this year is full of learning and wonderful experiences.
Here are a few things we will be learning!
Letterland: Letterland is a unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling to 3-8 year olds.
Reading: Your first grader will be using Shared reading, individual and small group reading, tracking words and word sort activities will be emphasized throughout the whole year.
Math: Your child will represent and solve problems using addition and subtraction within 20, measure lengths and attributes, comparing two objects, collect and organize data, tell and write time in hours and half-hours, reason with geometric shapes and their attributes, and participate in daily calendar activities.
Social studies: We will incorporate Neighborhoods and Communities around the world into our reading materials and story time.
Science: We will be conducting investigations and making observations to build a better understanding of plant and animal needs, similarities and differences, discover the properties and classifications of solid and liquid matter, and build an understanding of balance motion and weighing of objects.