I hope all of you who have started back at school have had a wonderful first few weeks! I know for me when September rolled around, I was still trying to get to know my students and fine tune our routine. If I planned out my day well and prepped all of my materials, it really helped me stay organized and feel confident. So today I’m sharing First Grade Science for September. It has everything you’ll need to have your entire month of science mapped out and ready to implement!
The topics covered for September are:
- Magnets (TEKS: 1.2A, 1.2B, 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.4A, 1.6B, 1.6C, 1.6D)
- Apples (TEKS: 1.8C, 1.10B)
- Matter (TEKS: 1.5C)
- Fall (TEKS: 1.8A, 1.8C)
These are great units to get your budding scientists excited for science this fall!
Teaching Plan to Make Lesson Planning a Breeze
Each unit has a suggested five-day teaching plan with the activities you will be doing and the materials you’ll need. Most importantly, I wanted to make it super easy for you to implement First Grade Science for September in your classroom.
One of my favorite ways to teach the scientific method is with hands-on experiments. You can grab your FREE scientific method posters HERE! Experiments help students learn through investigation and grab their attention.
They also provide a great way to preview what students might already know and evaluate how well they have mastered the content. Each unit’s experiment has everything you’ll need to get it ready for your learners. As a result, it will be simple to lead your little learners through an experiment each week and watch them grow.
Interactive Notebook Components
Interactive notebooks are a powerful tool to help students think about and record their learning. All four topics have flip books and graphic organizers you can use in interactive notebooks. I have some tips for using them with younger students HERE.
Integrating Science for September with Literacy
I love integrating science with reading and writing any opportunity I can get! In order to help you do this as seamlessly as possible, I included poems/songs for shared reading, phonics lessons, and close reading passages.
Shared reading gives students a chance to use decoding and comprehension strategies in an authentic way. Your students will love reading and singing about what they are learning.
Each unit also has several correlating phonics activities. You can use these during literacy stations, morning work time, or as a whole group instruction follow-up activity. They will keep your students engaged while they practice phonetic skills!
First Grade Science for September is jam-packed with activities for the entire month! Friends, I know your students will be engaged, learn the content, and have fun during science time. I also wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to stay organized while teaching. For that reason, I wanted to make this as teacher and student-friendly as possible. You can head to my TPT store and pick it up today.
If you want to be set for the whole year, you can purchase the bundle HERE. When you purchase the year-long bundle, you get Close Reading Passages for the whole year for FREE!
The close reading passages have detailed teacher instructions to make them a breeze to integrate science with reading and writing. These passages have reading and comprehension practice, writing extensions, vocabulary building opportunities, and a guide for students to write about connections they make with each passage.
One teacher who already implemented this in her classroom said,
“I absolutely love all your monthly Science bundles! They are fantastic and packed with great activities, organization, and ways of teaching science.”
I hope you’ll feel the same way!