Become a 1st Grade Research Tourist! I created this unit to integrate common core standards into Social Studies while engaging students. I have found that my first graders LOVE to research! They stay engaged and learn so much! Your firsties will research tourist attractions in Washington, D.C. $
Life in First Grade: Reading Street Whole Group/Centers. This amazing blogger does a great job of describing how she manages her 2 hour reading block with Reading Street whole group lesson and centers.