Coming up in the First Grade
Friday February 8th Early Dismissal
Saturday February 9th Daddy Daughter Dance
Thursday February 14th Great Hearted Day
Monday February 18th No School
April 13th Spring Festival *volunteers needed
This week in curriculum
water, round, cost, price, become, class, horse, care, try, move
delay, pound, behind, around, burn, camp, bear, bare, clear, clean
spell, poor, finish, hurt, maybe, across, tonight, tenth, sir
We will start reading the Anansi folktales that probably were first told in Africa. We will discuss the lessons learned in each of these tales in will respond to discussion questions orally and in writing.
This week our focus in math will be adding and subtracting with regrouping.
This week we continue our study of the human body. We will take a look at the muscular system and differentiate between voluntary and involuntary muscles. We will also discuss the food pyramid and what a balanced looks like including the five food groups.
This week we will wrap up our unit on Early Settlers and Explorers. We will assemble our assignments into an interactive book.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy week ahead.
The First Grade Team
Coming up in First Grade
Wednesday, January 23rd is our school wide writing day. As a school wide initiative to practice the beauty and art of writing, we will host a Lincoln Writes Day. This is an opportunity enjoy writing as a whole class. It is not an instructional time, but rather a time for teachers and students to pause and enjoy the process of writing.
This year we will be having a school-wide Spring Festival will be held on April 13th in the afternoon. It will consist of multiple inflatables/slides/bounce houses, games, face painting, food trucks, entertainment, and class booths. Volunteers will be needed from every class. We are hoping that this becomes a great community building event for our school and families. Our theme this year is a celebration of culture and we are in charge of choosing a country from North America to represent with our booth with 1C. What we need is 1-2 parents to be the head contact and lead for each class and booth. If you are interested please reach out to me this week so I can get you more information.
sent, cent, mile, seem, even, without, afternoon, Friday, hour, our
wife, state, July, head, story, open, short, lady, reach better
We will continue to read through Frog and Toad All Year. We will continue to hone our sentence writing and summarizing skills.
We will add and subtract by 1, 2 or 3. We will regroup to make ten and use facts within 20 to solve equations.
We will continue to learn about the human body. This week we will the skeletal and muscular systems.
We will continue with our Early Settlers and Explorers unit. We will learn when and where slavery emerged, about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.
The First Grade Team
First Grade Families,
We had a great week back together! We want to thank you all for taking the time to come in and meet with us for Winter Conferences. Please note that we will be observing Civil Rights Day on Monday January 21st and there will be no school. We are looking forward to a busy week ahead:
rain, keep, start, mail, male, female, eye, I, glass, party
upon, two, twin, twice, twelve, twenty, between, they, would, could, should
any, many, city, only, where, week, weak, first
This week will begin the final book in our Frog and Toad series, Frog and Toad All Year. We will continue to analyze story elements and will summarize each chapter.
We have been working hard all year to construct complete sentences across our curriculum. This week will use this knowledge to learn what makes a good topic sentence and will practice writing it as a class. We will review nouns, verbs and adjectives.
We will compare numbers as we continue to explore place value. We will add and subtract ones and tens without regrouping.
We really enjoyed learning about the animals studied during project week. We had a walk through with our first graders and were able to admire the posters in each classroom. This week we will begin learning about the human body. We will learn that our biggest organ is our skin and we will explore the different organs in the body.
Last week we learned about the lost colony of Roanoke Island and that this attempt by England to settle in the Americas was unsuccessful. This week we will learn about Jamestown and how Pocahontas helped the settlers. As we explore her story we will differentiate between the parts that happened and others that had been made up.
We are wishing you all a healthy and happy week ahead.
The First Grade Team
Love and Logic Tip
Empathy should be delivered sincerely.
Virtue of the Week
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
8:10 to 8:55 Spalding
8:55 to 9:35 Special
9:35 to 10:45 Math
10:45 to 11:05 Recess
11:05 to 11:35 Writing with Ease
11:35 to 12:00 Lunch
12:00 to 12:35 Literature
12:35 to 1:20 Science or History
(1:00 to 1:20 Library - Monday only)
1:20 to 1:40 Recess
1:40 to 2:20 Special
2:20 to 3:05 Reading Groups
8:10 to 8:45 Spalding
8:45 to 9:15 Science
9:15 to 10:25 Math
10:25 to 10:45 Recess
10:45 to 11:25 Literature
11:25 to 11:55 History
11:55 to 12:25 Science
Monday - Art, Library, and Latin
Tuesday - P.E. and Music
Thursday - Latin and Art
Friday - Music and P.E.