Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Friday, March 16, 2018


Reading:  This week we focused on comparing and contrasting the adventures of characters in books.  We looked for things that were the same in books and then things that were different.  We also continued to work on asking questions while we read.  Our sight words this week were: dad, hide, almost, dog, and anything. 


Writing:  We continued to work on poetry this week.  Many of the students are really loving this type of writing!  We were introduced to color poems this week.  We started writing poems about a color and all the things we think of when we think about that color.  Can your child tell you what color he/she wrote about? 


Math:  In math this week we continued to learn about shapes.  We reviewed the characteristics of all the shapes we learned and practiced classifying shapes.  We also started making shapes out of other shapes.  For instance, we can put two triangles together to make a square or a rectangle.  We can put squares together to make a bigger rectangle or square. 


Science/Social Studies:  We enjoyed going to see Harry the Dirty Dog at the Capital Civic Center this week!      


Next week:  Next week we will be finishing up our reading and writing units and doing some end of the quarter assessments.  We will be working with 3-D shapes in math.  We are also looking forward to our pajama day on Friday!


Star Students: Lux:  for his hard work and creativity when writing poetry!

Spencer:  for doing a great job stretching out words when he is writing and writing the sounds that he hears!                 


Reminders:  The next PTA meeting will be Monday, March 19th at 6:30 in the Franklin library.  All parents are welcome to attend.  Free childcare is provided. 


Spirit Sticks will be on sale during lunch on Wednesday, March 21st


Easter Extravaganza Family Night will be Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00-7:00.  The whole family can enjoy some fun Easter activities as well as a free snacks.    


Friday, March 23rd is an all school Pajama Day!  Students can wear pajamas and slippers to school but must have appropriate footwear for recess. 


Spring Break will be March 26th-30thSchool will resume Monday, April 2nd


Our next Spirit Day will be Tuesday, April 3rdWear blue and yellow today to show your school spirit!


No School on Friday, April 20th due to teacher in-service. 


As always, thank you for supporting your child’s learning!  If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me. J