Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Reading:  This week in reading we learned about different kinds of nonfiction books including: How to, All About, Informational Picture/Narrative, and Question and Answer.  We also started using schema folders while we read nonfiction.  We get our brains ready to read by thinking about information we already know about the topic of our book.  While we are reading we are thinking of questions that we have about what we are reading.  Finally, we identify new information that we learned from our reading.  Our sight words this week were: sit, then, they, this, too.   


Writing:  We continued to write How to books this week.  We focused on writing each step using specific language to help our readers.  We also continued to focus on using conventions such as capital letters and punctuation in our writing. 


Math:  We finished up our third unit in math this week by working more with story problems.  You should have seen the test come home.  Please contact me with any questions that you have.  Thank you for celebrating with your child the progress he/she has made so far this year and then signing and returning the test.     


Science/Social Studies:  We enjoyed a presentation by a dental hygienist this week on how to take good care of our teeth.  We also enjoyed Grandparents’ day on Wednesday!    


Next Week:  Next week is a short week because of Thanksgiving.  We are looking forward to the first grade feast!  There will not be a newsletter next week. 


Reminders:  The Book Fair will be at Franklin from November 13th – 17th in the library. 


Parent Teacher conferences will be November 14th, 16th, and 17thI look forward to sharing with you all the progress your child has made already this year!


No School on Friday, November 17th due to parent/teacher conferences. 


The next PTA meeting will be Monday, November 20th at 4:00 in the Franklin library.  All parents are welcome to attend!  Free childcare is provided and you have the chance to win a gift card just for attending. 


Wednesday, November 22nd is an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at 11:30. Please let me know if there will be any changes to how your child will be getting home on this day. 


No School November 23rd or 24th due to Thanksgiving. 


Spirit Sticks will be on sale Wednesday, November 29th during lunch. 


Saturday, December 2nd is the Franklin Craft and Vendor fair.  


No School Friday, December 8th due to teacher in-service. 


Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, December 9th



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