Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Reading:  We finished up our nonfiction unit this week.  By now your child should be able to tell you the main idea and some details about what he/she read.  Your child should also be able to ask questions about what was read and answer questions that you ask about the information in the book.  He/she should also be able to tell you what the table of contents, glossary, and heading are and how to use those things to find information. 


Writing:  We enjoyed an author’s celebration this week!  We loved being teachers and hearing what others learned from our writing!  We also wrote how to make a snowman after we got all of the wonderful snow on Monday. 


Math:  In math this week we focused a lot on story problems.  We learned a new type of story problem with 3 addends in it.  That means we know how to add 3 numbers together and write equations with 3 addends instead of just two.   We also continued to work on counting by tens.    


Science/Social Studies:  We continued our study of solids and liquids this week.  Can your child tell you the difference between a solid and a liquid?  If you name some things, can your child tell you if it is a solid or a liquid? 


Next Week:  Next week we will be starting a new unit in reading with fiction books.  We will be starting to learn about opinion writing, and we will continue to learn about solids and liquids. 


Star Students:  Jayden:  for doing a great job learning our classroom routines!

                          Spencer:  for working hard each day to learn more and more math facts!               


Reminders:  No School on Friday, January 19th or Monday, January 22nd due to teacher in-service. 


Spirit sticks will be on sale during lunch on Wednesday, January 24th


Family Bingo Night will be on Friday, January 26th from 6:30-8:00.  Bring your family to enjoy snacks, Bingo, and lots of fun prizes! 


Our next spirit day will be Tuesday, February 6thWear blue and yellow to show your school spirit.


Thursday, February 8th is the 100th day of school!  Please look for more information to come home soon about how we will be celebrating!


Parent/Teacher Conferences will be February 13th, 15th, and 16thPlease look for a note from me next week confirming a time for your conference. 


We will be having a Valentine’s day party on February 14thIf you would be interested in sending a treat or juice, please let me know.  If your child is bringing valentines, it is expected that he/she bring them for all students in our class. 


No School on February 16th due to parent/teacher conferences.   




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