Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Friday, May 18, 2018

Reading:  This week we continued to focus on nonfiction.  We worked on comparing and contrasting two books on the same topic.  We also reviewed text features and how they help us when we are reading nonfiction books. 


Writing:  After doing some notetaking on ants last week, we are using our notes to write an all about ants book this week.  We are working to include lots of details and write great sentences.  We are also remembering to use topic sentences and conclusion sentences on each page.  Finally, we are still working to remember to use capital letters and punctuation when we write. 


Math:  In addition to continuing our math groups, we also focused on math facts this week.  Please continue to practice these facts each day they are sent home.  Your child should know all of his/her first grade math facts at this point in the year.  Students will be tested on their facts in the next two weeks. 


Science/Social Studies:  We continued to watch both our caterpillars and mealworms change into their pupa forms this week.  Now we are anxiously awaiting to see their adult stage!  We also continued to work on our animal reports. 


Next week:  Next week will continue to focus on nonfiction in both reading and writing.  We will finish up our animal reports in science and continue groups in math. 


Reminders:  Saturday, May 19th will be our Franklin Family Game Day at Schuette Park.  Come enjoy playing games, eating a free lunch, and getting some great prizes to take home just for coming! 


Sunday, May 20th is the Franklin PTA Brat Fry at Festival.  Stop by and support our great PTA! 


The next PTA Meeting is Monday May 21st at 6:30 in the Franklin Library. 


The BOGO Book Fair will be Thursday, May 24th from 7:45-4:30 in the gym. 


No School Friday, May 25th and Monday, May 28th


The School Carnival will be on Thursday, May 31stWatch for more information to come home soon about this fun event.  We are outside for two hours this afternoon.  Sunscreen can be sent to school if your child can put it on by him/herself.   


Our Buddy Reader Picnic at Schuette Park will be Monday, June 4th from 12:00-3:00.  Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather and wearing clothes and shoes that are comfortable to play in.  Sunscreen can also be sent to school if your child can put it on by him/herself.    


Our spring trip to the School Forest will be on Tuesday, June 5thPlease make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and has sunscreen and bug spray applied to them before coming to school. 


Wednesday, June 6th will be our Franklin Activity Day.  Watch for more information to come home soon. 


Thursday, June 7th is the last day of school.  Students will be released at 11:30 on this day. 


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