Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Reading:  This week in reading our focus switched to understanding what we are reading.  We worked on making a movie in our mind of what is happening in the story.  We also looked at the importance of keeping track of dialogue in our books and who is talking.  We have discussed how there is no point in reading just to read words, but that we must understand what we are reading to make it worthwhile.  Our sight words this week were: but, here, going, our, and three.       


Writing:  This week we continued our opinion writing to start the week.  Near the end of the week we switched to writing book reviews.  We are writing to our friends to try to convince them to read a book that we have read.  It is fun for us to hear about all kinds of new books we could be reading! 


Math:  This week we continued to look at data in math.  We are working hard to be able to compare and figure out how many more or fewer there are.  We also started learning about comparison bars as a new representation for our comparison story problems.           


Science/Social Studies:  We worked with liquids this week in science.  Can your child tell you some properties of liquids?  Can he she give you some examples of solids and liquids?


Next Week:  Next week we will be continuing to work on writing book reviews.  We will be finishing up our solids and liquids unit, and we will also be focusing on fluency in reading. 


Reminders:   Thank you to everyone for coming to parent/teacher conferences!  It was great to share all the wonderful things your child is doing!


No School Friday, February 17th due to Parent/Teacher conferences. 


No School Monday, February 20th due to Teacher in-service. 


Friday, February 24th is Family Bingo Night from 6:30-8:00.  Come and enjoy bingo, prizes, popcorn, and juice with the whole family! 


The next PTA meeting is Monday, February 27th at 6:30 in the Franklin library.   


Tuesday, February 28th the school store will be open from 7:40-8:00 in the basement.  Students must enter through the basement door on the playground. 


Wednesday, March 1st is our next spirit day!  Show your school spirit by wearing blue and yellow today!


Sunday, March 19th is Family Skate at the Rollaire.  Look for more information to come home soon!



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