Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Friday, November 9, 2018


Reading:  We started a new nonfiction unit this week.  We studied the different kinds of nonfiction: How to books, All About books, Informational Picture books, and Question and Answer books.  We learned about the differences between fiction and nonfiction texts.  Finally, we studied text features such as headings, labels, table of contents, and glossary.    


Writing:  We started a new nonfiction writing unit this week.  We are writing How to books.  We thought of all the things that we know how to do and started to write directions to teach others how to do those same things. 


Math:  This week we continued to work on solving addition equations with unknown partners.  We also started to work on different strategies for solving subtraction. 


Science/Social Studies:  We enjoyed our first quarter PBIS celebration on Monday.  We got to watch a movie with all the other first and second graders.  We also started a new social studies unit. 


Next week:  Next week we will be working to understand the relationship between addition and subtraction.  We will be asking questions about our nonfiction reading.  We will also continue to work on our how to stories in writing. 


Star Students:  Hu Chee: for working hard on his counting each day!

                          Camden: for working hard to learn his sight words!


Reminders:  Please remember to send $3 to school with your child for our upcoming feast!


First Quarter report cards will be sent home Tuesday, November 13th.


Parent/Teacher Conferences will be November 13th, 15th, and 16thI look forward to talking with all of you about your child’s progress so far this year!


The Book Fair will be here from November 13th-November 16th


Grandparents’ Day will be Wednesday, November 14th from 1:30-3:00. 


No School Friday, November 16th due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  


Wednesday, November 21st is an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at 11:30.  Please let me know if there will be a change in what your child is doing after school that day. 


Franklin will be in the Holiday Parade on Wednesday, November 21st at 6:30. 


No School Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd due to fall break. 



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