Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Reading:  This week we reviewed retelling in fiction books and giving details in a nonfiction book.  We reviewed text features and enjoyed reading with our reading partners while having good conversations with them about our books. 


Writing:  We spent this week editing and fixing up one of our All About books from the quarter.  We enjoyed an Author’s Celebration at the end of the week along with some time to free write. 


Math:  In math this week we focused on story problems with teen numbers.  We also learned a new story problem type that includes three numbers that we are adding together.  Finally, we worked with counting by 10s. 


Science/Social Studies:  This week we started a new social studies unit that will focus on the continents and oceans. 


Next week:  Next week we will be starting new reading and writing units.  We will continue to work with tens and adding and subtracting tens in math.  We will also continue our social studies unit.    


Star Students:  Edward: for writing a great introduction to his All About Sharks book!

                         Evelyn: for working hard on her responses in her reader’s notebook!



Reminders:  PTA Bingo Night is January 17th from 6:00-8:00.  Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun night of snacks and bingo!


No School Friday, January 18th and Monday, January 19th due to teacher in-service. 


Spirit Sticks will be sold during lunch on Wednesday, January 23rd


Friday, January 25th is our next spirit day!  Wear blue and yellow to show your school spirit today!


Our Franklin Pizza Ranch Night is Monday, January 28th from 4:00-7:00.  Please come and support our Franklin PTA.  A portion of the night’s sales goes back to our PTA to help them with all the amazing activities they do. 


Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, February 1stPlease take some time to celebrate all the things your child has learned so far this year!  


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