Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Friday, December 21, 2018 


Reading:  This week in reading, we worked more on decoding strategies.  We are working hard to make sure that what we are reading makes sense and looks like the word we are saying.  We also continued to work on nonfiction reading by telling topics, details, and identifying text features. 


Writing:  In writing, we continued to work on our All About Books.  We are working on using lots of details to give our reader a clear picture of what we are telling them about.  We also took some time to do write to Santa this week. 


Math:  We finished unit 4 in math this week by continuing to work on adding with tens and ones.  We also played a few addition games this week. 


Science/Social Studies:  We enjoyed some holiday activities this week including our Polar Express day and our holiday sing along.  We also delivered candy canes to our neighbors. 


Next week:  Next week is winter break!  Enjoy some time with your friends and family!  See you back in January!


Star Students:  D’Vonte: for always working hard and getting his work done on time!

                         Camden: for working hard in math to compare numbers!



Reminders:  Winter break will be from December 24th through January 1stSee you back on January 2nd at 8:10!


Spirit Sticks will be on sale before and after school on Tuesday, January 8th


The next PTA meeting will be Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00 in the Franklin Library.  All parents are encouraged to attend.  Free childcare is provided. 


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!


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