Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Friday, May 10, 2019

Reading:  Our focus this week was on nonfiction texts.  We worked to identify the main idea and details in our books.  We enjoyed reading nonfiction books with our book clubs and having conversations with our partners about what we learned while reading.  We also worked on asking questions about our topics. 


Writing:  We spent the week writing small moment stories again similar to what we did in first quarter.  We realized how much better we are at writing now than we were at the beginning of the year.  We continue to work on using conventions in our writing. 


Math:  We continued math groups this week.  We are also continuing to focus on story problems and math facts. 


Science/Social Studies:  We enjoyed seeing our caterpillars in their chrysalises this week.  We were also able to see some of our mealworms turning into their pupa form.  We are learning more about insects as well.      


Next week:  We will be focusing on nonfiction in both reading and writing next week.  We will continue to watch our insect pets as they grow and change.  We will also continue groups in math. 


Star Students: Adalynn: for working hard to be a better reader each day!

Hu Chee: for working hard on counting and writing his numbers correctly!


Reminders:  The end of the year dance will be Friday, May 10th from 6:00-8:00.  All students must be accompanied by an adult to attend. 


The Spring Concert for grades 4, 5, and 6 will be on Tuesday, May 14th at 10:00 and 2:00.  Please note the first graders will not be performing in this concert. 


The next PTA meeting is Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 in the Franklin Library.  All parents are welcome!


The PTA Brat Fry at Festival Foods will be Saturday, May 19thPlease help support our amazing PTA by grabbing lunch, dinner, or a snack today. 


Spirit Sticks will be sold at lunch on Wednesday, May 22nd


The Franklin Talent Show is Thursday, May 23rd


The BOGO Book Fair will be Thursday, May 23rd and Friday, May 24th


There is school on Friday, May 24th.  This is one of our inclement weather make-up days.


Thursday, May 30th is the school carnival.  Families are welcome to attend the carnival from 2:30-3:00 on this day.  Please look for more information to come home in your child’s folder. 


Friday, May 31st is our school wide activity day and trip to the Aquatic center.  More information regarding this will be coming home soon. 


June 5th is the last day of school.  Students will be dismissed 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