Classroom Newsletter

First Grade Happenings

Friday, March 6, 2020


Reading:  In reading this week, we enjoyed meeting in books clubs.  We read several books by the same author and compared them.  We also picked our favorite of the books and shared why we liked that one the best.                 


Writing:  We started writing poetry this week!  This is a very different kind of writing, but it is fun!  We learned that we can truly write a poem about anything that we want. 


Math:  We were very excited to start to learn to tell time this week!  Please note that in first grade we learn to tell time to the hour and half hour only.  This is a great thing to practice with your child at home. 


Science/Social Studies:  We started a new social studies unit this week by talking about the different views.  We talked about a map view and have started looking more closely at maps and their features. 


Next week:  We will be working with asking and answering questions while we read.  We will also continue to work on writing poetry and telling time. 



Star Students: Alex M.: for his willingness to try new things and for always following directions the first           

                                       time they are given!

       Nevaeh:  for her enthusiasm toward learning to tell time!


Reminders:  Spirit Sticks will be sold before and after school on Tuesday, March 3rd


Monday, March 9th is our Pizza Ranch dine to donate night.  A portion of the night’s sales will go to our amazing PTA. 


The PTA Rummage Sale is Thursday, March 12-Saturday, March 14th


No School on Friday, March 13th due to teacher in-service. 


Spirit Sticks will be sold during lunch on Wednesday, March 18th


Thursday, March 19th is the PTA Cultural Night from 5:00-7:00.  Look for more information to come home soon. 


Spring Break is March 23rd-27thEnjoy the time with your family!  I look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, March 30th


Spirit Sticks will be sold before and after school on Tuesday, April 7th


The PTA Easter Extravaganza will be on Wednesday, April 8th


Report Cards go home Thursday, April 9th


No School April 10th and 13th due to Easter Break. 


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