Mrs. Nelson's First Grade News

September 28, 2015

In the Classroom

It's going to be a great week in first grade! It's all about farm animals and their products this week! Students will going to different first grade classrooms to learn about farm animals and the products they give us.

Speaking of the farm, first grade will be visiting Rutledge Wilson Farm on October 7th. If you would like to join us, you must have a background check completed prior to the field trip.

Learning This Week

Word Work- This week's sight words are: on, like, not, go, you. This week's word family is -ot (not, got, hot, pot, dot, cot, trot).

Reading- This week students will continue to deepen their learning about features of fiction, including identifying characters and setting. Students should recognize differences between fiction and nonfiction and be able to decide if a book is fiction or nonfiction by the end of first quarter.

Writing- This week students will write about special places. As writers, we get ideas from our daily experiences and the books we read. Our goal this year is to easily generate ideas to write about from books and our experiences.

Math- Students will explore subtraction strategies. By the end of first grade, students should be able to fluently subtract within 1-10 and have strategies to subtract within 1-20.

Science- This week we will study farm animals and their products. Students should be able to identify major products given by farm animals like cows, pigs, chickens, goats, and sheep.


Last week's class attendance: 96.08%

Our attendance goal for Sweeny is 96% or higher attendance. In our classroom, we are trying to earn an attendance celebration. Every day that we have 100% attendance we earn a letter. When we spell "perfect attendance," we will celebrate! "If you're not at school, you're not learning!"

Upcoming Events

October 5- Sweeny PTO Meeting

October 7- Rutledge Wilson Farm

October 8- PTO Springfield Skateland Skate Party (6-8)

October 14- Flu Vaccine Clinic

Now-February 25th- Box Top Contest (Send in your box tops to earn money for our school!)

Monday is always spirit day! Wear your black and orange!

Have a great week!