Mrs. Nelson's First Grade News
November 16, 2015
In the Classroom
Using counters to find the missing number!
Students made kangaroo puppets to support our mammal learning!
Students learned that a kanagaroo is a special mammal called a marsupial!
Learning This Week
Reading- This week students will deepen our learning of fiction comprehension skills and strategies, such as wondering, predicting, and finding the central message in a story. All first grade students must be able to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction by the end of first grade.
Writing- This week students will focus on writing how to stories to teach peers how to do or make something! Students will learn the importance of time order words like: first, then, next, and last to help put directions in order.
Math- Students will begin exploring how to find a missing addend (ex: 7 + ___= 10) and subtraction strategies. By the end of first grade, students should be able to fluently add within 1-10 and have strategies to subtract within 1-20.
Science- This week students are learning the history and traditions of Thanksgiving, past and present.
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!"
November 24-Friendship Feast
November 25-27- Thanksgiving Break! No School!
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!