Peek at the Week

Mrs. Bennett's First Grade News, Week 13, November 13-17

A Note From the Teacher

The students were so proud to share their adventure stories. Thank you for helping your child complete this activity! Next week in reader's workshop, we will focus on making connections with our stories and connecting them to other books we read. We will also learn how to retell the sequence of events in "The Great Turkey Race", "Stone Soup" and other Thanksgiving stories. I will continue to teach students how to use proper and plural nouns in their writing. We are learning how to make our writing colorful. We are working on adding super synonyms, dialogue, and thinking. It is amazing how far we have come! In math, we will focus on solving word problems. We will learn how to use key words to determine whether to add or subtract. Our social studies unit will focus on the history of Thanksgiving while comparing the life of a pilgrim child to the present. We will make a Thanksgiving book to show all we have learned!


  • Wednesday 11/15: Fall Picture Retakes
  • 11/17: $1 Dress Up: Crazy Socks and 1st grade birthday celebration
  • 11/22-24: Thanksgiving Break
  • Decades Enrichment Day will be Monday, November 20, 2017. Each grade level will study a different decade. We will be learning about the 1980's so start thinking about an 80's outfit for that day. We will also need parents from each class to help decorate the entrance to our hallway to represent the 80's decade.
  • *Mark your calendars for 1st Grade Parent Math Event on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

  • You are invited to the First Grade Math Event!

    Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Time: 10-10:30

    Place: Mrs. Bennett's Room 106

    Students will be rotating through 5 math stations. Parents are invited to join their child and learn how to do math stations you can practice at home.


Optional Challenge Test is on Friday, December 1, 2017