Mrs. Nelson's First Grade News
February 2, 2016
In the Classroom
it's a fun week in first grade! We are learning how to stay healthy and strong by eating right and exercising! Students will learn about the 5 food groups and where their favorite foods fit.
We have 1 more day to bring in cans for the People Helping People "Souper" Bowl Snack Party! Thank you to those who have sent in cans!
Our PTO Friendship Party is on Friday, February 12th. Thank you to those who have already sent in your $3.00 donation! Our class parties would not be such a success without all of you wonderful parents!
Learning This Week
Reading- This week students will explore the big idea using pictures and words. Good readers get many details from pictures to help understand the author's meaning. By the end of first grade, students should be able to describe the main topic and idea using key details and pictures in the story.
Writing- This week students will continue to explore writing nonfiction pieces. Students are working with partners to interview and write a facts book about a friend. They are writing their book as a gift to their partner. By the end of first grade, students should be able to write informative/explanatory texts with a topic, facts about the topic, and a closure.
Math- Students will continue to add, subtract, and find unknown partners using teen numbers. Students will also explore adding 3 addends (ex: 6 + 4 +3= 13). By the end of first grade, students should be able to demonstrate strategies for adding and subtracting within 20.
Science- This week students will learn about the 5 food groups and how we can eat to fuel our body.
Good readers gather information about the story from the text and pictures.
Good readers can explain what they learn from pictures.
Good readers can use the information gathered to understand the big idea (what the story is about).
Last week's class attendance: 96.00%
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!"
February 5- Friendship Grams Due
February 12- Friendship Party
February 3- Last day for Soup Can Drive
March 7-11- Spring Break
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!