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

Word Work- This week's sight words are: now, over, brown, got, came. This week's word pattern is -ame (came, fame, tame, same, name etc.)


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.

Attendance

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!"
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Upcoming Events

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!

Have a great week!