Miss Culver's First Grade News

January 8, 2016

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Math: This week we began Topic 8: Tens and Ones. We have been practicing identifying groups of 10 ones as one ten in a "ten rod". We are also identifying and creating numbers using tens and ones.


Reader's Workshop: This week we continued our character unit. We talked about how characters learn lessons and how we can read character book fluently. We do this by making our voice, gestures and face express how the character is feeling.


Writer's Workshop: This week we began our new unit: Nonfiction Chapter Books. Students are going to begin writing chapter books about topics they are experts in. We discussed how information writing is different from the other types of writing we have done. We also began by identifying different subtopics within our topic (i.e. habitat and diet in a nonfiction animal book).


Social Studies: This week was all about maps! We talked about compasses and keys on maps. We worked on identifying where things are located on a map. We used our new map skills to create a map of Line Creek on the SMART Board!

LEADERS IN ROOM 108

One of the best parts about being a leader is seeing other leaders around the school! We were so excited to watch the Line Creek announcements presented by broadcasting leaders. Line Creek's broadcasting club (consisting of 4th & 5th graders) will start presenting announcements every Thursday morning. This was the first week and our class is ecstatic to hear from other students about what's new at Line Creek!

SAVE THE DATES

-Fri Jan 8: Report Cards come home

-Wed Jan 13: Chick-fil-A Night (PTA Fundraiser) from 4-8 PM

-Thurs Jan 14: Early Release, dismissal at 1:30 PM

-Mon Jan 18: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

YEARBOOKS

It's time to order 2015-2016 Yearbooks! Paper order forms came home this week.


To order yearbooks online, please use this link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob


Be sure to enter Line Creek's code: 174116

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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SPECIALS

Next week we will follow this schedule:

Monday - Music

Tuesday - Library (bring back books)

Wednesday - P.E. (wear tennis shoes)

Thursday - Art

Friday - Music