Mrs. Granger's class

1st grade

Our Learning- September 16, 2016

This week, we:


*learned how to get information about characters, setting, and major events in stories through the words and the pictures

*practiced making predictions within a story

*explored a dictionary and an encyclopedia

Work work:

*learned about the –am word family

*worked with our spelling words for the week

*continued to practice in our handwriting book


*learned about possessive nouns such as Mrs. Granger's class and Jake's pencil

*started a new "small moment" piece of writing

*worked on telling our story in small steps

*practiced making our characters show feelings and thoughts

*continued to learn strategies that help us when writing unknown words


*used tens frames, number lines, and pictures to help solve math problems

*worked on addition and subtraction word problems


*studied the temperature and weather patterns of the week

*learned about weather tools: thermometer, windsock, wind vane, and rain gauge


CogAT testing for first graders will be on Wednesday, Sept. 21-Friday, Sept. 23. Please make sure your child goes to bed early before testing, eats a good breakfast, and arrives at school on time for testing. Due to the testing schedule, there will be no lunch visitation on testing days.

Thanks to everyone who has signed up online for a conference. If you haven't signed up go to At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should enter 2DB119274. I can’t wait to share your child’s progress with you.

Enjoy your weekend!

Specials for next week

Monday- Math

Tuesday- P.E.

Wednesday- P.E.

Thursday- P.E.

Friday- Art

Important Information

Please see the information in the Friday folder about the Book Fair. We will visit the Book Fair for browsing on Monday, Sept 26. The students will bring home their wish lists on that day. Our buying day is Friday, Sept. 30 from 10:00-10:20. The Book Fair will also be open on Early Release days during conferences for parents who wish to shop.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is starting soon. Watch for a letter soon about great apps and activities that you can download at home.


All homework and book logs are due back on Thursday each week. Please make sure your child's book log is completely filled out and signed so our class gets credit for the logs. Let's get 100%!

September birthdays

Dahvid 9/17