Mrs. Nelson's First Grade News

January 11, 2016

In the Classroom

It's going to be another fabulous week in first grade! We're back in the swing of things and we're ready to make 2016 a great year! One way we can make 2016 great is to help others in need! Students at Sweeny are encouraged to participate in a toy drive for People Helping People. Bring in new or gently used toys that you don't want or need anymore. These toys will go on the birthday shelf at People Helping People and bring joy to a child in need!
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Learning This Week

Word Work- This week's sight words are: want, who, black, red, blue. This week's word pattern is -ack (black, back, sack, tack, rack, etc.)

Reading- This week students will explore the main idea in fiction stories. The main idea is described as the big idea or what the story is mostly about. By the end of first grade, students should be able to describe the main topic and idea using key details in the story.

Writing- This week students will review writing write narrative stories about themselves. We will continue to focus on important parts, such as including a beginning, middle, and end, an interesting sentence to begin, transition words, punctuation, and capitalization. By the end of first grade students should be able to write narrative stories with sequenced events, details, transitional words, and a closure.

Math- Students will continue to compare 2-digit numbers, add a 2-digit and 1-digit number, and add multiples of 10. By the end of first grade, students should be able to add 10 to a 2-digit number, add a 2-digit number and a 1-digit number, and add multiples of 10.

Science- This week students will learn about the work and influence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Last week's class attendance: 93.92%

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

January 11- PTO Meeting

January 13- Papa John's Night

January 18- MLK Day- No School (potential snow day makeup)

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!