Mrs. Nelson's First Grade News

February 8, 2016

In the Classroom

it's a great week in first grade! Our Friendship Party is on Friday! February is Dental Month and we are learning how to take care of our teeth and keep them healthy and strong!


Here are some important things to know this week:


Please help your child choose an important toy or object to bring to school. We will write a nonfiction story about this object. It should easily fit in your child's backpack. Your child will describe what it looks like and what he or she does with it.


Please help make our Friendship party a success! PTO is asking parents to send in $3.00 with their child to help buy supplies for our party. Thank you to everyone who has sent in their money!


Students are encouraged to make Valentines and decorate Valentine boxes or bags to bring to school on Friday! A list of student names went home on Friday in your child's orange folder.


Please continue to send in Box Tops! February is the last month for our contest. The class who has the most box tops wins a party!

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Our class raised 33 soup cans for People Helping People! Thank you!

Learning This Week

Word Work- This week's sight words are: his, yellow, away, play, know. This week's word pattern is -ow (know, show, row, tow, blow, etc.)


Reading- This week students will use word clues to help determine who is telling the story. We will learn that a character or the author can tell the story. Some word clues are I, me, my, we, she, he, they, etc. By the end of first grade, students should be able to determine who is telling a story using clue words and pictures.


Writing- This week students will continue to explore writing nonfiction pieces. Students are observing an object from home and writing facts about what it looks like and what he or she does with the object. 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 count and write numbers through 120. Students will add and subtract tens and multiple of tens (ex: 50+10=60 or 80-30=50) By the end of first grade, students should be able to write and count from any number to 120. By the end of first grade, students should be able to mentally add or subtract 10 to a 2-digit number and explain their thinking.


Science- This week students will learn how to keep their teeth healthy and strong. February is Dental Month.

Attendance

Last week's class attendance: 93.04%


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 10- Papa John's Pizza Night

February 12- Friendship Party

February 12- Progress Reports Go Home

February 25- Last Day for Box Top Contest

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!