First Grade News

Monday, March 5th - Friday, March 9th

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This Week...

This week, we have had a lot of extracurricular visits! On Tuesday, the University of Oklahoma's Portable Planetarium visited us to talk about the solar system. The children got a chance to sit inside a huge dome and see a virtual tour of the solar system. Ask your little one about this! We also had Mrs. Oklahoma 2015 visit first grade and read "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Seuss. The girls were very taken to Mrs. Oklahoma! We finished our "LOVE" art with Mrs. Miller on Thursday. The children got a chance to take their foam pieces home so that they can recreate prints. Ask your little one about this. We also finished our last bullying lesson with Ms. Kirk on Friday. Ask your child about ways they can recognize, report and refuse bullying. Mrs. Pogue was also our guest artist on Friday and the children got a chance to make heart pots out of clay. It was a lot of fun! Ask your little one about how they created their pots.


During our writing time, we listened to the story "Fox on Socks" and used Dr. Seuss's illustrations as inspiration to decorate a Cat in the Hat hat. We used adjectives, describing words, to describe our hats. In the hallway you will see all of the children's hats. See if you can guess which hat belongs to which piece of writing depending on their describing words! We also worked independently during Writers Workshop as we practiced adding adjectives to our writing.


During our literacy time, we discussed word families. We used the Cat in the Hat hat to create rhyming words according to the children's assigned word family. Come check out our hats in the hallway!


During our math time, we began Unit 7, Subtraction Strategies and Attributes of Shapes. We learned about fact families using dominoes and used fact triangles to create fact families. This will help the children deepen their understanding about addition and subtraction facts.

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Ask Me About...

  • What was your favorite Dr. Seuss book we read this week?
  • What new information did you learn from the Portable Planetarium visit? What was your favorite part?
  • What was your favorite part about the Mrs. Oklahoma visit?
  • Practice adding two digit numbers using a number grid.
  • Practice comparing number and use >,< and = symbols to compare the numbers.
  • Practice simple addition facts between 1-10.

Week of March 12th - 15th

Thematic Unit: Student-Led Conferences


Writing

  • Writers Workshop Routines

Literacy

  • Phonics: /or/ sound - or, ore, oar
  • Visualizing & Questioning

Math

  • More Subtraction Fact Strategies
  • Attributes of Shapes

Social Studies

  • Evaluating First Grade

Extracurricular

  • Monday: Pee Wee Spelling Bee @ 1:30-2:00 pm
  • Wednesday: Rolling Thunder Bus @ 10:00 am
  • Thursday: Student-Led Conferences

Upcoming Events...

Ice Pops Sales

Monday, March 12th - Thursday, March 15th


Book Fair

Monday, March 12th - Thursday, March 15th


Pee Wee Spelling Bee

Monday, March 12th from 1:30 - 2:00


Rolling Thunder Bus

Wednesday, March 14th


Student-Led Conferences

Thursday, March 15th - Friday March 16th


No School

Friday, March 16th


Spring Break!

Monday, March 19th - Friday, March 23rd


Monroe Arts Festival!

Tuesday, April 24th

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Katheryn Le

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