Mrs. Nelson's First Grade News
December 7, 2015
In the Classroom
Learning This Week
Reading- This week students will look for important features in nonfiction books. Important features that we focus on in first grade are photographs, captions, bolded words, glossary, and table of contents. By the end of first grade, students should be able to know and discuss the differences between fiction and nonfiction books.
Writing- This week students will continue to focus on writing how to stories to teach peers how to do or make something! Students will learn the importance of time order words like: first, then, next, and last to help put directions in order.
Math- Students will continue exploring place value concepts. By the end of first grade, students should be able to read, write and represent 2-digit numbers as tens and ones.
Science- This week students are continuing to learn about needs and wants, community workers and being a consumer or a producer. Each class in first grade will open a "store" to sell a good or provide a service to other first grade classrooms. Look for pictures in the next newsletter!
Last week's class attendance: 93.63%
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!"
December 7- PTO Meeting
December 9- Papa John's Night
December 23- Winter Break Begins
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!