Ms. Gebhard's 1st Grade Class

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Classroom Update

We had a good week getting back into the swing of things after our holiday break! It was great to see everyone coming in well rested and refreshed.

We are starting to learn about force and motion in science. We have an exciting activity planned for Friday, January 22nd to help support our science lessons. Bricks 4 Kidz will be working with our class to build with legos to demonstrate force and motion in an excellent hands on activity. It is $3 per student for this special in class "field trip". If you are able to sponsor another student that is also much appreciated. I will be sending home a note this week that you can return with either a check made out to Claxton or cash (must be exact change).

You will notice in homework folders there is a new page of reading to practice reading fluency. A detailed letter is included on blue paper, so please review and start reading this passage in addition to your nightly reading for additional practice. Please let me know if there are any questions.

We are still in need of healthy snack donations. I could also use some more small coffee filters which we use to serve snack. Thank you in advance!

Upcoming Claxton Events:

1/15 - End of 2nd Quarter

1/18-1/19 - No School

1/20 - Bricks 4 Kidz Money Due

1/22 - Bricks 4 Kidz in the classroom

1/22 - Scholastic Book Orders Due

1/26 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home

This Week in 1st Grade

Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday - Unit 7 Fundations Test

Thursday -

Friday - Math and Reading Fluency Homework Due

Our Learning Goals

Reading: With middle of the year MCLASS assessments approaching, we will continue to focus on fluency, comprehension, and written response to reading.

Fundations: We will continue review our nk and ng glued sounds. We are working on words that include a glued sound and the suffix -s (for example: winks, rings)

Writing: Students will be choosing and writing about their own "how-to" topic this week.

Math: We are focusing on measurement. Students will measure and compare objects using paper clips and centimeter cubes.

Science: We will begin force and motion by demonstrating push and pull along with the forces of magnets.

A look at last week...

Working our hardest and learning something new every day!

Practice Math at Home!

Attached to your 1st quarter midterm was your child's user name and password. This site is a great resource to practice math at home.

Scholastic Book Order

Order books any time for your child with easy online ordering. Our class code is LFFN6. Your purchase helps me to earn points that can be used for new free books to add to our classroom library!