Ms. Gebhard's 1st Grade Class

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Classroom Update

After a bit of a crazy snow week, I'm really looking forward to getting back on track with a normal upcoming week!

Middle of year MCLASS assessments have begun. I will send these reports home by the end of February when the testing window closes. In regards to report cards, you will be receiving the PowerSchool report which includes overall grades for each subject. You will also receive the standards based report card, which looks just slightly different from the first quarter. This breaks each subject into the specific standards we are working on. Please review this video for useful information on the standards based report card and feel free to contact me with any questions. Enclosed with the report will be a blue sheet that you and your child will sign confirming that you have reviewed the report. I'm also happy to meet for a mid-year conference if you would like and am glad to have students involved in these conversations as well. Please let me know and we can schedule a time.

We had a great time with Bricks 4 Kidz last week building a motorized see-saw. Check out the pictures below.

Upcoming Claxton Events:

TBD - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home (please sign and return)

2/1 - Report Cards sent home (please return signed sheet in the envelope tomorrow)

2/22 - No School for Students

2/29 - Tea and Talk with the Superintendent for Claxton families 7:30-9am

3/15 - Chicken Dinner and Math Carnival

3/18 - Light the Night Auction at the Salvage Station

This Week in 1st Grade

Monday - Tuvan Throat Singers Assembly 9:20am

Tuesday - Groundhog Day

Wednesday -

Thursday -

Friday - Math, Reading Fluency, and Fundations Unit 8 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. We will also begin working on finding the main idea and details in a nonfiction text.

Fundations: We are learning about blends (two or more consonants together either before or after a vowel), diagraph blends (a constant before or after a diagraph) and also r-controlled vowels (ar, or, er, ir, ur).

Writing: Next week we will be reviewing nouns, verbs, and adjectives as an introduction to learning how to make our writing more detailed.

Math: We will be concluding our unit on measurement this week. After working on measuring objects, we will now look at data/graphing before our assessment Tuesday. We will begin our unit on place value next.

Science: We will conclude our unit on force and motion this week working with gravity and friction.

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!