The Buzz

Ms. Larrabee's 1st Grade Class

The Buzz This Week (11/30 - 12/4)

Social Emotional: Instead of focusing on a specific social/ emotional skill, we'll be reviewing school wide and classroom expectations. We'll also be making festive holiday decorations for our classroom.

Writing: We took a break from our Small Moments unit to write our Student Treasures published book and letters to our pen pals in Eudora, Kansas. We're going back to the Small Moments unit this week, where the students write a personal narrative. Before Thanksgiving break, I conferenced with your child to decide what they wanted their writing goal to be for this paper. Throughout the writing process of our second Small Moments piece, your child will be working on their writing goal.

Reading: We're beginning our Non-fiction unit this week. During this unit, we'll learn the difference between fiction and nonfiction stories, realize non-fiction book's parts and how to learn about a topic using the text's features.

Word Work: This week our studies in vocabulary will be with the consonant s blends: sm, sn, sp, and sl. The new sight words we'll be practicing include: see, many, time, first, been.

Science/ Social Studies: Our studies in light and sound will end this week as we make different shadows with light. Then, during the middle of the week, we'll begin our unit on Geography and Mapping.

Math: This week we're continuing our studies with Geometry. We'll continue to explore shape properties including sides, vertices and curves.

"Buzz Worthy" Things to Look Out For...


Monday: Music

Tuesday: Wellness

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Art

Friday: No specials due to Early Release

  • Don't forget to register your child for the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, and Run Marathon by November 30th. Registration may be completed at:
  • This Friday, December 4th is an early release day as well as First Fridays.
  • Don't forget to send in your child's November homework calendar and reading log this week. I'll be mailing reading log reports for our Pasta House Coupons this Wednesday. Your child will be coming home with a new homework calendar and reading log this week. Thanks for your support at home!
  • Mrs. Jansen is requesting families complete our Green Schools Quest Survey, which can be found at this link:

Last Week....

Since I did not send out a newsletter last week, I'm attaching a couple of pictures of fun Thanksgiving and learning activities we completed the two days before break as well as the week before.