Ms. Gebhard's 1st Grade Class

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Classroom Update

Wednesday Q4 midterm reports went home. Please return these signed if you have not already.

Earlier this week you received your Poppy Popcorn sale forms. This fundraiser will benefit The Leader in Me and the new playground. Order forms/money is due Friday May 13th. Checks should be made out to Claxton PTO. Support Claxton and a local business!

If you would like to order spring pictures these orders are due May 13th.

A couple things that can help us out in class as we end the year. Please don't let your child bring any sort of toy or anything extra in their backpack that will be played with during class. You can continue at home to support behavior at school by talking with your child about the importance of school including listening/following directions in order to learn/succeed. We can have a lot of fun and be learning too if we work as a team to follow the class/school rules. We have been spending a lot of time focused on this. Thursday I had a class meeting with those students who have been struggling with behavior in class. They worked on "think sheets" where they wrote about what they will be working on improving. Please look for these in folders today and return signed on Monday. If I don't receive the sheet signed then I will give you a call Monday to discuss further.

End of year assessments have started! Students completed the DIBELS portion of MCLASS this past week. We will be assessing reading levels (TRC) this upcoming week. Throughout the month of May students will be taking their math assessment tasks. In class we are now reviewing the material learned throughout the year. The weekly math homework will be going along with the class review and assessment tasks, so please take the time to work with your child.

Thank you for the nice cards/notes, treats, flowers, and gift cards this week. I really appreciate it!

Upcoming Claxton Events:

May 10 - Next Lunch with Ms. Gebhard (students who have earned 40 points can choose this option!)

May 13 - Poppy Popcorn fundraising money due, Spring Picture order forms due

June 3 - Field Day

This Week in 1st Grade

May 9 - May 13

Monday -

Tuesday - Library day - don't forget to return your books!

Wednesday -

Thursday -

Friday - Math and Reading Homework Due

Our Learning Goals

Reading: We will be focusing heavily on written response as we approach the end of year MCLASS assessments with both fiction and nonfiction text.

Fundations: We are focusing on multi-syllabic words with closed syllables.

Writing: We are working on personal narrative writing about student's favorite moment of first grade. Next we will move into poetry.

Math: Mixed review to prepare for the end of year assessments.

Science: We will be studying plant and animal life.

Social Studies: We are studying economics, discussing needs vs wants, supply/demand, and goods/services.

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!