# Mrs. Roberts' First Grade News

## NEW LEARNING!

Here's what we're learning this week:

This week in reading we will work on identifying the main idea. In math we are finishing up geometry 3-D shape attributes and will begin fractions onThursday. In science we are exploring the plant life cycle and beginning to learn about how we need interdependence to survive in an ecosystem .

*Your child received a field trip form today in his/her binder. Please complete the form and send back as soon as possible.

*Students should be working on our Frog and Toad project at home. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Homework:

Sight Words

Math Facts

Phonics/Grammar:
• /ou/
• Main Idea
Writing
• Expository
• Using a Graphic Organizer to plan your writing and utilize while writing

## Sight Words

Fry Sight Words- Student's Individual Word Goals

## Spelling

Spelling pattern /ou/

1. out
2. loud
3. shout
4. cloud
5. round
6. house
7. sound
8. noun
9. found
11. when
12. that
13. why
14. water
15. want

Dictation Sentences

1. Can you shout out loud?

2. There is water in the cloud.

3. Have you found the sound in your house?

## Math

Geometry- 3-D Shapes

Fractions

Landforms

## Science

Plants Life Cycle

• Parts of plants work together to allow the plant to function.
• Plants are made up of parts including roots, stems, branches, leaves, and flowers.
• Plants absorb water and nutrients with roots and make their own food using air and the energy from sunlight in their leaves.
Interdependence
• Analyze and record how organisms depend on other living things in various situations to survive.
• Animals need food to survive, which can include plants or other animals.
• Animals can use plants for shelter, such as birds building nests from plant materials or fish hiding in aquatic plants.

## Upcoming Dates

April

04-08 NRE Book Fair

04 PTA Board Meeting, 6:30-7:30, PTA Room

05 Kindergarten Round-up, 6:00-7:30

08 BISD Cluster Choir Concert

11 National Library Week

12 5th Graders leave for camp, 1:30

20 Art

22 Spirit Day/ Longhorn Celebrations 8:30 K-2, 9:15 3-5

22 Talent Show 6:00, Cafeteria

29 Field Day

May

16 First Grade Musical - after 6:30 PTA Meeting

## Reminders

PE Shoes! Please send your child to school in tennis shoes for PE. They will be unable to participate without the proper shoes. Our PE days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library Books: Please make sure your child brings their library book to exchange for a new book every MONDAY. If they do not return their book they will not be able to check out a new book. (Our day to return books has changed)

Snacks: We have snack everyday. Please send your child to school with a snack. I have a few backup snacks for those that don't bring snack, but my supplies are limited. Thank you!