Mrs. Nelson's First Grade News

March 21, 2016

In the Classroom

it's a great week in first grade! This week we are investigating insects. We will learn the characteristics of insects and how to tell the difference between and insect and a bug. We will even use our new knowledge to write a nonfiction story about insects!

Here are some important things to know this week:

Kindergarten Screening is right around the corner! If you have a 5 year old or know anyone who will have a 5 year old by August 1st and lives in the Republic District, please help spread the word! Kindergarten Screening is not only a great way for the Kindergarten teachers to meet their new students, but its a great way for new Kindergartners to see the school! For an appointment, please call the school they will be attending. It's free and you can schedule daytime or evening appointments!

March 30- Sweeny

April 1- Price

April 5- McCulloch

April 6- Schofield

April 7- Lyon

Learning This Week

Word Work- This week's sight words are: must, night, give, said, from. This week's word pattern is -ight (night, fight,sight, etc.)

Reading- This week students will be learning how to infer using what they already know and the author's clues from the text and pictures.

Writing- This week students will learn how to write a friendly letter. Students will learn the 5 parts of a friendly letter: heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature.

Math- Students will explore telling time! This is always an exciting time for first grader! We will learn how to tell time to the hour and half hour. We will also learn the difference between a.m. and p.m. Talking with your child about this at home will support them greatly! By the end of first grade, students should be able to tell and write time to the hour and half hour using an analog and digital clock.

Science- This week students will learn the characteristics of an insect. We will be gathering facts to write about insects too.


Last week's class attendance: 90.24%

Our attendance goal for Sweeny is 96% or higher attendance. In our classroom, we are trying to earn an attendance celebration. Every day that we have 100% attendance we earn a letter. When we spell "perfect attendance," we will celebrate! "If you're not at school, you're not learning!"
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Upcoming Events

March 30- Kindergarten Screening

April 4- Sweeny PTO Meeting

April 13- Papa John's Night

April 22- School Improvement Day (No school for students.)

May 2- Sweeny PTO Meeting

May 7- Roar Run

May 11- Pap John's Night

May 13- Last Day of School

Monday is always spirit day! Wear your black and orange!

Have a great week!