First Grade Newsletter

TWE * November 3, 2014

This week we are working on...


Nonfiction text features

Author's purpose


Non Fiction Writing

(teaching all about a topic & writing to answer questions)



Adding and subtracting (up to 10)

Adding 10 and 20 to one digit numbers


Magnets (how they can push or pull an object)

Social Studies:

Voting to make choices and decisions

Upcoming Events-

Early Dismissal

11.14.2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mother/Son Event


We have new Packpons for the 2nd nine weeks. You can still purchase Packpons for your child if you have not already purchased them. Packpons are $5 per grading period or $15 for the year. See dates below for activities.

Crazy Hair Day- November 7

Stinky Feet Day- November 14

Bring a fancy pen- November 21

Wear sunglasses- December 5

Lunch with a friend- December 8-12

Bring a board game- December 19

Creativity and Self- Expression Article from Scholastic

Handing your child a camera offers him an amazing tool for sharing the way he views the world — which can be a big confidence booster while verbal skills are still developing. Encourage him to get clicking with tips from Janet Pliszka, the founder of

Organize a Scavenger Hunt
Give your kid a list of shot types to capture — numbers (one dog, two chairs), emotions, or letters (think an apple for A). The goal: to help her discover new ways of seeing things.

Shoot a Toy Story
Have your child arrange a scene with his playthings — a Lego policeman chasing a bad guy, say — in such a way that you can guess what’s going on from his photo. Focusing on communicating the action to you helps boost his storytelling skills.

Teach Composition
Pros frame shots by putting the most interesting object a third of the way into the photo (either on the top, bottom, left, or right). Training your kid to take this approach will teach her to zero in on key details — while also working in a lesson in fractions.