Mrs. Williams First Grade Class
September 16, 2016
Daily folder: The red folder is very important and needs to come to school with your child each day and be signed.
Reading bags: Students have been bringing home their reading bag. Please make sure they are reading each night and returning the bag the next day. We use these bags during the day so it makes it difficult when they are left at home.
Ice Cream: Students are able to purchase ice cream on Fridays for $1.00. They are responsible for their money. I advise putting their money in a ziploc bag with their name on it. Place it in their lunch box if they are bringing lunch or in their bookbag if they are buying lunch.
Media Center: Our library day is Thursday. Only students who return their books in our bucket by Thursday morning are able to check out new books.
Promise of Gwinnett:
Our students have an amazing opportunity to participate in the Promise of Gwinnett Writing Contest!
The theme of this writing competition is The Promise of Gwinnett. While students are not responding to a specific prompt, they should write about “promise.”
· How do they show their potential?
· How do their families encourage their dreams?
· Why should people strive to fulfill their promise?
· What promises do public schools make to their students?
· What do they hope to do with their education?
Entries may include: Short Stories, Poetry, Essays, Expository Writing, or Personal Narratives
This must be an original work that students create without the help of others. Edits and revisions should be the work of the student.
All entries must be submitted by Sept. 30th at noon.
Students should be reading 20 minutes per night. The reading log is to be filled out for 5 nights of reading between Friday night and the following Wednesday night. It is also due on Thursday.
In reading, we have learned this week using the text and the pictures to learn about the characters, setting, and events of the story. We ended the week by learning about predictions, making guesses based on the clues, or evidence, in the text and pictures.
In writing, we have had a busy week! Students started a new story on Monday and we have worked all week on making this their best writing yet. We ended writing on Friday with a museum walk where we could read our classmates writing. It was such a fun activity. I can't wait to read their final pieces.
In math, we have worked hard this week on adding three addends. We have learned several strategies to help them. Practice with your student their friendly tens, they will be very helpful to them. Students should be able to add and subtract within 20. We have also practice reading word problems and deciding first if we are adding and subtracting. It is very important that students show their thinking, not just give the answer to the question.
In science, we have been learning about different types of weather and different weather tools that are used to measure weather. Next week we will continue our weather unit and complete some experiments.
Specials for the Upcoming Week
DATES TO REMEMBER
9-27: Book Fair (browsing only)
9-28: Early Release/Conferences
9-29: Early Release/Conferences
10-3: Book Fair (shopping)
10-10: No School
Students earn 2 positive points when they are doing good. They should receive at least 12 a day to be an E student in conduct.
Students should all be earning the following each day:
* morning work - on task
* reading - on task
* writing- on task
* math - on task
Students should earn this at least twice a day:
* stand/walks in line correctly
These are all extras for those students I see going above and beyond
* listens and follows directions* controls talking
* works/plays well in a group
* shows good manners
* respects others
* exhibits a positive attitude
Students can loose point too and they loose 1 point for each action shown. At the end of the day your student's folder will show a number of points which is positive points - negative points.
At the end of the week students will receive a percentage that will equate to their conduct grade for the week.