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Week of November 16th - November 20th

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1st Grade Music Performance Information

McGowen Elementary 1st Grade “Mini” Performance Information

What: A “mini” performance of Thanksgiving songs

Who: All 1st Grade students

When: Friday, November 20th during Mav Fan Jam, 8:15am

Where: McGowen Elementary Gym

**Please have your child bring sunglasses.

Please contact Holly Bianchetta, McGowen Music, with any questions.


Learning Targets


We can identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story by retelling.

We can identify main idea by listening to Literary Nonfiction.

Literary Nonfiction is text that is written in a narrative/fiction structure that provides true information.

Example: Biography and Autobiography

We can identify the main idea by explaining supporting details.

The Main Idea is what the author wants you to understand the most.

The main idea is _________.

A supporting detail is _______.

Word Work & Grammar

We are learning about pronouns. We can identify a pronoun and explain what noun it take the place of. Ex. he, she, we, me, I, them, & they.

Continuing with Compound Words and the 5 Jobs of "e" - learning how to read and spell words with an "e" at the end of the word.


We can write the beginning, middle, and end of a story.

We can use "Editing" and "Revising" to help become better writers.


We will learn how to solve word problems involving joining, separating, and comparing sets within 20 with unknowns as any one of the terms in the problem.

This week will focus on "separate start unknown"

Social Studies/ Science

We will I describe similarities and differences between past and present cycles by making a Venn Diagram.

We can explain the true meaning of Thanksgiving and why it is a holiday.

We can identify natural resources and explain why natural resources are important.

Important Dates

Monday, November 16th - Friday, November 20th -- Book Fair

Tuesday, November 17th -- Thanksgiving Meal served in the Cafeteria (1st Grade Lunch Time @ 10:45 a.m.)

Wednesday, November 18th -- Progress Reports Go Home

Friday, November 20th -- Mav Fan Jam @ 8:15 a.m. & Mav Dad Lunch (1st Grade Lunch Time @ 10:45 a.m.)

Monday, November 23rd - Friday, November 27th -- NO SCHOOL -- Thanksgiving Break