Fantastic First Grade

Working hard every day!

Language Workshop

In Language Workshop, students are doing a great job building their discussion skills. We finished up our problem solving unit this week and will start a new unit next week. The focus is, "Why do we investigate?" We will be discussing what and why people investigate. This will also be an introduction to nonfiction texts and text features.

Reading Workshop

Reading Workshop skills mirror our Language Workshop focus. Students apply the same skills taught with their own leveled texts. We are working to apply these skills independently. Skills include character analysis, problem/solution of the text, message/lesson of the text, understanding parts of the language, etc. Students are also up to twelve minutes of independent reading time! Encourage your first-grader to read for at least ten minutes at home each night! We are working to build our reading strategies and fluency. Kids can also do Raz Kids to practice their reading skills at home. Book in a bags go home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our library days are Thursdays (1L, 1S) Friday (1C). Thanks for your support at home.

Writer's Workshop

We have recently finished up our problem & solution writing unit. First graders worked hard to write about problems in their lives and how to solve them. They practiced writing an interesting lead, at least three good details about how to solve their problem, and wrapped up the writing with a strong ending. Next week we will start learning about informational writing.

Math Workshop

Over the past couple of weeks in math we have been working hard to compare numbers. Students are able to identify what numbers are greater than, less than or equal to. This week our focus was adding to twenty. Students learned multiple strategies to use when adding to 20. We worked on counting on, using a number line, using ten facts and using 100's chart to help, number bonds and ten frames.
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Social studies

In social studies we learned about good and services and want vs. needs. This week we focused on communities and learning about community helpers.


The Student Council at Rose Glen is supporting an all school pajama day on Friday, November 15. Have your student wear their most comfy school appropriate PJ's on Friday to show their school spirit. Please no blankets/pillows and stuffed animals should be small enough to fit in their backpacks.

Important Dates

Monday, November 11th - Culver's Dining Night (Sunset Location) 5 - 8 PM

Tuesday, November 19th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 26th - End of 1st Trimester

Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st - No School - Holiday Break

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