First Grade Forest
Ms. Briggs' Class
Finishing up with Rocks and Minerals
Ask your kid "what element is winning?"
Investigations and Observations
We only found 2 worms in this science class
Mini lesson in the hall. We learn all the time.
Winter Holiday Meal Friday!
Winter Concert moved to the 17th at 6pm
Up Coming Events
Friday, Dec. 11- Claxton Holiday Meal with Families
Wednesday, Dec. 16 Holiday Shoppe
Thursday, Dec. 17- Winter Concert
Friday, Dec. 18- Last day of school before break
Monday, Jan. 4- Back from winter break
Claxton Go Local Cards $17 each
- $17.00 exact cash
- $17.00 check made payable to Claxton Elementary School
- See Nicole Siegel, Interim Office Manager, to purchase a card.
- Cards will be on sale during the Winter Holiday meal in the lobby
Fun Run Update
Our Trip around the World.
We packed our bags!
We are on our way to a great adventure around the world! We are taking a plane to experience the culture and the wonders of our world!
Our first stop is Mexico City, Mexico (do not worry, we are only pretending). We will enjoy the rich Mexican culture that we encounter.
Want to come too?
We have plenty of room on our flight around the world. Please come share your culture and how you celebrate holidays with us! Email to book your seat! See wishlist for more.
We packed our bags!
Quick overview of what are we learning
Fundations: Unit 6 (plural and singular) test next Wednesday!
Writing: How to brush our teeth, wash our hands and make a PB&J sandwich.
Daily 5: Our Daily 5 this week has been amazing! Almost our whole class does their best during each daily 5 round! Ask your child what it means to give a 1,2, or 3 effort in daily 5 and which level they usually give. We have made a cool decoding strategies craft (making our own bookmarks), written comprehension, fiction and nonfiction text (ask your kid the difference? , and fluency with both Ms. Briggs and Mrs. Wells!
Math: addition strategies and new centers!
New homework assignment
The format of the DORF is often the most difficult part. Students often get overwhelmed by the amount of words on one page and are unable to read the text. Therefore, I want to get them used to this format now so that they are prepared when the assessment window opens. We will be practicing in class, but I also want them to begin practicing at home.
Another area that is always difficult for this age group is responding to comprehension questions through writing. We will begin some written comprehension work to compliment our reading homework. This will begin next week.
Share with us!
Any holiday tradition you have that you could share with the whole class. This could include a special dish your child loves, a treat, a craft or song. Feel free to schedule a time to come share, send in with your child or email me the information. As we learn about holidays around the world and learn to appreciate the diversity of our globe, we would also like to enjoy the diversity in our classroom as well!
Snacks for next week! Your Favorite Holiday Treats are a fun and festive way to spice up snack!
We will also take items like your favorite ginger bread house supplies!
We also still need more Coffee Filters Please! Thank you!