Mrs. Roberts' First Grade News
Januray 4 - January 8th
I am excited to start focusing more on nonfiction texts! They enjoy nonfiction because of the interesting topics, plus as the mature, they are getting a little tired of the "bunny" books and "baby stories" as they call them. They still love quality fiction stories, but the nonfiction helps build excitement about topics that interest them and are often more engaging to read.
Please send a small rock (one that they can carry to and from school independently) to school with your child by Wednesday. This can be any rock found outside or in the yard.
We desperately need to restock our supplies. If you are able, please send your child to school with a bottle of white school glue, Crayola Crayons, and Washable Markers. I personally wipe down and disinfect our room everyday and I am running low on Lysol/Clorox Wipes. I don't like getting sick and I try my best to keep your kiddos as healthy as possible too!
*** If you are not able to open educational links that I have attached in our newsletters, try to right click with your mouse over the link and click "open link in new tab" OR "open link in new window". If you have any problems, please let me know!
Guided Reading Readers
- floss rule ex: grass/ full
- Nonfiction Text Features
- Procedural Texts
- Nonfiction Writing
*When /f/ /l/ /s/ or /z/ is heard after a short vowel at the end of a one-syllable word, it is spelled with a double ff, ll, ss, or zz
Spelling: stiff, small, cuff, grass, still, tall, tell, will, miss, well, sniff, class
1. Why is the grass still wet?
2.Where is the small cuff?
3.Who will tell the class?
Introduction to Money
Rocks and Soil - Final Week
Different types of rocks and soil differ in their observable properties.
Soil can be sorted based on particle size, texture, and color.
We can see examples in daily life of how we use products made from rocks, soil, and water.
What physical properties can we use to describe, compare, and sort soil?
What evidence can we gather that tells us how rocks, soil, and water are useful to us?
- Inventors and Inventions
4 K-5 MOY STAR Math window January 4-15
5 Class Math Assessment
6 ART Day
8 Hat Day
13 Spelling Bee
18 No School
22 Spirit Day/ Longhorn Celebrations
22 Reading Blackout Party
28 Battle of the Books
29 ART Day
29 Fifth Graders to NRM
Library Books: Please make sure your child brings their library book to exchange for a new book every MONDAY. If they do not return their book they will not be able to check out a new book. (Our day to return books has changed)
Reader Bags: PLEASE make sure your child's reading bag is sent to school EVERY day. I meet with each group daily and will not be able to send a new book home if the last book is not returned. Also, please know that each book is part of a set so please help your child keep up with their guided reading books. Thank you!!!
Snacks: We have snack everyday. Please send your child to school with a snack. I have a few backup snacks for those that don't bring snack, but my supplies are limited. Thank you!
Headphones/ Ear Buds: Please send to school with your child's name or initials on them.
Volunteers: Volunteer applications must be renewed every year. Please visit birdvilleschools.net/volunteer to complete this process.
Connect to NRE through Remind101. Text 5874e2 to the number 81010
Support the PTA and become a member! If you need PTA membership forms, please let me know.