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1st Grade News: May 2-6

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Important Dates


1st grade LUNCH will be at 1:15 on the 9th and 10th-- BRING A BIG MORNING SNACK!

May 13th - Field Day (8:45 - 10:45 - K-2) (12:15 - 2:15 3-5) School wide picnic 11am-12pm

Wish List

Click here for the lunch duty schedule: My day I need covered is May 26th.

Weekly Homework

***Please, please make sure your child is reading every night!***

1. Read nightly and record books in homework journal. Be sure you are reading book baggie books several times to practice fluency.

2. 1 reading response a week needs to be completed in the homework journal. **Responses can be completed using ANY book, not just from the book baggie.

Reading responses should be completed using complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation.**

3. Practice reading and spelling list in book baggies

4. Xtramath.org at least twice a week to practice fact fluency.

5. iStation 30 minutes a week

6. Return book baggie with books and journal to school everyday.

Class Website


What are we learning?


Focus: Non-fiction Elements

I can identify elements of non-fictions animal text by filling in a graphic organizer.

I can perform a reader's theater by reading it to a small group.

I can explain the importance of Mother's Day by reading Mother's Day literature.

Word Work & Grammar:

Focus: Homographs - words that look the same but mean something different

I can identify a homograph and know the meanings when reading them in a sentence.


Focus: Non-fiction Text

I can research an animal by using Non-Fiction Text and write an animal research paper.

I can demonstrate the appreciation for Mother's Day by writing a Mother's Day poem.



I can learn how to tell time to the hour and half hour by writing about it in my math journal.


Focus: Living and Nonliving Things

I can sort and classify living and nonliving things.

I can identify that living things include plants or animals that are currently living and those that were once alive and are now dead.

I can demonstrate understanding by responding to questions using sentence stems when discussing living and nonliving things.

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