First Grade at O.C.T.

November 16-20

Highlight of the Week

Students gave thanks to our Veterans. We discussed the importance of our Armed Forces and the sacrifices our military has made to ensure our freedoms.

App of the Week

Word Clouds~The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. It is a great app for learners of all styles to practice their spelling words.

“Let’s Talk Turkey!”

“Let’s Talk Turkey!”

First grade will be watching an interactive presentation from Connect 2 Texas that will show the habitat and calls of the turkey on Wednesday at 12:45. This interactive presentation introduces students to fun facts about one of our state's most fabulous birds: THE WILD TURKEY! We will discuss turkey anatomy, habitat, adaptations, and basic needs, as well as the various "calls" or vocalizations that turkeys use to communicate in their environment. Students will listen to an assortment of calls and have the opportunity to take an up-close look at a real Wild Turkey.

First Grade Field Trip

We are so excited about our field trip to AT&T stadium this Thursday, November 19th. Please remind your child to wear his/her green, black or blue class field trip shirt.

Your child also needs to bring jacket and a sack lunch that is totally disposable. Please make sure your child also has a healthy snack to enjoy before we leave for the field trip. If you are a parent attending on our field trip, please

check your email tomorrow for a message with more detailed field trip information.

Lunch & Learn on Friday

Students will be participating in a “Lunch and Learn,” this Friday. To improve the experience, we encourage all students to bring a lunch that day. We will be taking a virtual field trip to the Plymouth Plantation. Students will be introduced to the first harvest celebration, delve deeper into the relationships between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags, and take a closer look at the historical significance of the Pilgrims' settlement.

Upcoming Dates and Events

Nov. 17 iPad Take Home Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30

Nov. 18 "Let's Talk Turkey" Connect2Texas Podcast

Nov. 19 Field Trip to AT&T Stadium

Nov. 20 Lunch and Learn~ Virtual Field Trip to Plimoth Plantation

Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday

What we are learning this week...

Math- I can tell how income helps me get goods and services. I can tell if something is a want or need.

Reading- I can recognize and describe the function of an ending.

Writing- I can write a simple ending to explain what I think or feel about the experience (narrative) or idea (informational writing).

Science- I can predict and identify changes in materials caused by heating and cooling such as ice melting, water freezing and water evaporating.

Social Studies- I can tell how income helps me get goods and services. I can tell if something is a want or need. I can tell the difference between spending and saving.

First Grade Schedule

7:45 - 8:00 Morning Show, Circle up

8:00 - 9:00 Math

9:00-11:00 Reading/Language Arts/Humanities

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:00 Recess

12:00-12:50 Tiger Time

12:50-1:55 Science

1:55-2:45 Specials-PE, Music, Art, Spanish

2:45 Dismissal from Specials

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