First Grade Forest

Ms. Briggs' Class

WE need snacks !!!

Upcoming Events


What's Happening

Fri., Mar. 18th - 6 pm Light the Night Auction at YMI Cultural Center - get tickets here!
Sat., Mar. 19th: Spring Grounds Work Day


Thurs., Mar. 24th: Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm
Mon., Mar. 28th - Fri., Apr. 1: Spring Break

Thurs., Apr. 7th: PTO Meeting 6 pm at the Burton Street Community Center- (only Thurs. meeting)


Friday, March 8th- Report cards go home

Thurs., Apr. 14th - Thursday folders - Briggs' class (1st)

Friday April 15th- Field Trip to Johnston Farm
Sat., Apr. 16th: 5:30 pm ACS Foundation fundraiser Celebration of Champions - get tickets here!
Mon., Apr. 18th: Last Day of Spring After School Arts
Mon., Apr. 18th: Individual and Group Picture Day


Thurs., Apr. 28th: Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm
Fri., April 29: Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm
Sat., April 30: Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm
Sun., May 1st: Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 1:30 am

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PLANETARIUM DAY- This Thursday

We are bringing an inflatable planetarium to school on Thursday, March 17th. We are very excited for this event!
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After Spring Break- New WNC unit

One of the standards in Social Studies is to explore how the local community has changed over time. We will learn about the "Applachain Culture" and other local changes in our community over time. If you would like to share or know someone who could share with us in the next month please give me an email at alexandra.briggs@acsgmail.net. We are looking for stories, music, artistic talent, farming, historical artifacts and local legends related to the asheville/ buncombe/ Western NC.

Quick overview of what are we learning

Fundations: Unit 10. Working with closed syllables and learning many new vowel teams. Please complete the homework. Test will be next Thursday.


Writing: Opinion Writing and opinion letters. We learn how we can persuade people with our words in writing and how we can share our beliefs with others through writing.


Daily 5: We have begun to research space and the features of the night sky and we will have a cool digital finished product by next week. We are also studying fables and fiction text focusing on characters, the beginning, middle and end. The MClass assessment will be after/on April 25th.


Math: We continue to work with numbers, addy, subby, and equal eddy. We are learning about True/False Equations and how can we make a false equation true.


Science: The features of the night sky like the moon, stars, planets and even a little about the sun.

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