First Grade News

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Spring Break

Spring Break for Shelby County Public Schools is April 4-8th. Enjoy your time off!
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March Madness Math Night

Join us this Thursday, March 31st for a fun night of Math and games!
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Field Trip

This Friday, April 1st, is our Field Trip to Stage One to see Harold and the Purple Crayon. We will have a picnic lunch at Red Orchard park following the play. If you indicated that your student will bring a sack lunch from home, please remember to send it with them on Friday morning.

Art Night was a Blast!

Shout Out to Ms. Burroughs and Mrs. Collins for their hard work! We have an amazing related arts team who worked very hard to make this night a success for students and families.
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Place Value Boot Camp!

First Graders were taught about place value last week by Drill Sergeants Fallen, Rogers, Henson, Shafer, and Zaring! They loved it. The "recruits" even learned a cadence about tens and ones and completed a "mission" to find tens and ones that included a little P.T. (physical training).
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This week in first grade

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Reading

This week in reading, we will continue our focus on comprehension by studying non-fiction texts. So far, students have learned to determine importance and paraphrase information they read in non-fiction texts. We will continue to strengthen our comprehension skills by recording new information this week. Students will learn how to keep track of and organize the new information they are reading by taking notes.


There are no word wall words this week.


Please read nightly with your child. Even 20 minutes a day can make a huge difference in your child. Allow them to read independently, aloud to you, or even to a pet or stuffed animal. There is no right or wrong way to read! Your student has a book baggie each week that will provide a variety of books for them to read. Make it a priority and it will make a difference!

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Writing

In writing, we have kicked off our newest unit on Informational Writing. Students are full of information on interesting topics and can hardly wait to put their knowledge on paper. This week we will learn to tell information across fingers, anticipate our readers' questions, teach using pictures, and begin using fancy words! We are ecstatic about the progress our little authors are showing!
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Math

In math, we are continuing to learn about numbers to 40. Students are learning to recognize tens and ones and to locate numbers on the number line. The number line is an excellent tool for counting on and counting back.

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