Ms. Gebhard's 1st Grade Class

Make Yourself Proud!

Classroom Update

The time is flying by! We are keeping busy in first grade as we approach winter break. You may have noticed last week an addition to the homework. Each week students should work on completing two written response questions to help with their ability to talk about and write about a story or nonfiction text they have read. We have been working hard during Daily 5 to learn about how to respond to these questions with a complete sentence, using details from the text. Students should be familiar with these types of questions.

Winter concert update: There will be no K-2 concert on 12/9. Our concert will be on 12/17 and it will be grades 1-5, so our class will be performing. You should have received a participation sheet. Please return this so we know who is attending. The concert starts at 6pm and your student should find me when they arrive. We will be gathering together to be ready for our performance.

Mrs. Eggett kicked off our week with a coding lesson for The Hour of Code. Here is a link to resources that your child can use at home to learn more about computer coding.

I will be sending home student log-in information again for Splash Math. This is a great resource to use over the holidays and continue with throughout the year for additional math practice.

I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing holiday break!

Upcoming Claxton Events:

12/17 - Our class will visit the Holiday Shop to purchase gifts for family

12/17 - Winter Concert 6pm

12/19-1/3 - Holiday Break, No School

This Week in 1st Grade

Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday - Our class visits the holiday shop if you would like to send in money. We will also be making gifts in class this week if you choose to not send in money.

Thursday -

Friday - Math Homework Due, Fundations Unit 7 (due after break)

Our Learning Goals

Reading: We will continue focusing on using decoding strategies when reading. We will use Time for Kids and fiction text to ask and answer questions about a text. Students will use close reading strategies throughout the week in full class and small group reading.

Writing: We will continue our "how-to" writing about how to build a snowman.

Math: We are starting place value using Engage NY Module 2. You can find more info about what we are learning here. Students have been learning about how their friend, the number 10 can help them solve more difficult equations.

Science: Students are making observations about different rocks and earth materials.

Social Studies: We will be learning about how holidays are celebrated around the world.

A look at last week...

Working our hardest and learning something new every day!

Practice Math at Home!

Attached to your 1st quarter midterm was your child's user name and password. This site is a great resource to practice math at home.

Scholastic Book Order

Order books any time for your child with easy online ordering. Our class code is LFFN6. Your purchase helps me to earn points that can be used for new free books to add to our classroom library!