Ms. Phillips' 1st Grade Newsletter

Friday, December 4, 2015

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 7- Sweeny's PTO Meeting (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
  • December 9- Sweeny's Papa John's Night (code: Sweeny)
  • December 22- Project Sweeny @ 9:15 a.m.
  • December 23- January 4- Winter Break (The students will resume on the 5th of January.)


Here is what we have planned for next week:

Word Work:

Words of the Week- one, did, your, there, old

Pattern- old: sold, gold, told, hold, etc.


We will be reviewing nonfiction text features (table of contents, bold words, headings, maps, captions, glossary, and index) by sharing how the features help us locate and understand information in the text. I am excited to have the kiddos show what they know!


As we wrap up our How To essays, we will be reviewing a narrative by writing a Christmas-themed, personal narrative with a strong beginning, middle and end that has three details. I am excited to read their Christmas-themed stories! :)


As we end our unit on counting by tens, the students will take their post-test on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week (depending upon the results from their quiz on Monday). I am excited for the students to join in on their favorite activity after a post-test...graphing their awesome results! :)

Social Studies:

Last week, the students learned all about economics and how money impacts our lives. Next week, the students will be using this information in order to create a business that sells a service. After the students agree on a particular service to sell, we will advertise it in our hallway and invite the other 1st grade classrooms to come buy our service! We will also be traveling to the other classrooms buying a good and a service. The students are excited to take leadership roles as they plan and organize this activity, as well as play the part of the consumer in other classrooms' businesses! :)

Thank you for an awesome week of learning last week! Please feel free to email or call me with any questions you have regarding anything going on in our classroom. I am here to serve my families as best as I can. Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!

Have a blessed weekend,

Christy Phillips