First Grade Forest

Ms. Briggs' Class

Winter Concert moved to the 17th at 6pm

Up Coming Events

Thursday, Dec. 10 Storytelling Festival

Friday, Dec. 11- Claxton Holiday Meal with Families

Wednesday, Dec. 16 Holiday Shoppe

Thursday, Dec. 17- Winter Concert


Friday, Dec. 18- Last day of school before break

Monday, Jan. 4- Back from winter break

New homework assignment

In January we will begin our middle of the year testing (MOY). First graders will be assessed on their nonsense word fluency (phonics/Fundations skills), Dibles Reading Fluency, Text TRC (text reading and comprehension) and Written Response to Reading.


The format of the DORF is often the most difficult part. Students often get overwhelmed by the amount of words on one page and are unable to read the text. Therefore, I want to get them used to this format now so that they are prepared when the assessment window opens. We will be practicing in class, but I also want them to begin practicing at home.


Another area that is always difficult for this age group is responding to comprehension questions through writing. We will begin some written comprehension work to compliment our reading homework. This will begin next week.

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Quick overview of what are we learning

Fundations: Unit 6 (plural and singular)

Writing: We have started writing how to stories

Daily 5: decoding strategies, written comprehension, fiction and nonfiction text, and fluency

Math: addition strategies

Science: Soil and earth material

Claxton Go Local Cards $17 each

Support Claxton and Asheville with the Go Local Cards coming soon!


Payment Information

  • $17.00 exact cash
  • $17.00 check made payable to Claxton Elementary School
  • See Nicole Siegel, Interim Office Manager, to purchase a card.
  • Cards will be on sale during the Winter Holiday meal in the lobby

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