Mrs. Seeley's Weekly Stats

October 19

Turn Trussville Pink


This week we are working very hard on "retelling" stories we have read. Learning how to retell a story helps our first graders as readers and thinkers. It helps to organize thoughts, and recognize the thoughts we have during reading. It helps us recognize when our thinking changes throughout our reading. Characteristics of a good retelling are: using character names, telling about the setting, including the happenings or plot (beginning, middle, and end), discussing the problem the character is having, and describing how the problem was solved.

Please practice retelling with your children at home with the stories they are bringing home each night.


We will continue to improve our personal narratives with good beginnings, many details, and perfect endings.

This week we will introduce nouns. We will be looking for nouns in our reading and our writing. The children should be able to identify nouns as people, places, animals, and things.


We will be solving subtraction word problems. We also work daily in our math journals on the following skills: skip counting, place value, the equal sign, sketching and expanding numbers, number bonds...

Social Sciences

We will dive into a unit on the Past and Present. We will study past and present transportation, schools, homes, and games.

Next week will celebrate the 50th day of school on Thursday, October 22.

Upcoming Events

  • October 22 - 50th day of school
  • October 29 - Wear black or orange day
  • October 30- Field Trip to Imagination Place

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL.1,2,3,4,7

Foundational Skills: RF.1,2,3,4

Informational Text: RI.1,2,7

Writing: W.3,5,8

Speaking and Listening: SL.1,2,3,4,5,6

Language: L.1,2

Math: OA.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 NBT.A.1,3

Good Citizen of the Week

Congratulations to our Good Citizen this week!

Thank you for always being a good friend!

Important Messages

October Lunch Reservations - October 2015 Lunch Reservations

A Note from the Office:

Trussville City Schools follow state guidelines regarding the notification and treatment of pediculosis (head lice). You may review the state position by clicking the link below:

State Guidelines on Head Lice

Information on how to help prevent and treat lice can be found at the link below:

TCS Lice Information

Trussville City Schools


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