Ms. Gebhard's 1st Grade Class

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Classroom Update

We have a busy and fun week ahead in first grade!


Monday is our first afternoon working on our TAPAS grant project, Building a Community. Students will work with artist, Leslie Rosenburg using wood pieces to design and build a model community.


Thursday is our field trip to the NC State University Minerals Research Lab. We will be leaving school around 9am and should be back by 11:30am. I sent home another permission slip for those students I haven't received yet, so please be sure to send in asap.


** UPDATE **


  • Our lunch time on Friday for the Thanksgiving meal is 11:45, so a bit earlier then normal.
  • We have enough snack to get us through this week, but donations are appreciated.



Upcoming Claxton Events:

11/16, 11/18, 11/23 - TAPAS Grant Project

11/19 - 9-11:30am FIELD TRIP to NCSU Minerals Lab

11/20-12/2 - Claxton Book Fair (our class will preview on 11/24 and purchase on 12/1)

11/20 - Thanksgiving Lunch (our class eats at 11:45 for this day only)

11/27-11/29 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)

11/30 - Make-up school pictures

12/9 - K-2 Winter Concert

12/10 - Storytelling Festival

12/11 - Holiday Lunch

This Week in 1st Grade

Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - Field Trip 9-11am

Friday - Math Homework Due (Fundations due 12/4)

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 finish writing our night creature narratives this week.

Math: We will be concluding our unit on addition and subtraction story problems this week.

Science: We are starting to learn about and observe rocks and minerals with a visit coming up to the NCSU State Minerals Research Lab.

Social Studies: We will continue working with maps, including navigation using cardinal directions. Students will learn about how a community is planned and will be working in groups to design their own community.

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!