Saturday, February 16, 2019


2/11/19-2/15/19


Dates to Remember:

Feb. 18: NO SCHOOL; President’s Day
Mar. 6: Field Day
Mar. 11-15 NO SCHOOL; Spring Break



Reading: Our next reading book is the series My Father’s Dragon. Please send in a copy of this book if you have not done so.


*All first-grade classes are in need of reading volunteers. Please use the sign up located under “Volunteer Opportunities.” If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at a different time, please contact your teacher.

Math: In class students created equal groups reviewing concepts from last week. This was our introduction to multiplication. We practiced how to make equal groups and find the total number in equal groups using repeated addition. Finally, students wrote multiplication equations and practiced how to solve them.

History: In History, students continued to learn about the events before the American Revolution started. Students learned about King George III and Paul Revere. They learned about Paul Revere's ride and how he warned the colonists in Massachusetts, "The British are Coming!" We finished this week with the event that happened after Paul Reveres ride, sequencing the events of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

Science: This week students finished their study of whales and learned about dolphins and sharks. They learned about how dolphins use echolocation and that they live in the sunlight zone. They learned that sharks have been around for over 400 million years and that they are the top predators in the ocean. 

Literature: Students wrote and decorated a letter to a friend.  The letters were passed out on Thursday during our celebration of "Great Hearts Day." At the end of the week we learned the saying "The more the merrier" and read a poem about George Washington.


Have a wonderful weekend!

1st Grade Teachers

Saturday, February 9, 2019

2/4/19-2/8/19

Dates to Remember:
Feb. 14: Great Hearts Day
Feb. 18: NO SCHOOL; President’s Day

Reading: Our next reading book is the series My Father’s Dragon. Please send in a copy of this book if you have not done so.

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*All first-grade classes are in need of reading volunteers. Please use the sign up located under “Volunteer Opportunities.” If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at a different time, please contact your teacher.

Math: This week students took their test over double digit addition and subtraction with a single digit. They also learned strategies to add three 1-digit numbers and solve problems involving addition of three 1-digit numbers. Finally, on Friday, students learned how to create equal groups using manipulatives and drawing pictures. 

History: Students learned that America was called “the colonies” 250 years ago. They learned that the people who came to the colonies were from England and other places such as Germany and Ireland. Students created a map of the 13 colonies, labeling each colony and the settlements we learned about including Jamestown, Roanoke, Plymouth, and the Massachusetts Bay Colony. We continued our timeline with learning that King George III of Great Britain taxed the colonies, which lead to the Boston Tea Party. Students enjoyed listening to this event in history while coloring a Boston Tea Party page and finalizing it by putting tea onto their picture!

Science: This week students started learning about whales. Outside, students were shown just how long dolphins and whales are using a string and rolling it out, showing in feet how long different whales can be. They also started a foldable on whales.   

Literature: This week, as a culmination to our fable unit, first-grade authors planned, wrote, and illustrated their own unique fable. They also listened and read the poem "The Owl and the Pussy Cat". 

Have a wonderful weekend!
1st Grade Teachers
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Friday, February 1, 2019

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1/28/18 - 2/1/18

Dates to Remember:
Feb. 8: Half Day Dismissal GH in service
Feb. 18: NO SCHOOL; President’s Day
Mar. 6: Field Day


Reading: We are reading A Bargain for Francis. Next, we will begin reading the series, My Father's Dragon.  Please send in a copy of this book if you have not done so.

All first-grade classes are in need of reading volunteers. Please use the sign up located under “Volunteer Opportunities.” If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at a different time, please contact your teacher.

Math: Students practiced how to subtract a 1-digit number from a ten. They worked on subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number by subtraction from a ten, or renaming. Finally, students practiced different strategies to solve word problems.




History: Students finished the Early Exploration and Settlement of America Unit. They learned about the Pilgrims and Puritans coming to America on the Mayflower and The First Thanksgiving. We introduced our  new unit the American Revolution by reading the story The Scarlett Stocking Spy.



Science: Students finished their "All About Ocean's foldable. They had fun reviewing what has been learned about the ocean so far. Students were introduced to the landforms: bay, harbor, island, and peninsula. 

Literature: We are studying Aesop’s fables. Students listed to the fable The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. They were taught two morals to this fable: Beware of a 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'-things are not always what they appear to be, and If you pretend to be what you are not, you might get caught. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


1st Grade Teachers