•  First Grade Team celebrating 50 Days of First Grade

    First Grade Team celebrating 50 Days of First Grade!

    November News

         October has been an exciting month! We celebrated 50 days of first grade, had our house celebration, and our first school wide design challenge! We also had parent teacher conferences - thank you for meeting with us!

         Some helpful reminders for you and for us.  Please check your child's folder daily.  Many important forms and notices come home that need your attention.  It is also a means of communication between home and school as these folders are checked first thing in the morning.  Please send in a full change of clothes.  If your child has ANY kind of accident, it is helpful to have these clothes on hand so there is minimal disruption to instruction and you.  As the weather becomes cooler, please remember to label all pieces of clothing in the case that these items get separated from your child.  Finally, please put any money in a baggie or envelope with your child's name and the purpose of the money.  With fundraisers, field trips, and lunch money coming in, we have no way of knowing what money is for if it's not labeled.  Thank you for all your help!

        Our first Field trip is quickly approaching - please be sure to return the permission slip and indicate whether your child needs to buy a lunch from the school or will be bringing one from home! When sending in money please be sure to send in EXACT cash or check as we cannot provide change. CLICK HERE to pay for the field trip online! If you are chaperoning please be sure to pay 2 times! 

    Important November Dates

    5 - NO SCHOOL

    5 - Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Night

    8 - Veteran's Day Tribute

    11 - NO SCHOOL

    15 - Interiums Go Home

    15 - Fun Run

    18 - House Celebration

    22 - Student of the Month Breakfast

    22 - Fall Festival

    27-29 - THANKSGIVING BREAK

     

    Reading/Language Arts

         In Reading the focus has been on decoding words and using strategies for figuring out unknown words.  Your child should have a solid foundation of letters and letter-sounds and be able to use this knowledge to decode words.  Please make reading to/with your child a part of your nightly routine. We have begun learning about story elements (characters, setting, problem, resolution) as well as describing characters in the story. 

         In Writing we have been learning what a complete sentence is, to begin sentences with an uppercase letter, end with punctuation, and put spaces between words.  They should begin spelling common high-frequency words correctly and spelling other words phonetcally. We have started learning about narrative writing.

    Math

         We've been counting forward by 1s, 10s, and 5s to 110, working with teen numbers, and ordering and comparing numbers.  We are continuing practicing our addition stratgies up to 20 and have begun subtraction. We will also begin exploring shapes.

         Students have been learning about what a scientist is and how we learn about the world around us using our five senses and inquiry skills. We have also been learning about matter and will begin to explore day and night.

    Social Studies

         We have been learning about Virginia in the past and the present and will begin learning about Jamestown and famous americans.

    1st Grade Team 2019-2020

    First Grade Teachers on Open House night 2019.

    October News

         The first few weeks of first grade have been a whirlwind!  We've been learning new rules and routines in a beautiful new school with new friends and new teachers!  Some helpful reminders for you and for us.  Please check your child's folder daily.  Many important forms and notices come home that need your attention.  It's also a means of communication between home and school as these folders are checked first thing in the morning.  Please send in a full change of clothes.  If your child has ANY kind of accident, it is helpful to have these clothes on hand so there is minimal disruption to instruction and you.  As the waether becomes cooler, please remember to label all pieces of clothing in the case that these items get separated from your child.  Finally, please put any money in a baggie or envelope with your child's name and the purpose of the money.  With fundraisers, field trips, and lunch money coming in, we have no way of knowing what money is for if it's not labeled.  Thank you for all your help!

    Reading/Language Arts

         In Reading the focus has been on decoding words and using strategies for figuring out unknown words.  Your child should have a solid foundation of letters and letter-sounds and be able to use this knowledge to decode words.  Please make reading to/with your child a part of your nightly routine.  

         In Writing we have been learning what a complete sentence is, to begin sentences with an uppercase letter, end with punctuation, and put spaces between words.  They should begin spelling common high-frequency words correctly and spelling other words phonetcally.

    Math

         We've been counting forward by 1s to 110, working with teen numbers, and ordering and comparing numbers.  We have begun addition, using the strategies of counting on and doubles to solve basic addition facts.  For time, we've been focusing on the hour- and minute-hands and teeling time to the hour on an analog and digital clock.

    Science

         Students have been learning about what a scientist is and how we learn about the world around us using our five senses and inquiry skills.  We've been also looking how the seasons of summer and fall effect animals, people, and plants.  We will soon move into our study of matter.

    Social Studies

         We have been learning what a good citizen looks like and what our responsibilities we have as American citizens in our community, state, and country.  We talked about Virginia symbols and customs and traditions that connect us as Virginian and American Citizens.  Looking forward, we will be comparing Virginia history now and then.