Monday 16th April 2018

by hahall
  • Parent teacher conferences are this Wednesday (4/18/18, 12-6 pm). Here is the sign-up link: If you are not able to attend, please contact me to schedule an alternative conference date.
  • Students will be permitted to play outdoors on Mondays and Fridays until 8:55am. Students will be escorted in shortly before 9am.
  • We need snacks! Please consider sending in 25 healthy snacks (gluten free, peanut-free snacks are appreciated!)
  • The Book Fair is this week. Visit the book fair with your child on Wednesday, when you come for report card pick up or send in money with your child to visit during school hours.


This week we will read Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg. This quarter first graders will hear weekly books that come author or genre studies. We will explore the writing of other authors including Jannell Cannon and Tomie dePaola. We will also explore variations of some traditional fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Sight Words: review

Vocabulary: litter, future, dump, waste, destruction, pollution


We are completing our unit on Opinion writing this week. Students will write a book recommendation for a favorite book and focus on using evidence from their books to support their reasons.


This week, we will begin unit 8 in math. This unit focuses more on shapes, including 3-D shapes and also exposes students to equal parts (halves and fourths) and the whole. This week we will begin to look at the importance of determining the size of the whole when comparing fractions. We will also discuss names for equal parts.


In science we will start a new unit on living things. Students will begin to identify what all living things need and ways living things can differ, specifically plants and animals. We will read several books about Earth Day, recycling and reducing waste.

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