First Grade News 2.26.16

First Grade News

February 26th, 2016

Upcoming Dates

2/29 - 3/4 - Read Across American Week

2/29 - 3/4 - Read-a-TON, Read-a-THON

3/4 - Progress Reports Sent Home

Related Arts Schedule

Monday: B- Art

Tuesday: C - Library

Wednesday: D - Gym

Thursday: A - Music

Friday: B - Art


This week, we learned about the features of nonfiction texts. We learned how features such as the table of contents, photographs, captions, labels, index, and glossary all help readers better understand what they read. We had a lot of fun exploring nonfiction books and learned facts about a variety of topics as we learned about the book features.

READ ACROSS AMERICA is next week and we have many fun things planned for the kids to promote reading enjoyment! Each day next week has a theme to go along with Dr. Seuss, the famous children's author of such books as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and many more. We are also excited to announce the Thomas Elementary Read-A-TON, Read-A-THON! Students are encourage to ask for sponsors to donate to our school PTO for their time reading. See the attached information for more details.

Monday: “Mixed Up” – Like the Fox, wear some crazy mismatched socks and shoes!

Tuesday: “One Fish, Two Fish Tuesday”- Dress in colors from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!

Wednesday: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character (Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, The Grinch, Horton, Sneetches, wear stripes, dress in green, wear red, wear a mustache etc.)!

Thursday: “Thing 1 and Thing 2” – Match with your friends! Can you and your friends dress alike?

Friday: “Cozy Up with a Good Book” – Pajama Day! Wear your pajamas, bring slippers, and spend some time curled up with a good book!


This week, we continued to work on persuasive writing, while also writing about our nonfiction features, and VIP letters. It was a busy week!


Mrs. Cooper was in this week with a lesson on stranger safety. The kids always enjoy Mrs. Coopers lessons. Next week, Mrs. Cooper will be in for one more lesson.


This week, week, we focused on composing and decomposing shapes, grouping shapes by attributes, and touched on 3D shape vocabulary and examples.

Social Studies

This week we continued our study of economics with the concepts of supply, demand, saving, spending, and making choices. We were producers as we made Play Doh snakes and donuts to sell that were worth various points. The kids quickly learned to spend their time making smaller snakes and donuts in order to have more of them to earn more points. We explored the concept of supply and demand by watching and discussing a clip from the movie Frozen, when the store owner has a "summer blowout sale" since the town is now frozen over. His supply of winter clothing is almost gone and he raised his prices for what was left.

Have a great weekend!

The First Grade Team

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