First Grade News: February 2018

A Peek At What We Are Learning

Math
  • Measuring objects using nonstandard units: comparing lengths of objects
  • Making sense of and developing strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Practicing more efficient ways of counting (counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s)
Literacy
  • Describing and comparing characters from different stories
  • Writing narrative stories that contain a problem and solution
Social Studies
  • Exploring the difference between needs and wants 
  • Visiting the grocery store, purchasing food, and cooking in the classroom  
Science
  • Exploring the concepts within the states of matter, as they are relevant to cooking and food

Important Dates

  • 2/8 Parent Association Meeting & Scholastic Book Fair 6:00-7:30
  • 2/9 Scholastic Book Fair 8:30-9:30
  • 2/16-2/23 Mid Winter Recess- School closed
  • 2/26 School Resumes

Home Connection

  • Please continue to read with your child every night. First graders should be reading independently for 15-20 minutes every day outside of school. 
  • Titles we’re reading in school: Tacky The Penguin, Big Al, Cinderella, The Little Red Hen, Courage Of The Blue Boy, Paper Bag Princess, Wilbur, The Recess Queen, Me First, Cows On The Farm, Down On The Farm: Pigs, Chickens On The Family Farm, Down On The Farm: Sheep

To contact us by email

Ms. Begum: abegum@ps343.org
Ms. Mentry: dmentry@ps343.org 
Ms. Palaguachi: lpalaguachi@ps343.org