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First Grade Page

Week of April 3rd – April 7th


(Magnificent, Outstanding, Nice, Special, Terrific, Energetic, Responsible Students)


Math Games – Close to 0

                           Exact O Mo

                           Tic Tac Ten

                           Close to 20

                           Knock it Off

Reflection of each math game in a math journal

Problem solving

Technology – IXL (coding)


Author Study – Ezra Jack Keats

The students will be reading or listening to the following stories – Dreams, Goggles, Whistle for Willie, Jenni’s Hat, and A Snowy Day.

These stories will be followed by activities that coincide with each story.

Scholastic News:  Make Way for Ducklings – The children will learn about a duck family that makes a temporary home at school.  They will also compare 2 texts about ducks by identifying which is fiction and which is nonfiction.


The students will be learning about and writing bio poems and pyramid poems.


Social Studies

Social Studies Weekly – Jobs People Do – The students will expand their knowledge of different types of work that benefit families and communities.  They will discuss how human resources are used to produce goods and services.

Character Education Weekly – The Wright Brothers –This unit tells the story of the Wright Brothers and discusses commitment, determination, patience, and resourcefulness; emphasizes the importance of putting forth one’s best effort, striving for excellence, and adapting to new situations; encourages optimism, confidence, and pride in students.

Art Message: During the week of April 3-7, elementary students will be working with acrylic paints in art class.  Mrs. Sargent has requested that students wear clothing that will not be damaged in the event that paint gets on the clothing.


Blooming Readers: This incentive program for K-6 students begins on Sun. April 2 and runs for three weeks until Sat. April 22.  Students have received tally sheets.  Hope to see lots of participation this year.


Grades Close: Marks close for third quarter on Tues. April 4; report cards distributed on Fri. April 7.


Literacy Night –  April 11th – Reading, Games, and Free Books! (6:00 – 7:30)


No Homework!!

Have a wonderful weekend!