Class News

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November News

The students in first grade finished off the month of October with a lot of pumpkin math and science.   We measured the height, weight and circumference of a large pumpkin and we also estimated and counted the seeds in our pumpkin by putting them in groups of 10.  We learned a lot and had a lot of fun!

November is a short month with all of the days off;  However we will still be very busy for the next few weeks!!  

In November we will…

  • be making Native American pictograph costumes.  Your child will need a clean, white, large t-shirt by Monday, November 13th. Please be advised that the t-shirt will be written on with permanent marker and cut.  

  • be making Native American headbands for our feast…Please see the “Acts of Kindness” sheet that is coming home.

  • be having a “Thanksgiving Feast” on Tuesday, November 21st.  More information will be coming soon.  

  • be discussing Election Day, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving in Social Studies

  • continue our study of Measurement in science.

  • be working on unit 3 in math… Please be sure to read the math newsletter that will be coming home.

  • Continue to learn about making story connections (text-to-self; text-to-text; text-to-world)

  • learn more about short vowels.

  • learn about story elements. (plot, characters, main idea, setting, etc.)

  • introduce reading goals to be worked on

  • continue to learn more high-frequency words (sight words)

  • continue working on our wonderful writing skills.

Did you know?

  • Your child is building study and work habits that will remain with him/her for many years to come.  Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and empty it and encourage your child to complete all homework assignments on a timely basis.  

  • Please sign and return your child’s math test after you have reviewed it.  

  • As children become more independent, their self-esteem increases.  This is a good time to reflect upon your practices at home.  Independence is encouraged when children are expected to be responsible for themselves.  Parents should supervise, but each child should pack his/her own supplies for school; library books, homework, etc.

  • Reading daily is still considered the primary tool for improving reading skills.  Your child should be read to, as well as participate in reading activities on a daily basis.  Remember to fill in your Reading Log Calendars and remember that they are due in school each Friday along with the four books in the bag.  

  • Remember to use the great Raz-Kids website for reading and comprehension practice.


Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!!


Mrs. Draney