Thanksgiving Feast

 

 

Parents,

Please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Feast next week! The First Grade Feast will be next Wednesday, November 15th from 10:45-11:25. Our class will be feasting at tables 1 and 2 in the Frey café. We will have sack lunches from the cafeteria on Tuesday and Thursday while the other grade levels have their feast.  The normal school day menu will not match on these two days, so please plan accordingly.  Also, please make sure your child’s lunch account has enough funds on Wednesday for the feast (for your child and visitors).  This will help ensure that the line moves quickly and we all have plenty of time to enjoy the feast.  Thank you!

 

Quarter 2 Content / Freyday on a Saturday!

Readers Workshop: Introducing Nonfiction Text and Good Reader Habits, Independent Reading Time, Reading with Expression, Using our Reading Strategies, Main Idea and Key Details, Text Features (headings, table of contents, glossaries), and Fiction vs Nonfiction.

Writers Workshop:    Informative Writing Introduction/ A topic, facts about the topic, a closing about the topic

Thinking of ideas, planning for writing, illustrations, and stretching words to spell them.  Reminders:  Spacing, neat handwriting, capitalization, and punctuation!

Phonics:  Spelling Patterns in Words (blends), Vowel sounds, singular and plural nouns,  & Sight Words (150 words by December)

Math:  Counting to 120,  Place Value 20-99, Counting on From a Given Number, Addition & Subtraction within 20, Problem Solving within 20, Fact Families, and Measurement (length and time)

Social Studies:  Benjamin Franklin

Ideas to work on at home:

  1. Complete the weekly homework in the journal:  spelling word tests are always on Friday!

2.Practice your sight word lists!

3.Read at night and discuss characters, setting, and key events/details in a story.  Color in a picture on your reading log in the notebook.

 

STEM CAN CHALLENGE:  Send your cans to school for our STEM Can Challenge.  We will be creating our design and begin building next week.  Thanks for your donations!

 

Frey Day on a Saturday- The fourth annual Frey Day on a Saturday clean-up day will be November 4th from 8:00-11:30 A.M. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. We hope to have an abundance of volunteers to help beautify our school campus. Please click the link below to sign-up. Thank you for AIMing HIGH!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44a8a72da64-frey4

 Dates to remember:

Monday October 23:  Reflections Reception for all participants

Wednesday October 25:  Guidance Lesson

Tuesday October 31:  Relay for Life Dress Up Day with a $5.00 donation!

Wednesday November 1:  STEM Lab Visit

Saturday November 4: Frey Day on a Saturday

Tuesday November 7:  NO SCHOOL/ Election Day

 

Quarter 2- What are we learning?

 Dates to Remember: 

Monday October 9-  Columbus Day

Monday October 9- Sign Up for Conference Week/ Sign Up Genius Will Open at 2:30 pm

Tuesday October 10- Picture Make Up Day

Wednesday October 11- STEM Lab Visit/Test our Rain Shelters (wear a Frey shirt)

Thursday October 12- Early Release Day 12:30 Dismissal (change in specials and lunch schedule)

Thursday October 12- PTSA Reflections Entries are Due!

Friday October 13:  Quarter 1 House Party Celebration at Lunch

Monday October 16-October 20:  Conference Week ( Early Release Week at 12:30)/ Book Fair/Red Ribbon & Career Week/STEM Can Challenge Week

 

 

1st Grade Math Second 9 Weeks

  • Counting to 120, Writing Numbers to 120, Counting On from Any Given Number
  • Place Value for numbers 20-99
  • Money
  • Data and Graphing
  • Addition & Subtraction
    within 20
  • Making a 10 (8+6=8+2+4 =10+4=14)
  • Fact Families/Relationship between addition and subtraction (8+4=12 and 12-8=4)
  • Determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false
  • Word Problems within 20

1st grade ELA Second 9 Weeks

  • Informative Story Writing (spacing, handwriting, punctuation, capitalize dates and names, capitalize beginning letter)
  • Reading Fluency (Level E/8 or higher)
  • Comprehension ( main topic, key details of text)
  • Text Features ( headings, table of contents, glossaries, etc.)
  • Connections to a story/Finding evidence to support your ideas after reading a story
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Phonics and Spelling Rules/Singular and Plural Nouns
  • Sight Word Recognition (150 or more sight words)

Science, Social Studies, & Health Second 9 Weeks

  • Science: Magnets and Sound
  • Social Studies:
    Patriotism & America
    Benjamin Franklin
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Health:  Food Pyramid and Nutritious Foods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What We Are Learning….

 

Readers Workshop: Good Reader Habits, Independent Reading Time, Reading with Expression, Using our Reading Strategies, Characters & Setting with Major Events & Key Details, Fiction vs Nonfiction

Writers Workshop:    Narrative  story writing/ A story about yourself

Thinking of ideas, planning for writing, illustrations, and stretching words to spell them.  We are now working on connecting words (temporal words) in a story such as first, next, then, last etc.  Reminders:  Spacing, neat handwriting, capitalization, and punctuation

Phonics:  Spelling Patterns in Words & Sight Words

 

Math:  Counting to 120,  Place Value, Counting on From a Given Number, Addition & Subtraction, Problem Solving, Introduction to telling time to hour and half-hour, Introduction to measurement of length

 

Social Studies:  Where We Live, Maps and Globes, Continents and Oceans, Landforms (mountains, valleys, lake, river, hill, etc.)

 

Ideas to work on at home:

1.Complete the weekly homework in the journal:  spelling word tests are always on Friday!

2.Practice your sight word lists!

3.Read at night and discuss characters, setting, and key events/details in a story.  Color in a picture on your reading log in the notebook.  

 

 UPCOMING DATES

Tuesday September 19-  Chick-fil-A Night 5:00-9:00 pm

Wedensday September 20-  Ident-A-Kid Photos 

Wednesday September 20- Guidance and Learning Commons Visit

Wednesday September 20-  Box Top Collection Campaign Ends

Friday September 22- Pink Out Day for Relay for Life $1.00  Donations

Friday September 22:  First Day of Fall

Monday September 25- Friday September 29-  Fall Break ~ No School

Friday October 6- Fall Festival

Friday October 6- End of the 9 weeks

Monday October 9:  Columbus Day

Wednesday October 11:  Early Release Day 12:30 Dismissal (change in specials and lunch schedule)

Monday October 16-October 20:  Conference Week ( Early Release Week at 12:30)/ Book Fair/Red Ribbon & Career Week/STEM Can Challenge Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look What We Are Learning!

 

Readers Workshop: Good Reader Habits & Preparing for Independent Reading Time
Characters & Setting with Major Events & Key Details

Writers Workshop:    Narrative  story writing/ A story about yourself
Thinking of ideas, planning for writing, illustrations, and stretching words to spell them.

Phonics:  Spelling Patterns in Words & Sight Words

Math:  Counting to 120, Data and Graphing, One More & One Less with Numbers to 120, Place Value, Counting on From a Given Number, Addition & Subtraction, Problem Solving

Science:  Weather

Ideas to work on at home:

  1. Counting aloud to 120
  2. Counting on from a given number (example:  start at 45 and count to 60)
  3. Count on from a given number to find the number before and after (example:  what comes before 30, what comes after 30)
  4. New sight word list will be coming home soon for you to practice.
  5. Read at night and discuss characters, setting, and key events/details in a story.

Dates To Remember:

Tuesday August 29, 2017:  Zaxby’s Night 5-9 pm

Wednesday August 30, 2017:  Early Release Day at 12:20 pm (we will have a change in schedule for specials and lunch)

Monday September 4, 2017 :  Labor Day Holiday ~ No school

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday September 6-8, 2017:  COGAT Testing in First Grade
Wednesday September 6, 2017:  Progress Reports Come Home

Friday September 8, 2017:  Movie Night at Frey 6:30-9:30 pm, Relay for Life will be selling glow sticks

Monday- Friday September 11 – September 15, 2017:  Arts in Education Week

Tuesday September 19, 2017:  Chick-fil-A Night 5:00-9:00 pm

Wednesday September 20, 2017:  Box Top Collection Campaign Ends

Monday September 25- Friday September 29, 2017:  Fall Break ~ No School

 

Reminders :)

 

Parents,

We have had a blast today learning about the Great American Solar Eclipse with an art activity, experiment, and tasty themed treat! Please view below the important upcoming dates to remember. Say, “CHEESE!” tomorrow is our picture day!! Wishing everyone a fabulous Solar Eclipse Day!

Monday August 21, 2017:  Late Dismissal Due to Solar Eclipse at 3:10, Early Dismissal will be the 1:15 car line for those who returned the school letter

Tuesday August 22, 2017:  School Picture Day

Wednesday August 23, 2017:  Guidance and STEM Lab (wear a Frey shirt)

Thursday August 24, 2017:  Learning Commons ~ 1st visit in 1st Grade!

Friday August 25, 2017:  House Pep Rallies at 1:30 pm

Tuesday August 29, 2017:  Zaxby’s Night 5-9 pm

Wednesday August 30, 2017:  Early Release Day at 12:20 pm

 

Open House + Solar Eclipse Day!

 

1. Open House Agenda:
6:00 Welcome (closed circuit on Smartboard)
6:05 Foundation Report (closed circuit on Smartboard)

6:10 PTA Meeting (closed circuit on Smartboard)
6:25 First Session in the Classroom with the teacher
7:00-7:10 Transition Time to visit other grade levels
7:10 – 7:45 Second Session in the Classroom with the teacher

2.Solar Eclipse Day will be Monday August 21st
* If you plan on checking your child out to view the eclipse at home with family, please return the 1:15 check out form to school.  We will have a car line at 1:15 for all students checking out early, however, we must have the signed parent form that was sent home on Tuesday.  Thanks!


* If your child will be staying at school for the extended day, we have fun activities planned as well as the live streaming to view on our Smartboard. Please remember only grades 3-5 students will be going outside!  All of K-2 students will have activities inside the building.
 We will begin dismissal 1 hour later at 3:10 for these students. 


* Frey Foundation purchased eclipse viewing glasses for all students.  I will pass these out at Open House.  If you are unable to attend tomorrow evening, I will send them home on Friday with your student.

3.There are a few things to turn in to your classroom teacher:
* Clinic card and the parent signature form in the Cobb County folder (sent home the first week of school).
* Performing Arts Permission Forms (came home the 2nd week of school):  Even if you are unable to donate money at this time ,please return the form to allow your child to participated in performing arts events.  If you need an additional copy, please let me know and I can get you a copy sent home! 

 

Open House

 

Hello Parents,

We can’t wait to see you all this Thursday at 6pm for our Open House event.  Please keep in mind that this a parent-only preferred event.  We want you to get the most out of the presentation and be able to have all questions answered without distraction.  You will report directly to the class.  See you all then!

This week in 1st grade…

 

Dates to Remember:

Thursday August 10, 2017:  Orientation Visit for Learning Commons and STEM Lab

Thursday  August 10, 2017:  Lakepoint Station Spirit Night 4-9pm

Thursday August 17, 2017:  Open House 6:00 pm

Friday August 18, 2017:  Relay for Life College Day $1.00 Donation

Monday August 21, 2017:  Late Dismissal Due to Solar Eclipse (more info later)

Tuesday August 22, 2017:  School Picture Day

Friday August 25, 2017:  House Pep Rallies at 1:30 pm

Tuesday August 29, 2017:  Zaxby’s Night 5-9 pm

Wednesday August 30, 2017:  Early Release Day at 12:20 pm

 

This week in 1st grade:

Readers Workshop: Good Reader Habits & Preparing for Independent Reading Time
Characters & Setting with Major Events & Key Details

Writers Workshop:    Narrative  story writing/ A story about yourself
Thinking of ideas, planning for writing, illustrations, and stretching words to spell them.

Phonics:  Spelling Patterns in Words & Sight Words

Math:  Counting to 120, Data and Graphing, & One More & One Less with Numbers to 120 (Number Talks)

Science:  Weather

 

BOOT CAMP AT FREY!

 

It is “BOOT CAMP” week at Frey for the 1st week in 1st grade!  Time for a review of Frey rules, AIM HIGH, and our school procedures.  We will set up our supply boxes, prepare journals, and get our schedule for the year ready!  Our class will participate in several  fun “ice breaker” activities; we will also review several skills and concepts.  Look for an update on this page next week, and thank you for your continued support!