February Monthly Updates: First Grade

Monthly News- 1st Grade
February 05, 2019

Welcome to first grade! Check back in each month to see what we are doing!


First graders are learning to recognize the differences between fiction and realistic fiction this month. We are understanding that in realistic fiction books we will have a character, setting, and problem that could happen in real life, although it is not based on a true story. We will be building our own realistic fiction stories by creating our own characters with a problem and solution. We will be sharing these stories with others once they are completed.


In math we are working diligently on our addition and subtraction fluency up to sums of 10. We practice these facts daily and are becoming more proficient! We will be continuing to understand how to compose and decompose numbers in a variety of ways. We will work on addition and subtraction story problems and will even be able to create our own by the end of the month!


During science we will be discussing mixtures. We will learn that solids have their own shape and that liquids feel wet and take the shape of the container they are in. We will have fun exploring how water is a liquid, but also becomes a solid when frozen.  


First graders go outside for recess any time we are able, so please remember to always send your child to school in appropriate winter weather clothing.


Please keep an eye out for communication from your child’s teacher regarding the upcoming Valentine’s Day and 100th Day of School celebrations.


Upcoming Important Dates :

February 5 – No School for students

February 7 – Report cards are sent home

February 14 – Valentine’s Day

February 15 (may be shifted due to weather cancellations) – 100th Day of School

February 18 – No School – President’s Day