Thursday, September 14, 2017

County Resources, just for you!

Click here to see videos to help your student in math.

If you click on first grade (the link is located next to the videos) you will find guide that breaks down the standards, as well as parent letters that explain what your student will be learning in 1st grade math.
Unit 2 Parent Letter

Picture Day!

Picture day is Friday, September 22nd. If you plan on purchasing pictures for your child please return the envelope before Thursday, September 21st.
Have a wonderful day,
Mrs. Mitcham

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Comprehension Questions

***Please read to your child and/or have your child read to you EVERY day for at least 10-15 minutes.

Fiction Questions: 
Who was the main/most important character in the story?
What was the main character trying to do?
What was the problem and solution?
What was the setting (where did the story take place)?
What was your favorite part and why?
What character traits did the characters have? How do you know?
Retell the most important events in your own words.
What is the author's purpose?

Nonfiction Questions:
What facts were in the book?
What new facts did you learn?
What questions do you have after reading?
What is your favorite fact and why?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On Wednesday, September 6th, Thursday, September 7th, and Friday, September 8th, your scholars will be taking the the CoGat test. Please have them here no later than 8:00.

In math we have been working on counting to 120 and last week we started doing work problems. For word problems we have been focused on adding mostly, but in the next few weeks we will be introducing some subtraction work problems. If possible please review addition and subtraction flash cards at home with your child. The more practice they recieve the more successful they will be with the skill. Last week I introduced making a group of 10, this week we are working on how to make teen number using groups of tens and how many ones.

The last two weeks we have focused on characters and setting in Reading. We will continue practicing this skill as well as recalling facts from the book. Thank you for all of you that are reading with your child every night, I enjoy seeing this on the homework. For writing we will continue working on small moment, or narratives (telling a story). It has been a enjoy hearing from your students all of the wonderful adventures you had this summer. I am pleased with the progress we have already started making.

We start Social Studies this week, we will be talkiing about where we live. Specifically, what city, state, country, continent, and plant we live on. This is also a good time for you to work with your child on his or her home address.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8/9 What are we doing in 1st Grade?

What are we doing in 1st grade? 
Reading: The next few weeks we will be focused on characters and setting. As you read with your child every night please talk with them about these important parts.

Math: We have been working on counting to 120. Next week we will continue working on counting, but we will be learning about how to represent tens and ones.

Science: We have been learning about the weather . A good way to continue helping your child learn about the weather is by talking about what the weather is suppose to be and helping them pick out cloths that match the weather.  Next week we will be continuing learning about weather but we will be focused on the water cycle.

Sight Words: I have them copied and they will be ready to come home on Friday. Please go ahead and start working with your child on these words. Once your child has complete the list, please send me a note in their agenda and I will be happy to test them.

8:15– 8:40 Social Studies/Science
8:50 – 10:40 Reading
10:30– 11:00 Writing
11:09- 11:39 Lunch
11:39 – 12:59 Recess
12:59- 1:00 Math
1:00 – 1:45 Specials
1:45 – 2:00 Math
2:00 – 2:12 Pack Up/ Dismissal/ Snack

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Important Dates for Back to School!

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Welcome Back! It was so exciting getting to meet all of you and your families today. I hope you are looking forward to Monday as much as I am.

Parents Just a few important dates to remember. July 31st, which is Monday, is the first day of School! On August 8th, you have the opportunity to come in and talk with me about what your child's first grade year! Also if you have a child that is in 3rd or 5th grade this dates is also for you to come meet and learn about their school year. The Open House date for Kindergarten, Second and Fourth Grade will be August 10th.

Enjoy the last few days of Summer Break!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Bruster's Field Trip


We will be going on a walking field trip to Bruster's on May 11th. I wanted to let you know that all parents are invited to come all I ask is that you please let me know by writing a not in your child's agenda.

Have a fantastic weekend,
Mrs. Mitcham

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We are going to the Aquarium!

We are going to the Aquarium!

THIS Friday is the field trip to the Georgia Aquarium. This field trip is the perfect starting point to learning about and researching animals in first grade. Talk with your student this week about somethings they might see at the aquarium and somethings they would like to see! On Friday, please make sure that your student has a bigger breakfast than normal. We will not be eating lunch until after we return from the field trip at the end of the day. I will be bringing the students some crackers to tide them over during the field trip. This is a super fun field trip and I can't wait to see the excitement of going to the Aquarium. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

High Museum

On Friday, March 24th we will be going to the High Musuem for our first field trip of the year. I am currently missing 2 permissions slips. If you have not turned in your child's please be sure to do that by Wednesday.

On the day of the field trip we will be having lunch at the High. So if you child normally brings his or her lunch please put it in a plastic or paper bag that can be thrown away after they eat their lunch. If you child normally gets lunch at school they will receive a bag lunch before we leave.

We are looking forward to this wonderful field trip.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PTA Meeting!

We have a PTA meeting on Thursday! At our meeting 1st grade students will be singing so I hope to see everyone on Thursday!
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Questions to ask during Reading!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Winter Break! While I hope that you get lots of rest, I also hope that you read as many books as you can.

How you can help your child during the break is by reading? Not only is reading important, but it is also important that you ask questions about their reading.

Questions to ask Before Reading:
- What do you think this story/article is about?
- What do you think will happen in this book?
- Do you think there will be a problem in the story? What will it be?
- What type of story do you think this is?
- Why did you choose this book?
- Do you think this story will be like anything that has happened to you?

During Reading:
- What do you predict will happen next?
- How do you think the story will end?
- What is happening in the story so far? (use words like first, next, then, and finally)
- If you were the main character would you do the same thing or something different?
- What are you think about as you read the story/article?
- Do you have any questions about what you are reading? Anything you don't understand?

After Reading:
- Was the title of the story appropriate? Why or why not?
- Would you change the title? Why or why not?
- Were your predictions correct?
- If there was a problem, did it get solved? How did the characters solve it?
- Why do you think the author wrote this book?
- What is the central message?
- Who is telling the story?
- What is the most important point the author is trying to make?
- What was your favorite part? Why?
- Please retell the story using sequence words, you may use your book to go back and help you remember.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Learning Commons

We had a great time going to the Learning Commons. We are learning how to work together.

We learned how to use Osmo and Dot the Robot. They used osmo to build using pattern blocks and they wrote code that brought Dot the Robot to life.

We are looking forward to getting to return soon!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week of January 22 - 28

Week of January 22- 28

This week we are comparing and contrasting characters and books. We will be working with The Thre Little Pigs, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Click Clask Moo, Cows That Type, Duck on a Bike, and Piggie and Elephant: My Friend is Sad.

For writing we are working Opinion writing this 9 weeks. A way that you can help at home is by having your child share their opinion about the books they read with you and even discussing their favorite character.

In math we are starting to work on adding and subtracting with two digit numbers. This week we are working with adding and subtracting a single digit and a double digit number together with out regrouping.

Thank you for all the hard work you put in at home.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Where do we live?

We have been working on learning he 7 continents. One way that we do this is by singing the Continent Song by Dr. Jean. (You can find the song on YouTube.) 

While we are working on meeting this standard at school. Please be working with your child on what city, state, and country they live in. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Beginning Quarter 3

We have had a wonderful first have of the year!  I am looking forward to see what the second half of this year will hold for all my students. We still have so much to learn!!! 

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As we begin the 3rd quarter I want to encourage parents to be reading and talking with your students each night. This will help your children grow in their reading abilities. There are lots of questions that you can ask your first grader before, during, and after reading books. (ex. What do you think this story will be about? Who is the main character of the story? Where does the story take place? What is the problem in the story and how do you think it will be solved? What is the main idea of the story?) These questions will really help the children to begin thinking about what they are reading. 

Also... don't forget to visit your local library with your child! This way they will have lots of books to choose from each night to read