First Grade

    grade 1 team

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Mrs. Halstad, Mrs. Hase, Mrs. Chang, Mrs. Ingram, Ms. Hollingshead, and Mr. Ensley



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Quick Snapshot


       - The students will explore text features in non-fiction texts.  While reading fiction texts, the students will identify character traits and feeings of the main characters in the stories. The students are also exploring the main idea in texts as well as the lesson learned.


       -The students will solve story problems and use addition and subtraction strategies.

Social Studies

        - The students will explore history and culture.


        -The students will examine magnets, motion and living and non living things.


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      - Practice your Math Facts. Please complete the monthly calendar paper sent home at the beginning of every month. Parents should Initial each day to show that your child completed all of the tasks. Please return the calendar to the homeroom teacher at the end of each month.



        -Read at least 15 minutes at home each night and complete any guided reading homework sent home in the YELLOW folder or plastic ziploc bag.

        - Your child will be given a new spelling list each Monday.  Please practice the spelling words at home to prepare for the spelling test on each Friday!



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Specials Schedule

Art   Music   PE   Media  
Chang       Friday
Ensley       Thursday
Halstad       Tuesday
Hase       Wednesday
Hollingshead       Tuesday
Ingram       Monday


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Websites We Use

City of Gaithersburg 
Enchanted Learning
Eric Carle  
National Zoo Pandas
Social Studies Family Newsletters - Where Children Have Fun Learning to Read!
USDA – Choose My Plate

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