Mrs. Katz's 1st Grade Class

 Classroom Rules 


Our Daily Schedule 




Important Dates and Reminders


11/18-11/21 Can Castle Food Drive-Please bring all cans to the APR before arriving at the classroom in the morning

11/22-Team Spirit Jersey Day

11/27-Early Release

11/28-11/29 Thanksgiving Break-no school


What we're learning in November


Students will be able to identify the main idea of informational texts. They will be able to identify places in the text where they have questions and work with other students to answer those questions using the text.


They will be able to sort words about culture into groups.

They will be able to add –ing to the end of verbs.

Students will be able to research their own culture. They will be able to collect facts about a country that is important to their family. They will be able to use hooks and closing sentences in paragraphs about their country. They will be able to use capital letters in correct places in their writing. Students will be able to create illustrations to match their writing.

Students will continue to use each step of the writing process to create and publish books in writer’s workshop.



Students will identify the importance of the equals sign in number sentences and write equations in various ways. We will also compose and decompose 2-digit numbers through the use of place value. Students will continue their study of word problems by identifying strategies for solving addition and subtraction word problems with numbers 1-20.


Students will identify the characteristics of living and non-living things.
We will then identify how non-living objects move and conduct experiments in order to determine how simple machines cause objects to change motion. We will be working with simple machines such as the see saw and ramp.
We will have an in-class field trip/presentation related to force and motion at the end of November.

Social Studies 

In Quarter Two, students will complete the culture project. (This will also be part of their weekly homework) Students will compare and contrast different items related to culture and daily living. These include: homes, modes of transportation, communication, and entertainment. We will compare how we live now to long ago.

We will explore the culture, customs, and traditions of our own families. We will discuss the ways that we are all the same and the ways that we are all different.