Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I hope you all had a wonderful and restful three day weekend. Here are a few things to expect in first grade this week:

finish, hurt, maybe, across, tonight, tenth, sir, these, those, club
seen, see, felt, full, fail, setting, set, stamp, light


Frog and Toad are Friends

Numbers 1-40 (patterns on the 100s chart)

Three World Religions
Review and Test this week

The Human Body

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy New Year First Grade Families!

It was great connecting with you at conferences if you were unable to make it or have further questions please feel free to contact me via email if we have not connected already.

Next Monday January 15th HOLIDAY NO SCHOOL

Beginning today first grade scholars will be writing in agendas. These should go back and forth each day and be initialed by you each night. You will still receive the homework cover sheet.

This month's poem is Thirty Days Hath September by Mother Goose and will be recited the week of January 29th

Thirty Days Hath September 
Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap-year, that's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.

July, head, story, open, short, lady, reach, better, water, round
cost, price, become, class, horse, care, try, move, delay, pound
behind, around, burn, camp, bear, bare, clear, clean, spell, poor

y, i, c, s, z, u, j, ei, ie, ey, ea, ou, ow, ui, ew, oo, dge, eigh, ng, qu, a, e, f, g, j, n, o, oa, gu, ph, kn, gn, ch, aw, au, ck, ed

Math:  Numbers to 40: Counting to 40, tens and ones

Science:  Animal Presentations

History:  Three World Religions: Christianity and Islam

Monday, December 18, 2017

Hello First Grade Families!

This week we will close out the second quarter on Wednesday December 20th. Please note that this week dismissal will be at 12:30 every day.

Our Hansel and Gretel celebration will be this Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to bring items. 

Conferences will be January 4th and 5th. Please use the link below if you have not already chosen your time:   http://signup.com/go/ENfwHoQ    

School Resumes January 8th 2018 (animal projects are due) I will email an electronic copy in case you need to print another. 

Have a safe and relaxing break, looking forward to seeing you NEXT year!!!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

First Grade Families:

We have just one more full week and one half week all half days before the quarter ends. Here is what to expect before we send you off on a safe and happy break:

Field Trip 12/14
       Please pack a cold lunch to be eaten before we leave. We will leave before hot lunch is served. 
Early Dismissal 12:30 12/18-12/20
Conferences 1/4 and 1/5

two, twin, twice, twelve, twenty, between, they, would, could, should any, many, city, only, where, week, weak, first, sent, cent mile, seem, even, without, afternoon, Friday, hour, our, wife, state

Tally charts and bar graphs

Saltwater & Ocean habitats

Hanukkah and Christmas Around the World

Snow Queen

Sunday, December 3, 2017

I cannot believe we are almost finished with our second quarter! Please read below for what to expect in first grade this week:

k, l, m, n, p, r, t, u, v, w, ei, eigh, ti, si, ci, sh, ee, th, ow, ou

room, hope, same, glad, with, mine, chair, forgot, guess, hang
meat, mouse, phone, store, supper, through, toe, became, bother, rain
keep, start, mail, male, female, eye, I, glass, party, upon

Poem: Solomon and Grundy
Frog and Toad


Habitats: Freshwater/Wetland

Three World Religions: Judaism

Monday, November 27, 2017

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and some family time. We had a great Thanksgiving play and are so grateful we were able to share it with you. We will jump right back into working hard and learning more. I am ready for a great week!

This week in first grade:
Spalding words:
never, found, side, kind, life, here, car, word, every, under,
most, made, said, says, say, work, our, more, when,
from, form, wind, wind, print, air, fill, along, lost, name

Poem: Thanksgiving Day - the students will recite it individually this week. 

Literature: Frog and Toad- please make sure if you were sent an email that your child still needs they copy. 

Math: We will finish exploring comparing numbers and be tested on comparing numbers on Friday.   

Science: We are continuing to explore habitats by taking a closer look at Tropical rainforests. 

History: We will start exploring the three major world religions.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hello First Grade Families!

It is hard to believe that it is already the week of Thanksgiving! I want to thank you all for all of your support with the fall concert and our Thanksgiving play. They both were wonderful events and I am so proud of the students. Performing at the Higley Center for Performing Arts was a wonderful opportunity and we are thankful for your patience as we ironed out the process in our new concert venue. 

With this being a holiday week we will spend time reviewing objectives, looking at food chains, life-cycles and comparing numbers. When we return we will begin studying religions around the world.

This week we will not have Spalding homework or Math homework but please take time to keep reading together. The Thanksgiving holiday is an R and R weekend- there will be no school 11/22-11/24. We hope you enjoy this time with your families. I am truly thankful to have you as a part of our Great Hearts family!