First Grade News

February 8-12

100th Day of School

THANKS for making this such a FUN day!!!!!

Early Dismissal Days ~ 2/17 & 2/18

Please send a sack lunch or snack with your child on these days unless you pre ordered a sack lunch from the cafeteria. THANKS!


There is a mistake on the lunch calendar. It shows us serving Pizza Hut Pizza on Wednesday the 17th. This is wrong. Both early dismissal days we will be having a sack lunch only.


We WILL move the pizza day to Friday,February 19th.


So Friday's full menu will be Pizza Hut Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, or Chef Salad and a Breadstick.

Sides will be Garlic Roasted Cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, Caesar salad and Cherry Smoothie.


Spelling Words for the Week

Spelling: Long a ~ silent e words

Test on February 19th

On Level: bake, date, name, case, state, shame, wake, cakes, four, for, stiff, and

Challenge: rattlesnake, earthquake, scrape, behave, engagement & 2 words of student's choice

Mark Your Calendars



Friday,February 12- Valentine's Day Party ~ thanks to all that signed up to bring party supplies!!!!


Monday, February 15 - No School ~ President's Day


Tuesday, February 16 - Timeline Due ~ Please see note sent home with directions for this at home project.


Wednesday, February 17 - Early Release Day 11:45


Thursday, February 18 - Early Release Day 11:45


PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm ~ Media Madness


Monday, February 22nd `- Friday, February 26th ~ GES BookFair - more details coming soon!

Learning Topics for the Week

Reading/Language Arts: Literacy Groups - strategies good readers use, fluency practice, handwriting, Spelling -long a silent e, students will continue writing about their opinions and trying to persuade others to agree with their opinion



Math: Students will group objects by 2, 5, 10 to find the amount. They will use a 100s chart to count by 2s, 5s, 10s. I can skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s to 99. They will use groups of pennies to count by 5s, 10s. They will use nickels to count by 5s. They will use dimes to count by 10s. They will find the value of a collection of nickels and/or dimes.


Science: sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether or not they have basic needs and produce offspring


Social Studies: Compare customs, holidays, and celebrations from past and present

Student Led Conferences


*Please make sure you have a time set up with your child's teacher for this conference!


What are student-led conferences? Student-led conferences are preplanned meetings that are run by students and are held in their homeroom classrooms. During this meeting students share their learning goals, share work samples and discuss their academic progress and areas of need with their parents. The purpose of student-led conferences is to establish highly interactive communications systems that foster dialogue about their learning. Students are empowered through the implementation of student-led conferences. They are made to feel like partners in their learning and they are held accountable for their learning goals. During student-led parent conferences, parents get to hear from their child about what they are learning, what their strengths are and what areas they feel they need additional support. Students may have the opportunity to collaborate with their parents during a short goal-setting session at the end of the conference. Student led conferences also serve as a conversational tool that can be used to spark meaningful discussions about a child’s progress outside of the school setting.

What are the benefits of student-led conferences?

  • Students have increased ownership of their own learning.

  • Parents and students have open communication about school, after-school activities and other important decisions in life.

  • Teachers establish a stronger working relationship with parents and students.

How are student-led conferences different from traditional conferences?

  • Students participate in all stages of the conference. They prepare and organize work samples, use checklists to demonstrate new learning, and plan next steps.

  • Students lead the conversation to show what they have learned. They receive feedback from their parents and teachers about strengths and goals for improvement.

  • Teachers actively monitor the conference, but do not lead the conversations.

Valentine's Day Party

We will celebrate Valentine's Day this Friday, February 12th at 1:45. Homeroom parents sent party details and sign up sheets to you last week. Students will make their Valentine card holder in class. Please have your child bring a Valentine card for every student in the class. Your teacher sent you a class list so that you know how many girls/boys and total number of students your class has. Please make sure your cards are done and at school NO later than this Thursday, February 11th ~ THANKS!!!