Mrs. Steinsiek's 1st Grade News

September 19, 2016


We will be celebrating our Grandparents this week! As a grandmother myself, I treasure my grandson and love spending time with him. We will welcome our grandparents for lunch on Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23 with open arms, hugs, and kisses.

Character Education

We will continue to talk about INTEGRITY and I will be adding RESPONSIBILITY into this week's topic.

This Week

* We will be talking, reading, and writing about Grandparents

* We will begin a Science unit on SOUND

* We will continue working on short "i" words and word families, along with working on our sight words

* We will be in full swing with our reading groups

* We will be looking at equivalent number sentences to help us understand the true meaning of the equal sign, along with working with the commutative and associative properties in Math

Up Coming Events

Sept. 19 - Book Fair

Sept. 20 - Anti-Bullying Parent Night 6:30pm Freshman Academy Cafeteria

Sept. 22 - Grandparent's Day (M-Z)

Sept. 23 - Grandparent's Day (A-L)

Sept. 27 - Stagecoach's 10th Birthday Bash

Oct. 5 - PTO Meeting 8:15am

Oct. 7 - Inspirational Runners visit Stagecoach

Oct. 11 - End of 1st Qtr

Oct. 13 - Fall Pictures

Oct. 14 - CHS Homecoming Parade (2:00pm dismissal)

Oct. 18 - Parent Teacher Conferences (2:00pm dismissal)

Oct. 20 - Parent Teacher Conferences (2:00pm dismissal)

Oct. 21 - NO SCHOOL

September & October Birthdays

Oct. 5 - Kingston Hunter

Oct. 14 - Benjamin Noe

Oct. 19 - Adrian Culver

Oct. 28 - Chrissa Inderrieden

Oct. 28 - Natalie York

Sight Words

I teach sight words within context. They will not be tested, as in a spelling test per-say, but they are very important for your child to know. You can help your child learn these words by pointing them out in text that you read together, or playing games such as a matching game. I'd like to see everyone master the following sight words by the end of the 1st nine weeks.

as, at, if, in, is, it, up, us, am, an, a, be, go, he, I, me, on, so, we, by, my, no, ask, big, but, did, get, had, has, him, his, let, not, put, red, run, sit, yes, and, ran, can, & man.

If you would be interested in a game with these words, please let me know. I will be more than happy to get it to you.

Contact Information

You may contact me with any questions or concerns through our Class DOJO, email, or with a phone call. I will return your call during my plan time or after school in order to not take away from your child's learning.


Please join me in welcoming home Brian Johnson home after a long deployment! As a Military family member myself, I know his family is happy he's home. Thank you, Sir, for service and sacrifices for our country!