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First Grade Newsletter, September 22, 2014

Curriculum Showcase

Please join us from 6:00 - 7:30 for the GES Curriculum Showcase on Thursday, September 25th! This event will offer a variety of sessions highlighting grade level information, instructional strategies, and curriculum updates. Parents will be able to choose which sessions they attend, offering a more personalized approach to meet individual interests. Sessions will be 20 minutes in length, and parents will be able to attend as many as 4 different sessions. You won't want to miss the 1st grade informational session!

Help Wanted

First Grade is looking for volunteers to help with our planting bed in the W.O.W. Garden. If you love to work with plants and are interested in helping us, please email Darla Helms at Thanks!

This Week's Topics

Language Arts: Sentences with Correct Capitalization, Punctuation, Spacing & Spelling

Spelling: Short 'i' Words - Test on Friday, October 3rd

Reading: Routines for Reading Workshop

Math: Number Sense to 50

Social Studies: Characteristics of a Good Leader

Science: Objects in the Sky

Spelling: Test October 3rd

Short 'i' Word List: did, hit, kit, sit, wig, win, fix, him, they, was, can, dad

Challenge Word List: finish, bring, think, addition, interesting

Feeling Bored?

If you and your child are feeling bored of your usual nightly counting routine, try jazzing it up with these You Tube videos. The whole family is sure to be dancing in no time!
Counting Down From Twenty Song
Counting By Twos Song
Counting By Fives Song
Counting By Tens Song

Dates to Remember

October 1st: School Picture Day

October 3rd: FAST

October 8th: Early Release 11:45

October 9th: Early Release 11:45

October 10th: Student Spirit Day, FAST

October 13th: Columbus Day, No School

October 18th: PTA Carnival 2-5