First Grade at O.C.T.
Please send Valentine's Boxes to school on Friday, February 5th. Each child needs to decorate/design a box at home. Shoeboxes work great because you can wrap the lid separately, and it can be taken off to place the cards inside. They are also sturdy and easy to place around the room. There is no official design. The box can be decorated any way you choose. This is not a contest. The only requirement is that the child's name is visible and easy to read so that when the children are distributing their valentines they are placed in the correct box.
Valentines may come to school starting, Monday, Feb. 8th. All valentines must be here by Thurs. Feb. 11th. Candy and/or treats can be attached to cards. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Specials Change on Tuesday & Wednesday
Due to benchmark testing in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade on Tuesday and Wednesday, specials for first graders has been moved to 8:50-9:40am on both Tuesday, February 2nd and Wednesday, February 3rd. Please remind your child to wear appropriate shoes for P.E Thank you!
Upcoming Dates and Events
Feb. 1-5 Pops for Pals
Feb. 5 Hat Day ($1)/National Wear Red Day
Feb. 9 Spring Creek B-B-Q
Feb. 11 Family 50's Fun Night & Sock Hop at Skate Town
Feb. 12 Walk to School Day/Valentine's Party (12:45pm-1:45pm)
Feb. 15 Student Holiday
Feb. 17/18 Early Dismissal (11:45am)/Parent Conferences
Feb. 26 Spirit Day/Spirit Shop/Running Club
What we are learning this week...
Reading- I can explain the logic of my predictions by making connections to my own experiences or knowledge of the topic.
Writing- I can determine what information is most important to my topic.
Science- I can describe characteristics unique to Winter including weather, clothing, activities, months and holidays.
Social Studies- I can identify and describe the roles of public officials in the community, state and nation.