Shine Like a Star!

Mrs. Grimmett's Class News

NEW SCHOOL CALENDAR

The district school board approved a new calendar. Please note that our early dismissal days are now FULL days. Also, we will be getting out of school in May instead of June. Visit http://goo.gl/atwWSe to see the explanation and find a link to the new calendar.

Important Dates

October

19 - OPEN HOUSE (This is a change!)

21 - FULL DAY OF SCHOOL

23-30 - Red Ribbon/Bully Prevention Week

30 - Great Day of Reading


November

2 - College Spirit Day! Wear your college t-shirts!

4 - Picture Retakes

10 - PTO Meeting

23-27 - NO SCHOOL


December

1 - College Spirit Day! Wear your college t-shirts!

9 - Math CBA

18 - Early Dismissal


I will try to make dates available for 2 months. If there are any changes, I will update them as well.

Specials

This is our PE rotation. Make sure that your child has the appropriate footwear on the days they go to PE.


Please also make sure that your students brings their library book to school daily. They are allowed to read them while waiting to enter class in the morning. They are also able to visit the library to exchange books on days that they do not go to the library during specials. They do need their library books on the days that they go to library!

Special Guests!

Friday, we had some boys from Manvel High School visit our class! They brought us a terrarium with a toad and a lizard! Unfortunately the lizard is no longer with us. But our toad is still here! We also were able to see Mrs. Cheney's new class pets, hermit crabs!

Writing

This week we are concentrating on making sure we have space between our words. We are also working on way to add a word when we reread our stories.

Reading

We are continuing to discuss main idea!

Science

We did not get to trace our shadows last week because of the clouds in the mornings.


We will be discussing shadows and the moon this week.

Math

We finished our discussion on addition and subtraction.


This week we are working on telling time to the hour and will begin studying coins.


Please send 2 of each coin (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter) so that your students will be able to use them in class as we discuss them. It is so different to have a REAL coin compared to a plastic one!


Coins are difficult for kids to learn (probably because we all use cards now!). Work with your child at home and let them count your change.

Social Studies

We are sill looking at maps! We will discuss the cardinal directions, our location (community, town, state, nation) using a globe (and Google Earth!), and even create our own maps.

Notes and Reminders

Please check and sign your child's communication folder each and every day.


School starts at 8:00, tardy slips are now being given at 8:01.


School ends at 3:25


All car riders need to remember their car rider color and number for dismissal. If you still need a car rider tag, please stop by the office to be issued one.


First Grade is able to have visitors for lunch on Wednesdays!


Please practice lunch numbers and car rider numbers with your child.


Don't get tripped up at school! Practice tying those shoe laces! Safety first! :)