Weekly Newsletter

Mrs. Darnell 1st Grade

Dear Parent,

Last week we had such a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day. Thank you for your help with the Valentine’s Party. The kids had a fun time reading all the Valentines and sweet notes from their friends and munching on yummy snacks!

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Our spelling comes from List 14. The words this week are: my, tell, her, soon, shall, stringy, made,feelings, packed, number, want, and don’t.

1. My little dog likes to nap with me.

2. He snores and cuddles on my lap.

Remember for extra spelling practice visit: www.spellingcity.com . Click on find a list search by teacher’s name: Vae 1stgrade. This week we are studying Spelling List 14.

Word Search Creator

Click to create a word search using spelling your child's spelling list.


In math we will be learning fraction concepts. The focus vocabulary will be equal and unequal parts, halves, and fourths.

Fractions Video

Click here to learn about fractions.

Cross the River

Click here to play a game with fractions.

Pizza Game

Click here to play a game with fractions.

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Van Alstyne Resource Links

Click here for websites that have fun activities and games for all subjects.

Social Studies

On Monday we will learn about President’s Day. Be sure and ask your child some of the concepts your child has acquired about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Did you know George Washington never lived in the White House?

We also will have a guest speaker share the importance of good dental health at the end of the week.

Read to Succeed

Please don’t forget that if your child is participating in the ‘Read to Succeed’ program, the form needs to be returned by Monday, February 26th for a free child’s Six Flags ticket.

Important Dates

February 23rd- PTA meeting & 1st Grade Performance 7pm

February 26th – “Read to Succeed” due

March 3rd- Open House 6-7pm

March 7th-11th- Spring Break

Have a terrific week!

Thank you,

Mrs. Darnell

Math Facts Practice

Click here to practice and increase math facts speed.