Fun in First with Mrs. Crist

2015-2016 First Grade Happenings


Welcome to 1C's Newsletter! If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at any time! Thank you!


Please LABEL your child's belongings. There are a lot of the same snow pants, gloves, etc. so in order to make sure they are your child's please write their name on them. If you need me to help please ask and I can do it at school!


MONDAY, February 1st

  • Art

TUESDAY, February 2nd

  • DAY 100!: Wear your Day 100 shirt OR dress like you're 100 years old!
  • Tuesday is STARRY Spirit Day!
  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library...please return your library books!

WEDNESDAY, February 3rd

  • GLOBAL PLAY DAY: we will focus on sharing & conflict resolution
  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music
  • Happy Birthday Jensen!

THURSDAY, February 4th

  • Think College Thursdays... wear your favorite college gear or colors to support secondary education!
  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library checkout only...please return your library books!
  • Happy Birthday Jace!

FRIDAY, February 5th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music
  • Test: PHONICS


Stories: Tomas Rivera & Life Then and Now

Test on Friday: Phonics


  • Sequence of Events
  • PHONICS: Vowel Pairs: oa, ow (show, boat, toad, grow)

Essential Question:

  • Why is it important to learn about people from the past?

Words of the week:

  • done, great, laugh, paper, soon, talk, were, work


  • author: a person who has written something
  • permission: telling someone it is OK to do something
  • signature: the name of a person written in his or her handwriting
  • exactly: in a perfect way
  • incomplete: not finished
  • welcomed: liked or appreciated the chance to do something


This week we are CONTINUING...

  • Measuring lengths of objects using cubes and other things
  • Telling time to the hour and half hour

Here is what else we are reviewing:

  • Coins and their values
  • Fast Facts: Addition and Subtraction strategies


Check out XtraMath on your computer or tablet! The kids use it to practice their fast facts quickly and accurately. It's a fun way to do a little math each day!

Please see the note I sent home to access your student's account or contact me with questions!


  • BRING A COAT, HAT, AND GLOVES! It's been very chilly outside!
  • When there is snow, please bring snow pants and boots (please label all your child's things)
  • Bring a water bottle to school
  • Empty your take home folder daily
  • If your child is going home different than normal, please send a note to myself and the office. I will always send your child to their normal pick up place unless I have a note.



December 23rd Early Out

December 24th-January 3rd Winter Break


January 4th School Resumes