First Grade News

February 2 - 5, 2016


February 2nd is Day 3 of the Encore Rotation

Mon. No School.

Read 20 Minutes

Tues. Read 10 minutes

Math Worksheet

Wed. Read 10 minutes.

Study spelling words orally with a parent. Do a practice test in your journal.

Thurs. Read 10 minutes.

Phonics Worksheet

Study spelling words

Fri. Read 20 minutes.

Optional Lifework: Make 5 Valentines for Veterans. Write down one hour of community service in your student agenda.

Spelling List 12 - Test Friday 2/5













Curriculum Corner

Langauge Arts: Review all Long Vowel Sounds. Learn Phonics: Qu. "The q never goes walking without the u." Summarize and Synthesize Stories. Groundhog Day Activities. D'Nealian Handwriting Letter Oo.

Math: Fractions of regions: 1/2, 1/3. 1/4. Time to the hour and half hour.

Social Studies: Economics. Vocabulary - Money, Saving, Needs, Wants, Goods, Producers, Consumers. Market Day: February 5th.

Valentines Exchange Feb 12th

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 12th. There will be a Valentine’s card exchange in each classroom. We will not send home a class list of students from your child’s classroom. To make the distribution of cards easier, please have your child only fill out the "From" portion on each Valentine card. Please decide if you would like to have your child exchange cards with the class. If your child is participating, please send in a card for each child. Each classroom has 26 students.

Students will decorate Valentine bags in class. We would like donations of medium sized brown or white gift bags with handles and Valenintes stickers. If you would like to donate any items, please contact your classroom teacher.

Thank you!

Star Students

Mrs. Brandt - Ram Mylavarapu

Mrs. Buck - Swarnim Ojha

Mrs. Moore - Clarissa Medrano

Star of the Week Instructions

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Log Student Community Service Hours

We will be checking the student's agendas for community service hours. They must have 10 community service hours by the end of the year. Please write their hours on page 36 in their agenda. Every quarter 2 students from each class will be recognized for having completed the most community service hours.

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February Poem


He played by the river when he was young.

He raced with the rabbits along the hills,

He fished for minnows, and climbed and swung,

And hooted back at the whipporwills.

Strong and slender and tall he grew-

And then, one morning the bugles blew.

Over the hills summons came,

Over the river's shining rim.

He said that the bugles called his name.

He knew that his country needed him.

And he answered, "Coming!" and marched away,

For many a night and many a day.

Perhaps when the marches were hot and long

He'd think of the river flowing by

Or, camping under the winter sky,

Would hear the whipporwills far-off song.

Boy or soldier, in peace or strife,

He loved America all his life!
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Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of school closures due to inclement weather, the following plan is in effect. The purpose of this plan is to ensure that students maintain their progress and continue moving forward in their learning. Each day school is closed, it is expected that students complete the required work based on the requirements for each grade level. Parents are encouraged to print a copy of this plan to have it accessible. Students are encouraged to check the school website for any updates, changes and/or additional information. All work will be due upon the return the next day school is in session.

Thank you,

Pennington Administration


  • Reading: 20 minutes each day

  • Writing: Write 3 sentences about what you did that day. Illustrate

  • Math: 30 minutes of IXL each day

  • Continue to practice Spelling words as assigned from the weekly assignment sheet