1st Grade News

February 1, 2016

Upcoming Events

Date --- Event

2/2 - Jakub's Birthday - Happy Birthday Jakub!

2/3 - Samuel's Birthday - Happy Birthday Samuel!

2/5 - 100th Day of School!

2/10 - Winter Conferences

2/11 - Winter Conferences (No School)

2/12 - No School

2/15 - President's Day (No School)

2/16 - Amalia's Birthday - Happy Birthday Amalia!

3/11 - PTO Movie Night

Winter Conferences

I have almost every family scheduled for conferences. As soon as I have everyone scheduled, I will send a hard copy of the schedule home with the students. You can always look at our schedule on the sign up genius page. I'm looking forward to meeting with you all.

Class Dojo

We have stopped using the circle sheets and are continuing to use Class Dojo to track student behavior. If you have not already signed up and need your login information, please do not hesitate to call or email me!

Guided Reading Texts

When I meet with a reading group, I send the students back to their seats with their brand new leveled text. The students take it home so that they can practice using the decoding strategies we have been practicing in our small group with you as they are reading their "perfect fit" books. Please make sure that these texts come back to school the next day with the sticky note signed. The students earn a focus ticket and a Class Dojo point for their hard work!


Students have begun studying rocks. Ask your son/daughter about the rocks that they observed, and what happens when they rub the rocks together.

Class Twitter Account

I have continued to post what we have been doing in the classroom on Twitter. Feel free to follow us! Our Twitter "handle" is @Loverdes1stGr

Robert Frost Library Checkout Days

The students will be going to the LRC to check out books on Day 4, 5, or 6 (depending on their special group).


The students should read every night for at least 15 minutes. They may read the book they chose to bring home or one they have at home already. If the student brings home their guided reading book, that is what they should be reading.

The students are also bringing home math homework almost nightly. Please remember that this does not need to come back to school. Feel free to use it as your family seems fit.

Mrs. Elizabeth Loverde

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions, comments or concerns!