Week 33 in First Grade
May 2 - 6
This week, students began their MAP - Math assessments. As a grade level we were blown away with how well the students did. We feel confident they are ready for the rigors of 2nd grade math.
Individual TPRI and reading assessments will be conducted over the next 2 weeks. Please continue to read at home with your child. We are looking for fluency of 60 words per minute and good comprehension from each and every student.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday - School Supply Day: Help our Heroes stock up. Bring in a school supply for your teacher such as post it notes, note pad, dry erase markers, pencils, etc.
Tuesday -Thank you Day: Use the attached sheet (or your own thank you card) and write your Teacher or a Staff member a special note letting them know why they are “super.”
Wednesday - Sweet Day: Bring your Super Teachers a super sweet treat. It could be chocolate, candy, lotions or potions.
Thursday - Snack Day: Bring a yummy snack for your favorite teachers! popcorn, trail mix, chips, their favorite treat.
Friday - Flower Day: Wear your Dooley spirit wear, show off your Dooley pride and bring your Teacher a fresh flower or plant, sketch a blooming flower, or a gift that smells as sweet as a flower to say thanks for their hard work and dedication!
Don’t forget your specials teachers, librarian, nurse, front office and cafeteria staff and custodians….all those who help make Dooley a great place!
Schedule Changes through May 6
Specials: 10:20 - 11:10
Lunch: 11:15 - 11:45
Recess: 11:14 - 12:15
Field Day Shirts
Upcoming Bond Election
On May 7, 2016, Plano ISD voters will decide on a $481 million bond proposal to fund initiatives recommended by the Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Task Force. Appointed in August, 2015 by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, the task force was comprised of citizens, business leaders, teachers and parents. During several meetings conducted this school year, the task force reviewed enrollment trends and projections, established construction and renovation needs and validated costs before making recommendations to the school board.
The video below, starring former Dooley Dragon, Mac Welch, gives an overview of the bond proposal. More information can be found on the PISD website: pisd.edu
- Library Day (Burke)
Wednesday - May the 4th be with you!
- Library Day (Boehm)
Thursday - Cinco de Mayo
- Library Day (Johnson)
- All Pro Dads 7:10 am
- Wear Dooley Spirit wear/Dooley Blue
- Weekly Homework Due/Spelling Test
This Week in Literacy, students will be able to...
...look for cluse to help them predict what will happen next in a story
...make inferences to have better comprehension
...write a "how to" article
...identify and use pronouns
...properly write the Modern Manuscript letter: review
Spelling Pattern: suffixes: _ful; _less; _ness
This week's Spelling City lists:
Spelling Words - U6W3
High Frequency Words - U6 High Frequency Words
This week in Math, students will be able to...
...define money earned as income
...identify income as a means of obtaining goods and services.
...make choices between wants and needs.
...distinguish between spending and saving.
...consider charitable giving.
This week in Social Studies, students will be able to...
...explain community leaders/helpers and the jobs that they do.
...learn about jobs in my community
This week in Science, students will be able to...
...communicate the importance of how animals depend on the living and nonliving things around them for survival.
...communicate the importance of plants and their parts.
Over the next few weeks, students will be working to answer the question: How can we design a hand pollinator?
Throughout this unit, students will:
- identify and compare plant parts
- learn about pollination systems
- create and test a hand pollinator design
- communicate how their hand pollinator design works
We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.
You can support your child’s learning by talking with your child about this unit and encouraging her/him to ask questions and think hard.
We can’t wait for our first graders to blossom throughout this exciting unit!
Discovery Education Online At Home
plano.discoveryeducation.com - will take you directily to PISD's log in screen. From there, your child can enter their school log-in and password to have direct access to all of the site's academic features. (educational videos, images, games, and passages)
Please, take some time to explore all the options!
To ensure that your child is at the personal best when working with us, please make sure they are getting a full night's sleep. It is recommended that they get 10 -11 hours of sleep each night. For most kids that means an 8:00 pm bedtime!
Please help your child be on time to school. Our day starts promptly at 7:45! Too many kids are entering the hallway at that time and missing things because they are not in class.
Morning Drop Off
The cafeteria doors open for drop off from 7:00 a.m. At 7:20 a.m. they will be closed and your child is expected to enter from the front of the building.
Beginning at 7:20 a.m. the front doors will be opened for drop off. Prior to 7:20 a.m. your child is expected to be taken to the cafeteria.
Please do not drive off before you are assured your child has been granted access to the school by a staff member.
Staff members are not allowed to let anyone in through the exterior doors at any time before, during, or after school.
Istation at Home!
We ask that your child work in Istation for a minimum of 15 minutes at home each day.
To access the program you will need to download the program or app to your computer or tablet. (Istation is not available on android devices at this time.)
Download onto your computer: www.istation.com/IstationHome
Your child has a unique log in that was sent home.
Student Name: First and last name
User Name: tx###### (tx + your child's 6 digit student id number)
Password: ###### (your child's 6 digit student id number)
Please contact your child's teacher if you have difficulty with the program.
Go to schoolannualonline.com
- TX2016 (TX must be capital)
Click: Image Library
- Then click on the FOLDER name that you want to place your photos in
Click: Upload on the right side of the page.
If you need any help contact Renee Carson - email@example.com
Our homework goal is to provide reading, spelling, and math practice Monday through Thursday that does not exceed 30 minutes. Please make sure that our child returns all parts of the homework to school daily.
Reading: (15 minutes) It is important at this stage of reading development to monitor as your child reads aloud from his/her assigned book(s) and paper stories. Use the word sort sheet for quick drill.
All homework books must be returned daily.
Spelling: (5-10 minutes) Please give your child oral and written practice with the weekly spelling list. There will a spelling test on Fridays, which will include up to two sentences of dictation. Starting second semester students will be tested on their understanding of the weekly spelling patterns and high frequency words.
Math: (10 minutes) In the front pocket of your child's binder you will find one math review sheet to be completed by Friday.
Please read and initial your child’s homework sheet daily.The homework sheet can also be used as a means to keep you informed of weekly events, and as a place for you to communicate with the teachers.