First Grade Update

March 11, 2016

Dates to Remember:

  • Each Friday: Homework Due March 18th
  • Mar. 14-18: SPRING BREAK-- NO SCHOOL!
  • Mar. 29-30: STAAR testing days-- NO VISITORS allowed in the building!
  • Mar. 25: Weather Day-- No school
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Open House

Thank you all for attending our Open House yesterday! We enjoyed seeing you again and having the opportunity to share the learning that goes on in the classroom. We hope that it was informative, as well as fun (as all learning should be) for you!

Weekly Happenings

This week, we reviewed pertinent comprehension skills (sequencing events, main characters, setting, author's purpose, and main idea). Each learner created a newletter that incorporated all the comprehension skills we reviewed this week about a book of his/her choice. We also continued to work on reading with a partner in order to build coaching, fluency, and summarizing skills, We learned that great coaches are ones who are encouraging and allow you to make and learn from your mistakes.

In spelling, we talked about words with the long o sound spelled with oa and ow.

In social studies, we completed our study of the United States symbols and shared our findings with classmates .

In math, we practiced creating our own story problems. Learners illustrated and wrote a fact for their story problem that showed how to solve it. We participated in a gallery walk, viewing and solving each other's story problems.

In science, we began our unit on solids and liquids. The learners participated in hands-on investigations to determine what materials solids are made up of and how to describe their properties.

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No Homework Over Spring Break

There is no homework assigned over spring break. Enjoy your week with your children. Homework will be sent home on Monday, March 21st.
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Pink Heart Funds Ponytail Club!!!

Lakeside’s 7th Annual PHF Ponytail Donation Day will be held at our school-wide Spirit Rally on Friday, April 1st!

Who: Anyone wishing to donate their ponytails

  • At least 10" long
  • Can be one length or layered
  • Must be clean and dry (damp donations will not be used)
  • Secured by rubber band or braid
  • May be colored or permed (not over processed or bleached)
  • Grey is acceptable

What: Pink Heart Funds, a non-profit 501(c)3, was founded to help children, women, and men with limited funds or no insurance receive free wigs if they have medically induced hair loss or hair loss due to burns or Alopecia Areata.

Where/When: Lakeside during our April 1st Spirit Rally

If you know you would like to participate, please sign up using the link below!

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Note from Nurse Lander

Please see link below (from the Coppell district website) for information on preventing and getting rid of head lice.

Quotes of the Month

“As we look ahead to the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss