Week 6 in First Grade

September 28 - October 2

Super Moon Weekend

I hope that your first grader was able to catch a glimpse of the eclipsing super moon before they were off the bedtime. This week, we are wrapping up our unit in Social Studies on citizenship, and starting a new unit in math! So much learning goes on everyday in first grade. I hope your child is sharing that with you each night.

Hope you all have a great week!

Items Needed for next week

In science we have been studying sound energy! To share our knowledge of sound, we will be creating our own musical instruments. To give all of the students the greatest opportunity to create a one of a kind instrument we are in need of some items to be donated.

The following link will take you to our online sign up list of needed items. Please click on an item if you are able to donate.

We are also collecting the following:

Empty Coffee Cans with lids

Empty Pringle cans with lids

Shoe boxes

Empty Tissue Boxes

Toilet paper tubes

Paper Towel Tubes

Any item you think could be used in the creation of a musical instrument.

We really appreciate all you are able to do to help! Thanks,

Conference Day - Monday, October 12

Monday, October 12 is set aside for our first conference day of the year. Your child's teacher will be sending out information about sign-up times via Bloomz.

Events this Week


  • Library Day (Burke)


  • Library Day (Boehm)


  • Library Day (Johnson)


  • Wear Dooley Spirit wear/Dooley Blue
  • Weekly Homework Due/Spelling Test

This Week in Literacy, students will be able to...

...look for clues that tell why the author wrote about that topic.

...identify and create a sentence with proper punctuation.

...properly write the Modern Manuscript letters: Ee

Spelling Pattern: final blends

Word sort: _sk, _sp, _st

This week's Spelling City list is U1W5

This week in Math, students will be able to...

...numbers to 10 can be represented on a ten-frame using 5 and 10 as a benchmark.

...break the number 10 into parts of the whole in different ways.

...show how the missing part of a whole can be found when the whole and the other part are known.

...use a table to record and organize data by finding and using numerical patterns in the table.

The link below is for some math songs for your child to watch and practice their math facts.

Getting Started with Ten-Frames
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This week in Social Studies, students will be able to...

...explain the meaning of Texas symbols

Online Symbol Game

This link will take you to a site where you child can practice finding the correct American and Texas Symbols to a given clue.

This week in Science, students will be able to...

...communicate information based on observations that energy makes things happen.

...make predictions based on observations that sound energy is energy that can be heard.

...can observe pitch and volume to describe sound.


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 our 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.

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Picture Day - Thursday, October 8

Simplify Picture Day by ordering online at mylifetouch.com. No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online.

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Dooley Elementary Fall Picnic & Carnival

Mark your calendars and join us for our Fall Picnic & Carnival Friday, October 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Come out and enjoy a fun evening with old and new friends at Bob Woodruff Park.

★ Enjoy dinner from the In-N-Out Food Truck, pre-order your tickets now.

★ Enjoy treats like

★ Cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and bottled water

★ Face Painting and a Photo Booth

★ Lots of games (some free)

★ Cake walk

★ Bounce house and Obstacle course to play on

★ Check out our Spirit Wear table and order your hoodies before it’s too late!

Go to www.dooleypta.org to place your order! 75% of tickets sold go to Dooley PTA and 25% goes to a local charity!

Dooley Elementary Service Project- Hygiene Kit Drive

From September 17 through November 6, we are partnering with other Plano ISD PTA units, and the Plano ISD Council of PTAs to collect hygiene items. These item will be assembled into hygiene kits and delivered to Plano ISD schools for distribution to our students in need. Our goal is to complete 2,200 hygiene kits. But we need your help!

We invite all of our Dooley Families to consider donating any of the following items (all items should be NEW):

• Hair Brushes/Combs

• Deodorants

• Toothbrushes

• Toothpaste

• Dental Floss

• Wash Cloths

• Bar Soap

Our deadline for collection is November 6, 2015, for distribution before Thanksgiving Break.

Collection boxes can be found in the school office outside Nurse Gail’s door.