First Grade News

Building a Community of Learners

Ready to Write!

This week we will introduce our new writing unit. We are super excited to teach the kids how to write their opinion. If you haven't already done so, please send in a favorite collection of small items for your child to write about or email your child's teacher a photo of the items. We will be using the items to inspire our writing for the next couple of weeks; if the items are needed, large, fragile, or expensive, please send a photo. Some examples include rocks, stamps, stickers, baseball cards, bracelets, Legos, cars, leaves, shells, figurines, etc. We can't wait to see how much the students grow as writers during this unit!

Last Week's Fun!

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This Week in First Grade

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This week in reading, we will continue our unit entitled "Readers Have Big Jobs to Do," which focuses on fluency, phonics, and comprehension. This unit will prepare students to read increasingly complex texts while maintaining meaning accuracy, comprehension, and fluency. Students will focus on word-solving strategies and reading independence.

Word Wall Words

  • look
  • soon
  • there
  • said
  • two


In math this week, we will begin our unit on geometry. Students have been introduced to geometry terminology through "Shape Bait," so they will have some schema already going into this unit!


We will be starting our unit on opinions this week. Students will be learning what an opinion is and how they can express theirs through writing. The collections you sent in will be a starting point for opinion writing.
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School Closings and Delays

Now that winter is here, please follow the local news for school closings and delays. Additionally, you can sign up for e-communication for information on school closings and delays on the SCPS website.
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Library Books

Books checked out from the PSE library are due each week on your student's library day.

  • Monday-Mrs. Fallen
  • Tuesday-Mrs. Zaring
  • Wednesday-Mrs. Shafer
  • Thursday-Mrs. Rogers
  • Friday-Ms. Henson

This week at PSE

  • PSE Sweatshirt Orders Due
  • Yearbooks are still on sale
Friday, January 15th
  • College Day-wear your favorite college shirt

Monday, January 18th

  • No School-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day observed