First Grade Newsletter
March 19, 2015
March 17th: Open House from 6-7
March 27th: Kindergarten Round-Up (9-11am, 1-3pm)
April 3rd- Student and Staff Holiday
April 6th- Snow make-up day. NO Student Holiday
April 13th-17th: Book Fair Week
April 14th- Class pictures
April 15th- Bronco Press Due
What We're Learning
In Language Arts, we will practice spelling words with the r-controlled vowels: ar and or. We will also practice making inferences in stories as well as comparing and contrasting. We will soon learn about synonyms and antonyms through fun games and lessons. In writing, we will write fictional stories, expository book reviews, and fictional weather reports.
We are starting a new math unit focusing on telling time on an analog clock. Students will identify attributes such as length, capacity, and weight using non-standard units of measure.
We are starting a new unit on Earth Science. We will be focusing on importance of studying the Earth's surface, water and weather, and space. Our engineering unit will be on designing walls. Below is a link to a signup genius with supplies we will be needing. If you are able to please sign up to help us collect materials for this fun unit.
Mrs. Lopez- Nathan B.
Ms. Landers- Justice B.
Mrs. Salmon- Rhea S.
Ms. Carr- Shane M.
Ms. Rosiles- Peter S.
Don't Forget - Bronco Press
If your child is participating in the Bronco Triathlon this year, all Bronco Press books are due April 15th.
Children did not have to participate in the science fair or Reflections to participate in Bronco Press! This is your chance to have your child write a story and have it published. Just think how much you will enjoy looking back at this adorable piece of writing one day!
Bronco Press entry forms and rules can be found on
Spring Book Fair is Coming!
SEA-riously, our Book Fair is FINtastic!
Reading books with your child can support language development and learning in many ways. Support your reader while supporting Barksdale! Mark your calendars and plan to attend this year’s Book Fair, on-line or in-person.
Sun, April 5th Online Fair Opens at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/barksdaleplano
Mon, April 13th Store Opens, 7:30AM – 3:30PM w/Evening Hours Thurs, 5-7:00PM
Special activities: Dive into Reading with Dad Tues, Apr 14th 7:00AM-7:40PM
Volunteers still needed…please email firstname.lastname@example.org.