Week 26 in First Grade

March 14 - 18

Welcome Back!

I'm sure you were like us and wanted to hit snooze a few more times before getting your first grader out of bed this morning! From the buzz in the halls, the kids enjoyed their spring break despite the constant rain.

We have a lot going on this week and we are excited to share it with you!

Health and Literacy Night - Thursday, March 17

Come join us on Thursday, March 17th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm for Health and Literacy Night. The will be lots of fun health and literacy events throughout the school. This will also be your last chance to pick up some books form the book fair!

Some of the activities we will have are:

  • Literacy Stations at different grade levels
  • Health Stations
  • Read To Rover
  • Storyteller
  • STEAM Challenge
  • Book Fair

Storybook Character Parade - Friday, March 18th

Dragons, it's time to start thinking about your costume for the storybook character parade! What a great way to celebrate reading by dressing up as a character from your favorite book!

Think of ways you can use items around the house to make your costume. Don't forget to bring the storybook with you.

The parade will be held in the morning on Friday, March 18th. This is an annual tradition at Dooley that students and staff look forward to! Parents are welcome to cheer us on from parking lot.

As a reminder, NO WEAPONS or MASKS will be allowed as a part of your child's costume.

All Week - Book Fair!

Events this Week




  • Library Day (Boehm)
  • Library Day (Burke) This Week Only


  • Library Day (Johnson)
  • Health and Literacy Night 6:00 - 7:30


  • Wear Dooley Spirit wear/Dooley Blue
  • Storybook Character Day!
  • Weekly Homework Due/Spelling Test

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

...ask questions while they read.

...make inferences while reading

...explain cause and effect

...identify adjectives that compare

...properly write the Modern Manuscript letter: Review: Uu, Aa, Mm, Nn, Zz

Spelling Pattern: R-Controlled Vowels: _ar

This week's Spelling City lists:

Spelling Words - U5W2

High Frequency Words - U5 High Frequency Words

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

...identify a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.

...know the value of a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and how they relate to one another.

...count a set of coins that may include pennies, nickels, and dimes

...use the cent sign when working with coins

Please click the link below to the money playlist on YouTube to help your child with their money skills.

Money Money Money kids song by Rhonda Crigger
Time-Telling Song: Meet The Clock (SyllableSync)

This week in Social Studies, students will be able to...

...distinguish between the past, present, and future.

...identify a primary source for gaining information on a topic.

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

...observe and record changes in the appearance of stars.

...identify characteristics of the seasons.

Discovery Education Online At Home

Your child has access to a great resource at home: Discovery Education Online!

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!

Please Remember!!!

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.

Security Concern

Just a reminder for the safety and security of students and staff, all visitors to coming to Dooley MUST enter through the front office.

Staff members are not allowed to let anyone in through the exterior doors at any time before, during, or after school.

Istation at Home!

Istation is back! If your child was at Dooley last year, you are already familiar with this great program. Istation offers individualized reading instruction to each and every child. Every month your child will take an assessment test. Based on their results, your child is given lessons and activities to help them better understand concepts. The more time they have in the program, the greater growth they show each and every month.

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

Dowload from iTunes

Download from Google's store

Your child has a unique log in that was sent home.

Student Name: First and last name

School/Domain: dooley.plano.tx

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.

Yearbook Photos

Call all parent photographers! If you have been snapping photos from school events, please submit them to be included in our yearbook.

Go to schoolannualonline.com

Log in:

  • 2016
  • 719026
  • Staff
  • TX2016 (TX must be capital)

Click: Create

Click: Image Library

Click: Portraits

  • 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 - carsoncrew05@gmail.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.

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