Ms. McSorley's News

February 8 - 12

Friendly Reminders & Important Dates

Thursday, February 11: Hats off to Reading; wear your favorite hat

Thursday, February 11: 1st grade field trip to Stages Theater; please send a paper bag lunch with your child!

Friday, February 12: Class Valentine's Day celebration

Valentine's Day Celebration

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday, February 12. If your child would like to bring valentines for the class, I have included a list of names below. You must bring one for every student in our class. We will be decorating bags in class to collect our valentines in, so there's no need to send one from home!

  1. Crayton
  2. Mackenzie
  3. Phineas
  4. Rowan
  5. Addisyn C.
  6. Bradley
  7. Addyson G.
  8. Hadyn
  9. Mallory
  10. Tony
  11. Alycia
  12. Mason L.
  13. Adam
  14. Mason M.
  15. Clara
  16. Makayla
  17. Jericho
  18. Aubrey
  19. Savana
  20. Jocelyn
  21. Devin
  22. Rylee
  23. Alejandro
  24. Abi
  25. Daimeon


Next week, we will begin to look at alliteration. Students will search for examples in our big book, Fox, Beware! We will continue to work on making connections through comparing and contrasting information. We will also continue to practice applying fix up strategies when encountering difficult words while reading.

Our spelling words will come from the -oad and -old families. They are as follows:

  1. bold
  2. cold
  3. fold
  4. load
  5. road
  6. his
  7. now
  8. coach
  9. golden
  10. +1 personal word to be decided as a class on Monday morning.

Revising and editing our stories will carry on through this week. We are practicing finding words that need to be capitalized as well looking for missing punctuation in our writing.


We will begin topic 12: Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 100. Students will be introduced to the concept of 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less. We will also begin comparing numbers using the symbols >, <, and =.