Peek at the Week

Mrs. Bennett's First Grade News, Week 13, November 20-21

A Note From the Teacher

It has been a good week in first grade. We were busy learning about Thanksgiving and creating a book today! Monday will be our 80's enrichment day. Thank you so much to all of the parent volunteers that decorated our hallway. It looks truly amazing! All of the first grade teachers have been working hard to create a special 80's day! Students will rotate to all four classes for a different 80's activity in each room. I have listed some dress up suggestions from Pinterest below. Don't go out and spend money. There is no homework next week. Enjoy your time off! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  • *Mark your calendars for 1st Grade Parent Math Event on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

  • You are invited to the First Grade Math Event!

    Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Time: 10-10:30

    Place: Mrs. Bennett's Room 106

    Students will be rotating through 5 math stations. Parents are invited to join their child and learn how to do math stations you can practice at home.

*Your child can dress up for 80's day on Monday, November 20th. Here are some ideas:


This is something I found on Pinterest:

The 1980s saw a vast array of fashion developments, many of which were completely awful. That's why it's so fun to dress up from this era! Workout clothes, tacky sweaters, and the iconic '80s rock and pop stars will inspire exciting costume ideas for years to come. Check out some of these ideas:

The Athlete

  • Jordans
  • Track suits - Swishy fabric, bright colors, and geometric patterns.
  • Sweat bands - They were put to good use. Wear with the track suit or a dance aerobics outfit.
  • Cutoff sweatshirts - Think Flashdance. Throw this on over a leotard and some tights!

The Rocker

  • Headbands - Grab a long piece of fabric and tie it around your head, leaving the tie hanging down on one side, or opt for a bandana.
  • Leather and stone washed pants - The pant of choice for rockers.
  • Layers - Layer up. Jacket on vest, vest on tank top, and layered necklaces.
  • Cutoff sleeves - Cut the sleeves off of a t-shirt to easily achieve a rock-star shirt.
  • Jackets - Leather jackets, stone-washed jackets, or vests work great; especially if they're studded, fringed, or frayed.
  • Studs - Sport some studded jewelry, like arm bands and chokers. Think Billy Idol.

The Pop Star

  • Leggings or leg warmers - Madonna and Cyndi Lauper popularized this look, one that is often associated with '80s style.
  • Horizontal strips - Blondie and others often wore horizontally striped shirts on stage.
  • Fingerless gloves - You can find lace or fishnet fingerless gloves for very cheap!
  • Denim or acid-wash jackets - Do you remember brightly-colored denim acid-washed jackets?
  • Shoulder pads - A regrettable trend from the past.
  • Tutu skirts - Madonna often rocked tutus over her leg warmers.

The Cosby

  • Printed, old man sweater - Something so horribly unfashionable, a hipster would wear it.
  • High-waisted jeans - Fitted, but with a very high waist.
  • Loafers - Call it the grandpa look.

Granny Chic

  • Floral dresses - You know, like a granny would wear.
  • Oversized, knit sweaters - Emphasis on the oversized. Wear these over your floral dress.
  • Granny boots - This is a thing, I promise. Just look them up; they are lace-up boots with a low, square heel and a pointed toe.
  • Brooches - Pin them onto your granny sweater!
  • Lace socks - These peeked out over boots, coming to about mid-calf.

All throughout, the '80s were a maximalist time, featuring big hair and lots of brightly-colored makeup. Go overboard!

*Thanksgiving Break is November 22-24.

Upcoming Events:

  • 12/9 Candy Cane Fun Run



Optional Challenge Test is on Friday, December 1, 2017









Optional Challenge Test is on Friday, December 15, 2017









(We have an incredible Christmas Around the World unit for the month of December. We will learn about traditions from all over the globe!)