Our Class Newsletter


Thomas Huxley

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."

Hatching Chicks in the Classroom

While the eggs have been in the incubator we have been learning about their development and their life cycle. On Thursday, we began researching farms and factories to answer the question, "Would it be more responsible to send our chicks to an animal factory or an animal farm?" Below the students are reading Chickens in my Backyard to collect data. Later they will be asked to write their opinion and support it.

Monday, April 21st is the expected date for our chicks to begin hatching!

Word Study

Word study time continues to be a focus in our classroom. Recently we have learned…

  • The phonogram "igh" says "long i" in a word.
  • The prefix "un" means the "the opposite of or not" as in unpack.
  • How to read and spell 4th quarter sight words.

Below the students are finding Easter eggs, opening, reading the sight word inside, and practicing spelling the word.

Parents are Teachers

The 2013-2014 is quickly coming to a close. I thought this article effectively described the things 1st grade students should know as the year wraps up! As always, if you have specific questions please let me know.

First Grade Reading Under Common Core

Goal Day

The first grade team has Goal Day every year to motivate students in April and May to work hard on and stay focused on their school goals. This year's Goal Day will be Tuesday, May 27th. On this day we will celebrate student who have made their goals…

  1. Can read their first grade sight words
  2. Follows directions
  3. Can pass sums to 20 addition assessment
  4. Completes their April and May reading log
  5. Can spell first grade spelling words

More information on this day will be coming home soon!

Take Your Child to Work Day

Take Your Child to Work Day is Thursday, April 24th. If you would like your child to attend please sent the permission slip back as soon as possible. All permission slips MUST be turned into the office by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in order for this to be considered an excused absence. If the permission slips are turned in after the 24th it will be an unexcused absence.

April's Character Trait

Sense of Humor

Family Fun Night

Friday, April 25th, 6-8pm

425 Claywoods Pkwy

Liberty, MO

Join us for a night of fun and celebrating at Lillian Schumacher.

Paradise Park

Friday, May 9th, 9:30am-2:15pm

1021 NE Colbern Rd

Lee's Summit, MO

We will be learning about seeds and parts of a plant on our second field trip to Paradise Park. Permission slips are due May 1st.