First Grade at O.C.T.

May 16-20

Highlight of the Week

Your students did such a great job this week of staying quiet so the older students could take the STAAR tests!! We are so proud of the way they took on this challenge!

App of the Week

Animal Math Apps: Available for First and Second Grade free! This app allows students to practice different math concepts such as: greater than, less than, and equal to; number sentences; subtraction; number patterns; and place value.

LEADing Digital Innovation Conference information for Parents

An evening of Learning for GCISD Parents:

Please click on the link for more details and to register.

Involving Parents in Process of Learning Session with George Couros

The End of Year is Quickly Approaching!

The end of the year is upon us and with it comes many fun events and programs. Due to the schedule changes, hallway readers will end this Wednesday, May 18th. This means book bags will no longer be sent home.


Words Their Way spelling lists have been completed and your students will not be receiving another one. They may continue to work on their First Grade In a Snap words.

Fundraising Event for O.C. Taylor

Please join us for some food, fun and goodwill.

Potbelly will donate 25% of sales to support O.C. Taylor Elementary.

When: May 18th, 5PM-8PM

Where: Potbelly Sandwich Shop 121 & Glade

2721N St Hwy 121

Euless, TX 76039

May 20th Team Day!

Send your student to school on Friday, May 20th in their favorite team shirt. This may be their baseball team, cheer team, etc. or their favorite team such as Mavericks or Texas Tech.

The O. C. Taylor BOGO Book Fair is scheduled for the week of May 23-27 (which means it will only be 4 days long since that Friday is an inclement weather day).


​Happy Reading!​

A Note From Our Room Moms

On Tuesday, May 31st, we will have our First Grade Celebration Ceremony.

At this time our First Graders will be recognized for their hard work and choose something they are most proud of for the year!

Immediately following the ceremony we will venture outside for recess & our family fun picnic


Please bring beach towels, a sack lunch, and your camera. This is the perfect time to

sign yearbooks, capture fun memories with friends, and say “thank-you” to our amazing

First grade teachers.


If you would like to pick-up lunch for your child, you will have time to run and get something special for them!

Hope to see everyone there!

Lost & Found

There are lots of really nice coats, jackets and sweatshirts piling up in Lost & Found. Please stop in and collect your child's belongings. Also, remind your child to check everyday on the way to lunch. Everything not claimed by the end of the year will be donated to GRACE.

Upcoming Dates and Events

May 19 PTA General Meeting & 5th Grade Choir Program

May 23-26 OCT BOOK FAIR

May 26 Field Day

May 27 Bad Weather Make-Up Day--No School

May 30 Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 31 End of Year Celebration Ceremony and Picnic~9:45am

June 2 Last Day of School-Early Dismissal at 11:45

Counselor's Corner

https://www.smore.com/8zqp7

What we are learning this week...

Math- I can tell a number that is 10 more or 10 less than a given number.

Reading-I can use specific strategies to understand what I read.

Writing-I can create a simply newspaper.

Social Studies-I can identify ordinary people who exemplify good citizenship.

Science-I can identify how each part of a plant has a special function that works together to allow the plant to function as system.

First Grade Schedule

7:45 - 8:00 Morning Show, Circle up

8:00 - 9:00 Math

9:00-11:00 Reading/Language Arts/Humanities

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:00 Recess

12:00-12:50 Tiger Time

12:50-1:55 Science

1:55-2:45 Specials-PE, Music, Art, Spanish

2:45 Dismissal from Specials

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