Weekly Newsletter

Mrs. Darnell 1st Grade

Dear Parent,

The last two weeks will be busy as we begin our Holidays around the World unit. The students will be “traveling around the world” as they rotate classrooms the last hour of each day to learn about holiday traditions from other countries.


This week’s spelling test will be a review of number words. The list includes: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, friend* and have*. The two sentences are:

1. My friend put three bugs in a box.

2. We have five cats and seven dogs.

We will have our spelling on Thursday due to the field trip on Friday.


In math we will be comparing numbers. The students will be able to compare greater and less than numbers. Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts at home.

Fun Activities Next Week

Our Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 19th at 11:30. The students will need to send $2 for our pizza lunch. We will eat the pizza at 11:00 in the cafeteria and then will come back to the classroom to begin our celebration. We will be decorating Gingerbread Houses for our party. Please remember to send your items for the Gingerbread Houses as soon as possible so we can make sure we have enough to decorate. We also need a few volunteers to send cupcakes and juice boxes. Your child’s room mom or teacher will be contacting you.

The following items are what your teacher needs each student to bring.

Mrs. Cavender’s class: 1 bag of round, holiday candy (cinnamon disks, peppermints)

Mrs. Cooper’s class: packages of Fruit Stripe gum, Big Red, or any other colorful candy

Mrs. Mosby’s class: 1 large bag of M&M’s

Mrs. Roddy’s class: 1 package of Red Hots

Mrs. Darnell’s class: 1 package of gum drops

Mrs. Shaw’s class: 1 box of Graham crackers

***If you have any left over colorful Halloween candy that would be great to send also.

Elves Christmas Tree Farm Field Trip Sack Lunch and a drink

Our field trip is this Friday, December 12th, please send your child a sack lunch and a drink labeled with their name.

IMPORTANT DATES please mark your calendars:

December 12th- Field Trip to Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison,TX

(Your child needs a sack lunch.)

December 19th – Christmas Party and early release 1:05PM

(Your child needs $2 for pizza and a wrapped 100 piece puzzle)

December 22nd - Jan 5th – Christmas Break

Have a terrific week!

Thank you,

Mrs. Darnell