Mrs. Leotaud's Leopards

1st Grade Newsletter Feb 1-5

Lunch Duty Sign Up

Mrs. Leotaud's Lunch Duties: 2/1, 2/9, 2/18, 2/26

Valentine's Day Party 2/12, 1:15 to 2:15

Valentine Cards, we have 17 students in our class. Our Valentine party is Feb 12th, 1:15 to 2:15 and you are all welcome to join us. No need to worry about a Valentine bag or box, we will decorate white bags that have already been donated to our classroom.

For the party we will be doing the following:

  • Valentine Bingo
  • Craft - Valentine Card
  • Candy Heart Race
  • Pass the Ladybug

We are in need of the following items for the party:

  • Candy Hearts
  • Snack Size Baggies
  • Valentine Stickers or any other decorations to decorate their card

We will need a parent volunteer for each game.

Also, please feel free to send in a special snack for your child!

Important Dates

Feb 1 - 12 Valentine Spirit Sales 7:30 - 7:45

Feb 5 - 100th Day of School

McGowen Dance 6:00 - 8:00pm

I will be working the dance from 6:15 to 6:45, hope to see you there!

Feb 12 - Classroom Valentine's Party - 1st Grade 1:15 - 2:15

** Balloons are not allowed in the building due to fire code regualtions

McKinney ISD Spalding Video

Have your child watch and practice their spalding cards every week!

Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)

This week we are finishing up assessments. Fluency and comprehension are critical pieces when assessing reading. Please make sure your child is practicing reading out loud to you every night for 15 minutes.

Please ask them these questions after reading:

* Retell the story, Beginning, Middle & End, use the characters names.

* How do you connect to the story or what does it make you think of?

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Weekly Homework

Please, please make sure your child is reading every night!

  1. Read nightly and record books in homework journal. Be sure you are reading book baggie books several times to practice fluency.
  2. 1 reading response a week needs to be completed in the reading response journal.
  3. at least twice a week to practice fact fluency.
  4. iStation at least 30 minutes a week
  5. Return book baggie with books and journal to school everyday.

What we are learning!


I can read poems and identify different types of poems by listening to the word patterns.


I can create my own poems and share it with my class.

Word Work & Grammar:

I can identify a synonym by telling my partner.

I can read and write words with silent "e".


I can order numbers up to 120 by using place value and an open number line.

I can compare numbers by using greater than, less than and equal signs.

Science / Social Studies:

I can identify good citizen character traits.

iPad Polar Bear Report Project - The kids did great, I will post 2 more next week!

Polar Bear Boys
Polar Bear Girls

Fairness MVP & Musician of the Month

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Class Wish List! Thank you so much for Donating!

  • Valentine Stickers
  • Extra Healthy Snacks (Goldfish, Cheerios, Crackers)
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XtraMath Link

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iStation Link

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