Mrs. Motti's Fabulous First Graders

We are taking the FIRST STEPS to LEARNING

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for Monday, May 8th!

Please be sure students come to school wearing the appropriate clothing and tennis shoes for FIELD DAY!! The weather will be sunny so please wear sunscreen. You can send your child to school with a ball cap and water bottle!


We will be MAP and Dibels testing Friday and Monday. Please be sure your child eats a healthy breakfast Friday morning. If you would like to send a box of granola bars to school to share with the class, please do so. We need your child to school on time, well rested and a tummy full.

Our classroom is where it is HAPPENING!!

Hello First Grade!! Miss Scales last day of teaching is Friday, April 28th. Please be sure to let her know how much we will miss her. She has done an outstanding job and has put her heart into teaching your children. Let's show her how grateful we are for her hard work and dedication to our class and school.

Dates to Remember

April 12th - Bike Rodeo

April 14th - No School

April 17th - Field Trip

April 19th - Open House and 1st Grade Musical

April 21st - Silent Auction (Adult only event)

April 28th - First day of testing

April 28th - Miss Scales Last Day

May 4th - Early Dismissal - 12:30

May 5th - No School

May 19th - Last day of school 12:30 dismissal


Thank you for those who have sent new headphones to school with your child. Some of the students still need a new pair. If your child comes home with theirs or tells you that they can't hear out of theirs, please quickly replace them. Each student needs to have working headphones for their iPad lessons. If you have any questions on what kinds to buy, I will be happy to give you a few suggestions. Thank you so much.


Access to report cards should be available to you. There were a few issues with the website, but I think it has been resolved. If you have any questions, you know I am available for you.

Please be sure to access your Skyward account to click on the appropriate forms for this school year. There are a few parents/guardians that have not accessed their child's account. It is very important that you access this account in order to see your child's progress and report card. Please have all forms clicked before we leave for Winter Break. I will be contacting you if you did not access it in order to make an appointment with our school secretary to help you with your passwords and forms.


I hope we are reading!! Reading logs need to be turned in at the end of the month. I have only one student that has returned their reading log to me for every month. Please be sure to read and the reading passages count as minutes towards their reading goals.

Keep up the reading practice each day for accuracy and speed. Practice those spelling words and high frequency words too!

Wonders Reading

Words to Know – spelling oi, oy

spoil coin join joy toy boy town mouse build fall

High Frequency Words

above build fall knew

money toward


We will be studying Sound - what makes sounds, how is sound made and the different kinds of sound this week.

Social Studies and Science

PLTW (Project Lead The Way)

We are studying Animal Adaptions! It is amazing how much fun these lessons are. I hope your child is talking about them. There are 5 specific activities that students are experiencing throughout the month.

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Exciting Day! We opened our box from our South Korea Pen Pals!! Thank you Pen Pals!!!

Pen Pals

Here are a few pictures from our South Korea Pen Pals.
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We just finished graphs and data collecting and now it is time for TIME! Along with time we continue to keep our skills up on adding and subtracting. We are taking 1 minute drills to see how fast we are getting and we started the 1000 club.

Field Trip to Deanna Rose Farmstead

Classroom STEM Activities

Classroom Seating