Week 16 in First Grade

December 14 - 18


This Friday will be an Early Release day. Your child will be dismissed from class at 12:00 pm.

Lunch will be served at school that day. If you would like your child to NOT purchase a lunch at school, be sure to notify your child's teacher.

Go First Grade!

This week your child took their Math MAP test. All of the teachers were excited to see how much growth students have made since they last took the test in Kindergarten. We still have a lot to learn this year, and we are making great progress.

Next week, we will take the Reading MAP. Once again, we ask that students are in bed by 8:00 and have had a nutritious breakfast.

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Events this Week



  • Library Day (Burke)


  • Library Day (Boehm)


  • Library Day (Johnson)
  • 1st grade Holiday Party 10:30 - 11:15 am


  • Wear Dooley Spirit wear/Dooley Blue
  • Weekly Homework Due/Spelling Test

This Week in Literacy, students will be able to...

...draw conclusions from the text

...identify verbs in the present, past, and future tenses

...properly write the Modern Manuscript letter: Bb

Spelling Pattern: long o (o_e); long u (u_e); long e (e_e)

This week's Spelling City lists:

Spelling Words - U3W4

High Frequency Words - U3 High Frequency Words

This week in Math, students will be able to...

...describe the attributes of a 3D solid using mathematical terms.

...explain how a shape can be cut into equal parts in more than one way.

...discuss how shapes can be divided into equal parts called halves, fourths, or quarters.

Students will be tested on these topics this week.

This week in Social Studies, students will be able to...

...discuss the various holidays celebrated in December such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years.

...research how Christmas is holiday is celebrated in different parts of the world.

This week in Science, students will be able to...

...discuss healthy vs. unhealthy food choices.

...understand that personal decisions and habits affect health throughout life.

...the human body is a system that has structures and functions to promote physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.

Morning Drop Off

The cafeteria doors open for drop off from 7:00 a.m. At 7:20 a.m. they will be closed and your child is expected to enter from the front of the building.

Beginning at 7:20 a.m. the front doors will be opened for drop off. Prior to 7:20 a.m. your child is expected to be taken to the cafeteria.

Please do not drive off before you are assured your child has been granted access to the school by a staff member.

Security Concern

Just a reminder for the safety and security of students and staff, all visitors to coming to Dooley MUST enter through the front office.

Staff members are not allowed to let anyone in through the exterior doors at any time before, during, or after school.

Istation at Home!

Istation is back! If your child was at Dooley last year, you are already familiar with this great program. Istation offers individualized reading instruction to each and every child. Every month your child will take an assessment test. Based on their results, your child is given lessons and activities to help them better understand concepts. The more time they have in the program, the greater growth they show each and every month.

We ask that your child work in Istation for a minimum of 15 minutes at home each day.

To access the program you will need to download the program or app to your computer or tablet. (Istation is not available on android devices at this time.)

Download onto your computer: www.istation.com/IstationHome

Dowload from iTunes

Download from Google's store

Your child has a unique log in that was sent home.

Student Name: First and last name

School/Domain: dooley.plano.tx

User Name: tx###### (tx + your child's 6 digit student id number)

Password: ###### (your child's 6 digit student id number)

Please contact your child's teacher if you have difficulty with the program.


Have you heard all about GoNoodle yet? This is a website used all over the campus to get us up and moving. You too can participate at home. Please read the flyer below.
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Our homework goal is to provide reading, spelling, and math practice Monday through Thursday that does not exceed 30 minutes. Please make sure that our child returns all parts of the homework to school daily.

  • Reading: (15 minutes) It is important at this stage of reading development to monitor as your child reads aloud from his/her assigned book(s) and paper stories. Use the word sort sheet for quick drill.

  • All homework books must be returned daily.

  • Spelling: (5-10 minutes) Please give our child oral and written practice with the weekly spelling list. There will a spelling test on Fridays, which will include up to two sentences of dictation.

  • Math: (10 minutes) In the front pocket of your child's binder you will find one math review sheet to be completed by Friday.

Please read and initial your child’s homework sheet daily.

The homework sheet can also be used as a means to keep you informed of weekly events, and as a place for you to communicate with the teachers.

Upcoming Events

WINTER BREAK Dec. 19 - Jan. 4

Classes will resume Tuesday, January 5, 2016