1st Grade News

November 15, 2015

Upcoming Events

Date --- Event

11/17 - Marcel's Birthday - Happy Birthday Marcel!

11/18 - In House Field Trip - The Traveling Trunk

11/19 - Picture Retakes

11/19 - Family Reading Night (6:00 - 7:30)

11/20 - PBIS - Game Day Celebration!

11/23 - Bryce's Birthday - Happy Birthday Bryce!

11/24 - One Hour Early Dismissal (2:35)

11/25 - No Student Attendance

11/26 - Happy Thanksgiving - No School

11/27 - No Student Attendance

12/04 - Report Cards go home

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Candy Collection Turn In!

I am so excited to be able to share this news! Dr. Pollina mailed us the check for our candy donation and the total was.....$250!!! We plan on taking some of the money to help fund our next service learning project (that we will be doing with our 5th grade buddies). The remaining money will go to the Mount Prospect Food Pantry (they mentioned that they are running low on donations this year) and Robert Frost's Jaylen Blackshear Fund (our own school fund that helps students' families that are experiencing financial difficulties.

We are in need of some donations...

Thank you to those of you that have sent Play-Doh in!

If you have any extra children's socks that have lost their mate, please send them to school with your student. They make great erasers for our white boards!

Thank you!!

The Global Read Aloud

Our Global Read Aloud ended with quite a bang! We took part in the:

Glow - Hopefully you saw glow sticks come home

Ball - We couldn't really dress up, so we settled for mustaches and tiaras

Read - Boy did we read!

Dahl - We read poems by Roald Dahl - it was tricky finding ones appropriate for 1st graders!

Loud - We shouted the words that rhymed in the poems

We also Skyped with our new Canadian friends. We took turns sharing our Roald Dahl poems, and shared the Amy Krouse Rosenthal book we chose to end this very special project. I shared "I Wish You More" (Have you read this story yet? I highly recommend you read it to your son/daughter with a box of tissues on hand), and they shared "Friendshape". We also shared some wishes that we made for them. We decided we want to stay in touch with our new friends and look forward to Skyping with them again!

Class Twitter Account

I have continued to post what we have been doing in the classroom on Twitter. Feel free to follow us! Our Twitter "handle" is @Loverdes1stGr

Math Fun

Remember when we just wrote the correct answer? Not anymore! Now the students need to prove their answer, write a number bond, two number sentences and the answer! Being in first grade is hard work! :)

Robert Frost Library Checkout Days

The students will be going to the LRC to check out books on Day 4, 5, or 6 (depending on their special group).


Hopefully by now you have seen the students' book baggies. The students should read every night for at least 15 minutes. They may read the book they chose to bring home or one they have at home already.

The students are also bringing home math homework almost nightly. Please remember that this does not need to come back to school. Feel free to use it as your family seems fit.

Mrs. Elizabeth Loverde

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions, comments or concerns!