First Grade at O.C.T.

May 2-6

Highlight of the Week

A huge thanks to all of our O.C. Taylor parents and volunteers for sharing their careers with us today. The students throughly enjoyed it. They learned the importance of obeying laws, how all subjects they are being taught will later be used in life with whatever career they choose, the importance of being brave, helping others, keep on trying, never give up and following your dreams.

App of the Week

News-O-Matic (Daily Reading for Kids)

Each daily issue features:
* Five dynamic news articles available at 3 reading levels
* Rich and detailed images, videos, and illustrations
* Informative maps relating the user to the location of every story
* News Room for drawing or asking questions about the news
* An interactive history-based timeline
* Puzzles, games, fun facts, and many other elements for discovery
* Audio support for challenging vocabulary and full stories read aloud
* Improved design
*First month free!*
*One of The Best News Sources for Kids - Common Sense Media*
*kidSAFE® certified *

LEADing Digital Innovation Conference information for Parents

An evening of Learning for GCISD Parents:

Please click on the link for more details and to register.

Involving Parents in Process of Learning Session with George Couros

Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017

Our Kindergarten Orientation will be on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 for all students registered for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.

Fundraising Event for O.C. Taylor

Please join us for some food, fun and goodwill.

Potbelly will donate 25% of sales to support

O.C. Taylor Elementary.

May 18th, 5PM-8PM

Potbelly Sandwich Shop 121 & Glade

2721N St Hwy 121

Euless, TX 76039

Lost & Found

There are lots of really nice coats, jackets and sweatshirts piling up in Lost & Found. Please stop in and collect your child's belongings. Also, remind your child to check everyday on the way to lunch. Everything not claimed by the end of the year will be donated to GRACE.

Upcoming Dates and Events


May 2-6 Staff Appreciation Week

May 9-11 STAAR TESTING (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)~ Closed Campus

May 13 Walk to School Morning

May 19 PTA General Meeting & 5th Grade Choir Program

May 26 Field Day

May 30 Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 31 End of Year Celebration Ceremony and Picnic~9:45am

Counselor's Corner

What we are learning this week...

Math- I can compose and decompose #'s in more than 1 way. I can use mathematical language to compare groups of objects.

Reading- I can retell important information from a newspaper article.

Writing- I can use a variety of genres to develop one topic.

Social Studies-I can identify characteristics like justice, trouble, truthfulness, equality, respect, and responsibility for the common good.

Science-I can describe the characteristics of the different seasons and the seasonal changes in weather. (Students will focus on Spring.)

First Grade Schedule

7:45 - 8:00 Morning Show, Circle up

8:00 - 9:00 Math

9:00-11:00 Reading/Language Arts/Humanities

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:00 Recess

12:00-12:50 Tiger Time

12:50-1:55 Science

1:55-2:45 Specials-PE, Music, Art, Spanish

2:45 Dismissal from Specials

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