First Grade News

Highland Park Elementary August 29-September 2

Notes From the First Grade Teachers

Curriculum Night is Tuesday Night from 6:30-7:30. We hope that everyone can attend! We will explore "A Day in the Life of a First Grader" as well as discuss what first graders are expected to know by the end of first grade! We will also provide information about Standards Based Grading, the district's new grading system. We will be meeting in the First Grade pod all together as a team!

Please don't forget to send your child with a peanut-free snack each day!


This week in reading we our continuing our unit on "Launching Reader's Workshop." This week we will learn about finding a quiet place to read and staying in the spot to read each day. We will learn readers respect for others. We will also identify the characteristics of reading stamina and demonstrate reading stamina during Reader's Workshop.


This week our pathways lessons will focus on consonant review and building vowel town! We will also begin reviewing the sight words they learned in Kindergarten.


This week in Math we will work on writing numbers, counting objects, representing numbers in a variety of ways, and composing and decomposing numbers up to 10 using drawings or equations. We will learn how tally marks can represent numbers. We will build a number line to 20 and discuss which numbers are even and which numbers are odd. We will also work on our Number Sense Journals.

Social Studies/Science/PBL(Project Based Learning)

We will continue reviewing the 7 Habits. This week we will also dive into our Growth Mindset lessons! We are really excited to introduce our 1st graders to training their brains to have a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset!


  • Please remember to charge Chrome books each night
  • Please initial your child's comment sheet each night
  • Don't forget to send a peanut free snack for your child each day
  • Remember to wear tennis shoes on PE days
  • No lunch visitors until after Labor Day

Important Dates

August 30--K-3 Curriculum Night-We will meet in the 1st Grade pod!

September 5-NO SCHOOL--Labor Day

September 6--Picture Day

September 13--HPE Culver's Night-5:00-8:00

September 16--Scholastic Book Orders Due

Septemer 23--Husky Hustle Fundraiser