Bear Creek First Grade Newsletter

Nov 15 - Nov 19 , 2021

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Happy Thanksgiving and We are So Thankful!

The First Grade Teachers are so Thankful for each of your children!! They are such a blessing to all of us !!!

We also would like to wish All of You a Very Happy Thanksgiving!! Please Enjoy your children over the break! They are incredible people!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!~

*Important Information!! *1st Grade Thanksgiving Program

***Tuesday, November 16---PLEASE have your child wear Fall Colors to school for the Thanksgiving Musical Performance!

First graders have been working very hard during Specials to prepare for a Thanksgiving Program. They will perform for the 2nd graders Tuesday afternoon. The Program will be filmed for the rest of the school and for parents to view.

Your first grade teacher will be sending the link to the video as soon as they receive the final product. Since, guests are still not permitted in the building, the Program will be filmed by Mr. Calvert and you will be able to see the hard work your children have been doing.

Happy Thanksgiving from 1st Graders!!!!

***First grade teachers are so excited to see the program too!

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Thanksgiving Break- November 22-26

Afternoon Pick Up-

PLEASE Be sure you have your Blue Pick Up sign when you walk up and when you drive up to get your child. When driving through the car pick up line-Please make sure your sign is very visible to the person calling out names. It does need to be held up or posted on the window so the sign can be read by the person calling out the names. When it is lying on the dash it is Very hard to read and sometimes cannot be read.

Thank you so much for helping us out with the blue pick up signs


IF you NEED another sign or a few, please contact your child's teacher.

PLEASE Read with your Child Everyday!

Thank you so much for all that you are doing at home. The most important goal for 1st graders is that they practice reading everyday. We are working hard at school to help all first graders meet this goal. It is truly imperative for your child to be reading for 20+ minutes every day out loud to an adult. We talk daily that the only way to become better at anything is to practice. So thank you in advance for listening to your child read and helping them retell the story. A Saying we say in 1st grade is::

Why do we practice reading?......TO BECOME A BETTER READER!!!

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Library day

All First graders visit the library on Wednesday! PLEASE make sure your child's library book is kept in their backpacks when they are not reading them. This ensures the book is not left at home on Library day. Students can check out one book once the previous book is returned.

Library books are students free choice.

Please feel free to read the book to them or have them read to you. Library books are usually not on the student's text level and would not be a good nightly read for every student to read to an adult.. But students love hearing someone read to them. This demonstrates reading fluently and let's them learn the enjoyment reading and learning can bring! So PLEASE keep reading to your child!

PLEASE make sure your child has Fully CHARGED and Working Headphones EVERYDAY.

PLEASE make sure your child has "working" headphones to bring to school everyday. Unfortunately, the students headphones do not last very long. Please check with your child......You child will know if their headphones are working or not.

Headphones are very important to have at school every day with their charged iPad. 1st graders take many assessments on the iPad and need headphones in order to complete the assessment.


It is extremely important that students bring their Ipad CHARGED DAILY. We do not have extra chargers or outlets in the classroom to use.

If you are new to the district, you will be given a GCISD ipad and charger for student use in the near future. Students will bring ipads every single day and take them home every day.

Bear Creek Blast

Please read the Ber Creek Blast each week. The first grade newsletter is embedded within the Bear Creek Blast

Specials Newsletter

What we are learning this week

Math - 2d/3d shapes

Humanities (reading, writing, Fundations) - Story Elements (character, setting, problem, solution)

Science - Bodies of Water, Soil

Social Studies - The First Thanksgiving

Upcoming Events

11/22-26 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

11/29-12/3 - Scholastic Book Fair

12/8 - Look for 6 Week Progress Reports in Skyward

12/14-15 - PTA Peppermint Village

12/17 - 11:45 am EARLY RELEASE DAY

12/18-1/4 NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)

1/5 - Return to School

1/7 - Look for 2nd Nine Week Report Cards in Skyward

1/17 - NO SCHOOL (Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday)

Show your Spirit!!

On Mondays, have your student show school spirit by wearing a Bear Creek shirt!

On Fridays, have your student show support for a college by wearing a college T-Shirt! (It does not have to be a college listed below. Those are the colleges we have adopted in our classrooms.)

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Bear Creek Contact Information

Bear Creek Elementary

401 Bear Creek Drive

Euless, TX. 76039