Weekly Newsletter

Mrs. Darnell 1st Grade

Dear Parent,

I hope you and your family enjoy the three day weekend!

Language Arts

Our spelling words come from List 11: she, too, keep, same, more, we’ll, shack, went, tablet, brushing, their, and goes.

  1. The deck is next to their pool.
  2. The fish had a hook stuck in its gill.

The students will reciting the following poem on Thursday and Friday, January 21-22.


I like winter, I like snow

I like icy winds that blow.

I like snowflakes, oh so light,

Making all the ground so white.

If your child has a toboggan (hat), a neck scarf, and a coat; please allow them to bring these items on the days they recite the 'Winter' poem.

Thank you!

AR Reading

Don't forget to listen to your child read their AR library book. Please have them read it a minimum of 3 times and then discuss the content of the book: beginning, middle, end, problem, solution, characters/setting; if it is a nonfiction book discuss the facts or information learned.


For the next two weeks in math, we will be learning addition strategies, such as using our doubles facts to help us add and subtract.

Most of my students already know the 1-6 doubles, but a few of my students still do not know their 6-10 doubles. Below is a link to both videos; please have your child practice their doubles, if they are still not proficient with this concept. It is important to have a solid foundation in order to enhance your child's ability to move on with adding/subtracting 'doubles plus/minus 1'.

Doubles Doubles (I Can Add Doubles!) (6-10 Version)
Doubles Doubles (I Can Add Doubles!) (song for kids about adding doubles 1-5)


We are continuing our weather PBL (project based learning) this week. Our focus will be what is a meteorologist, the tools they use to predict weather and what causes the changes in seasons. We are looking forward to Skyping with WFAA’s Chief Meteorologist, Pete Delkus the following week.

Weather Tools/Seasons - Padlet

Feel free to investigate the following Padlets with your child. Some of the videos in the padlets have been shared with your child while others have been added for family exploration.

Important Dates

Tuesday, January 26th - Candy Land

Curriculum Night 6-7:30

February 8th-12th- Book Fair

February 9th- PTA meeting & 1st Grade Performance 7PM

February 12th- Father/ Daughter Dance 6:30-8:30

Have a terrific week!

Thank you,

Mrs. Darnell