First Grade Newsletter

Week of September 30 - October 4, 2019

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Welcome to our weekly newsletter! This newsletter will be sent out every Monday in your teacher's weekly email. Please be sure to read it thoroughly as this will be our main source of communication to you about all things First Grade! We hope you find this resource helpful!

What is my child learning this week?

Sight Words: have, him, look, this

Word Work: -un, -ut Family

Writing: Writing a personal narrative story

Reading: Kevin Henkes author study - character analysis and comparison

Math: Graphing - collecting and analyzing data

Science: Forms of energy: thermal, light, sound

Social Studies: Maps, cardinal directions, landforms

Folsom Friday Live Awards

A Note From our Librarian - Mrs. Buck!

Folsom Elementary will host sisters and co-authors Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann for a special reading of the books in their “A Feel Better Book for Little Kids” mental health series. These delightful books feature catchy rhymes, colorful illustrations and interactive techniques while educating little ones on how to manage big emotions like anxiety, anger and sadness. These books are available for purchase by filling out the form that was sent home with your child. The co-authors will sign copies that are purchased with this form. All forms and payment must be turned in no later than Friday, October 4th. No forms will be accepted after that date.

Folsom Fierce Obstacle Day Volunteers Needed

Please join us and volunteer to help at our 2nd Annual Folsom Fierce Obstacle Challenge sponsored by Bodine Orthdontists! The kids loved the event last year, and it will be even bigger and better this year. The Obstacle Course is put on and run completely by our parent volunteers and wouldn't be possible without everyone's help!

***All volunteers must complete the background check to help. Complete it at: ****

Use the following link to sign up:

Important Note about Transportation Changes

ALL transportation changes need to be made through Polly in the front office. If there is a change please notify the front office by no later than 2:15. Please do not email your child's teacher! We are no longer able to accept transportation changes by email, and we don't usually have time to check our email during the school day. Notifying the front office will ensure that your child goes home the correct way!
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Do you want to volunteer this year?

If so, you must complete a yearly volunteer background check! We love to have helpers at school for the following things: lunch helper, copy mom, field trip chaperone, and classroom helper. We recommend you do it now, even if you don't plan to volunteer until later in the year. Then it's done!

First Grade Lunch Helpers Needed

First Grade would like one parent helper to volunteer during our lunch time. Your job would be to stand in the lunch line and help students make their food choices in a timely manner, then help supervise the students at their tables during lunch time. Please click on the link below to sign up!

Copy Moms Needed

If you are interested in helping teachers out with their copies every Thursday, please use the link below to sign-up.

Copy Mom Sign Up

Save the Date

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Easy Access Links

My SchoolBucks

Click here and you can add money to your child's lunch account easily!

Dr. Watkin's 2 Minute Drill

2 Minute Drill 9/24/19
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