Shining in First Grade

Weekly Updates in Mrs. Graham's Class

Events for February 1-5 (Orange Week)

Monday: Please return January reading calendars and leveled readers.


Wednesday: Practice Spelling Test


Friday: Final Spelling Test


I plan to meet with all of you about your child's progress. I have set aside two nights to do this. The first night will be Monday, February 22nd from 4:00-8:00. The second night will be Thursday, February 25th from 4:00-8:00. I am giving parents the choice of signing up for their conference. Several of you have already signed up using the link:

If these nights or times do not work with your schedule please let me know. I would be happy to meet with you on a different day if needed.

Thanks so much!


Weekly Vocabulary: bring, carry, hold, our, us (Highlighted in PAWS notebook)
Spelling Words: six, box, wax, queen, quick, quack, want, were
Spelling Sentences:
1. I want six bugs in a box.
2. Were the king and queen made of wax.

Nightly Reading: Our February reading goal is to read 300 minutes. Students will receive a pizza certificate for reaching their reading goal this month.
Counting: Practice counting with your child by 10's, 5's, and 2's beginning at zero all the way to 120! Have your child write these number patterns.

What can I reinforce at home?

Reading: We are continuing our study with homophones this week. Examples: ant/aunt; blue/blew; one/won

Don’t forget that students have vocabulary cards in their pencil pouches in their PAWS
folders. Please practice these often. Have them use the word in a sentence or even
have them write the word forming a complete sentence.

We will begin to transfer our addition skills into subtraction.

Pathways: We will be review the qu spelling of words.
Handwriting: Working on the formation of the letter k this week.

Please have your child bring a HEAVY coat, hat, and gloves to school each day. If your child brings snow boots to school they will be able to play in the snow.

Upcoming Events

February 12: 1:00 Dismissal and Valentine's Party 12:05-12:50
Room Parents: Jessica James, Alicia Falkenbury, Emily Green