First Grade at O.C.T.

October 13-16

Highlight of the Week

This week we were so excited about our visit from the Colleyville Garden Club!! Natalie Genko shared about ways to create a garden and how to help create healthy soil!

App of the Week

This week's app of the week is Popplet. Popplet is a great app to link ideas, sort spelling words, and make a presentation.
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O.C. Taylor Tigers salute our Veterans!

In honor of Veterans Day, we will collect Wal-Mart gift cards to donate to the Ft. Worth Veterans Hospital. Local veterans can use these gift cards to buy groceries, medications, household needs and even gas. Please turn in gift cards to your teacher or the OCT front office by Monday, Nov. 9.

Tip Your Hat to our Veterans day will be Friday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Nov. 6. If you make a $1 donation to help our local veterans you can wear a hat to school! Please turn your dollar in to your teacher the morning of the event. We will add this money to our Ft. Worth Veterans Hospital. Thank you for your generosity Tigers!

If you have a picture of a veteran you wish to hang on the Wall of Honor, please label your picture with your name, the veteran’s name and the branch of the military they served in. Turn in your pictures to your teacher or Mrs. Vencill by Wed., Nov. 4. Your pictures will be returned to you after Our 3rd and 4th grade students are preparing music to perform at our annual Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the OCT cafeteria. 3rd and 4th grade students should wear red, white and blue for our performance. There is a reception in the library immediately following the program for Veterans, honored guests and their families.

If you know a veteran who would like to speak during our Veterans Day program, please contact Mrs. Vencill.

Please contact Mrs. Vencill at with any questions.

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Upcoming News and Events

October 12th: Student Holiday

October 15th: Dad's Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Kick-off 6:30-7:30 P.M.

What we are learning this week...

Math- I can use a number line to help me count forwards, backwards, and skip count.

Reading- I can use meaning cues to figure out words.

Writing- I can write for different purposes.

Science- I can explore and describe attributes of soil.

Social Studies- I can describe the location of places and objects. I can make and use simple maps to identify the location of places in my environments. I can use a map to find my communities.

First Grade Schedule

7:45 - 8:00 Morning Show, Circle up

8:00 - 9:00 Math

9:00-11:00 Reading/Language Arts/Humanities

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:00 Recess

12:00-12:50 Tiger Time

12:50-1:55 Science

1:55-2:45 Specials-PE, Music, Art, Spanish

2:45 Dismissal from Specials

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