Mrs. Grimmett's Class

Getting Carried Away in First Grade


March 13 - Early Dismissal**

March 13 - ITEMS FOR SPRING CARNIVAL DUE (see below)
March 15-21 - SPRING BREAK (no school)

March 19 - Mrs. Grimmett will be turning 30 :(

March 23 - Scholastic orders dues (will be sent home next week!)

March 28 - Spring Carnival
March 30-31 - STAAR Testing in 4th and 5th grade
March 30-31 - Shutdown Days*

*Parents are not allowed on campus during Shutdown days due to testing in the other grade levels.

** Early Dismissal is at 12:30. Due to the early dismissal our lunch will be at a different time (usually around 10:15) on these days.

Please make sure your child comes prepared for school every day. This means that they have a signed blue folder brought to school with them every day. They also need to have their library books so that they can read them in class. They are getting ready to become second graders and need to learn how to be responsible. Also, students begin coming into the classroom at 7:45 a.m. Announcements begin at 7:50 and we begin class promptly at 8:00. If your student is arriving to school at 8:00, they are missing out on the beginning of our day while they are getting unpacked and ready to join us.

Spring Carnival

It's that time! Our annual Spring Carnival is right around the corner!

Our class will be partnered with Ms. Bradford's class to collect items for a basket in the silent auction. We will be collecting items for a beauty themed basket! Included in our basket will be a gift card for Snip-Its and Lash. If you can donate any items for the basket, please send them to school with your student by Friday, March 13th! Think nice hair care products such as shampoos, brushes, combs, hair accessories, etc. I believe our room moms are working on a sign-up genius page to help make sure we get a good selection for the basket. As soon as I get information on that, I will forward it to you.

Also, we are in need of volunteers for the carnival! If you are able to volunteer any of your time, please e-mail Samhita Shah at

The kids always enjoy the carnival. Without parent support, it is not possible, so thank you in advance!

Writer's Workshop

This week we will work on capitalization. We will be learning when a letter should be capitalized using the acronym MINTS! Months, I by itself, Names, Titles, and Start of a sentence. We will go back through some of our previous writings and use our new found knowledge to do some self-editing!

Reader's Workshop

We will be working on retelling our stories! This is a concept that is VERY important and also difficult for a lot of students. To fully retell a story, students need to include character's name, setting, and problem and solution, as well as well as the details about what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story! In order for your student to be considered on level by the end of the year, your child will have to retell their story from the beginning to end and not just give a short summary! We will be practicing this week with fractured fairy tales.


We will be working on contractions.


We will be working on 2D shapes again! This time we will be putting 2 or more shapes together to make new shapes.


We are continuing to work on forces and motion! This week we will be diving into magnets even more!

Social Studies

YEEEHAW!!! It is rodeo time. We will continue to talk about our great state of TEXAS! We will be discussing Texas symbols and talk about some of the things that make Texas such a great state.

Take a look at the videos below!

^^texas our texas – state song

^^ video about symbols