Shining in First Grade

Weekly Updates in Mrs. Graham's Class

Events for February 15-19 (Orange Week)

Please return February reading calendars and leveled readers.


Practice Spelling Test

Final Spelling Test


Classroom Needs

We are in need of snacks for the month of February.
Almost every child is using their last glue stick or sharing with a friend.
Thank you for helping our classroom run smoothly!

Leader in Me Conference

I have the opportunity to attend a Leader in Me Conference for a couple days this week. I am looking forward to learning more about the 7 habits and bringing back new ideas for the classroom! While I am away, please make sure you communicate to the office if your child is absent or has a change in transportation. Thank you!

School Pictures

All Pre-K through 3rd grade photos will take place Thursday, February 18. This is a change from the printed calendar.

There will be one background (scenic), and they will take both a 3/4 shot and a close-up. There will be no retakes and they will not be coming back for students who are absent on Thursday.

Class photos will also be taken at that time.

The parents will get photo proofs like last fall, but they will not be in a booklet format. They will then bring in their photos whether they want to order photos or not.

There is also a yearbook order pamphlet that will be sent home next week.

If you have any other questions please contact the school office.


I believe I have scheduled a conference with all of you. If you are needing to change our conference time please let me know. You may always check Sign-Up Genius to see what time you are scheduled to meet. I am looking forward to sharing your child's progress.


Weekly Vocabulary: again, please, read, say, word (Highlighted in PAWS notebook)
Spelling Words: how, now, down, our, out, round, would, could
Spelling Sentences:
1. How could I make a round box?
2. Would you get down from that tree?

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 will identify contractions. (can't, doesn't, I'll, etc)

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 have learned 3 ways to subtract: take from 10, count on, draw a picture and strike out.

Pathways: We will be working on the y sound at the beginning and end of words.

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 18: Spring Pictures
February 26: No School
March 10: Family Art Night/Book Fair
March 11: End of 3rd Quarter