First Grade News

Building a Community of Learners

January 19-22, 2016

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Tuesday, first graders will learn about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They will be introduced to his historical impact on our nation and have a chance to share their own dreams through writing.

Fun and learning from last week!

1st Grade Proactive Panthers

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This Week in First Grade

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This week in reading, we will continue our unit entitled "Readers Have Big Jobs to Do," which focuses on fluency, phonics, and comprehension. This unit will prepare students to read increasingly complex texts while maintaining meaning accuracy, comprehension, and fluency. Students will focus on word-solving strategies and reading independence.

Word Wall Words

  • down
  • now
  • out
  • when
  • then


In math this week, we will continue our unit on geometry. Last week students explored geometry by going on shape hunts, doing shape sorts, and recognizing that geometry is more than shapes; it also includes lines and angles!


This week we will continue in our unit on opinion writing. Students will be encouraged to read and study the work of other writers and incorporate that into their own writing. They will also learn that writers don't always share the same opinion. When people disagree, writers have to support their opinions with reasons. We will continue to learn ways that writers can persuade their readers.
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School Closings and Delays

Now that winter is here, please follow the local news for school closings and delays. Additionally, you can sign up for e-communication for information on school closings and delays on the SCPS website.
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Library Books

Books checked out from the PSE library are due each week on your student's library day.

  • Monday-Mrs. Fallen
  • Tuesday-Mrs. Zaring
  • Wednesday-Mrs. Shafer
  • Thursday-Mrs. Rogers
  • Friday-Ms. Henson

This week at PSE

  • Yearbooks are still on sale, order online at the link below

Friday, January 22nd
  • Career Day-dress for the career you want
  • PTO meeting-PSE Cafeteria @ 6:00 Spaghetti Dinner, 6:30 PTO Meeting, 7-7:30 Family Fun Time