First Grade News

May 27 - 30 , 2019

Dates to Note

May 27 - Memorial Day holiday - No school

May 28 - First Grade's Outdoor Fun Day 11:30 - 1:00

May 29 - First Grade's flashlight reading and indoor games

May 30 - Last Day of First Grade! Dismissal at 11:45 am

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Thank you to all the many volunteers who helped this year. Whether you helped with hallway reading, making copies, chaperoning field trips, preparing materials at home for us, planning events, or a myriad of other ways, we appreciate you! We couldn't have done it without your help!

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  • Please have your child bring their backpack and iPad to school every day.

  • Be looking for your child's writing that will be coming home this week. They are such a treasure!

Thank you!

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First Grade's Fun Outdoor Day

May 28

First Grade's Outdoor Afternoon Fun

Tuesday, May 28 11:30 – 1:00

Kindergarten Playground

Please join us for a fun time of celebrating a terrific school year!

  • We’ll have a special photo station and different activities for students to play.

  • We invite you to bring water, sunscreen, a blanket, and -of course- a camera.

  • If you have any jump ropes or beach balls to donate, we’d love to have them!
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Flashlight Reading and Indoor Game Day

May 29

Flashlight Reading and Indoor Game Day

Wednesday, May 29

  • Please send an appropriate book(s) & a flashlight with your child. Be sure to label both!

  • Your child may bring a board game or card game to share with their friends. (Label!)

  • No electronic games from home are permitted.

Last Day of School: Early Dismissal at 11:45

May 30

Last Day of School

Thursday, May 30 Dismissal at 11:45

  • Students will have a time to eat in the classroom in the morning.

  • Please send either a packed lunch or a snack with your child.

  • If you need to order a sack lunch, this is the last call. Please email us right away if your child needs to order a sack lunch.
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Stay Sharp This Summer!

Read, Read, Read!

Please provide your child with books and opportunities to read this summer. Colleyville Public Library and Grapevine Public Library both have terrific Summer Reading programs to encourage children to read.

When the school year starts, students' reading levels will again be assessed. Children who read over the summer usually have little summer slide; in fact, they often show growth!

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Practice Math Facts!

Please have your child practice math facts this summer:

  • Mastery of facts up to 5+ 5 = 10 and 10 - 5 = 5 is critical for success next year.

  • After those can be recalled quickly, focus on facts up to 10 + 10 = 20 and 20 - 10 = 10. Knowing these will give your child a leg up next year!

Ways to practice:

  • Xtra Math, a basic facts app that tracks the addition and subtraction facts students know

  • Other math fact apps that are on your child's iPad: Math Flashcards, Monster Math, Pet Bingo

  • Playing board games with dice helps with addition

  • Simply using addition and subtraction as the opportunities come up in in everyday activities

Thank you for helping to keep your child's math skills sharp!

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