1st Grade Newsletter

January 5 - 8, 2016

From our 1st Grade Family to Yours, Happy Holidays!

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Curriculum for the week of January 5th - 8th

Math--Measuring Length: Students will estimate, measure and compare length using non-standards units.


Use nonstandard objects (such as paper clips, pennies, toothpicks etc.) to measure the length of various objects. Ask your child questions such as "Why does it take more pennies than pencils to measure the length of the same table?"

Reading--Reread for Comprehension, Compare and Contrast

*compare and contrast two or more facts or details

Grammar--Contractions with NOT (didn't, isn't, couldn't, can't...)

Science--Demonstrate that air is all around us and observe that wind is moving air


Ask your child, "What is weather and how does moving air change it?"

Spelling--Test on Friday, January 8th

Spelling Pattern: three letter blends (scr, str, spr, thr, spl)

1. strike

2. string

3. splash

4. split

5. scrub

6. scrap

7. throne

8. thrill

9. does

10. girl

Challenge Words

11. January

12. resolution

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Enter The 2016 Keller ISD Film Festival Jan. 5th - Feb. 29th

The Keller ISD Film Festival is back and looking for student filmmakers to show off their creative talents behind and in front of the camera. Entries will be accepted January 5-February 29.

The festival is an opportunity for students to develop their visual literacy and expand their educational experience in Keller ISD by fostering the creativity, artistic, communication and technical skills required for producing a movie. Students have seven entry categories to choose from including: Story, Comedy, Music Video, Documentary, PSA Plus, and Animation.

Students have the chance to be honored at an Awards Ceremony on April 5, 2016, at the Alliance Cinemark XD Movie Theater. Students can win trophies, certificates, prizes, and more!

For more information on the Film Fest, including details on how to submit your entries, visit www.KellerISD.net/Film!

Upcoming Events

December 21st - January 4th--NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

Tuesday, January 5th--Students return to school

Friday, January 15th--Early Release @ 12:00, End of 3rd Six Weeks

Monday, January 18th--No School, MLK Day

1st Grade Teachers

Mrs. Wright, Ms. Gage, Ms. Cook, Mrs. Norwood, Mrs. King, Mrs. Dossey, Mrs. Stanford (from left to right)

Conference time: 1:45 - 2:45