Fun in First
Hillside First Grade Team
Mark Your Calendar
- Wednesday, February 14 - Valentine's Day Card Exchange (various times in classrooms)
- Wednesday, February 14 - 2:20pm K-1-2 Music Program "Dress Rehearsal" in the North Gym
- Thursday, February 15 - 6:00 pm at Westside Middle School - K-1-2 Music Program
- Monday, February 19 - Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
- Tuesday, February 20 - Professional Learning Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
- Friday, February 23 - Spirit Day (dress in orange and blue OR Hillside spirit wear)
- Thursday, February 29 - 6:00-7:30 Hillside Literacy Night (celebrating One School, One Book)
American Heart Association Fundraiser
YM MW KHC 2023-2024 WO-26281: Hillside Elementary - Kids Heart Challenge - American Heart Association
The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun and exciting event where your student learns about their heart while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association. It prepares your child for success through physical and emotional well-being.
🎵 MUSIC CONCERT🎵
Hello! Our KG-2nd Grade "Celebrate February" Concert is next week. The students have been working extremely hard on preparations. We have moved to practicing on the risers because that changes everything! The pride they feel while singing on them is truly amazing. See you soon!
- Please have your student use the restroom prior to the concert.
- Digital PDF Program will be emailed next Wednesday. QR is available at the concert.
- Google Maps link for WMS will be emailed next Wednesday.
- YouTube link will go out by Friday, February 23rd.
What did you do at school today?
- I can show two-digit numbers as tens and ones and comparing numbers
- Text: What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
- Turning our paragraph about one unique feature (eyes, nose, mouth, tail, feet) in a book on Book Creator App
- Reading and writing compound words
- Reading words with short EA sound (head)
- Needs and Wants: making and presenting a triarama
Please send headphones
PLEASE SEND A DAILY SNACK AND WATER BOTTLE
For first-graders, sometimes it seems like such a long stretch between breakfast and lunch, which is at 12:40!! We allow the students to bring their own healthy snacks daily. We do stress the word “healthy.” This would include a piece of fruit, veggies, energy bars, granola bar, cheese/wheat crackers, etc. We are trying to stay away from processed food, fried foods, or high-sugar foods. We do have a scheduled snack break each day. Please, please, please send your child a snack daily. This snack gives them energy, ability to focus, and most importantly helps with hunger pangs. A helpful way to remember is by placing 5 snacks inside your child's backpack at the beginning of the week.
We highly encourage your child to bring a water bottle. This needs to be spill-proof (no straws). We don’t need to spill water on our iPads or workbooks. The best kind of water bottle is one that does not cause condensation. Condensation causes puddles on desks which causes papers to get wet. Yuck! Thermos brand or double insulated bottles do not condensate. Please help remind your child to bring them home to be washed and filled with ice cubes. We have water fountains that fill water bottles hands-free!
What's for lunch?
Birthdays are such an exciting thing to celebrate during the school year for each child. If your child has a summer birthday, we would love to celebrate them during the month of May.
If you wish to send treats, please send individually wrapped treats and napkins. Please refer to the district-approved candy and snack list that you can download below. Please respect this list so that ALL students will be able to enjoy the treats.
Pencils, stickers, and other small trinkets are acceptable as well.
Here are the class numbers as of our current schedule:
Mrs. Riffner currently has 20 students.
Ms. Shirkey currently has 21 students.
Ms. Skiles currently has 20 students.