First Grade at O.C.T.

April 11-15

Highlight of the Week

We candled the eggs again on Day 14! We had 1 "yolker", 5 "quitters" and one questionable one. As of Thursday, we have 11 or 12 viable eggs that could hatch into chicks. Our official due date is Thursday, April 14. We will be watching non-stop around that day hoping to catch a chick pipping out:) Hope you are watching, too!

App of the Week

Write About This is a visual writing prompt & creation platform perfect for classrooms and families! With endless ways to respond and the ability to craft custom photo prompts, it will kick-start any writing activity.

Dress Code

As spring weather begins, we ask that you please check your child’s outfits daily to make sure his/her outfit meets school dress code. Please check the length of your child’s shorts and skirts and the length/style of shirts (no camisoles, spaghetti straps, inappropriate logos etc). The district’s handbook can be found here...

Chick Cam

Chick eggs are here! Click here

to see the live webcam and blog from any computer.Things will get exciting Days 19-21!

We can’t wait to catch a glimpse of our fluffy chicks hatching in a few weeks! "Official" hatch day is Thursday April 14th!

Annual Egg Drop April 15th

Calling all Eggstraordinary Egg Droppers! Can you figure out how to drop an egg from the roof of our school without letting it go SPLAT? Why not "eggsperiment" by designing an egg drop package for the Egg Drop Competition. O.C. Taylor's annual Egg Drop Competition will be held on Friday, April 15th at 2:45pm. Egg Drop packages should be designed and made at home, then turned in on the morning of Wednesday, April 13th. Join us on Friday, April 15th to watch as Mr. K drops the packages off the roof of O.C. Taylor! Will your egg survive the fall? Prizes will be awarded for the "Most Creative Solution" and the "Lightest Survivor Egg" in each grade level!

Rachel's Challenge Fun Run and Community Expo

The Rachel’s Challenge Fun Run and Community Expo are just around the corner! Mark your calendars for the morning of April 16th. We will kick-off the Rally with a time chipped 5K run, which is open to all registered runners and walkers. The Community Fair, 8:00-12:00, will celebrate Kindness, Healthy Choices and Diversity! Come join us for community vendors, healthy demonstrations, student performances, do0r prizes and much more!

For more information, click here

Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017

O.C. Taylor will have kindergarten registration beginning onMonday, April 25 during office hours between 7:15-4:00. We will be open until 6:00 on Tuesday, April 26. Registration will continue during office hours for the entire week. Our Kindergarten Orientation will be on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 for all students registered for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.


Join us for O. C. Taylor Elementary's 30th Year Celebration on April 28th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. More information coming soon!


Upcoming Dates and Events

April 15th PTA Egg Drop

April 16th Rachel's Challenge

April 28th O. C. Taylor Elementary's 30th Year Celebration at 6:30pm

April 29th Career Day

Counselor's Corner

What we are learning this week...

Math- I can identify the parts of an analog clock and explain their functions. I can tell time to the hour using analog and digital clocks.

Reading- I can picture in my mind what I read when I read about how to

do something.

Writing- I can use prepositions and prepositional phrases to make my

ideas clearer.

Science- I can identify the stages in the life cycle of a chick.

Social Studies- I can give examples of good examples of good citizens and describe the things the things they do.

First Grade Schedule

7:45 - 8:00 Morning Show, Circle up

8:00 - 9:00 Math

9:00-11:00 Reading/Language Arts/Humanities

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:00 Recess

12:00-12:50 Tiger Time

12:50-1:55 Science

1:55-2:45 Specials-PE, Music, Art, Spanish

2:45 Dismissal from Specials

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