Fabulous First Grade Flyer

Week of March 23rd-27th, Issue 27

Spring has Sprung!!

Parent Survey

A note from our administration

We hope you had a wonderful spring break! It has been a great year so far, but the Nichols staff is always striving to improve to best meet the needs of our students. As part of our continuous improvement process we need some feedback from you. Below is a link to our 2014 – 2015 parent survey. We encourage you to click on the link and complete the survey. The data obtained will be a part of our yearly Comprehensive Needs Analysis. We appreciate your participation in the survey and hope you have a great week!

http://goo.gl/6zhnWM​ Survey open from March 16th thru March 27th.

April 14th First Grade PTA Performance

We will be performing at the Healthapalooza PTA meeting on

Tuesday, April 14. Students need to arrive at 6:15 to line up in riser order. We will meet in the first grade pod. Students will need to wear work out clothes.

The songs for "Healthy Habits" Musical can be found HERE

There is also a pdf with the lyrics if you would like to help your child practice.

Visitors on March 30th and 31st

On March 30th and March 31st the upper grades will be taking the STAAR test. On these days visitors are not allowed in the building. The office staff asks that on these days you try to send your child's lunch, jacket, etc with them in the morning.

Thank you for your support

Author, Janet Tashjian, is coming to Nichols Elementary!

She will be here Thursday morning, April 16th, to present a program to the students. You can pre-order an autographed copy of one of her 7 books. Flyers included in last week’s Thursday folder.

They are due by Tuesday, March 24th. If your child needs another copy, they may go by the Nichols library to pick one up.

First Grade Website

For information regarding volunteering, schedules, contact information and much much more check out our First Grade Website.

Nichols WatchDOGS

Attention DADS! Have you signed up for WatchD.O.G.S. duty recently?

Click Here to sign up for a day! We hope to see you soon!

*Don't forget to complete your background check: Click Here

*Don't forget to order your official t-shirt: Click Here

Karate Belt Math

We have been working on using various strategies to solve addition and subtraction math facts. The red belt flash cards are addition and subtraction facts using numbers up to 18. Below you will find the Red Belt cards so you can practice at home.

I hope you enjoy helping your student prepare for this at home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Cluster 4 Problem Solving- Homework Option

See the link below for the types of problems we are solving in the classroom. Feel free to print them and work on them with your child.
Cluster 4 Problem Solving

Use the login your child's teacher sent home to work on their math skills.


Use this link to access istation using the username and password sent home with your child.

Important Dates

March 27th- Good Morning Nichols

March 27th- 3rd Nine Weeks Ends

March 30th- Happy Birthday Mrs. Sheahan and Mrs. Pitts!!!



April 2nd- Class Picture Day

April 7th- Sci- Tech Discovery Field Trip

April 8th- Urban Air Spirit Night

April 14th- PTA Meeting

April 17th- Good Morning Nichols


April 24th- Volunteer Breakfast

April 27th- No school

Nichols Website

School wide information

Curriculum News

Math: Solving and generating word problems

Writing: Non-fiction writing (All About Books)

Reading/Social Studies: Practicing and Understanding what Readers Workshop should look like and sound like

Spelling: Review Week click here for the list of words

Grammar: Contractions

Science: Physical Properties Used to Compare and Sort Soil