First Grade Newsletter
September 4-8, 2017
Important Recess Information
For the safety of the children while at recess, please do not park or walk up to call your child over to the fence to say hello or talk. If you need to get a message to your child, sign your child out for an appointment, etc., please go to the office first to check in. The office staff will contact the teachers on recess duty to relay the information.
1. If you have not had the chance to send in earphones for your child to use, please send them in this week. We will begin using them for istation testing and other projects soon.
2. There have been a large volume of apps being downloaded throughout the state of Texas during the past 2 weeks. Due to this, we have not been downloading apps or updating our iPads yet. We will begin adding apps to your child's iPad soon. Thanks for your patience.
3. If your child takes his/her iPad home each night, please make sure it is returned to school each day. We use them in class daily so it is important to have this tool ready for use.
4. Please make sure your child charges his/her iPad at home each night as well.
Library/Learning Commons Information
Parent Night Slideshow
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day Holiday (School holiday)
Thursday, September 21 - PTA Meeting 6:30-8:00 pm
Friday, September 29 - GES Bank begins
Learning Topics for the Week
Reading/Language Arts: Practice reading and writing workshop, Making connections in reading and writing
Math: Collecting Data, Tally Charts, Picture and Bar Graphs
Science: Living and Non Living characteristics
Social Studies: Citizenship and School Responsibilities
Reading homework also begins this week. Begin recording how many pages your child reads on the GCISD Reads recording sheet that is in his/her folder. Your child may read a book from school, the library, on an app, or any books from your home library. Literacy groups will begin soon. We will let you know when your child will bring home a book and book bag each night.