Week 17 in First Grade

January 5 -8

Welcome Back!

Welcome 2016! We are excited to be working towards becoming second graders. The kids came in today looking well rested and ready to learn. Students couldn't wait to share their adventures from over break.

Resolutions for 2016!

This morning we discussed how a resolution is a promise one makes to themselves to be an even better person. We discussed how they are goals we can reach with our best effort.

We encouraged the kids to set some of the following as their personal goals for this year:

* I will be on time for school each day.

* I will focus in class and complete my work.

* I will do my homework every night.

* I will read my paperclip and binder story each night.

* I will keep track of my belongings.

* I will bring my supplies to class everyday.

Events this Week


  • No School


  • Library Day (Burke)


  • Library Day (Boehm)


  • Library Day (Johnson)


  • Wear Dooley Spirit wear/Dooley Blue
  • Weekly Homework Due/Spelling Test
  • All Pro Dads - 7:15 am

This Week in Literacy, students will be able to...

...monitor their comprehension

...contractions with not (can't, won't, didn't, etc.)

...properly write the Modern Manuscript letter: Hh

Spelling Pattern: 3 letter blends

This week's Spelling City lists:

Spelling Words - U3W5

High Frequency Words - U3 High Frequency Words

This week in Math, students will be able to...

...Create their own fact families for a given sum

...show how to add a group of three numbers in any order.

This week in Social Studies, students will be able to...

...explain the way folktales and fables reflect beliefs, customs, language, and traditions of communities.

...discuss what makes a folktale different from other fiction stories.

This week in Science, students will be able to...

...perform various tasks using the five senses

...explore home, bike, car, bus, animal, and stranger, safety.

Morning Drop Off

The cafeteria doors open for drop off from 7:00 a.m. At 7:20 a.m. they will be closed and your child is expected to enter from the front of the building.

Beginning at 7:20 a.m. the front doors will be opened for drop off. Prior to 7:20 a.m. your child is expected to be taken to the cafeteria.

Please do not drive off before you are assured your child has been granted access to the school by a staff member.

Security Concern

Just a reminder for the safety and security of students and staff, all visitors to coming to Dooley MUST enter through the front office.

Staff members are not allowed to let anyone in through the exterior doors at any time before, during, or after school.

Istation at Home!

Istation is back! If your child was at Dooley last year, you are already familiar with this great program. Istation offers individualized reading instruction to each and every child. Every month your child will take an assessment test. Based on their results, your child is given lessons and activities to help them better understand concepts. The more time they have in the program, the greater growth they show each and every month.

We ask that your child work in Istation for a minimum of 15 minutes at home each day.

To access the program you will need to download the program or app to your computer or tablet. (Istation is not available on android devices at this time.)

Download onto your computer: www.istation.com/IstationHome

Dowload from iTunes

Download from Google's store

Your child has a unique log in that was sent home.

Student Name: First and last name

School/Domain: dooley.plano.tx

User Name: tx###### (tx + your child's 6 digit student id number)

Password: ###### (your child's 6 digit student id number)

Please contact your child's teacher if you have difficulty with the program.


Have you heard all about GoNoodle yet? This is a website used all over the campus to get us up and moving. You too can participate at home. Please read the flyer below.
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Our homework goal is to provide reading, spelling, and math practice Monday through Thursday that does not exceed 30 minutes. Please make sure that our child returns all parts of the homework to school daily.

  • Reading: (15 minutes) It is important at this stage of reading development to monitor as your child reads aloud from his/her assigned book(s) and paper stories. Use the word sort sheet for quick drill.

  • All homework books must be returned daily.

  • Spelling: (5-10 minutes) Please give our child oral and written practice with the weekly spelling list. There will a spelling test on Fridays, which will include up to two sentences of dictation.

  • Math: (10 minutes) In the front pocket of your child's binder you will find one math review sheet to be completed by Friday.

Please read and initial your child’s homework sheet daily.

The homework sheet can also be used as a means to keep you informed of weekly events, and as a place for you to communicate with the teachers.

Upcoming Events

WINTER BREAK Dec. 19 - Jan. 4

Classes will resume Tuesday, January 5, 2016