First Grade Monday Message

January 11th-15th

Spelling Words for the Week

We are focused on short vowel floss words for the next two weeks. Floss words are words with a double f, l or s. The test will be given on Friday, January 15th.

On Level Floss: class, kiss, boss, cuff, sniff, tell, will, doll

High Frequency/Review Words: have, want, drop, blob

Challenge Words: intelligent, assessment, official, difference, illustrate

Please work with your child to find two more challenge words that follow the short vowel floss pattern.

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, January 18- No School ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Friday, January 29 - GES Bank/College Colors Day

Friday, February 4 - 100th day of School!!

Friday, February 5 - Wear RED for American Heart Association

Friday,February 12- Valentine's Day Party (more information coming soon)

Monday, February 15 - No School ~ President's Day

Wednesday, February 17 - Early Release Day 11:45

Thursday, February 18 - Early Release Day 11:45

Learning Topics for the Week

Reading/Language Arts: Literacy Groups - strategies good readers use, fluency practice, handwriting, Spelling - floss words, writing about an opinion

Math: Students will collect, sort & organize data. They will use tally marks and T-charts., use data to create a picture graph and/or bar graph. They will tell what they observe or know from a graph. Students will create their own questions about graphs and answer questions about a graph.

Science: hibernating animals project

describe the change in the location of an object such as closer to, nearer to, and farther

demonstrate and record the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zig zag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.

Social Studies: Compare customs, holidays, and celebrations from past and present.


Hopefully you have been able to view your child's report card. If you need any additional information please see Mrs. Hilcher's email.

Classroom Wish Lists

Are you looking for a way to support your child's classroom? Check out some of the needs on the classroom wish lists below. Feel free to donate any of the items to the classroom. (This is totally optional but truly appreciated.)

Ms. Fowler's Class:

  • Hand Sanitizer (unscented)
  • Lysol Type Wipes (Yellow/Lemon or Unscented) Dollar Tree has an inexpensive version called Good and Clean
  • Sandwich sized Ziploc Baggies

Mrs. Helms' Class:

  • Gallon sized Ziploc Baggies
  • Quart sized Ziploc Baggies
  • Sandwich or Snack sized Ziploc Baggies
  • Clothespins

Mrs. Killebrew's Class

  • paper plates
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Gallon sized zip lock bags

Mrs. Moore's Class:

  • Index Cards - 3x5 or 4x6
  • Post It Notes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wiggle/Google Eyes - any size
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Mr. Sketch Scented Markers

Mrs. VanHook's Class:

  • Gallon sized Ziploc Baggies
  • Quart sized Ziploc Baggies
  • Sandwich or Snack sized Ziploc Baggies
  • Clorox type wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer