First Grade News

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Young at Art Night

Young at Art Night is almost here!

Thursday, March 24 from 6-8pm

This is one of the biggest and most fun events of the year! It is a free event and the whole family is invited!

First grade will be performing in the gym. Please have your child wear a red, white, or blue polo and meet in the hallway by the gym at 6:20.

First grade will perform at 6:30.

After your child performs, they may visit the art stations throughout the school. They will have a chance to make MANY fun projects and you can see your student's artwork displayed in the hallway.

Concessions will be available for purchase in the cafeteria.

This is an event you won't want to miss!

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Picture Orders Due

Spring Picture orders are due on Wednesday, March 23rd. Please allow a few weeks for pictures to be delivered.

March Madness Math Night

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Field Trip

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First grade will be going on a field trip on Friday, April 1st to Stage One to see Harold and the Purple Crayon. Following the play, we will enjoy a picnic lunch at Red Orchard park. Due to seating capacity, we cannot take parent chaperones to the play, but you are welcome to meet us at Red Orchard park for lunch. The cost is $10.75 and the money and signed form are due this Friday, March 25th. If you need an additional copy of the permission slip, please contact your child's teacher. Please send a check or exact change.
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Spring Break is April 4-8th.

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This Week in First Grade

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This week in reading, we will be learning about paraphrasing what we read in a text. Paraphrasing helps students make connections with their prior knowledge, demonstrate comprehension, and retell what they have read. Additionally, paraphrasing helps student realize that if they are having difficulty paraphrasing, that they may need to go back and read the text again. Students will apply what they learned last week about determining importance to help them with paraphrasing.

You can help your student strengthen their paraphrasing skills by asking them to tell you about a text after reading in their own words.

Word Wall Words

  • people
  • school
  • of
  • too
  • were
  • any


This week we will conclude our unit on measurement and telling time to the half hour and begin a new unit on numbers to 40. This week we will be focusing on tens and ones. For example, 36 is three tens and six ones.


Wow! Your first grader is becoming quite an author! We are super excited to have wrapped up our opinion writing unit and to be starting a new unit on informational writing! We can't wait to see our young writers blossom during this unit!
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Report Cards

Report Cards go home on Wednesday, March 23rd. Please be sure to sign your child's report card and return it to their teacher.

Pride Day

This Friday, March 25th is PSE Pride Day. Wear your favorite Painted Stone shirt.

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