The Prugh Crew

Week of November 17th

Learning Targets

We will explore non-fiction text features while we learn about turkeys and the first Thanksgiving.


We will write daily journal responses about the Magic Tree House book "Thankful on Thursday" in order to share our understanding about the first Thanksgiving.

Spelling Words

here, nice, this, who, may, best, test, west, rest, chest

Bonus Words: Thanksgiving, pilgrims, children, feast, tradition

Use this link to practice your spelling words online:

Grammar/Word Family

Proper Nouns / -est word family


We will learn how to solve word problems involving joining, separating, and comparing sets within 20 with unknowns as any one of the terms in the problem.

This week will focus on "separate - start unknown"

For example: ? - 7 = 10

I had some cookies. I gave 7 away to my friend at lunch. Now I have 10 cookies left to eat. How many did I start with?

Social Studies

We will be learning about the first Thanksgiving, comparing our lives to the pilgrims, and sharing our family traditions.


We need Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer! Please donate and keep us healthy!


School Book Fair - open through 1:30pm on Wednesday in Learning Commons

Thanksgiving Feast in Cafeteria - Tuesday, Nov. 18th (1st grade @ 10:45)

Wednesday - Progress Reports

Friday @ 8:15am November Mav Fan Jam

Thanksgiving Break - November 24-28

Lunch Volunteers - Please HELP!!

Q2 Lunch Duty Sign Up:

My duty days are: 11/19, 12/4, 12/12
*younger siblings are welcome to come to lunch duty! You must be an approved volunteer.

We have PE - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please wear athletic shoes and shorts/tights under dresses and skirts!

Bring a water bottle and a dry, healthy snack each day. Only water is allowed in the classroom. Please do not send milk or juice for snack time.

Fill out your volunteer form for 2014-15! *needed for parties, field trips, etc


I do not assign weekly homework. I expect my first graders to study their weekly spelling words, log into iStation for 30 minutes per week, and read at least 15-20 minutes per night. Please let me know if you are having problems logging in.

There is also an iStation app available to students.

They may read with you, to you, or on their own. I hope they play outside, with friends, and try some extra curricular activities too.

Class Website:

Follow us on Twitter - @theprughcrew

McGowen Website

iStation: please have your student login 30 minutes per week

username: s+student ID number

password: student ID number