Mrs. McEachern's Message

March 31, 2014

What's Happening in First Grade?

Reading - The students will read the story Clean Your Room Harvey Moon. We will be working on the following skills this week:

  • identify "oo" sound in words ( moon and room)
  • students will practice reading fluenty
  • note taking and using notes to write summary of story

Writing - SW write spring stories and what it was like to live 100 years ago.

Spelling List 18

1. good

2. man

3. think

4. say

5. great

6. plan

7. spun

8. grin

9. bun

10. win

Social Studies - What was school like long ago?

Students will learn about schools long ago. They will explore the similarities and differences in learning environment and tools from today and long ago.

Math - Unit 7 Test on Tuesday, April 1st

Unit 8 - The following math skills will be taught this week:

  • Review counting and exchanging coin combinations
  • The dollar bill

Upcoming Events

  • April 4th - Student early dismissal (11:45)
  • April 4th - Spirit Day Assembly
  • April 7th - Portfolio and Reflection sheet come home for your review
  • April 9th - Return Portfolio and Reflection Sheet to school
  • April 14th, 15th, 16th - Before/After school portfolio conferences
  • April 17th - Student Early dismissal - (11:45)
  • April 17th - Portfolio Conferences (12:40 - 8:00)


Monday - Library - Return library books

Tuesday- Gym - Wear Sneakers

Wednesday - Art

Thursday -Music

Friday - Computers


*If weather permits the students will be going outside for recess. Please dress your child appropriately for outside play!


Just a reminder to log any book your child reads on their pink Reading log paper. Please return as they complete each sheet. When they have completed their 100 books return the log to school. Your child will be recognized for reading 100 books with their pictured displayed on the First Grade Reading Challenge bulletin board.

Reading Volunteers

If you would like to sign up to volunteer to assist the students with their reading skills please sign up using the link below.

Mystery Reader

Now that our "Star of the Week" for each student has been completed, I would like to start a new activity in our classroom. Each week we will have the opportunity to have a "mystery reader" come read to our class. The mystery reader will be a surprise to the students until the person comes to the classrrom. They will give me 3 clues about themselves prior to the day they are to read and I will give the class the clues throughout the day leading up to their arrival. The mystery person brings a book to read and can even come in character or bring props to help enhance the story! If you or another family member (grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling) are interested and would like to be a "mystery reader" in our class please see the available dates on the sign up genius link below.

Kids in Action