First Grade News

Week of 9/19-9/23

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." Jane D. Hull

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to come out to Open House on Wednesday evening! We truly appreciate your support!!

Learning Objectives for the week of 9/19-9/23:


In reading first graders will be able to describe the plot (problem and solution) and retell a story's beginning, middle, and end with attention to the sequence of events.


In writing first graders will use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.


Students will be able to compare and order whole numbers up to 99 (less than <, greater than >, or equal to =) using sets of concrete objects and pictorial models.


In science students will identify characteristics of the seasons of the year and day and night.

Social Studies:

In social studies first graders will understand the role and responsibilities of authority figures, public officials, and citizens.

Mark Your Calendar:

* September 23: NO SCHOOL-Fort Bend County Fair Day!!

* October 11: First Grade SPIRIT NIGHT @ Chick-Fil-A 5:00-8:00pm

* October 14: End of the Grading Period-EARLY DISMISSAL-Parent Teacher Conferences

Learning Extensions at HOME:

-Be on the lookout for the MOON BAG! Each child gets a turn to be the official "moon watcher" for the night. Thank you for taking your child outside that night to observe the moon and then returning the bag & all the materials the next day!

-When reading at home with your child be sure to talk to your child about "5 finger retelling" at home. Elements they should include when retelling a story to you are: characters, setting, beginning, middle (problem if there is one), and end (solution if there is one).

-Here is a fun you tube video to go along with our math objective on comparing numbers. Enjoy watching and singing along to this catchy tune at home with your little mathematician:

Friendly Reminders:

* Please check and initial your child's RED take home folder every night. This is a great home/school communication tool.

* If you plan to change your child's afternoon dismissal procedure please e-mail Mrs. Haas ( and your child's teacher by 2:45 pm.

* Please ensure your child is only bringing ONE snack for afternoon snack time in the classroom. This is a working snack so we do ask that this is HEALTHY, NON-MESSY snack. Also, due to allergies at ASE, your child's snack must be NUT FREE!! Thank you for understanding!

* Your child should always have a book in their backpack to read during the morning arrival time and/or during the dismissal time.

* First Grade lunch time is 10:51-11:21!!

* Please continue to practice your child's LUNCH NUMBER and CAR RIDER NUMBER at home. Students should be able to have these numbers memorized. We will continue to practice at school and appreciate your help at home!!