First Grade Newsletter

Miss Rode's Class


I hope everyone in finding this new format useful and easier to manage. I have received some positive feedback regarding it, thank you. Included in this newsletter are links to many of the sites that our first grade families need to access often. Scroll down to find the links.


If you need to pick your child up early please remember to let me know either by dojo message, email, or paper note. Lately when students have been picked up early, it has been a rush to get them ready to go because I did not know they were leaving early. Letting me know early will better allow me to make sure your child is ready on time for you.

Dates to Remember

April 29 – No School Teacher In Service

May 5 - National Day of Prayer

May 6 - Scholastic Book Order Due

May 27 - Jog a Thon; noon dismissal

May 30 - Memorial Day; no school

June 5 - Students Sing @ 10am service

June 7 - Annual End of Year Day of Fun

June 8 - Last Day of School; noon dismissal

June 13 - Summer Camp Begins

June 14 - Summer School Begins

Spelling List

1. boring

2. cord

3. corn

4. for

5. horn

6. horse

7. important

8. short

9. sports

10. storm

11. story

12. sword

Memory Work: Books of the Bible

Over the next few weeks your child will be learning the books of the Bible. There is a song we practice will several times in class. If you would like to use the same song for practice it is available on the Wee Sing Bible Songs album or you can also find it on iTunes. The songs are titled The Old Testament and The New Testament.Each week builds on the previous week until they have recited all of the books. The first three weeks focus on the old testament and the last three weeks focus on the new testament.

Summer School

The end of the school year in near. Our summer school program runs June 14 - July 13. Classes are held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9-11:30am. Students will work on keeping their skills sharp for the following school year with a focus on reading and math. During this 5 week program, we also include some fun art and science activities as well.
Book Orders

Class code GY7YB


Math and ELA homework and practice.


Leveled reading homework and practice