First Grade Newsletter

September 11-15, 2017

A Note from the Nurse

Campus vision and hearing screenings are coming up this Tuesday, 09/12 for PK, KG, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students as well as any new students in 2nd and 4th grade. Please make every effort to be present and on time. Also, if your student requires prescription glasses or contacts, please be sure they have these on the day of screening for accurate results.

Technology Connections

First grade and GES are excited about sharing our stories on Twitter. If you aren't following first grade or GES yet, you can find us at the following links and hashtags. We would love to give you a peek into our classrooms each week. Enjoy!


GES - @GESStars

Ms. Fowler - @GESFowler

Mrs. Helms - @GESHelms

Mrs. Moore - @GESMoore

Mrs. VanHook - @GESVanHook


#gesshineon

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, September 21 - PTA Meeting 6:30-8:00 pm in the cafeteria

Friday, September 29 - GES Bank begins 7:15-7:35 am in the cafeteria

Monday, October 2 - Boots and Blue Shirts Day

Thursday, October 5 - WOW Club 2:55-4:50 pm

Friday, October 6 - Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development

Monday, October 9 - Student and Teacher Holiday

Monday, October 16 - Fall Picture Day

Thursday, October 19 - PTA Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the cafeteria

Friday, October 20 - End of 1st 9 weeks, GES Bank 7:15-7:35 am in the cafeteria

Saturday,October 21 - PTA Carnival 2:00-5:00 pm

Monday, October 23 - 2nd 9 weeks begins

Learning Topics for the Week

Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies (Humanities) -


  • Writer's Workshop - Learning to bring stories to life by adding details, feelings and characters, telling stories in small steps
  • Reading - Learning to build good reading habits, practicing reading fluency by rereading
  • Social Studies - Characteristics of school and community leaders and how they are good citizens


Math - Number Sense - learn number songs, show different ways to represent and write a number (tally marks, pictures, tens frame, expanded form, etc.), quickly identifying sets of numbers


Science - Identifying parts of plants and what each part does to help the plant

Contact Us

Tricia Moore

patricia.moore@gcisd.net @GESMoore #gesshineon


Amy VanHook

amy.vanhook@gcisd.net @GESVanHook #gesshineon


Darla Helms

darla.helms@gcisd.net @GESHelms #gesshineon


Joy Fowler

joy.fowler@gcisd.net @GESFowler #gesshineon