First Grade News

April 11th - 15th

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, 4/12 Spring Creek Night for GES! (5:00-8:00pm)

Saturday, 4/16 Rachel's Challenge Rally (8:00am-noon at CHHS)

Monday, 4/18 WOW Garden Club (2:45-4:00pm)

Thursday, 4/21 PTA meeting/Diversity Night (6:30pm)

Friday 4/29 College Colors day and Kindergarten registration (just in case you have a sibling)

Saturday 4/30 GES Dad's club crawfish boil

Monday 5/9 - Wednesday 5/11 GES will be a closed campus for STAAR testing

Monday 5/9 WOW garden club

Thursday 5/12 Last day to complete the 100 book challenge

Friday 5/13 Charlie Brown performance

Monday 5/23 Career day and WOW garden club

Wednesday 5/25 1st Grade Success Ceremony (8:00 in the cafeteria)

Thursday 5/26 Field day

Friday 5/27 NO SCHOOL Bad weather make up day

Monday 5/30 No School Memorial Day holiday

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Learning Topics for the Week

Reading/Language Arts: Students will use the clues the writer gives in a story to make pictures in their mind, students will write realistic fiction

Spelling Words - Long u words On Level: mule, cute, tune, tube, June, use, fuse, cube, by, trying, an best Challenge: pollute, consume, reduce, costume, volume

Math: Time

Science: Chicken life cycle

Social Studies: Who in our past exemplifies good citizenship

Please send your child's iPad fully charged everyday

GCISD Book Challenge Update

Here is the SMORE link:

The deadline is quickly approaching to complete the reading challenge by May 12th!! Every student who completes this challenge will receive a certificate.

Career Day at GES

Do you know someone in our community or do you have a family member or spouse that would be willing to speak with our GES stars about their passion? Career Day at GES will be held on Monday, May 23. If you know someone who would be willing to share with our students, please have them contact Angela Horn

GES yearbook needs your pictures

Please upload photos to TreeRing’s designated folders for the 2015-2016 GES Yearbook. If you don’t have a login please follow instructions below. You can also email your photos to Go to and enter our school code 1013813367251830

Egg Cam

We're learning about Oviparous animals (animals that hatch from eggs) please look at the egg cam if you have a minute. The potential hatch date is April 13th!!

To access the Egg Cam:

1. Go to the Grapevine Elementary homepage.

2. Click on the Departments and Programs tab and click on First Grade.

3. Click on the Egg Cam tab on the right side of the First Grade Page.

Click the button on the chick picture to view live.