First Grade at O.C.T.

May 9-13

Highlight of the Week

Mrs. Griffard, Ms. Moore, and Ms. Welch would like to thank you for a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week! Breakfast, Sonic drinks, lunch, our favorite things, classroom supplies and SWEETS! We are so grateful. Thanks again for a great week!

App of the Week

Know Your Math Facts is an educational app to help children memorize addition and subtraction math facts with sums/differences to 20.

A math triangle and fact families are used to help children understand the relationship between addition and subtraction and enable children to learn multiple related facts at once making recall easier and quicker.

In this fun game, children solve math facts by dragging a number into the corner of a hand-drawn math triangle. There are 15 levels targeting a specific group of math facts. Each level has a fun colorful theme that will keep children engaged. There is also a timed test component which allows children to test their knowledge. A summary page is also provided with the time spent and facts to study.


STAAR Testing

May 9th-11th are STAAR testing days for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students. Due to increased security measures required by the Texas Education Agency, visitors and volunteers are not permitted on campus on testing days. Reading volunteers, classroom helpers and lunch visitors will not be able to attend either. Thank you!

LEADing Digital Innovation Conference information for Parents

An evening of Learning for GCISD Parents:

Please click on the link for more details and to register.

Involving Parents in Process of Learning Session with George Couros

The O. C. Taylor BOGO Book Fair is scheduled for the week of May 23-27 (which means it will only be 4 days long since that Friday is an inclement weather day).

Teachers who have all of their students' books turned in by the district's date of May 13th will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate! (a $50 value!)

​Happy Reading!​

Fundraising Event for O.C. Taylor

Please join us for some food, fun and goodwill.

Potbelly will donate 25% of sales to support O.C. Taylor Elementary.

When: May 18th, 5PM-8PM

Where:Potbelly Sandwich Shop 121 & Glade

2721N St Hwy 121

Euless, TX 76039

Lost & Found

There are lots of really nice coats, jackets and sweatshirts piling up in Lost & Found. Please stop in and collect your child's belongings. Also, remind your child to check everyday on the way to lunch. Everything not claimed by the end of the year will be donated to GRACE.

Upcoming Dates and Events

May 9-11 STAAR TESTING (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)~ Closed Campus

May 13 Walk to School Morning


May 19 PTA General Meeting & 5th Grade Choir Program


May 26 Field Day

May 30 Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 31 End of Year Celebration Ceremony and Picnic~9:45am

June 2 Last Day of School-Early Dismissal at 11:45

Counselor's Corner

What we are learning this week...

Math- I can compare groups of objects and numbers using the greater than, less than and equal to symbols.

Reading-I can use specific strategies to understand information.

Writing-I can use a variety of genres to develop one topic.

Social Studies-I can identify ordinary people who exemplify good citizenship.

Science-I can identify how each part of a plant has a special function that works together to allow the plant to function as system.

First Grade Schedule

7:45 - 8:00 Morning Show, Circle up

8:00 - 9:00 Math

9:00-11:00 Reading/Language Arts/Humanities

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:00 Recess

12:00-12:50 Tiger Time

12:50-1:55 Science

1:55-2:45 Specials-PE, Music, Art, Spanish

2:45 Dismissal from Specials

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