First Grade at O.C.T.
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.
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.
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!)
Upcoming Dates and Events
May 9-11 STAAR TESTING (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)~ Closed Campus
May 13 Walk to School Morning
May 13 ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE
May 19 PTA General Meeting & 5th Grade Choir Program
May 23-27 OCT BOOK FAIR
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
What we are learning this week...
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.