Featuring First

April 21-25, 2014

A Week in First Grade

  • Newspaper Project
  • Making Inferences
  • Concept: Review of short vowels, long vowels, blends and digraphs
  • Examples: boss, such, slide, snake
  • Test: May 2nd
  • Numbers to 120
  • Magnets
  • Life Cycle of a Chick
Social Studies
  • U.S. Symbols

Check Out Our LIVE Chick-Cam:


Mrs. Jackson has set up a Chick-Cam in her room! The eggs are not scheduled to hatch until after Monday, but keep checking in to observe any changes. There is a 15 second delay in the feed and it has a 5 hour playback (so you can scroll back 5 hours, in case you miss anything).

A Few Reminders

*Please remember to label your child's jacket. Since it is still cool for recess most days, jackets are often needed. To prevent misplaced items, please make sure a label is easy to spot. All Lost and Found items are donated at the end of each month.
*Continue to complete and send in your forms for Take Me to Your Reader for the reading program and Hike & Bike.

Classroom Needs

*We are in need of brown paper bags and medium sized boxes for a project we are beginning in Math. If you are able, please send bags or a box to your classroom teacher. We appreciate your donations!
*Check out the online teacher wish lists at www.teacherlists.com to see how you can support teachers and students at SLE.

From Nurse Gorrie

Dear 1st Grade Parents,
Just a short note to inform you that there has been a small outbreak of head lice in 1st grade, mostly concentrated in one classroom. The students in that classroom have all been examined and active cases in that classroom have been treated. Since all 1st graders do attend specials, lunch and recess together, I would ask that you be diligent in checking your student on a regular basis for head lice. Should you find head lice on your child it is very important that you notify the school nurse. Only if I am notified am I able to monitor in which classes cases are occurring and be proactive in preventing further outbreaks. If you have any questions on what to look for or how to treat active cases, please feel free to contact me by either email or phone. Thank you for your assistance in this pesky situation!
Dianne Gorrie, RNC, BSN

Looking Ahead

Apr. 22-23 Closed Campus for STAAR Testing

Apr. 25 PTA Walk-a-thon (during Specials)

Apr. 30 Hike and Bike

May 2 Take Me To Your Reader forms due

May 9 Letters of Intent for 2014-2015 School Year Due

May 17 First Grade Play Date

May 21-22 Early Release

May 23 Field Day

May 26 Holiday - No School

June 3 First Grade Awards at 8:00

June 5 Last Day of First Grade

**Every Friday is Spirit Day**

Math Telescoping Exams

Testing opportunities for telescoping in math for the 2014-2015 school year are available in May and August for students in grades K through 7. A completed registration form and payment for the exam(s) must be received in the Assessment & Accountability Department by the registration deadline for each exam date. The Information Packet with Registration form may be accessed on the district website under the For Parents and Students Directory and then selecting the link for Acceleration Exams, Math Telescoping, Grades K-7.

May Exam Date: Saturday, May 17th Registration Deadline: April 30th

August Exam Date: Monday, August 4th Registration Deadline: July 21st

Please visit us at the following link for more information: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/151.