Fun in First with Mrs. Crist

2015-2016 First Grade Happenings


Welcome to 1C's Newsletter! If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at any time! Thank you!


MONDAY, October 12th

  • Art

TUESDAY, October 13th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library...please return your library books!
  • Happy Birthday Weston!
  • Bridget Heos Author Visit: "Mustache Baby"
  • We filled our token bucket so we earned lunch in the classroom!

WEDNESDAY, October 14th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music

THURSDAY, October 15th

  • Library checkout only...please return your library books!

FRIDAY, October 16th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music
  • Happy Birthday Jasper!
  • Fall Festival


Stories: How Animals Communicate & Insect Messages

Focus: Informational Text & Animal Communication

Grammar: Commas in a Series

Example: I like to watch movies, drink coffee, and take walks.

Test this week will be on: Comprehension

Words to Know:

  • animal
  • of
  • how
  • some
  • make
  • why


New this week:

  • Shapes!
  • We are using our pattern blocks to fill in a larger shape.
  • We are talking about what more and fewer means.

Here is what else we are working on:

  • Addition and Subtraction Fast Facts
  • Story Problems
  • Math Games to practice our facts
  • Making combinations (different ways) of a number (ex. 1+8=9, 2+7=9, etc.)
  • Coins: Name and value
  • Time to the hour and half hour

SCIENCE: Air and Weather...

We have started talking about the wind and how it moves. We will get to make pinwheels and kites and see how they move with the wind. This is a very exciting and engaging time!

Websites to view the Moon phases for October...



October 22nd American Reads

October 16th Fall Festival

October 29th Fall Party & Costumes (more information to come)

October 30th No School


November 13th No School

November 19th Conferences

November 24th Early Out and Conferences

November 25th-27th Thanksgiving Break


December 23rd Early Out

December 24th-January 3rd Winter Break


January 4th School Resumes


  • Bring a water bottle to school
  • Empty your take home folder daily
  • If your child is going home different than normal, please send a note to myself and the office. I will always send your child to their normal pick up place unless I have a note.