First Grade News

September 20 - 24, 2021

Into the Groove!

We are so excited with the growth our first graders are already demonstrating! Sometimes the first couple of weeks can be exhausting for our little learners as they get back into the swing of school, earlier bedtimes and a more rigorous day. Thank you for all of the support you provide at home to help them succeed! We've had a lot of fun becoming scientists, practicing number patterns, and using our vowel power!

What's Coming Up

September 18th - PTA Spirit Night at Dairy Queen (All day, pickup and in person must mention FDES when ordering)

September 20th - DRA testing continues (reading assessment)

October 8th - 1st grade teachers out for staff development, all classes will have subs

October 11th - PTA Spirit Night at Chick Fil A (3-8pm must mention FDES when ordering)

October 28th - PTA Spirit Night at Panda Express (All day must mention FDES when ordering)

***click the button below to view the LCPS calendar

What We're Learning This Week

Math - comparing and ordering numbers

Reading -letter sounds, sight words

Social Studies and/or Science - geography, past and present, science experiments

Writing - writing prompts, handwriting, writing a sentence

Sight Words - here, this, an, in, it, and, dad, can, mom, do

(click the button below for suggestions on how to practice at home)

FDES Spirit Wear

Would you like to purchase spirit wear for your child? If so, click the button below!


  • Do you need help with ParentVue? If so than please email
  • Does your K-2 student read at home for at least 15 minutes each day? Encourage him/her to participate in the library's monthly REACH FOR THE STARS program! These students will earn personalized lanyards and beads that they can wear at home and at school to share their reading success 🙂 Please reach out to our librarian, Wendy Ricci, if you have any questions! She can be reached at
  • We are learning a lot about vowels. Here is a cute video you can show your child at home to help them practice short vowel sounds.
2 Vowel Bat kids song by Shari Sloane www kidscount1234 com School is Cool album YouTube

News from the Specialists

Click the button below to read some important information from our FDES specials' teachers!

Lunch Menus

Click below to view the lunch choices. (Lunch, along with breakfast and snacks, are provided free for all students.) Please note the menu is always subject to change.

Meet Our Team

Our team consists of 5 first grade teachers. We work with 2 English Language teachers, as well as many Resource teachers and assistants. Meet us below!

(Mrs. James, Ms. Lunn, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Webster, Mrs. Joback)

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Click the button below to view all of the previous first grade newsletters that are sent out each week.