First Grade News

October 17-21

What We Are Learning This Week

English/ Language Arts

In skills block, students will write using short o words and blends with l.

In writers workshop, students compose a small moment personal narrative.

In readers workshop, students will write an opinion about a text and back up their thinking with text evidence.


Sight Words:

  1. think
  2. of

-ip word family

Examples: sip, flip

-ick word family

Examples: sick, pick

Please work with your child on the word family. Our goal is for them to have a better understanding of phonemic awareness instead of memorizing a list of words.


In math, students will represent two-digit numbers with tens and ones.


In science, students will demonstrate and record the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zigzag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.

Social Studies

In social studies, students will identify and describe characteristics of places such as landforms and bodies of water.


  • 10/21- Parent Picnic Day
  • 10/24-28 Book Fair & Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/25 Fine Arts Night 5:30-7:00
  • 10/28- Parent Picnic Day
  • 11/1 50's Day
  • 11/4 Carl E. Schluter Day at Outdoor Learning Center
  • 11/4 End of 2nd Six Weeks
  • 11/7 3rd Six Weeks Begins
  • 11/8 Election Day

Parent Picnic Days 10-21 & 10-28

Come have a picnic with your child during our lunch time! Bring a lunch and something to sit on as we will be eating outside in front of the school. We'd love to see you!

First Grade lunch time is 10:40-11:10.

Red Ribbon Week October 24-28

  • Monday- "I will Sock It to Drugs." - Crazy sock day.
  • Tuesday- "Love Yourself and Say No." - Wear hearts or as much red as possible.
  • Wednesday- "I am Drug Free, and My Future is Bright." - Dress as your favorite career.
  • Thursday- "I am a Hero. I have the Power to Say No to Drugs." - Wear a superhero t-shirt. (no costumes)
  • Friday- "Living Drug Free is No Sweat"- Wear your work-out attire or sweats.