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!


Please LABEL your child's belongings. There are a lot of the same snow pants, gloves, etc. so in order to make sure they are your child's please write their name on them. If you need me to help please ask and I can do it at school!


MONDAY, January 11th

  • Art

TUESDAY, January 12th

  • LUNCH IN THE CLASSROOM: We filled our token bucket!!
  • Tuesday is STARRY Spirit Day!
  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library...please return your library books!

WEDNESDAY, January 13th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music

THURSDAY, January 14th

  • GUM DAY: Starry filled the SCHOOL WIDE token bucket
  • Think College Thursdays... wear your favorite college gear or colors to support secondary education!
  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library checkout only...please return your library books!
  • Test: Vocabulary (see words below)

FRIDAY, January 15th

  • Happy Birthday Noah!


Stories: Let's Go To The Moon, Mae Jemison

Test on Friday: Vocabulary


  • Main Idea and Details
  • Long o words: note, rode, bone, etc.

Essential Question:

  • What do astronauts do?

Words of the week:

  • around, bring, show, because, carry, think, before, light

Vocabulary (test this week!):

  • atmosphere: the air or other gases around something
  • surface: the outside of something
  • miniature: very small
  • vast: very large
  • landscape: a large area of land
  • decision: what happens when a person makes up his or her mind


This week we are still practicing...

  • Taking surveys and talking about what we learned from the information collected
  • Sorting by a certain rule (color, size, etc)

Here is what else we are reviewing:

  • Coins and their values
  • Time: to the hour and half hour
  • Balanced Equations (ex: 5-1=4+0)


Check out XtraMath on your computer or tablet! The kids use it to practice their fast facts quickly and accurately. It's a fun way to do a little math each day!

Please see the note I sent home to access your student's account or contact me with questions!

Daily 5 Read to Self Practice


  • BRING A COAT, HAT, AND GLOVES! It's been very chilly outside!
  • When there is snow, please bring snow pants and boots (please label all your child's things)
  • 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.



December 23rd Early Out

December 24th-January 3rd Winter Break


January 4th School Resumes