Ms. DeLany's Classsroom

March 20-24

Doing Whatever it Takes to Learn and Grow

Making the World a Better Place as We Go

Parent Chaperones

Further down there is some more information about the field trip but I wanted you to notice that each class will only be able to have 3 parent chaperones. I have 2 parents that have already paid, which leaves only one more spot. This is a first come, first serve situation, so please let me know ASAP if you want to be the third chaperone. Please be aware that chaperones are asked not to bring younger siblings so that they may be able to focus full attention on our first graders.

In the Classroom

This week we are working on solving word problems. There are 4 types of word problems. Some and Some More (+), Some Went Away (-), Bigger, Smaller, Difference (-), and Part-Part-Whole (+ or -) The students need to be able to determine the type of problem in order to create the number sentence that they will need to solve.

In writing we are using 4-squares for organization again.

In reading we have are learning about different types of media and how it is used.

Our spelling words this week are -oot words.

We are working on our plant unit. We are planting seeds and watching them grow!!

In social studies we have been learning about how technology has changed our world and comparing life now to the past.

Wish List for Classroom

donations for our carnival basket- all things Lego

individually wrapped candy (such as starburst or tootsie rolls)

black dry erase markers


March Birthdays

Maelynn 26th

Alexis 31st

Yearbooks for Sale

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Deadline: Apr 8

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Dear First Grade Parents,

Students brought their yellow field trip letter and permission slip home recently. Please read over the information and send the signed permission slip, lunch form, and money back to school as soon as possible. The deadline is next Monday, March 27th. We are limited to parent volunteers, so we will only be taking three parents per class on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the your child’s teacher if you are interested in attending, but because of limited space, sibling attendance is discouraged. Parents that will be attending will need to have a background check on file with the district as soon as possible. The link for the background check is below. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Van Horne at the email below.

Thank you,

First Grade Team

Cox Elementary

Important Dates

Friday March 24, 2017 March book orders due (can order online at Our class code is PKPZ9.

Friday, March 24, 2017 Mother/Son Movie NIght- at Cox Elementary showing Sing from 6:30-8:30 PM (nachos and popcorn will be served) bring lawn chairs or blanket to sit on if you like.

Friday, April 7, 2017 Cox Elementary Spring Carnival (tickets are $5.00/person if ordered in advance by April 5 or $6.00/person if purchased at the door)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 First grade presents: "Weather!" on the Cox Elementary stage (be in the gym promptly at 6;15 pm wearing pants with pockets and a colorful shirt (any color of the rainbow)

Major Saver

Major Saver envelopes went home today.

Collection Dates are as follows;

Thursday, March 30 - only day to earn Emoji keychains

Friday, March 31

Monday, April 3

Tuesday, April 4

Last Day- Wednesday, April 5

Updated Sight Word List (notice our list is different from the first grade list in the first grade newsletter)

  1. are
  2. had
  3. has
  4. if
  5. like
  6. the
  7. not
  8. went
  9. of
  10. because
  11. open
  12. any
  13. just
  14. all
  15. for
  16. play
  17. saw
  18. have
  19. did
  20. into
  21. him
  22. friend
  23. about
  24. then
  25. after
  26. stop
  27. here
  28. what
  29. said
  30. first
  31. find
  32. eat
  33. ask
  34. this
  35. with
  36. where
  37. look
  38. think
  39. again
  40. under
  41. new
  42. could
  43. make
  44. they
  45. came
  46. her
  47. little
  48. our
  49. from
  50. dear
  51. will
  52. want
  53. how
  54. why
  55. give
  56. out
  57. there
  58. that
  59. you
  60. around
  61. school
  62. old
  63. part