Ms. Knight's Community 1

April 11-15, 2016; April 18-22, 2016

Live, Laugh, Learn, & Love First Grade

Hexagon vs. Octagon

Oh what a debate! We started learning more about shapes last week. During our discussions, we identified everyday examples of shapes. Someone mentioned that a stop sign was a hexagon, yet others greatly disagreed. Surprisingly, a learner looked out our window and noticed a stop sign in our parking lot. So, we went outside to find out. We learned that a stop sign is shaped like an octagon.

Geometric Characters

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Field Day Volunteers Needed

Hello Parents!

We are so excited about our first Field Day which will be called "Patriot Games" that is coming up Friday, April 29th!!! During the Patriot Games, each community will rotate around to different game stations. Volunteers are needed for sack races, the egg/spoon race and tug of war just to name a few

The PTSA & Frazer Church have partnered together in sponsoring the "Spring Fling". We will have inflatables, activities. The Pike Road Volunteer Fire Department has a "hands on" activity for the kids!

If you are able to help please email your child's teacher and let her know that you can help with either "Patriot Games", "Spring Fling" or both!

Volunteer parking will be in the Orchards neighborhood on the side streets. Park only on one side of the street. Do not park on the Main Street into the Neighborhood or school. Everyone needs to check in at the office and then head through the cafeteria to the bus parking area to check in at the volunteer table to find out where you will need to go!

Also we are in need of Powerade to be donated for Community 1. Please send your donation by April 20th. It is greatly appreciated!


1st Grade Volunteers: Arrive at 9:15 AM

8 Games (8-16 Volunteers Needed)

We look forward to this FUN day that's all about our children!!!

Please contact for additional information.

Knock, Knock, Knock... It's Our Mystery Readers!

Coral Reef Project

Coral Reef

Lanark Field Trip

On Wednesday, April 20th we will be traveling to Millbrook to Lanark Nature Center.

  • We are leaving at 8:20 and will return at 2:15.
  • Chaperones are allowed, however younger siblings may not attend.
  • Cost per learner is $25.00
  • Learners will need to bring a sack lunch from home, no lunch boxes.
  • Learners may purchase a sack lunch from the PRS Cafeteria.
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Patriot Games at Pike Road School

T-shirt order forms were sent home last week for our first annual Patriot Games at Pike Road School. Your child has been assigned to a red or blue team and thus should order the color (red or blue) that corresponds to his/her team. Please return t-shirt forms by April 13th and specify the color and size.

PRS 2015-2016 Yearbook

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Welcome To The 100 Book Club

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Upcoming Events

April 11-Last day for early bird yearbook price

April 13-Last day to purchase Patriot Games t-shirt

April18-Final day to purchase a yearbook

April 20-Community 1's field trip to Lanark (unlimited chaperones - no younger siblings)

April 25-Professional Development Day for Lead Learners - No school for students

April 29-Field Day (Patriot Games) for K-6

Welcome Mrs. Mitchell

We would like to welcome Mrs. Mitchell to our family. She will be our intern until the end of the school year. Mrs. Mitchell is completing her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Grand Canyon University located in Phoenix, Arizona. In the past she has worked as a Resource and Education Specialist, Middle School Language Arts teacher, a Community Action Facilitator, and Parent Leadership Educator. For the last five years she has worked as an Education Specialist for Head Start in Stockton, California.

We're Learning...

Calendar/Integrated Math
  • Problem of the Day
  • Review two-digit addition and subtraction
  • Review word problems adding two and three whole numbers
  • Geometric shapes (distinguish between defining attributes)

  • Shared Journal Writing
  • Write simple poems about geometric shapes

Language Arts

  • Phonics-Secret Stories
  • Identify words and phrases in poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses
  • Use illustrations to describe events in poems
Theme: Ocean Animals

  • Identify/Sort Ocean Animals
  • Use geometric shapes to describe animal physical traits

Morning Calendar Activities

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