First Grade News

October 17 - 21, 2016

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Field Trip This Wednesday!!

We are going to Ticonderoga Farms on Wednesday, October 19th. Our rain date is Wednesday, October 26th. The cost for this field trip is $15.00. All permission forms and money are now over due.

Each class has chosen 5 parent chaperones through lotteries. Thank you for all of the volunteers! If your name was chosen, please come to school with your child on Wednesday morning. If you cannot come, please notify us within 24 hours so that we may find a replacement for you. On the day of the field trip, we will leave the school at 9:30am and return at 1:30pm. Our rain date is October 26th.

On the day of the trip please be sure to have your child at school on time. We will leave promptly at 9:30 a.m. and plan to return by 1:30 p.m. Every child must ride on the buses. Parents may not drive their children to or from the field trip. If you want to pick your child up early from school that day, you must wait until we return and sign them out through the front office.

The children are allowed to wear blue jeans with a Pennington Spirit-wear Shirt or a Uniform Shirt (Not casual wear). Please be sure your child is dressed in layers. This will allow for any changes in the weather.

Lunches must be “all disposable” (no lunch boxes). Write your child's name on their lunch and water bottles. Please, include two drinks. Send in a separate snack for when we return to school. Bag lunches can be ordered from the school lunchroom. Please, let us know by Tuesday, October 18th if you want a school lunch and we will see that the bag lunch is ordered and ready for the Field Trip.

This Week's Lifework

Monday - Read 10 Minutes

Write spelling words 3 times

Tuesday - Read 10 minutes

Math Worksheet

Wednesday - Read 10 minutes

Write spelling words rainbow style.

Thursday - Read 10 minutes

Phonics Worksheet.

Friday - Read 20 minutes

Spelling List 5













After School Clubs

If your child is staying after school for a club, please send in a note on the day of the club meeting to let us know. We need to know that your child has a ride home from the club after school.

Book Fair This Week!

Join us at the fall Scholastic Book Fair, October 17 - 21. The Book Fair will be open for sales from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21. We will also be open Monday evening, October 17, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. so families may shop after school and before the PTO meeting.

Adults that would like to volunteer at the Book Fair are invited to sign up at: go/70a0f4aa4a62dab9-spring

Curriculum Corner

Language Arts: Reading Comprehension: Identifying fiction and nonfiction texts. Phonics: Review Short Vowels a, e, o. Introduce short i word families. Handwriting: Continue with D'Nealian letter F. Writing: Personal narrative and thinking map writing with pumpkin facts.

Math: Continue with equality sign. Review combinations 5 through 7.

Social Studies: American Symbols

Science: Review seasonal changes, weather, weather patterns, temperature, wind, precipitation, rain gauge and thermometer. Unit Test this week.

October 21st Rock Your Cause Day

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Rock your Cause

What cause do you support? Wear a shirt to support your cause on Oct. 21st. The students can wear a shirt in a color that shows support for their cause. For example = Orange for Anti-Bullying, Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness (etc). He or she should know what cause they are supporting. The students must wear their school uniform pants, skirts, etc.
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Pennington Bluejay 5K and Hero Mile

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 8:30am

Pennington Traditional School

Pennington Bluejay 5K and Hero Mile When

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 8:30am


Pennington Traditional School

Join us for the Pennington Blue Jay 5K and Hero Mile. This year's race will be held on Saturday, October 22nd. Online registration is now open. So come join us for a morning of fun and celebration. Proceeds from the race will go to support the Prince William County Police Survivors Fund.

SIGN UP SOON before the cost goes up!!

The Race needs more sponsors! Please consider asking your business to help support our race. To register for or sponsor the event go to the website listed below.

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October Poem

Pumpkin Pals

by, Geoff Mihalenko

Two pumpkins in a pumpkin patch

Argued and debated,

Which one of them deserved to be

Carved and decorated.

The first pumpkin to speak his mind

Was tall and rather thin.

He said, "I'd look so handsome

With a splendid toothy grin."

The second pumpkin who spoke up

Was round and large in size.

He said, "I'd be quite fearsome

With a pair of scary eyes."

Then someone came and bought them both

And much to their surprises

Instead of carving two faces,

She baked two pumpkin pies!