Mrs. Roberts' First Grade News

Januray 11- January 15th


Hope everyone had a great weekend and stayed warm. My oldest daughter had a high school soccer showcase this weekend and it was freezing! The poor California and Florida teams were wishing they had warmer clothing! And speaking of warmer clothing, we go to recess almost everyday. Please be sure to send your kiddo to school in a warm coat because even on cold days, we go out for a little while to get fresh air and burn off a little energy.

WISH LIST: (Thank you for all those who have donated so far!)
We desperately need to restock our supplies. If you are able, please send your child to school with a bottle of white school glue, Crayola Crayons, and Washable Markers.

We are continuing on this week with objectives introduced last week. This week we will work on applying these new skills. We are also working on the same spelling pattern this week, so words will be the same. We will text on Friday.

If you have not sent your child's individual sight word bags back to school, please do so this week. We will test this week and set our new sight word goals.

Readers: Your child should have their reader 3-4 nights a week. Our overall class reading accuracy is great! I am so proud of your kiddos! While our accuracy is awesome, I am seeing is that we are struggling on fluency. Please have them read their readers to you every night. Even if they know the book, rereading is what they need to build that fluency rate. The reading assessments at the higher level is timed and your students are now reaching the higher levels. Also, PLEASE take advantage of Raz-Kids. It's a great program that we were able to get the school to pay for. Raz-Kids readers earn points for reading and are able to use those points to shop in a virtual store. Much like video game points, Raz-Kids motivates students to read. I am taping your students code on their binder Monday so that they can log in at home and read. There's also a Raz-Kids app.

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Tornado Math

Guided Reading Readers

Sight Words

Math Facts

Reading - Continued

  • floss rule ex: grass/ full
  • adjectives

  • Nonfiction Text Features
  • Procedural Texts
  • Nonfiction Writing

Sight Words

Fry Sight Words- Student's Individual Word Goals


Literature: Inventions and Inventors


Spelling pattern

Floss Rule:

*When /f/ /l/ /s/ or /z/ is heard after a short vowel at the end of a one-syllable word, it is spelled with a double ff, ll, ss, or zz

Spelling: stiff, small, cuff, grass, still, tall, tell, will, miss, well, sniff, class

Dictation Sentences:

1. Why is the grass still wet?

2.Where is the small cuff?

3.Who will tell the class?


Math Fact Families
Introduction to Money


Weather: winter

Social Studies

  • Inventors and Inventions
  • Timelines

Upcoming Dates


4 K-5 MOY STAR Math window January 4-15

5 Class Math Assessment

6 ART Day

8 Hat Day

12 PTA Room Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30

13 Spelling Bee, Cafeteria 9:00

18 No School

19 Reading Assessment

22 Spirit Day/ Longhorn Celebrations

22 Reading Blackout Party

28 Battle of the Books

29 ART Day

29 Fifth Graders to NRM


PE Shoes! Please send your child to school in tennis shoes for PE. They will be unable to participate without the proper shoes. Our PE days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Library Books: Please make sure your child brings their library book to exchange for a new book every MONDAY. If they do not return their book they will not be able to check out a new book. (Our day to return books has changed)

Reader Bags: PLEASE make sure your child's reading bag is sent to school EVERY day. I meet with each group daily and will not be able to send a new book home if the last book is not returned. Also, please know that each book is part of a set so please help your child keep up with their guided reading books. Thank you!!!

Snacks: We have snack everyday. Please send your child to school with a snack. I have a few backup snacks for those that don't bring snack, but my supplies are limited. Thank you!

Headphones/ Ear Buds: Please send to school with your child's name or initials on them.

Volunteers: Volunteer applications must be renewed every year. Please visit to complete this process.

Connect to NRE through Remind101. Text 5874e2 to the number 81010

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