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!


  • SCIENCE NOTE: Please check your child's folder for the science note about sending plant cuttings to school!
  • Sign up for the SeeSaw App to view what your students have been working on!
  • Sign up for REMIND for my classroom: Text this code (81010) to


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  • We have an Education student from Coe College in our classroom. His name is Mr. Martin and he is here to learn how to be a teacher as well as work with the kids. Please let me know if you have questions!



March 25th: No School


April 1st: No School

April 22nd: Earth Day


May 2nd: McTeacher Night at the Marion McDonalds

May 20th: Field Trip to Nature Center

Starry Games (TBD): We will need volunteers!

May 27th: Early Out & Last Day of School


MONDAY, March 21st

  • Art

TUESDAY, March 22nd

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library...please return your library books!

WEDNESDAY, March 23rd

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music

THURSDAY, March 24th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library checkout only...please return your library books!
  • Vocabulary test

FRIDAY, March 25th



Stories: "Whistle for Willie" & Pet Poems


  • Cause and Effect
  • Vowel Diagraphs: oo (look, book, brook, took, shook, hood, etc)

Essential Question: How can you take good care of a pet?

Words to Know:

  • again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together


  • translated: said or put something into another language
  • sizzling: very, very hot
  • gooey: sticky or runny
  • behave: to act in a nice way or in a way that follows the rules
  • accent: a way of saying a word so that it sounds the way a certain group of people say it
  • siesta: an afternoon nap


This week:

  • Balanced equations with true and false
  • Story problems with missing parts (ex: 5 + ___ = 8)
  • Fast Facts: Addition and Subtraction strategies

Here is what else we are reviewing:

  • Time to the hour and half hour
  • Balanced equations
  • Coins and their values


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!

*For responsibility if students do XtraMath I give them a stamp on their pyramid*


We are starting science again! Our kit is called: Plants and Animals

Please look for your science note in your child's folder. I'm looking for you to send plant cuttings to school so we can watch them grow in the last 10 weeks of school. This will take a while so we need the cutting as soon as possible!

More information and pictures to come!


  • 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.