First Grade News

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It's finally here!

Field Day is the most anticipated day of the year and it is finally here! Both students and teachers are so excited!


Here's what you need to know:

Dress Code: PSE Field Day t-shirt, gym shorts below fingertips, t-shirt, old athletic shoes

*Please NO tank tops, or short shorts


As of now, the weather forecast looks good. However, due to the amount of rain we have had, we anticipate that the fields will be muddy. Your child will get dirty and wet. Please dress them accordingly. We suggest old athletic shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. Also, the fire department will be at field day and the children will run through their hoses, so they will get wet. It's all part of the fun of Field Day! Please send a change of clothes with your child in their backpack in a plastic grocery sack so that they can change when we return to the room.


If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

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End of the Year Awards Ceremony

The end of the year awards ceremony will be held in the gym on Thursday, May 26th at 8:00am. Students who have had perfect attendance all year will be recognized. In addition, two students from each class will be recognized with a Pride award, and two students with a Citizenship award. These are students who have displayed the 7 Habits all school year, by being proactive and setting an example as a leader in our school. In addition, students who have excelled in related arts will also be recognized with a special award from the related arts teachers. Teachers will contact parents if their child is getting an award from related arts, The Pride Award, or the Citizenship Award.
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ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE THURSDAY, MAY 19th!

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Mrs. Zaring's K-1 Family's Chicks are Here!

Mrs. Zaring's K-1 Family has been incubating eggs for 21 days. On Monday, the eggs began to crack. It was hard to contain the excitement coming from room 103! Students watched in amazement as baby chicks pipped through their shells and transformed into fluffy little chicks! You'll see from the expressions below that this was a special time for these students!
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This week in first grade

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Reading

This week in reading, we will continue our work on identifying the most important parts of a story. We will be focusing on retelling the story through identification of the characters, the setting, and the important details. We will be working on inferring, or determining the central message or theme and how we can make connections to that when reading. Practice with your child by asking them to retell a story after they have read it.


There are no word wall words this week. We will be using these last few weeks to review and assess mastery of word wall words.


Please read nightly with your child. Even 20 minutes a day can make a huge difference in your child's reading progress. Allow them to read independently, aloud to you, or even to a pet or stuffed animal. There is no right or wrong way to read! Your student has a book baggie each week that will provide a variety of books for them to read. Make it a priority and it will make a difference!

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Writing

This week in writing, we will be working on writing and editing chapters for a new piece of informational writing. Students will be teaching about a topic through their writing. This week, we will focus on writing a catchy introduction and conclusion for their book.
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Math

In math, we will begin learning about numbers to 120. Students will learn to compose and decompose numbers to 120. We will be identifying the hundreds place and emphasizing counting by tens and then adding ones.
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Primary Election Day

There is no school on Tuesday, May 17th due to the Primary Elections.
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The last day of school for students is Friday, May 27th.

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Your trash is our treasure!

Mrs. Collins is collecting plastic lids. When the school collects 400 pounds of lids, we will send them off to have a new bench for the school made! Don't toss out those lids...water bottle lids, soda lids, butter lids, peanut butter lids, shampoo and detergent lids, etc. Plastic only and please rinse out the lids before sending in. The last weigh-in showed that we are over halfway there.

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