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!


Please LABEL your child's belongings. There are a lot of the same snow pants, gloves, etc. so in order to make sure they are your child's please write their name on them. If you need me to help please ask and I can do it at school!


MONDAY, February 8th

  • Art

TUESDAY, February 9th

  • Tuesday is STARRY Spirit Day!
  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library...please return your library books!

WEDNESDAY, February 10th

  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music

THURSDAY, February 11th

  • Think College Thursdays... wear your favorite college gear or colors to support secondary education!
  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Library checkout only...please return your library books!

FRIDAY, February 12th

  • Valentine Celebration--please bring your box & valentines by Friday
  • PE...please wear gym shoes
  • Music
  • Test: Vocabulary


Stories: Little Rabbit's Friend & Silly Poems

Test on Friday: Vocabulary


  • Cause & Effect
  • PHONICS: Compound words, short vowel e, ea

Essential Question:

  • How can you help a friend who feels sad?

Words of the week:

  • door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash


  • meadow: a field
  • calf: a young cow or bull
  • wade: to walk slowly through water
  • rippled: made very small waves
  • flooded: covered with water
  • swarm: a very large group


This week we are CONTINUING...

  • Measuring lengths of objects using cubes and other things
  • Telling time to the hour and half hour
  • Fractions: halves and fourths

Here is what else we are reviewing:

  • Coins and their values
  • Fast Facts: Addition and Subtraction strategies


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!


  • 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.



December 23rd Early Out

December 24th-January 3rd Winter Break


January 4th School Resumes