Week 27 in First Grade

March 21 - 24

Spring is in the air!

Our health and literacy night was a huge success! Thank you to the families that were able to make it out. If you are interested in the Wack-A-Mole spelling game that we were playing to use with your child at home, please e-mail Ms. Boehm (kristy.boehm@pisd.edu) and she will e-mail you a digital copy to print out at home.

Storybook Character Day was a huge success. The kids were excited to share what stories they represented in the parade.

Next week, will be a short week. There is no school on Friday. We hope you enjoy the extended weekend celebrating with family and friends.

Events this Week



  • Library Day (Burke)
  • Wednesday
    • Library Day (Boehm)


    • Wear Dooley Spirit wear/Dooley Blue
    • Library Day (Johnson)
    • Weekly Homework Due/Spelling Test


    • No School

    This Week in Literacy, students will be able to...

    ...ask questions while they read.

    ...make inferences while reading

    ...develop an understanding of synonyms and antonyms

    ...properly write the Modern Manuscript letter: Kk

    Spelling Pattern: R-Controlled Vowels: or, oar, ore

    This week's Spelling City lists:

    Spelling Words - U5W3

    High Frequency Words - U5 High Frequency Words

    This week in Math, students will be able to...

    ...identify a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.

    ...know the value of a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and how they relate to one another.

    ...count a set of coins that may include pennies, nickels, and dimes

    ...use the cent sign when working with coins

    Please click the link below to the money playlist on YouTube to help your child with their money skills.

    "Telling Time On The Hour and Half Hour" Fairy Godfather Show Episode 1 - Part 4 & 5
    Time-Telling Song: Meet The Clock (SyllableSync)

    This week in Social Studies, students will be able to...

    ...explain how the past affects the present.

    ...discuss how changes in technology change the way people live.

    ...explore how technology has changed communication over time.

    ...explore how technology has changed transportation over time.

    This week in Science, students will be able to...

    ...classify living and non-living things.

    Discovery Education Online At Home

    Your child has access to a great resource at home: Discovery Education Online!

    plano.discoveryeducation.com - will take you directily to PISD's log in screen. From there, your child can enter their school log-in and password to have direct access to all of the site's academic features. (educational videos, images, games, and passages)

    Please, take some time to explore all the options!

    Please Remember!!!

    To ensure that your child is at the personal best when working with us, please make sure they are getting a full night's sleep. It is recommended that they get 10 -11 hours of sleep each night. For most kids that means an 8:00 pm bedtime!

    Please help your child be on time to school. Our day starts promptly at 7:45! Too many kids are entering the hallway at that time and missing things because they are not in class.

    Morning Drop Off

    The cafeteria doors open for drop off from 7:00 a.m. At 7:20 a.m. they will be closed and your child is expected to enter from the front of the building.

    Beginning at 7:20 a.m. the front doors will be opened for drop off. Prior to 7:20 a.m. your child is expected to be taken to the cafeteria.

    Please do not drive off before you are assured your child has been granted access to the school by a staff member.

    Security Concern

    Just a reminder for the safety and security of students and staff, all visitors to coming to Dooley MUST enter through the front office.

    Staff members are not allowed to let anyone in through the exterior doors at any time before, during, or after school.

    Istation at Home!

    Istation is back! If your child was at Dooley last year, you are already familiar with this great program. Istation offers individualized reading instruction to each and every child. Every month your child will take an assessment test. Based on their results, your child is given lessons and activities to help them better understand concepts. The more time they have in the program, the greater growth they show each and every month.

    We ask that your child work in Istation for a minimum of 15 minutes at home each day.

    To access the program you will need to download the program or app to your computer or tablet. (Istation is not available on android devices at this time.)

    Download onto your computer: www.istation.com/IstationHome

    Dowload from iTunes

    Download from Google's store

    Your child has a unique log in that was sent home.

    Student Name: First and last name

    School/Domain: dooley.plano.tx

    User Name: tx###### (tx + your child's 6 digit student id number)

    Password: ###### (your child's 6 digit student id number)

    Please contact your child's teacher if you have difficulty with the program.

    Yearbook Photos

    Call all parent photographers! If you have been snapping photos from school events, please submit them to be included in our yearbook.

    Go to schoolannualonline.com

    Log in:

    • 2016
    • 719026
    • Staff
    • TX2016 (TX must be capital)

    Click: Create

    Click: Image Library

    Click: Portraits

    • Then click on the FOLDER name that you want to place your photos in

    Click: Upload on the right side of the page.

    If you need any help contact Renee Carson - carsoncrew05@gmail.com


    Our homework goal is to provide reading, spelling, and math practice Monday through Thursday that does not exceed 30 minutes. Please make sure that our child returns all parts of the homework to school daily.

    • Reading: (15 minutes) It is important at this stage of reading development to monitor as your child reads aloud from his/her assigned book(s) and paper stories. Use the word sort sheet for quick drill.

    • All homework books must be returned daily.

    • Spelling: (5-10 minutes) Please give your child oral and written practice with the weekly spelling list. There will a spelling test on Fridays, which will include up to two sentences of dictation. Starting second semester students will be tested on their understanding of the weekly spelling patterns and high frequency words.

    • Math: (10 minutes) In the front pocket of your child's binder you will find one math review sheet to be completed by Friday.

    Please read and initial your child’s homework sheet daily.

    The homework sheet can also be used as a means to keep you informed of weekly events, and as a place for you to communicate with the teachers.

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