Mrs. Hensler's Helpful Hints

1st Grade News!


Your child should be reading for 15 minutes per night. I understand that some students are still struggling with reading independently. That's ok! Please feel free to assist your child with reading. Students will be able to check books out of the library starting next week. By signing your child's Behavior/Homework Tracker you are stating that your child read for the required 15 minutes. You can also add the title of the books your child has read to the "homework" box. This is a great way for me to see what types of books interest your child at home!


Midterms were sent home on Wednesday last week! Please sign and return these forms as soon as possible. Let me know If you have any questions or concerns.

Field Trip to County Line Orchard

Our class field trip will be on October 4th. If you are interested in chaperoning please complete the chaperone form by September 23rd. Remember all students will need to bring their permission slip and their $7.00 by September 23rd to attend! (Chaperones will need to pay $7.00 as well.) We are all looking forward to a fabulous trip!

Focus for the Week

Phonics & Spelling
  • short a (cab, rat, tan, lap)
  • -ck (pack, back, sack)
  • sight words: come, in, on, my, way

  • Otis
  • Character & Setting


  • doubles facts, ordinal positions, number sentences (addition) , rectangles


  • Getting our ideas on paper! Not just labeling a picture but actually telling a story.

Contact Mrs. Hensler

Please feel free to contact me at any time!