First Grade News

Miss Farney's Helpful Hints & Classroom Announcements

April 7th - April 11th

This week we will be starting a Wonderful Worms - Inquiry Science Unit. I will be introducing a Worm Observation Station and a Compost Bin to our class! Students will begin learning about the importance of worms and how to compost. This unit will be interdisciplinary and will cover many subjects such as; Reading, Writing, Language Arts, Science, and Math. I feel like this unit will be the perfect addition to our school day with the extended time we have been granted. Please continue to encourage your students to share with you what they have been learning in school. The students and I are both very excited and looking forward to this Wonderful Worms Unit!

What We are Learning This Week


  • Thank You Notes

  • Adjectives (How many, How much)

  • Theme
  • Story Structure


Spelling Pattern for This Week

  • Vowel patterns- "ue" "ew" "ui"
  • Compound Words

High Frequency Words

  • picture
  • stood
  • remember
  • room
  • thought

Spelling List

  1. picture
  2. remember
  3. room
  4. thought
  5. stood
  6. few
  7. build
  8. true
  9. stew
  10. suit
  11. fuel
  12. cruise
  13. juice
  14. statue
  15. knew
  16. glue
  17. curfew
  18. true
  19. continue
  20. barbecue

Amazing Words

  1. jealous
  2. sibling
  3. porridge
  4. seriousness
  5. relatives
  6. secret
  7. collector
  8. flourish


  • Saxon Lessons
  • Calendar
  • Think Math
  • 50 in a Minute
  • Accelerated Math
  • Today's Number


Reading Logs are due on Friday

Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling due on Friday

100 Book Club

Please send me a note or send in the 100 Book Club Reading Log for me to check so we can add your child’s name to the 100 Book Club once the reach the correct stages. Here is a reminder…

  1. BRONZE Club Member - 50-75 books
  2. SILVER Club Member - 76-99 books
  3. PLATINUM Club Member – over 100 books

Students would like to see their names grow as the school year goes on plus students will earn a SPECIAL TREAT (like a pizza party) at the end of the school year if they reach PLATINUM Club Members!

If you can’t find your 100 Book Club Reading Log send me an email or note and I will be sure your child gets another form.


Report Cards: Please Return Your Child's Signed Report Card Envelope ASAP.

Miss Farney

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to contact me! Thank You for being involved in your child's education.