First Grade News

February 15 - 19, 2016


February 16th is Day 4 of the Encore Rotation

Mon. No School - President's Day

Read 20 minutes.

Tues. Read 10 minutes.

Write spelling words 3 times each.

Wed. Read 10 minutes.

Do worksheet.

Thurs. Read 10 minutes.

Write spelling words rainbow style.

Study spelling words

Fri. Read 20 minutes.

Optional Lifework for Feb. 19th: Soon we will be celebrating the 100th day of school! Create a poster displaying 100 items. These items could be anything such as 100 dots, 100 stickers, 100 beads, etc. Be creative and have fun! We will post these 100 posters in the hallway as part of our 100th day celebration.

Spelling List 14 - Test Friday 2/19













Curriculum Corner

Langauge Arts: Learn Phonics: Adding "ing" to the end of words. Putting words in alphabetic order. Our Earth writing. D'Nealian Handwriting letter Oo.

Math: Measurement: Continue with length and reading the calendar.

Science: Natural Resources: Plants, animals, water, air, land, minerals, forests, soil

Star Students

Mrs. Brandt - Alyssa Pittelli

Mrs. Buck - Elise Popescu

Mrs. Moore - Juliana Polanco

Star of the Week Instructions

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Donations for Chicks

Our 1st Grade classes have the opportunity to participate in a wonderful program called “Rent-a-Coop.” Would you consider making a donation to help bring this program to our students? A small donation of $10 - $20 (or any amount at all) would help cover the expense and enable us to provide each classroom with a coop/incubator/chicks and eggs of their own. This is completely optional, but it you are interested in being a sponsor, please send your contribution in an envelop labeled “chicks.” We need all donations by Feb. 26th.

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February Poem


He played by the river when he was young.

He raced with the rabbits along the hills,

He fished for minnows, and climbed and swung,

And hooted back at the whipporwills.

Strong and slender and tall he grew-

And then, one morning the bugles blew.

Over the hills summons came,

Over the river's shining rim.

He said that the bugles called his name.

He knew that his country needed him.

And he answered, "Coming!" and marched away,

For many a night and many a day.

Perhaps when the marches were hot and long

He'd think of the river flowing by

Or, camping under the winter sky,

Would hear the whipporwills far-off song.

Boy or soldier, in peace or strife,

He loved America all his life!
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Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of school closures due to inclement weather, the following plan is in effect. The purpose of this plan is to ensure that students maintain their progress and continue moving forward in their learning. Each day school is closed, it is expected that students complete the required work based on the requirements for each grade level. Parents are encouraged to print a copy of this plan to have it accessible. Students are encouraged to check the school website for any updates, changes and/or additional information. All work will be due upon the return the next day school is in session.

Thank you,

Pennington Administration


  • Reading: 20 minutes each day

  • Writing: Write 3 sentences about what you did that day. Illustrate

  • Math: 30 minutes of IXL each day

  • Continue to practice Spelling words as assigned from the weekly assignment sheet