McGown's Memos

September 28, 2015

Reflecting Back...

We had a great week learning about Kevin Henkes and reading his books! We read Wemberly Worried and wrote about what makes us worry, we continued working on place value, and we talked about the 5 Senses in science.

This Week...

Theme: Fire Safety


Language Arts: Writing and adding "why", appropriate use of capital letters, main idea


Math: Place Value to 120


Tiles: short o, review of past lessons, intro "teeth ticklers" (F & V)


Science: Force & Motion


Spelling: Short 'o' words (list below)


Unit 1, Week 3 Spelling Words

  1. hot
  2. hop
  3. pot
  4. pop
  5. ox
  6. lock
  7. mop
  8. got
  9. rock
  10. mom


*Remember, if your child received a 10/10 on the pre-test (sent home today), he/she will not have to take the test on Friday.

And Also...

  • Continue to turn in Field Trip Money! (due Oct. 7th)
  • Continue to turn in Pen Pal envelopes
  • We have started to use Class Dojo for classroom management. Check your e-mail soon for info on this! :)

Book Fair!!

The Book Fair is here all of this week until Friday! :) We previewed the book fair as a class today, and your child made a wishlist of books!


Tuesday morning from 7:00-7:45 is Breakfast, Books, & Buddies. Donuts and coffee will be provided and students are required to have parental supervision. This is a great time to shop for your student, purchase early Christmas gifts for family, or contribute to our classroom library by choosing something out of our class wishlist basket!


Friday is Special Friends Day! During our lunchtime, we will be having a picnic lunch. Each student should invite a special friend (parent, grandparent, sibling, neighbor, family friend, etc.) to come to eat lunch with them. On Friday, the book fair will be open from 7:30-1:45 for students to visit the book fair with their special friends.


*Students may also bring money at any point this week to purchase books from the Book Fair. I will send them to the library when we have an appropriate time to do so.

Upcoming Events!

October 2nd: Special Friends' Day!

October 7th: Walk to School Wednesday

October 8th: 1st grade teachers out for Design Day (subs in all classes)

October 9th: Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 23rd: Legoland Field Trip!

A Note from the Nurse...

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