The Weekly Buzz!

Read all about what is happening in First Grade this Week!

Week of October 21st - 25th

Pumpkin Book Reports - Due Tomorrow

It’s October and that means it is time for pumpkins! We are going to combine pumpkins and reading to have some fun!

This month we are asking first graders to complete a book report!


1. Select a book and read it together.

2. Pick one character from the book and create that character on a small size pumpkin. (A small enough pumpkin that the student can carry it.) You can paint it, glue things to it – BE CREATIVE but please DO NOT carve it.

3. Complete the written book report. (download below)

4. Bring the book, pumpkin and report to school TOMORROW.

All first grade pumpkins will also be entered into the school-wide library contest. Pumpkins will be returned home on Wednesday, October 30th. I am so excited to see your child’s creativity!

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Auxier LOVES Veterans!

We LOVE our Veterans and Active Service Members! If you are a Veteran please join us for our annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 8th at 9:00 a.m. This year, Jack Holder, Pear Harbor survivor, will be in attendance. Here is a link to an article about him if you'd like to learn more:

If you are a Veteran or Active Service Member OR you would like to recognize a Veteran, please download and complete the attached .pdf form. THANK YOU!

Veteran Readers Needed

Each year the first grade invites Veterans or active service members to come and read to our classes during the days leading to Veterans Day. If you or a member of your family is a Veteran and would like to come and read please let me know and we can set up a day and time. I will provide the book. The first graders LOVE guest readers so it will be a special treat.

Field Trip Information

First grade is taking a field trip to the Phoenix Zoo on November 20th. If you are interested in chaperoning, please return the yellow form by Friday, October 25th. If more than six parents return the form, we will have a drawing. If you are selected to chaperone, you will be notified via email on October 25th.

Fall Party - Donations Needed

Our Room Moms, Mrs. Popham and Mrs. Smoot, are planning a Fall Party for Thursday, October 31st and we are in need of a few donations. Click here to find the Sign Up Genius Link. THANK YOU!

Our Weekly Learning Goals....

Language Arts

Journey Reading Story: From Seed to Pumpkin

Grammar: Adjectives

Focus Phonograms: oo, ee, sh, ow, i, e, c, ck, or, th, wh, ng, er, ed, oi, oy, h, g, dge, a

Writing: Using Thinking Maps to organize information (Circle and Flow Map), Transition Words, Adding Adjectives to Writing


Lesson 39-41: Identifying Halves, Fourths, and Eights of a Whole, Creating and Reading a Bar Graph, Addition Facts: Sums of 11, Making an Organized List to Solve a Problem, Solving a Problem by Acting it Out, Measuring with One-Inch Color Tiles


Pumpkin Life Cycle

Weekly Specials:

Monday - Library

Tuesday - P.E.

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Technology

Friday - P.E.

Second Quarter Helpers Needed!

We will be using Sign-Up Genius to help schedule parent volunteers this year. If you are interested in volunteering, you may choose a date to volunteer that works best for your schedule. We are flexible with the time so if you are not available in the morning please sign up and just note in the comments the time that works for you.

Note: This sign-up form is for the entire second quarter of school.

Upcoming Dates:

October 22nd - Pumpkin Book Reports Due

October 23rd - Unity Day - Wear Orange:

October 25th - Zoo Permission Slips Due/Chaperone Drawing

October 28 - November 1: Red Ribbon Week: See Below

November 6th - Aviator Shirt Day

November 8: Veteran's Day Ceremony

November 12th - Student Council $1 Disney Day

November 12th - Family Challenge Night - No Homework

November 14th - PTO Meeting 3:30 in Library

November 20th - First Grade Phoenix Zoo Field Trip

November 21st - Art Masterpiece Lesson

December 4th - Aviator Shirt Day

December 10th - Student Council FREE Holiday Wear Day

December 10th - Family Challenge Night - No Homework

December 13th - First Grade Gingerbread Houses (All Parents Welcome)

December 17th - Jingle Jog


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PTO News

The PTO has moved digital! In order to receive announcements,calendar events and sign ups for school-wide and classroom activities, please register using the following link:

  • Contact PTO via Email:
  • 2019-2020 Executive Board - Kim Pennartz, President Sarah Trujillo, Vice President Courtney Kleinebreil, Secretary Katie Dial, Treasurer Tiffany Power, Parlimentarian
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