Week 30 in First Grade
April 11 - 15
The countdown has begun!
Next week, we will begin our last round of testing. This round we will be looking for mastery of 1st grade skills and 2nd grade readiness. Conferences will be held near the end of May to discuss how well your child did in achieving their academic goals.
Congratulations to Mrs. Burke's Class
- Library Day (Burke)
- Library Day (Boehm)
- Library Day (Johnson)
- Wear Dooley Spirit wear/Dooley Blue
- Weekly Homework Due/Spelling Test
Family Movie Night - Friday 4/15
Popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase (cash only please!) All Dragons will receive a ticket good for a free popcorn and drink. All children must be accompanied by an adult, no drop offs are allowed.
This Week in Literacy, students will be able to...
...ask questions while they read.
...summarize a story read aloud
...Discuss the beginning, middle, and end events in a story
...write synonyms and antonyms for given words.
...discuss prepositional phrases
...properly write the Modern Manuscript letter: Review
Spelling Pattern: Review: R- Controlled Vowels and Diphthongs
This week's Spelling City lists:
Spelling Words - U5W1, U5W2, U5W3, U5W4, U5W5
High Frequency Words - U5 High Frequency Words
This week in Math, students will be able to...
...collect and sort data according to attributes.
...represent information on a t-chart with tally marks
...use data to create picture and bar-type graphs
...draw conclusions, generate and answer questions using information from picture and bar-type graphs
Please have your child continue to review the YouTube songs below to reinforce skills we've already taught this year.
This week in Social Studies, students will be able to...
...discuss events from the past, present, and the future.
This week in Science, students will be able to...
...explore the external characteristics of animals in order to understand that organisms have structures and processes that serve various functions.
Discovery Education Online At Home
plano.discoveryeducation.com - will take you directily to PISD's log in screen. From there, your child can enter their school log-in and password to have direct access to all of the site's academic features. (educational videos, images, games, and passages)
Please, take some time to explore all the options!
To ensure that your child is at the personal best when working with us, please make sure they are getting a full night's sleep. It is recommended that they get 10 -11 hours of sleep each night. For most kids that means an 8:00 pm bedtime!
Please help your child be on time to school. Our day starts promptly at 7:45! Too many kids are entering the hallway at that time and missing things because they are not in class.
Morning Drop Off
The cafeteria doors open for drop off from 7:00 a.m. At 7:20 a.m. they will be closed and your child is expected to enter from the front of the building.
Beginning at 7:20 a.m. the front doors will be opened for drop off. Prior to 7:20 a.m. your child is expected to be taken to the cafeteria.
Please do not drive off before you are assured your child has been granted access to the school by a staff member.
Staff members are not allowed to let anyone in through the exterior doors at any time before, during, or after school.
Istation at Home!
We ask that your child work in Istation for a minimum of 15 minutes at home each day.
To access the program you will need to download the program or app to your computer or tablet. (Istation is not available on android devices at this time.)
Download onto your computer: www.istation.com/IstationHome
Your child has a unique log in that was sent home.
Student Name: First and last name
User Name: tx###### (tx + your child's 6 digit student id number)
Password: ###### (your child's 6 digit student id number)
Please contact your child's teacher if you have difficulty with the program.
Go to schoolannualonline.com
- TX2016 (TX must be capital)
Click: Image Library
- Then click on the FOLDER name that you want to place your photos in
Click: Upload on the right side of the page.
If you need any help contact Renee Carson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our homework goal is to provide reading, spelling, and math practice Monday through Thursday that does not exceed 30 minutes. Please make sure that our child returns all parts of the homework to school daily.
Reading: (15 minutes) It is important at this stage of reading development to monitor as your child reads aloud from his/her assigned book(s) and paper stories. Use the word sort sheet for quick drill.
All homework books must be returned daily.
Spelling: (5-10 minutes) Please give your child oral and written practice with the weekly spelling list. There will a spelling test on Fridays, which will include up to two sentences of dictation. Starting second semester students will be tested on their understanding of the weekly spelling patterns and high frequency words.
Math: (10 minutes) In the front pocket of your child's binder you will find one math review sheet to be completed by Friday.
Please read and initial your child’s homework sheet daily.The homework sheet can also be used as a means to keep you informed of weekly events, and as a place for you to communicate with the teachers.