Week of Oct. 15

Thank you for sending in completed reading logs and continuing to practice sight words and math facts each day. Please encourage students to share about what they are reading by retelling the beginning, middle and end or making a text to self connection.

Many important papers were sent home last week including the picture order form, a Field Trip permission form, Young Scientists information and a flyer/order form for Family Movie Night. Interim reports are being sent home this week. Thank you for signing and returning these forms. Also, a sign-up genius link was sent out to sign up for a Parent/Teacher conference in November. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts- making predictions

Math- graphing

Science- animals

Important Dates:

*Donuts with Dads and Picture Day will be rescheduled.

Friday, October 26th- First grade Field Trip to Meadow Farm; Family Movie Night

Monday, November 5th- Parent/Teacher Conferences (3-6:30pm)

Tuesday, November 6th- Student Holiday, Parent/Teacher Conferences (8-11am)

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Week of Oct.8

Thank you for sending in completed reading logs and continuing to practice sight words and math facts each day. Please encourage students to share about what they are reading by retelling the beginning, middle and end or making a text to self connection.

Many important papers will be sent home this week including the picture order form, a Field Trip permission form, Young Scientists information and a flyer/order form for Family Movie Night. Interims will also be sent home later this week. Thank you for signing and returning these forms. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts- text to self connections, text features (pictures, headings, captions, charts)

Math- sort and classify by attributes

Science- Virginia symbols (state flag, dogwood-state flower, cardinal-state bird, capital building)

Important Dates:

Week of October 8th- After School Enrichment Classes begin

Tuesday, October 9th- Spirit Night at Chipotle 5-9pm

Before October 12th- Yearbooks $25

Friday, October 12th- Donuts with Dad 7:30-8am; Information Session: Children and Technology 8-8:30am; Picture Day

Friday, October 26th- First grade Field Trip to Meadow Farm; Family Movie Night

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Week of Oct. 1

Please continue to have your first grader read and practice math (addition and subtraction facts) for 30 minutes each day. The reading minutes, as well as the title of the book, should be recorded on the log to be turned in. The sight words for the first quarter were also sent home for students to practice reading and spelling. Please practice addition and subtraction facts as well. Reading A-Z and Reflex Math may be used to practice reading and math on the computer. Thank you for helping with this homework!

As a reminder, students in first grade may check out library books during our reading rotations so students may return books whenever they are ready to exchange for new ones. Please continue to send in a nut-free snack and water bottle each day.

If you have not had the opportunity, please go to the PTA website https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home and create an account. You can then join the PTA and view lots of information about planned events. The PTA does so many wonderful things to support our school; we appreciate your support!

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts: building vocabulary, nonfiction text

Math: growing patterns

Science: symbols and traditions, American flag (Pledge of Allegiance), Virginia symbols (flag, dogwood-state flower, cardinal-state bird, capital building)

Important Dates:

Thursday, October 4th- Gifted Information Session 6-7pm in the cafeteria

Monday, October 8th- Student Holiday

Week of October 8th- After School Enrichment Classes begin

Tuesday, October 9th- Spirit Night at Chipotle 5-9pm

Before October 12th- Yearbooks $25

Friday, October 12th- Donuts with Dad 7:30-8am (flyer coming home this week); Information Session: Children and Technology 8-8:30am

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Week of Sept. 23

Homework folders will begin coming home this week. Please continue to have your first grader read each day. The Reading Log will be used to record minutes as well as the title of the book. There is also a page with the sight words for the first quarter. Please practice addition and subtraction facts as well. Log-in directions will be sent home for Reading A-Z and Reflex Math, two online programs students may use to practice reading and math. Thank you for helping with this homework!

As a reminder, students in first grade may check out library books during our reading rotations so students may return books whenever they are ready to exchange for new ones. Please continue to send in a nut-free snack and water bottle each day.

If you have not had the opportunity, please go to the PTA website https://colonialtrailpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home and create an account. You can then join the PTA and view lots of information about planned events. You can also purchase Spiritwear or a Yearbook through the shop. The PTA does so many wonderful things to support our school; we appreciate your support!

Learning Objectives:

Language Arts: text to self connections, syllables, writing complete sentences

Math: repeating patterns

Science: the season of fall

Important Dates:

Tuesday, September 25th- New Family Coffee 8:30am

Friday, September 28th- Spiritwear & Scholastic Book Orders Due

Thursday, October 4th- Gifted Information Session 6-7pm in the cafeteria

Monday, October 8th- Student Holiday

Week of October 8th- After School Enrichment Classes begin

Before October 12th- Yearbooks $25

 

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Welcome

I am excited for the 2018-2019 school year and look forward to having you in our class! Our theme this year is Cubs Climb to New Heights. We know our first graders will have so much fun meeting new friends and learning new things. Thank you for your help turning in school supplies and forms for the new year!

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June 11-15

Thank you again for the many generous donations as part of our Boosterthon!

This week we will be reviewing our curriculum and reflecting on our year in first grade!

Friday, June 15th, is our last day of school-Assembly 9AM & Half Day Dismissal 11:35AM.

I appreciate your support this year; I am proud of the students and their hard work in first grade! It had been a wonderful year and I hope you all enjoy the summer vacation.

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June 4-8

Thank you for participating in the Boosterthon! We appreciate your help raising money for our wonderful school. Our class has earned many fun incentives for participating and we are so grateful for all the donations.

This week we will review our first grade math and reading curriculum as well as continue to work on our force, motion and energy science unit.

Upcoming Dates:

Spirit Week 6/4-6/8: Mix-up Monday, Tie-dye Tuesday, Workout Wednesday, T-shirt Thursday

Friday, June 8th Fun Run and Cub Celebration-begins at 6PM! I will be sending home the Boosterthon t-shirts on Thursday to wear Friday.

Friday, June 15th Last Day-dismissal at 11:35AM!

 

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May 28-June 1

Our Learning Objectives:

Reading- review of skills

Math- review/problem solving

Science- Force & Motion

Important Dates:

**This Friday, June 1, is Field Day (click here for volunteer sign-up)

Please remember to…

  • wear your navy blue Super Cubs shirt.
  • put on sunscreen before coming to school.
  • pack a lunch (unless you are buying a bag lunch from the cafeteria).
  • bring a water bottle labeled with your name.
  • wear tennis shoes.

We will have our outdoor stations in the morning followed by a picnic lunch and then there are some other fun activities planned for the afternoon.

**Next Friday, June 8, is the Fun Run and Cub Celebration.

Please register at funrun.com using the code 617-293 and make a pledge to help support CT! We look forward to this fun opportunity to raise money for our school and celebrate together. Thank you for your support!

**June 15 is our last day of school-this is a half day with dismissal at 11:35.

We are finished with the HW choice board for the year; please continue to read and practice math facts daily!

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Week of May 21

Our Learning Objectives:

Reading- asking questions and answering questions in a complete sentence

Math- place value, fact fluency and problem solving

Science- plant project/beginning force & motion

**To help reinforce our study of motion, please have your child bring in a toy on Friday that moves (not electronic) and will fit into their backpack.  Thank you!

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, May 25 School Supply Kit orders due

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Holiday-No School

Friday, June 1 Field Day (click here for volunteer sign-up)

 

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May 7-11

This week we will be focusing on the following learning objectives:

Reading/Writing-organizing with a bold beginning, mighty middle, excellent ending

Math-fact fluency, problem solving and composing/decomposing numbers

Science-plants (plant parts/needs, life cycle of a plant, classifying plants)

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, May 9 Blood Drive in CTES cafeteria 3:30-7PM

Friday, May 25 School Supply Kit orders due

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Holiday-No School

Friday, June 1 Field Day

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