Picture Day on Monday!

Quick reminder that Picture Day is on Monday.  We will all be in the class picture on Monday.  Please send in picture money on Monday.  The class picture is the only one that must be ordered in advance.  The individual pictures you can purchase after viewing them.  Our picture time is before lunch!

Huge thanks to all the parents who volunteered to help make our Career Day a success!  We want to especially thank Soren’s mom who came in and did a wonderful job of reviewing economics and saving and spending with the first grade students.  Thanks Mona!!!

Special thanks to Sara’s mom who came in as our Mystery Reader last week too!

Congratulations to Emily who was our first grade representative and got to throw a pie in Mr. Eggleston’s face at lunch on Friday.  She did an outstanding job!   We earned this reward by following the cafeteria rules!  Go first grade!!!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  Subjects and predicates (complete sentences) and review punctuation

Math:  Measurement (weight and temperature)

Science:  Earth Day, land forms on a map, climate

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Career Day on Friday!

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parent chaperones who went with us to the Science Museum on Friday.  We all had a great time experiencing new things and learning more about matter.


  1. MONDAY IS A HALF DAY!! Please be sure to still pack your child a lunch because we will be eating lunch in the classroom. If you would like your child to purchase a lunch, please be sure to send me an email or written note on Monday.
  2. FRIDAY IS CAREER DAY!!   We will have a guest speaker from NBC12 News, Curt Autry coming to speak to the whole student body.  Please be sure to ask your child what they learned from each career.
  3. MONDAY, APRIL  23 is class picture day along with Spring picture day. More information will be coming home soon.


This week we will learn about the following:

Reading:  Theme –  message the author is trying to give or the moral of the story.

Math – measurement and capacity

Social Studies – maps (knowing our planet, country, state, and city)


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Field Trip to Science Museum on Friday!

Welcome Back From Spring Break!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break.  I am looking forward to hearing all about the wonderful things everyone did over the break.  I stayed in Richmond and enjoyed time with my family.

Congratulations to Neil H. for being our first “Around The World” Champion!  Keep it up Neil!!!!

Reminder:  First grade will be going on a field trip this Friday, April 13th to the Science Museum!  All students will need to wear their First Grade t-shirt.  Please have your child bring a disposable lunch.  Put all lunches in a plastic or paper bag with your child’s name on it.  Everything must be able to be thrown away (such as ziplock bags, plastic utensils, plastic water bottles, etc.). Thank you!

What we will be learning this week:

Writing- using expression in our sentences to make them unique and exciting

Math- measurement unit using standard and nonstandard units

Social Studies-Maps

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Will it snow on the first day of spring?

Thanks to all the families who came out to support our Spirit Night at California Pizza Kitchen!

Special thanks to Jackson’s dad for being our Mystery Reader this week.

This week we will learn about the following:

Reading/Writing: We will be reviewing nouns, verbs, and adjectives

Math: one and two step word problems (Please practice math facts with flashcards at home nightly).  We will be learning some new games this week that will focus on math facts!

Science: Natural Resources, Pollution, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!  We will also learn about Spring!

Spring Break is coming soon!

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Spirit Night on Tuesday!

Please join the first grade teachers for Spirit Night on Tuesday at California Pizza Kitchen!  We plan to arrive around 5:00!!!!  Hope to see you there!!!

We had a lot of fun doing experiments last week in our study of matter and what will dissolve in water and the changing states of matter.  Ask your child about the experiments!

Special thanks to Soren’s mom for being our Mystery Reader last week!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: Writing and focusing on the ideas or main message of a piece of writing

Math:  Money and counting mixed coins

Science:  Natural Resources and how to conserve them

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Celebrate Music and Art Month!

This week we will celebrate Music and Art month by wearing the following:

Monday – Cool colors Day (blue, Green and Purple)

Tuesday – Primary Color Day (Red, Yellow and Blue)

Wednesday – Secondary Colors (Orange, Green, and Purple)

Thursday – Wear shapes day!

Friday – Wear patterns day!

Special thanks to Melody’s Dad for being our Mystery Reader last week!

Join the first grade teachers and celebrate Spirit Night on March 13th at California Pizza Kitchen!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: ABC order to the 2nd letter/Identifying the plot of a story

Math: Money and counting mixed coins.

Science: Solid, liquid, gas, and dissolving!


Dates to Remember:

March 13 – Spirit Night at California Pizza Kitchen

April 2-6th – Spring Break!!!

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Valentine’s Day Fun

Please view our fun centers from Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day

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Famous Americans!

Please see the link below for pictures of our Famous Americans!

Famous Americans

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Read Across America Week!

Happy Dr. Seuss Spirit Week!

Monday: Fox in Socks Day (wear crazy socks)

Tuesday:  I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Day (wear a shirt you can read)

Wednesday: Green Eggs and Clothes Day (wear green)

Thursday: If I Ran the Zoo Day (wear animal print)

Friday:  Seussical Character Day (dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character)

Congratulations to all the first grade students who participated in our Social Studies Showcase Night.  The performance was outstanding!  What a great way to kick of such a fun night!

Special thanks to Yunay’s mom for being our Mystery Reader last week!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language:  Plot – beginning, middle and end

Math:  Telling time to the half hour

Science:  Matter

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Famous Americans Parade on Tuesday!

This is going to be such a fun and eventful week.  We will have our Famous Americans Parade on Tuesday morning.  Please have your child dressed as their famous American when they arrive at school.  We will begin our parade at 8:15 following the morning announcements.  We will return to the room and present the reports to the class.  Students will then be able to change their clothes for the rest of the day.  Parents are welcome to join us for the parade at 8:15.  Please sign in at the office and wait in the front hall.  We will parade through the school.  We are asking that parents do not come to the room following the parade as we will continue our instructional day.

Wednesday night the first grade will be performing at the PTA meeting to start off the Social Studies Showcase.  We are asking that the children come dressed as their famous American once again.  Please arrive in our room at 5:30.  We will be on stage at 5:45.  We will sing 2 songs and parade around the gym to conclude our performance.  Please pick you child up immediately following the parade.  Thank you so much for you support with these two events!

This week we will learn about the following:

Language: Plot of a story

Math:  Time

Social Studies:  Conclude Famous Americans Unit

Science:  Matter

Important Dates:

Monday, February 19 – Regular School Day for Students

Tuesday, February 20 – Famous Americans Parade

Wednesday, February 21 – First Grade Performance and Parade at PTA Meeting

Thursday, February 22 – 100th Day of School!  In honor of our celebration, students are invited to wear a shirt/clothes that features numbers on it. Be creative!!



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