Today we had the privledge of hearing The Hunt Family perform. All of the students really enjoyed hearing their music and even participating in a few songs! There was a teacher dance-off and our own Mrs. Varner did a phenomenal job representing first grade!
Your child should be bringing home some important papers. Last week picture papers were sent home and picture day is tomorrow! If you are planning on purchasing pictures, we need to have money and the selected packages.
There is a reminder that was sent home about parent teacher conferences, please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about this.
Lastly, we have planned a field trip to Mayfield Dairy Farms for October 3. Please check your child's folder for the blue permission form.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher.
Well, we are getting into the swing of things. Our first week of our Reading series and Math program found us all settling into a routine. We appreciate you working with your child on their spelling words, we could tell they had practiced at home! This week we will be reading "Pig in a Wig" and focusing on short "i" words for spelling and the high frequency words "and," "take," and "up." Working with your child on these words can be as simple as calling out the words and having your child spell them to you. We will have a spelling test on these words on Friday.
In math, we will be focusing on numbers to 20 and counting patterns on the hundreds chart. If you want to work with your child on these things, you can visit the sites under the Math tab and check their Take Home Folder for the math pages we have been working on in class.
We have noticed an increase in coughs and runny noses. Help us keep everyone healthy by encouraging healthful behaviors at home.
“I cannot go to school today"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry.
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox.
And there's one more - that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut, my eyes are blue,
It might be the instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke.
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in.
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My toes are cold, my toes are numb,
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There's a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is ...
What? What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is .............. Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play!”
― Shel Silverstein
Please remember to check your child's Take Home Folder every night for papers and notes from your teacher. As always, if there is anything you need, please call or email us!
This is a week of firsts in First Grade and we couldn't be more excited! Tomorrow night is our first parent meeting and we look forward to seeing all of you there! We begin our first unit in our Reading series entitled, "Sam Come Back." Along with this comes our first week of spelling words, focusing on the short a vowel sound, and our first spelling test on Friday. We find ourselves in our first Math topic of numbers to 12. We ask that you continue to check your child's folder each night and look for notes from your child's teacher, this is our main form of communication with you.
Just a reminder: Your child MUST go home as indicated at the beginning of the year unless we receive a written note from you or a phone call in the office. Telling your child that they are to ride the bus instead of being a car rider is not sufficient documentation in order to change your child's transportation.
We thank you again for your assistance and we look forward to the amazing things First Grade has to offer!