Monday, May 23, 2022

Q4 W9 May 23rd -27th

 First Grade News


Dear Parents, 


Happy last Monday of the year!  This week your scholar will slowly bring home contents of their desk and cubbies.  It's hard for our littles to carry all of these items home on Friday, so we send a little bit home each day.  Please check their backpacks each afternoon for these and other special items such as poetry portfolios and hook books.    



Please keep in mind that instruction continues through the very last day of school.  Scholars will be given assessments on May 27th and will receive a grade of zero if not present at the time of the assessment.  Scholars will not be allowed to take these assessments ahead of time.  Please plan to have your scholar attend for the entirety of the day.  

   


In Literature/Grammar scholars will reflect over their year in First Grade and write a letter to the scholars who will be joining the ranks of First Grade next year  Scholars will focus on the genre of poetry this week as we put the final touches on our poetry portfolio.


In Math, we will focus on a cumulative review of all the skills learned this year in preparation for a test on Friday. 

  

In Science and History, scholars will reflect on the units we have covered and create a special page for each in our memory book.


Yearbooks should be distributed this week.  We will send them home as soon as they arrive.  Please label the book with your scholar's name if you plan to return it to school for peer signatures.  Scholars will be allowed certain times for book signing during the last few days of school.  On Friday, we will have a small celebration in the afternoon to enjoy our little group one last time before the adventure of summer begins.  


Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your scholar with their reading and homework and to arrive to school on time.  Keep up the momentum and have a blessed week.  😊    

 

Go Griffins! 


A Peek at the Week


Language Arts


Spalding phonograms
Spelling Words (15 words)

First Grade Letter

Poetry


Math


Cumulative Review


History/Science


Favorite Memories


Upcoming Events


  • May 27th- Last Day of School, Early Release Friday; Spirit Day

Monday, May 16, 2022

Q4 W8 May 16th -20th

  First Grade News


Dear Parents, 


Happy Monday!  We hope you are strapped in and buckled tight as it's going to be a wild ride these next couple of weeks as the school year comes to a close.  Are you ready?!



Please keep in mind that instruction continues through the very last day of school.  Scholars will be given assessments on May 27th and will receive a grade of zero if not present at the time of the assessment.  Scholars will not be allowed to take these assessments ahead of time.  Please plan to have your scholar attend for the entirety of the day.  

   


In Literature/Grammar we will reflect over the classic  My Father's Dragon and participate in a seminar discussion.  Scholars will focus on the genre of poetry this week as we continue creating a poetry portfolio.


In Math, we will work on the foundational skills for multiplication with repeated addition and rectangular arrays.

  

In Science, scholars will make observations and record data for changes in weather each day. 


This week we will cover the history of Texas.  Scholars will learn about important people such as Sam Houston, Davey Crockett and Stephen F. Austin.  We will discuss each of the symbols that represent Texas and their meanings as well as the six flags that have flown over this land that we love so much. 


Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your scholar with their reading and homework and to arrive to school on time.  Keep up the momentum and have a blessed week.  😊    

 

Go Griffins! 


A Peek at the Week


Language Arts


Spalding phonograms
Spelling Words (15 words)

My Father's Dragon

Poetry


Math


Multiplication

Repeated Addition

Rectangular Arrays


History/Science


Texas History

Weather


Upcoming Events


  • May 16th-19th- STAAR Testing; closed campus

  • May 20th- Early Release Friday

  • May 23rd- PSO Appreciation Breakfast

  • May 27th- Last Day of School, Early Release Friday; Spirit Day

 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Q4 W7 May 9-13th

  First Grade News


Dear Parents, 


Happy Monday!  Thank you so much for all the thoughtful notes, goodies sent and the lunches provided through the PSO for Teacher Appreciation last week.  First Grade was definitely feeling all the LOVE! 💓


In Literature/Grammar we will continue reading the classic  My Father's Dragon.  Scholars will focus on the genre of poetry this week as we create a poetry portfolio.


   In Math, we will work on dividing shapes into halves and fourths, telling time to the hour and half hour and discuss before and after relating to time.

  

In Science, we will continue our unit on the solar system.  Scholars will learn about the asteroid belt and the gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  We will also discuss Earth's moon, the constellations and introduce types of weather.   


Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your scholar with their reading and homework and to arrive to school on time.  Keep up the momentum and have a blessed week.  😊    

 

Go Griffins! 


A Peek at the Week


Language Arts

Spalding phonograms
Spelling Words (15 words)

My Father's Dragon

Poetry


Math

Halves

Fourths

Telling Time


History/Science

Solar System

Weather


Upcoming Events


  • May 13th- Early Release Friday

  • May 10th-12th- STAAR Testing; closed campus

  • May 16th-19th- STAAR Testing; closed campus

  • May 20th- Early Release Friday

  • May 23rd- PSO Appreciation Breakfast

  • May 27th- Last Day of School, Early Release Friday

 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Q4 W6 May 2nd -6th

 First Grade News


Dear Parents, 


Happy Monday!  We are in the home stretch of this school year!  Please remember to send in all school library books by Tuesday, May 3rd for the final check-in of the school year.  Notices for outstanding books will be sent home by Friday, May 6th.  


In Literature/Grammar we will  continue reading the classic  My Father's Dragon.  Scholars will learn a new part of speech; prepositions. 


   In Math, we will continue to practice recognition and counting of coins and bills.  We will also learn how we attain money and the various ways we use money. 

  

In History, we will continue the story of Lewis and Clark, the Native American tribes they encountered, and the Corps of Discovery as they journey toward the Pacific Ocean.  


In Science, we will begin our unit on the solar system.  Scholars will learn about the sun and the first four planets closest to the sun.  


Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your scholar with their reading and homework and to arrive to school on time.  Keep up the momentum and have a blessed week.  😊    

 

Go Griffins! 


A Peek at the Week


Language Arts

Spalding phonograms
Spelling Words (15 words)

Review parts of speech

-prepositions



Math

Count coins and bills

Sources of Money

Uses of Money

More/Less Expensive


History/Science

Westward Expansion

Corps of Discovery

Lewis & Clark Expedition

Solar System


Upcoming Events


  • May 2-6th- Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 6th- Early Release Friday, Spring Concert (Summit)

  • May 20th- Early Release Friday

  • May 23rd- PSO Appreciation Breakfast

  • May 27th- Last Day of School, Early Release Friday

 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Q4 W5 April 25-29

 First Grade News


Dear Parents, 


Happy Monday!  We are in the home stretch of this school year!  


In Literature/Grammar we will be reading the classic  My Father's Dragon.  Please send this classic with your scholar ASAP.  


   In Math, we will continue to practice recognition and counting of coins in mixed sets as well as comparing sets of coins. 

  

In History, we will continue the story of our nation as we expand westward into the frontier and wonder of the unknown.  We will discuss the important expedition of  Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery as we journey toward the Pacific Ocean.  


In Science, we will discover electric circuits, current electricity and experiment to determine if a material is a conductor or insulator.

 

Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your scholar with their reading and homework and to arrive to school on time.  Keep up the momentum and have a blessed week.  😊    

 

Go Griffins! 


A Peek at the Week


Language Arts

Spalding phonograms
Spelling Words (15 words)

Review parts of speech



Math

Count coins

Compare sets of coins


History/Science

Westward Expansion

Corps of Discovery

Lewis & Clark Expedition

Current electricity/circuits


Upcoming Events


  • April 29th- Early Release Friday, Spirit Day

  • May 2-6th- Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 6th- Early Release Friday, Spring Concert (Summit)

  • May 20th- Early Release Friday

  • May 23rd- PSO Appreciation Breakfast

  • May 27th- Last Day of School, Early Release Friday

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Library Book Returns

 Hello parents, 


    We have much enjoyed the visits to the school library this year!  There have been many smiles and excited giggles over the choice of books each week as the scholars' love for reading has blossomed! 📚😊


    We are however, coming to the end of the year.  To allow our wonderful librarian volunteers adequate time to re-shelve and organize, we will be visiting the library for the last time the week of April 25th.  

    All library books will be due back by May 3rd.  Notices for missing books will be sent home by May 6th.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to your scholar's teacher.  


Thank you!   

Q4 W4 April 19-22

  First Grade News


Dear Parents, 


Happy Wednesday!  We are in week 4 already!! Can you smell summer in the air?


In Literature/Grammar we will introduce a new poem "Good Morning, Merry Sunshine" and a popular saying "Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today". We will review the parts of speech we have learned so far this year.   


We will be reading the classic  My Father's Dragon next week.  Please send this classic with your scholar ASAP.  


   In Math, we will review addition & subtraction strategies with numbers to 100 and introduce recognition and counting of coins.  If you have not sent in your scholar's coins please do so by tomorrow (Thursday). 

  

In History, we will continue the story of our nation as we expand westward into the frontier and wonder of the unknown.  We will discuss important explorers including Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark.  


 

Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your scholar with their reading and homework and to arrive to school on time.  Keep up the momentum and have a blessed week.  😊    

 

Go Griffins! 


A Peek at the Week


Language Arts

Spalding phonograms
Spelling Words (15 words)

Review parts of speech



Math

Review Addition/Subtraction to 100

Count coins


History/Science

Westward Expansion

Daniel Boone

Lewis & Clark Expedition


Upcoming Events


  • April 22nd- FULL DAY FRIDAY

  • April 29th- Early Release Friday, Spirit Day

  • May 2-6th- Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 6th- Early Release Friday, Spring Concert (Summit)

  • May 20th- Early Release Friday

  • May 23rd- PSO Appreciation Breakfast

  • May 27th- Last Day of School, Early Release Friday