Week 22

Hello First Grade Families, Our class had a busy week last week.  With the snow and Valentine’s Day, we kept busy and had a lot of fun. Last week in 1st grade: We practiced finding and using adjectives in sentences.We learned about conjunctions and how to use them to write complex sentences.We wrote about what makes our hearts feel full.  (Check out the bulletin board in the hallway to see what makes our hearts full.)We learned about the life cycle of a polar bear.We...

February 18, 2019 Read more

Week 21

Hello First Grade Families, Reminders/Important Information: Valentine’s Day-  Our class will have a little party on Valentine’s Day.  If your child would like to bring Valentine’s cards, please have him or her fill out the from section with their name, but leave the “To” section blank.  This makes it easier to hand them out to the class.  We will have a treat and do a craft. Valentine Dress Fundraiser- For a donation of $1, students may wear red, white or...

February 10, 2019 Read more

Week 20

Hello 1st Grade Families, Reminders/Important Information: Valentine’s Day-  Our class will have a little party on Valentine’s Day.  If your child would like to bring Valentine’s cards, please have him or her fill out the “From” section with their name, but leave the “To” section blank.  This makes it easier to hand them out to the class. I will provide a craft and a treat.Valentine Dress Fundraiser- For a donation of $1, students may wear red, white or pink...

February 3, 2019 Read more

Week 19

Hello First Grade Families, Last week in first grade: We learned about plural nouns and which endings to add to a noun to make it plural.We learned about nonfiction text features and finished our own nonfiction text features books.We learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and wrote about who he was, what he had, and what he wanted for our country.We explored light and learned the vocabulary words transparent, translucent, opaque and reflective.  The kids had fun exploring with light...

January 27, 2019 Read more

Week 19

Hello First Grade Families, Our word study for the next 2 weeks will be on ump words (jump, pumped, clumping). The first graders will find words that follow this pattern on Tuesday, we will make a common list and throughout the next 2 weeks they will complete word work activities that go along with words in this family.  We will revisit adding -ed and -ing. 1st graders will have a word work assessment on on Thursday – 1/31. We use spelling test paper because we are using up our...

January 20, 2019 Read more

Week 17

Hello First Grade Families, The first week back from Winter Break was a productive one.  All of my students were excited to be back and share about what they did over break. Reminders: Oasis Academy is hosting an information reading night for parents on January 15 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  The reading teachers will be presenting about reading strategies and the best way for you to support your child at home. Last week in first grade: We reviewed how to use...

January 13, 2019 Read more

Week 16

Hello First Grade Families, Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their winter break. I want to thank all of the parents that helped out during our Christmas party. I really appreciate those that were able to send items in for the party and those that volunteered during the party. I know the kids had a blast! Also, thank you for all of the thoughtful gifts. I truly appreciate your generosity. Reminders/Information: Please save empty toilet paper rolls for me and send them in...

January 6, 2019 Read more

Week 15

Hello First Grade Families, I cannot believe this is our last week of school before Winter break.  It is sure to be full of fun and laughter. Reminders/Important Information: MAPS Testing–  We will be finishing MAPS Reading tests throughout the week. On Thursday, December 20, students may wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater and pants or skirt (that are appropriate and cover as much as a uniform bottom would).  They may also wear a RED or WHITE top in place of an Ugly Christmas...

December 16, 2018 Read more

Week 14

Hello First Grade Families, I hope you all enjoyed the snow last week. Reminders/Important Information: Student Council is holding a Pajama Drive.  If you are able, please send in a new pair of pajamas. They will be accepting PJ’s though December 13. Thank you to all of the parents that volunteered to help at our Christmas Party and those that are sending items in for our party.  I appreciate your help. It was nice to meet with some of you last Friday for conferences.  I look forward to...

December 9, 2018 Read more

Reminders

Hello First Grade Families, Now that our weather is colder, students are bundling up and wearing layers.  If your child would like to wear colored socks or leggings, please donate $1 to the can in the office for each quarter.  If your child would like to wear a long sleeve shirt under his or her uniform shirt, the color must be white, black or gray.  I’ve noticed some students wearing other colors, which means they are not following the uniform policy.  Don’t forget to label...

December 3, 2018 Read more