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Week 13 — 11/12/19

November 11, 2019 by Jami Rowlett

Hello first grade families,

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. It was nice to have an extra day to spend with family in honor of all the Veterans and service members. Can you believe that we are beginning our 2nd Trimester. The school year is flying by! I am amazed with how much the first graders have grown this year. The blog post didn’t get published last week so included is a slide show of our Halloween Fun.


  • PLEASE label all coats, jackets, hats, and other winter accessories with your child’s first and last name.
  • Conferences are this Friday.  Please be on time and come with any questions you may have regarding your child’s academic performance. If you are unable to make it please let me know as soon as possible.
  • National Junior Honor Society is collecting coats, jackets, sweatshirts, snow pants, warm hats, gloves and scarves now through November 14th.  There are donation boxes in the front office. 
  • Middle School and High School student councils are participating in the Scholastic Pajama Drive and will be collecting pajamas from November 12th through December 6th.  The pajamas will be for children in our area who are in need. They are collecting sizes from infant to teens. 

This week we will…

  • Review nouns (common and proper) and verbs.
  • Begin learning about the different sentence types–declarative (statement), interrogative (question), exclamatory (exclamation), imperative (giving a command).
  • Continue determining the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
  • Identify different types of communities (suburban, urban, and rural)
  • Learn about Veteran’s Day and why it is observed.
  • Begin a new word study (-ed words)
  • Continue to identify shapes that are closed/open.  Identify and count corners and sides as well as flat surfaces
  • Sort and classify objects by shape, color, size, number of corners, sides and orientation.  
  • Describe and/or continue a pattern according to size, shape or color.

Last week we…

  • Presented our community helper posters with our TRIBES group to middle school students and also our parents.
  • Learned about common and proper nouns
  • Reviewed long and short vowels
  • Introduced verbs
  • Practiced answering and asking questions
  • Wrote an opinion piece about the best Halloween candy
  • Continued learning about ordinal numbers and took an assessment
  • Began learning about shapes and their attributes.


  • November 11th — No school Due to Veterans Day
  • November 15th–Parent Conferences
  • November 25–Beginning of Thanksgiving break
  • December 2nd–Students return from break.

Have a great Week!!