Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 21st - 24th

This is our last blog post of the year. We have enjoyed our students this year. We are showing lots of improvement and growth. We thank you for allowing us the privilege of teaching your children. WE LOVE FIRST GRADE!

Please check the school dress code policy on the web page.

Upcoming Events:

May 18th - Swimming Field Trip. Parent volunteers please be in your child's classroom at 9:15, if you are riding the bus with us. If you are meeting us there we should arrive just before 10:00. Your child does not need to pay $1.00 to dress down tomorrow.

May 23rd - Early Out - School dismisses at 11:30

May 24th - Last Day of School - School dismisses at 11:30

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 14 - 18

We are so proud of all our cute little first graders and their incredible dancing skills. They were amazing at the dance recital and we enjoyed watching the entire school perform. Thank you for attending and supporting your children and our school and all their hard work.

We will be doing end of year testing next week. PLEASE make sure your children get plenty of sleep, a good breakfast, and are here on time. If your child misses a day they will have to miss recess until their tests are made up.

Upcoming Events:

May 14th - Spring Fling is at 5:00 - 8:00. Plan on coming and bringing the whole family for a night of fun.

May 15th - End of year Music Assembly from 9:00 - 10:00am.

May 18th - Swimming Field Trip. Permission slips will come home on Monday, please have them back by Wednesday. Please refer to the letter coming home on Monday for any questions.

May 18th - Musical Theater performance. Hurricane Rec. Center Fine Arts from 5:00 - 6:00 4th and 5th grade. 7:00 - 8:00 6th and 7th grade.

May 23rd - Early Out - School dismisses at 11:30

May 24th - Last Day of School - school dismisses 11:30

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 7 - 11

We have had a busy week reviewing our language arts and math skills. We will continue this through next week. We have done some research on soil and will be collecting samples tomorrow. We will start the water cycle next week. We look forward to having 6th graders in our class teaching the water cycle one day next week.

Take home books need to be returned. If they are lost please send $6 for each book. We will send home a note with your child if they have a book that hasn't been turned in.

Please remember there are no cell phones allowed in the class room. All devices should be kept in a backpack or they will be turned into the office. We will not be held responsible for lost or damaged technology. This applies to all grades.

Upcoming Events

May 4th - May the 4th Be With You. Wear your Star Wars stuff. NO COSTUMES please. $1 donation unless you are in school uniform or Star Wars attire.

May 7th - Dance Recital. Please have your child at the High School by 6:30. Performance starts at 7:00. As you you enter the Auditorium the boys will go to the left and find Mrs. Gates. The girls will go to the right and find Mrs. Brown.

***May 15th - Music Recital has changed dates. It will not be on Tuesday the 15th from 9:00am - 10:am.

May 18th - First and Second Grade Field Trip. Please send your child already in their swimsuit with (girls) shorts over their swim suit bottoms, and everyone needs to have a shirt on. Also, please apply sunscreen before they come to school. They will need a towel. We will not be changing in or out of any clothing at the pool or at school, they need to be ready. A $5 donation is requested to help with bussing and the $1 entrance fee. We will send home permission slips Monday, May 14th please watch for it in their backpacks as they will only have three days to return it.

May 18th - Musical Theater performance. 4th and 5th grade at 5:00. 6th and 7th grade at 6:00.

May 23rd - Short Day. School dismisses at 11:30.

May 24th - Last Day Of School. School dismisses at 11:30.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 30 - May 4th

We have had a great time learning about ROCKS this week. We have one more day filled with rock hunting and examination.

We are working hard to review the next couple of weeks. We will be going over many things we have covered this year both in math and language arts.

Tomorrow's spelling test will be our last weekly test. They will continue with homework packets but they will not include the spelling words.

Upcoming Events:

 May 7th - Dance Recital. Have your child at the High School by 6:30pm the recital starts at 7:00. Make sure you bring your child's Troll hair.

May 14th - Valley Academy's Spring Fling. Thanks to all those who have helped put this together.

May 16th -  1st through 3rd grade Music Assembly. Parents are welcome to come.

May 18th - 1st and 2nd grade field trip.

May 23rd - Early Out. School dismisses at 11:30.

May 24th - Last Day of School. School dismisses at 11:30.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 23 - 27

We have had a great week learning about opinions and how to back them up with evidence. Keep your eyes open for their "Duck! Rabbit!" projects coming home next week.

Year books are available for pre-order only.  Please check your school emails for more information.

Lost and found items will be donated by the end of this week. Please check tomorrow (Friday) if you are missing something.

Please check your school emails for the Rising Artist Gala competition at Hurricane High School if your child would like to enter. Entries are due April 24th from 2:45 - 6:00.

Next week we will be learning about main idea and details, syllable cv patterns, and adjectives that compare. We will also be studying the Rock Cycle.

Orange Spelling Words:
even
open
begin
baby
tiger
music
paper
zero
table
below
because
silent

Pink Spelling Words
look
book
good
hook
took
wood
foot
hood
brook
shook

Sight Words
brothers
everyone
field
loved
most
only
people
sorry

In math we will start our end of year review.

Upcoming Events

May 4th - May the Fourth Be with You. Wear your Star Wars shirts.

May 7th - Dance Recital. Students need to be at the high school at 6:30 the performance starts at 7:00.

May 14th - Valley's Spring Fling. Put this on your calendar for a night of fun for the whole family. There will be FOOD, GAMES, and entertainment.

May 18th - First and Second grade field trip to Washington City Rec. Center. Permissions will be sent home soon.

May 23rd - Early Out

May 24th - Last Day of School and Early Out.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

April 16 - 20

We have had a "Great" time with our Great Brain Reports. The students blew us away with their knowledge and we love them! Thanks for helping your child feel success with this important project.

We are still in BIG need of a parent volunteer for the Spring Fling. Please contact Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Gates or the office to help us out.

We still need Troll headbands from those that will be using them in the dance. Thank you for all those that have brought them in or have informed us that you will be using their own hair. We need these ASAP for students to practice in.

Next week in Language Arts we will be practicing understanding characters, suffixes, and adverbs.

Orange Spelling Words
sad
sadly
slow
slowly
dust
dusty
trick
tricky
help
helpful
quickly
hopeful

Pink Spelling Words
far
yard
jar
barn
bark
arm
art
bar
card
yarn


Sight Words
caught
took
listen
thought
minute
idea
beautiful
friendship

In math we will continue with 2-D shapes. They will have a test on Friday.

Upcoming Events

May 7 - Dance Recital, students need to be at HHS auditorium at 6:30, performance starts at 7:00.
May ? - Spring Fling
May ? - Field trip
May 23 - Half Day- School lets out at 11:30.
May 24 - Last Day of School. School lets out at 11:30.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April 9th - 13th

Dear Parents and Families,

The Great Brain reports are going very well. We have been so impressed with all the "Great" information. Thank you for practicing and helping your child with these important reports. We look forward to continuing next week.

The Spring Fling is coming in May, and we still need a First Grade Volunteer for a booth, game, or some kind of activity. PLEASE HELP!!! Teacher will be helping in other areas and we need parents to help run the activity.

Our Dance Recital will be here before we know it (May 7th). Please read Mrs. Terra's emails all the way through. In them you will find detailed instructions for costume and hair. We need the Troll headbands ASAP so the children can practice with them and we can make sure they are secure. If your child is using their regular hair please practice creating your troll look and make sure it will stay in place with them dancing around.

No Bus Number 1, Friday, April 5th.

Next week in Language Arts we will be learning about story structure, adjectives, commas in a series, and igh, y, and ie spelling patterns.

Orange Spelling Words
my
try
sky
fly
by
dry
pie
cried
night
light
myself
brighter

Pink Spelling Words
sunset
forget
playpen
without
uplift
inside
himself
upon
showoff
sandlot

Sight Words
across
ball
cried
head
heard
large
second
should

In math we will continue with 2 - D Shapes.

Upcoming Event

May 7th - Dance Recital
May ? - Spring Fling - To Be Determined
End of year testing coming soon. Make sure your child is reading at home. They need to be reading 47 words a minute.