Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dec. 18 - 20

Dear Parents and Families,
We are having so much fun getting ready for the holidays. We will not have spelling words or homework next week. We will be focusing on learning through various Christmas activities.
After the break we will be separating and rotating spelling groups.

Please continue to READ over the break with your child. Research shows that it plays a huge part in their reading abilities!  Also, please return any books that belong to the school. First grade is still missing a lot of books!
Please check and clean out backpacks for the new year. 

Upcoming Events:

December 19 - Dance Performance. Students need to be at Hurricane High School by 6:30. The performance will begin at 7:00. Get ready for a great show! Please send $2 to help pay for costumes and stage costs. We would greatly appreciate it.
December 21- January 4 - Winter Break. Enjoy your time together!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 11 - 15

We are nearing Christmas vacation and the children are all excited. If you want to give them a little Christmas excitement come to our school tonight, Dec. 7, at 6:00 and make gingerbread houses. Please bring a bag of candy to share. The PTO will provide the graham crackers and frosting.

We are having issues with late students. Please have your child to school on time. This keeps the classroom from interruptions and your students from feeling the stress of having the entire classes eyes on them.

Next week we will be covering compare and contrast, long I and the verb be. We will also be having Grinch week. Friday, Dec. 15, please let your child wear any Grinch things that they may have.

Spelling Words:

time
bike
like
white
kite
drive
stripe
mice

Sight Words:
bird
both
eyes
fly
long
or
those
walk

In math we will continue working on Chapter 6, count and model numbers.

Upcoming Events:

Dec. 7 - Gingerbread House decorating at 6:00. Please bring a bag of candy to share.
Dec. 11th - Early Out. School dismisses at 12:45.
Dec. 11 - 15th - Grinch Week. Friday your child can wear any Grinch things they may have.
Dec. 19 - Dance Recital. Please have your student at Hurricane High School by 6:30, performance starts at 7:00.
Christmas Break - Dec. 21 - January 4th.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dec. 4 - 7

We are getting ready for our first field trip. We are so excited for this field trip. It should be a lot of fun. If you signed up to be a volunteer please be at the school by 9:15. We will start lining up at 9:25 so we can be loaded on the bus by 9:30.

In Language Arts we will be doing long A words, verbs and time, and sequence of events.

Spelling Words:
came
late
make
gave
brave
shape
waves
chases

Sight Words:
four
five
into
over
starts
three
two
watch

In Math we will continue Chapter 6 Count and Model Numbers.

Upcoming Events
Early out - Dec. 11th. School will dismiss at 12:45

Dance Recital - Dec. 19th Students need to be at Hurricane High School by 6:30, the program will begin at 7:00 prompt.

Christmas Break - Please make a note that school will not begin until Thursday, Jan. 4th. This is different from the original schedule.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nov. 17 - Dec. 1

Parents we are in the middle of a hot battle of Penny Wars. First Grade was in first place this morning but we have been hit hard with silver coins today. Please help us!!!! We need pennies first thing tomorrow morning and silver coins to go in the other grades. Penny Wars end tomorrow.

Parents please get your Dixie Direct Books back to the school. They are $35. If you lose it you are responsible for that book. If you don't want it simply send it back. Thank you for your help.

First Grade can now join choir. The practices will be Tues. and Thurs. at 8am in the music room. Please have your students on time.

The next two weeks we will be covering ch, tch, sh, wh, and ph digraphs. Please work with your children on these. We will be doing cause and effect and subjects and verbs.

Spelling Words:
much
chin
chick
ship
when
whip
match
graph

Sight Words:
been
brown
know
never
off
out
own
very
down
fall
goes
green
grow
new
open
yellow

In Math we will continue with Chapter 5 Addition and Subtraction Relationships. We will test on Nov. 29th, we will begin Chapter 6 Nov. 30, Count and Model Numbers.

Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 22-24
Field Trip Dec. 1st (Please look for a permission slip on Monday, Nov. 27th)
Dec. 11th - Early Out
Dec. 19th - Dance Recital, 7:00 at Hurricane High School


Thursday, November 9, 2017

November 13 - 17

Hi Parents and Families. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we are working hard to get all learning objectives covered before our break.

In Language Arts we will be learning about authors purpose, th Digraphs, proper nouns, and writing opinions.

Spelling Words
that
then
this
them
with
bath
think
tenth

Sight Words
blue
little
water
cold
live
where
far
their

In Math we have started Chapter 5. We will be working on Addition and Subtraction Relationships.

Please make sure your child returns their Turkey in Disguise. We have had so much fun seeing all of the cute ideas, thanks for supporting your child with this activity.

Please continue to read with your child every night. It is so very important!!!

We have had many students out sick. Please reinforce good hand washing and coughing techniques.

Please get your Dixie Direct books turned in as soon as possible if you don't plan on purchasing. Thank you to those that have, it is a great fundraiser for our school.


Upcoming Events:
November 10 - Pickle Day, students can purchase a pickle at lunch for $1 with the money going to our student council.
November 10 - Veterans Day Assembly
Nov. 13 - 17 Penny Wars -  Get your change out and send it to school!
November 22 - 24 Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November 6 - 10

Thank you, thank you parents for helping out with the Halloween Party. The students had a lot of fun and they all left happy. We look forward to a great November.

In Language Arts we will be learning about story structure, short u words, and using a, an, and the.

Spelling Words
us
sun
but
fun
bus
run
jump
must

Sight Words
eat
give
one
put
small
take

In Math we will continue learning Subtraction Strategies. They will have a test on Wednesday and then start Chapter 5 Addition and Subtraction Relationships.

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break - November 22-24


Thursday, October 26, 2017

October 30-Nov. 3rd

Parents, thank you for attending SEP's. We had a great turn out and enjoyed meeting all of you.

Your students have been working hard this week learning all about bats. We have had lots of fun with this and have learned many new facts, please ask them about some bat facts.

This week in Language Arts we will be learning text and graphic features, short e words, singular and plural nouns.

Spelling Words:

yes
let
red
ten
bed
get


Sight Words:

after
read
draw
was
pictures
write

In Math we will start Chapter 4, Subtraction Strategies.

Upcoming Events:

Autumn Sing Thing - Friday October 27, 9:00am in the Cafeteria.

Halloween - Party at 12:30 in your child's classroom (feel free to come help). Parade will be at 2:00pm with the dance mob following right after. You are free to take you child home after the dance mob.