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Tuesday, August 30, 2016


We had fun building numbers using crackers (hundreds), pretzels (tens) and marshmallows (ones)!!!

Monday, August 29, 2016


I forgot something very important!  Cameron Brown was nominated to be our next Super Starfish!! Congratulations!

Week of August 29

How can the fifth week of school be starting?!?!?
The first grade classes are celebrating Grandparents on Thursday, September 8th and Friday, September 9th.  If your child's grandparents  (OR someone special in their lives ) would like to come and read to the class  please click on the link below to sign up. Thank you to those who have already signed up!

What is Your Child Learning this Week? In Math we are continuing our unit on Place Value. We will be building numbers from 11-99 using base ten blocks and units. We will be using crackers, pretzels and marshmallows to help us!!  During Language Arts we will be focusing on S-family blends and the students will begin learning more about the Daily 5 centers. We are still working on our "Read to Someone" stamina which needs to be mastered before we can start our Daily 5 rotations. I am anxious to get the Daily 5 process started so I can begin pulling reading groups. In writing, we will continue learning about writing Narratives in 1st grade. We have completed our unit on Weather in Science so this week we are moving into Social Studies.  We will begin learning about our first American Hero, Benjamin Franklin. We will visit the Media center on Tuesday, so please return the library books. 

****From the Foundation:
Do you want to see Mrs. Hallmark and Mr. Cohen be on the roof top?  Or maybe KISS A PIG! or even get taped to a wall?  You can and will if we make our Foundation goals.  Please consider donating to our Foundation.  Any amount is welcomed and it's for a great cause.  One of the biggest benefits from Foundation is our Science Lab and Mrs. Knobbe and you know how much your child LOVES the Science Lab.  Also, the classroom with the most donations will receive an IPad for the classroom!   Deadly for donations is September 9th. Thank you!****

Important Dates:

Thurs. Sept. 1 - Chick-Fil-A Night 5-8pm Come out and support our school.
Mon. Sept. 5 - Labor Day - No School
Wed. Sept. 7 - Brewster's Spirit Night -   4-7pm
Thurs. Sept. 8 - Grandparent's Breakfast Grades 3, 4, and 5
Fri. Sept. 9 - Grandparent's Breakfast Grades K, 1, and 2

Tuesday, Sept. 13-15: CoGat (please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and is at school on time)

Friday, Sept 16: Sparkles Night

Friday, Sept 23: FBI Breakfast at 7:15 am Dad's come have breakfast with your child and stay for the meeting. S
September 26 -30: Fall Break 

Reminders about Homework:
Please remember:
1.The students should do a spelling activity from the spelling grid in the front each night.
2. Please make sure they are doing their homework in pencil unless it is part of the Spelling activity.
3. Encourage them to use as much as one page as possible. 
4. Remember to record the reading.
Please remember that Reading A-Z is always an option for reading. 
Please send in items for our treasure box if you have toys you want to get rid of. 
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Joy Shore

Friday, August 26, 2016

Weather Wrap-Up

We had a BLAST wrapping up our weather unit today. First, we had our own "Olaf", and we discussed the weight of water as a solid and/or liquid. We weighed Olaf in the morning and check him all day long. The students watched as he melted, but the weight did not change. 

Also, we made fake snow and compared and contrasted real snow and fake snow based on what the student's know about real snow. They each got to play with it, and we made a little snow man. 

It was a fun day. :)

Let's Dive Into Learning!!

Let's Dive Into Learning!!
Welcome to First Grade!