The Holidays Are Coming!

A look at the week of December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, Day B- Art. Today we will begin Chapter 4 in math. We will begin learning strategies to subtract within 20.

Tuesday, December 11, Day C- We have gym today. We will also take a science quiz on weather and landforms. Mr. Schuck will teach a lesson on diversity today. 

Wednesday, December 12, Day D- We have music today. We will take our spelling test on or/ore words. New spelling and high frequency words will come home today. We will begin to work on words with /sh/. 

Thursday, December 13, Day A- We have Applied Engineering and Book Exchange today. Mr. Schuck will teach a lesson on diversity. 

Friday, December 14, Day B- We have art today. Today is Miss Zook’s last day before her semester break at Millersville. Our class looks forward to seeing her again when she joins us for her second semester from the end of January ’19 to mid May. Students are welcome to bring in cards for her today.  We will also take a math quiz today on subtracting using : counting back, a number line, and subtracting using doubles ( ex: 10-5=5) .

Looking Ahead: We have an early dismissal next Friday December 21. Please let the office know if there will be a change in your child’s transportation. 

12/5 Update

Hello parents! Tonight in your child’s take home folder you will find a log in password for Xtra Math. This is not assigned homework, but encouraged at home for practice in basic math facts. The paper does not need to be returned to school. Xtra math is available on any device and is free. Please give it a try at your convenience. 

Also you will find a December Kindness Calendar. This is also not homework, but just a fun little extra for you and your family to spread some cheer this month. 

Thank you! 

Week of December 3 (already?!?)

Monday 12/3- Day A  We have book exchange and Applied Engineering today. Our spelling test will be moved to tomorrow (12/4). We will also have a social skills lesson taught my Mr. Schuck and Miss S today. 

Tuesday 12/4 Day B We have art today. We will learn how to add three addends today in math.  We will also have our Lesson 10 spelling test. Mr. Schuck will teach a social skills lesson today. 

Wednesday 12/5 Day C We have Phys. Ed today. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Miss Zook will teach us about fresh water and salt water during science today. We will also get new words for Lesson 11.  Spelling : or, for, form, more, store, sort, long, bring, your, head                     High Frequency Words- animals, cold, fish, from, their, under, very       Vocabulary- adapt, intriguing, inhabit, nuzzled, pranced, raging 

Thursday 12/6 Day D We have music today. We will also have a math test on addition strategies today. if this changes to Friday, I will update our blog. We will read a new story, Land of Ice today and begin to work on words with /or/, our first r controlled vowel sound. 

Friday 12/7 Day A We have Applied Engineering today. We will also begin to learn about our upcoming Holidays Around the World unit! Have a great weekend! 

Our Scholastic book orders will come home 12/3 and are due Monday 12/10. You may purchase books online or send in a check made out to Scholastic. If the books are gifts and you would like me to hold them in the office, please let me know. 

Week of November 27

This starts one of the most exciting times in first grade! The holiday season is a fun time to complete lots of cool plays, crafts, and writings! I am so excited to share this time with our first graders! As the holiday season approaches, our class will be learning about how the holiday season is celebrated throughout the world. If you have an cultural holiday custom that you would like to share, I encourage you to let me know, and I would love to have you come to our class, or send items in to teach us about it! If this applies to you, please contact me at Also during this season, I wish to be sensitive to all family’s beliefs. Our class will be making ornaments and doing some writing related to trees, Santa, and reindeer. If you would like to talk to me with any concerns, please feel free to email me or call the school and leave a message for me to return your call. Thank you! I look forward to this season! 

Tuesday November 27- Day A Applied Engineering     Today we will  get our new spelling list. Our spelling test will be next Monday. Below are our new words. 

Spelling- long, song, sing, ring, bring, thing, us, must, does, food 

Word Wall Words- arms, every, feet, head, school, use, way, your 

Vocabulary Words – ashamed, mused, soared, athletic, awkward, superb 

Wednesday 11/28 Day B Art

Thursday 11/29 Day C Phys Ed

Friday 11/30 Day D Music 

Week of November 12-16

Monday 11/12 Day A – Applied Engineering    We will have a spelling test on lesson 8 words today. We also will begin Chapter 3 in math. We will be using strategies to add numbers. Students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to celebrate Veteran’s Day. 

Tuesday 11/13 Day B– Art  Students will bring home a new spelling list. We are going to practice using short u in our words. 

Spelling Words- us, bus, must, cut, cub, club, with, then, don’t, says 

High Frequency Words- be, does, food, grow, live, many 

Vocabulary- claimed, dine, groaned, classify, function, nutritious 

Wednesday 11/14  Day C-Phys. Ed 

Thursday 11/15 Day D Music

Friday 11/16 Day A– Applied Engineering, Book Exchange 

Week of 11-5

I am looking forward to meeting with you this week! Due to parent teacher conferences, we will have early dismissal (1:30) on Wednesday, Thursday,and Friday. 

Monday 11/5 Day D- Music: New Spelling words come home. I will be keeping the students last spelling test ( given Thursday) to review with you during conferences. Our next spelling test will be Monday, November 12.

Tuesday 11/6 Day A- Applied Engineering, Book Exchange

Wednesday 11/7 Day B Art 1:30 Dismissal 

Thursday 11/8 Day C Phys. Ed  1:30 Dismissal 

Friday 11/9 Day D Music 1:30 Dismissal 

We are running low on snack in our classroom. If you would be able to donate pretzels, a box of cereal, animal crackers, or any other quick snack, it would be greatly appreciated. 


Tomorrow 11/2- No School

Wednesday 11/7- Early Dismissal 

Thursday 11/8- Early Dismissal

Friday 11/9- Early Dismissal 

  • If you indicated that you need to reschedule a conference, I will be calling you tomorrow. I am looking forward to meeting with all of you! 

Week of 10-29

We are ready to move into the last week of October already! This week we will continue to work on our short e words ( ex: pen), introduce words with an l blend at the beginning of the word ( ex: clam), as well as continue to work on subtraction, learn more about seasons and weather,  and manage to squeeze in some fun seasonal activities as well. 

Monday 10/29- Day D Music  – Our students are encouraged to wear red today to show support for those in Warwick after Friday’s tragic events. 

Tuesday 10/30 Day A Applied Engineering 

Wednesday 10/31 Day B Art 

Thursday 11/1 Day C Phys Ed – Our class will watch a special autumn movie today!

  Spelling Test on words listed below:

set, sent, ten, tell, let, get, all call, make, of 


Please remember to return your conference forms if you have not already done so. I am looking forward to the chance to meet with you all very soon! 

Here’s What’s New..

Monday 10/22 Day C- PE-  Today is jersey day for Red Ribbon week                   ( reminding students to stand up against drugs) . Students are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team! We also earned a PJ day tomorrow at school for our class only. Students may choose either a sports shirt/jersey or pajamas. Maybe they could even combine the two…!

Tuesday 10/23 Day D- Music- Today we will have our Lesson 6 test for spelling. Please see the list on last week’s post. Today students are encouraged to wear orange for ” Orange you glad you don’t do drugs! ”