Welcome to 1st Grade!



    Core Knowledge 

    • Student continue their study of Westward Expansion this week. 
    • This test will be on Thursday, March 21. 


    Race to Read Packets

    • The Race to Read Program will start March 25 and runs through May 3. 
    • This program will take the place of reading logs and is lot of fun for students to participate.
    • Please look in Monday folders for the packet directions and the first two sheets.
    • Any reading your child does over spring break can count towards reading minutes on these sheets.
    • All sheets must be turned in with your child's name (first and last), teacher name/grade, and a parent signature. 
    • Each time students read a set amount of time (15 minutes for 1st grade), your child can color one part of the sheet.
    • Sheets can be turned in as you child finishes the reading the amount of minutes for the whole sheet. 
    • Additional sheets can be accessed below.

    Race to Read Sheets


    Change in Decodable Book Bags

    • There will be no more decodable book bags coming home this year. 
    • There will be one longer, review decodable sent home each week. This is yours to keep. 
    • Please use this to practice reading fluency and accuracy with your child. 
    • Please return all past decodable book bags that you may have at home. 


    Change in Math Tests

    • In preparation for second grade, first graders will begin reading math tests by themselves this week.
    • Students are still encouraged to ask for help with words when needed and to read tests carefully.
    • To prepare for this transition, have your child begin/continue reading homework pages by themselves.
    • Encourage your child to read homework aloud, paying attention to all the words/directions for each problem. 


    Sight Word and Spelling Tests

    • This is the final week of sight word homework. 
    • Spelling homework and tests will begin after spring break. 


    Reading Logs

    • Reading logs will come home this week and are due Friday.
    • Race to Read sheets will replace reading logs from March 25 - May 3. 


    Pick Up Reminders

      • Please follow the directions of staff members during drop off and pick up
      • Please cross at crosswalks for your safety
      • Do not get out of your vehicle in the drop-off/pick up line
      • Please pull as far forward as possible during both drop off & pick up
      • No cell phone usage in our driveway
      • Please use the following staggered pick-up times to help alleviate traffic congestion during the afternoons. Use the first letter of the student's last name.
        • A-G 3:10
        • H-M 3:15
        • N-S 3:20
        • T-Z 3:25
        • Middle School 3:30
    • Please create a sign that can be displayed in your window that has your student's first and last name, grade, and teacher. Click below for an example:

    Example of Car Sign

    Reading Logs

    • Reading logs will be in Monday folders. 
    • Please complete the 50 minutes of reading throughout the week. This can be a combination of you reading to your child if they aren't reading independently. 
    • Please be sure to have your child complete the back of these reading logs as well. See the directions below. 
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