Almost Turkey Time

4 more days until a week off full of family time! I know I am ready!

We will have a full week of great learning and fun!!

Tomorrow will be a spelling test. It will just be of the 5 spelling words we have had the last two weeks (all, but, were, what, when) along with the previous ones.

We will continue doing addition and subtraction problem solving.

We will have our First Grade Feast on Thursday. Please no lunch  visitors, as this is a special day for our kiddos!

Friday at 12:00 will be our Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater . Continue to practice loud and proud at home! This will only take about 20 minutes and then you and your families  can sign your sweetie out and start your holidays early!!

If anything else comes up, I will let you know!

This week

Today, a note is coming home about a Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater. Each child will be in charge of a part of the story “The Night Before Thanksgiving.” The performance will be Friday, November 16th at 12:00 in our classroom. If your child cannot make it, please let me know ASAP so their part can be covered.

Their homework is to practice their part LOUD and SLOWLY to be heard for the performance. It doesn’t have to be memorized but does need to be fluent and phrased. Practice every night in addition to their nightly reader.

Spelling this week is the same as last week: but, what, all, were, when 

Math: introduction of subtraction (Minus Linus and making numbers smaller by taking away) and continuing shapes.

Writing: We will begin our class Turkey Story and continue to work on independent writing with beginning, middle, and end in addition to our penmanship.

Phonics: 3 sounds of -ed. Sometimes you hear -ed like in shouted. Sometimes it sounds like a -t like in stopped. Sometimes it sounds like a -d like in watered. The kids come across these in books and need to know what sounds right and what makes sense when coming to a word with -ED at the end.

Two more weeks before break and still SO much to learn and progress in! Thanks for all you do! Time sure is FLYING!!

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween from our favorite kiddos!!

We made trEAts and learned about the vowel team -EA

and had a great day of candy corn math!!

The book coming home with them -“There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat” is theirs to keep!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!












We are a team!

As a team the kids work together to receive whole-group compliments. This can be a compliment from another teacher, principal, or cafeteria monitor. They receive them all over the building from the hallway, classroom, or great behavior around the school. Our goal is always 20 total. Each time they get a compliment, a critter goes in the jar! Today they earned their 20 critters…. and on a great day! TEAM UP day!! They got an extra recess and a yummy treat!! They are a great group!!






This week

Red Ribbon week is in full swing.

Tuesday- Wear your favorite jersey or team shirt

Wednesday- wear school appropriate PJs

Thursday- Crazy sock day

Friday- Roughneck day–Spirit Day

I will send a reminder home for the Student Led conferences on October 30th with your time that you signed up for on it this week.

Report cards are going home this week.

Students can dress up on Halloween day as their favorite book character.  Remember this is a half day… 11:30 dismissal for the students. No visitors for lunch that day.

Spelling/Phonics:  We will have a spelling test Tuesday on the words: be, this, from, I , have, or, by, one, had, not. Spelling preview is going home tonight.Please continue reviewing ALL spelling words as each test goes back and reviews old words too.  We have learned vowels, blends, digraphs and this week we will work on ABC Order.  The week of Halloween we will focus on vowel teams.

Math:  We will continue working on adding sets, numerical order, greater than less than, and counting and identifying numbers to 120.  We will add in 2 dimensional shapes.

Writing:  We have been working on a spooky story in class.  The kids should be, at this point, beginning their stories with a capital letter, using finger spaces, and starting to understand what actually makes a story.  They should be using their word wall to make sure they are spelling their word wall words correctly.

Science/Social Studies:  We will wrap up our study on nocturnal animals next week and we will also be doing some fun Halloween activities.

Upcoming Dates

Hello all!

First, math homework tonight. Spelling words are in the planner. We are learning diagraphs (ch,sh,wh,th) and about owls. We are continuing to work on number sense, comparing and ordering numbers, and combinations (1+7=8 4+4=8 6+2=8)in math.


Lots of upcoming important dates this month.

Friday Oct. 19- No school. Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day

Report cards go out next week.

Next week is Red Ribbon Week. You don’t have to go all-out for any of these 😉

Monday- Wear Red

Tuesday- Dress in a sports jersey for any sports team. 

Wednesday- Pajama Days

Thursday- Crazy sock and hair day

Friday- White Oak Spirit Day

A book order has come home with your child and will be due Oct 30. Please order online code: NGZ2m or send check only. Book orders are a great way to promote books of your child’s interests and a great way to create a favorite character or genre.

October 30- Student Led Conferences. Please sign up for a time, or I will assign you one to fill the slots during the school day. If you are unable to come, someone on staff will be sitting in with your child for their “show off” moment.

October 31- You may dress as a Story Book Character. No gore or blood. Also Early Release 11:30.

This all I can think of for now! And I know this is a lot!! Any questions, please feel free to ask!!

Reminder- Read every night. If no book is in folder because they forget, any book is okay for credit. Thank you or all you do!