We finally have the whole class here and finished up pictures today!! I am already so on love with this class!! We are going to have a great year! I am excited to learn more about them and their personalities! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend and then we will be back for a full week of school!

We are learning and practicing many classroom and school procedures for the next couple of weeks. Please no lunch visitors until after our Labor Day holiday!

Please write all notes, transportation changes, or anything you would like me to know in the planner. This is the best line of daily communication because I check them every morning. Please initial the planner each day, so I know you have seen it.  Thank you so much for sharing your sweeties!! I am looking forward to  a fantastic year!! Below is our First Grade Class as a group and individuals!!



One More Sleep

One more sleep until 1st grade begins!

A couple of things to remember:

Make sure your sweetie gets breakfast! Their schedule isn’t as free anymore and we are very scheduled. I will be providing snacks the first week or so, to get their tummies back in the habit of school. If you would like to provide snacks for our class it is greatly appreciated.

Water bottles are allowed as long as there is a screw on top where the bottle wont spill 🙂

You will be able to walk your kid down to the classroom for the first few days. Doors will open at 7:30. The first day can be confusing, overwhelming, and crowded, so be sure to build in extra time for finding classrooms and giving a big hug goodbye. A simple hug can go a long way in making them feel loved and ready for a new adventure. If your baby is having a hard time, a huge hug and a quick escape will make it easier for them to start adjusting.

Turn in and fill out all required forms, if you haven’t already.

Send a note, email, or text if there is something I need to know to help our day run smoothly. The morning will be a busy one.

And lastly TAKE A MINUTE FOR YOURSELF! You deserve it!!

This year is going to be great!!

DON’T FORGET YOUR JITTER GLITTER UNDER YOUR PILLOW…the night before school might be a nervous one 🙂


2nd Grade–Here we come!!!

I can’t believe it’s the last day to be with my sweet group of 1st graders.

They have all grown so much in academics but also grown a HUGE place in my heart!!

They are ready for whatever comes their way!

I would like to thank all of you for being the best parents and letting me love on your babies this year. This group is truly special and I am going to miss each hug and smile!

Keep their brains fresh and keep them reading over the summer. Be on the lookout for programs offered by Longview and Kilgore Public libraries! AND please keep in  touch with me! I would love to know how each kiddo’s summer is going!

I have loved this year so much and I am SO going to miss these sweeties! I’m always here for them and you!

Here is a little video of our AMAZING year!!

Holy Moly! It’s MAY!

May! The busiest time of the year and also the most unreal. I can’t believe our babies are almost 2nd graders! This group is so special and I am so blessed to have been part of their journey as well as them in my journey!

This Wednesday, May 2nd, we have class group pictures.  The cost is $10.00 CASH ONLY for an 8×10 and 5×7 funny shot.  This is a great keep sake for them and you.  An envelope came home today. All cash is due Friday, May 4th.

Our read-a-thon is also going on this week! I have sent home two notes to get their account set up and directions of the contest. Just setting up an account will get them a free prize which is always fun! If you would like to donate and promote reading, please do so through your child’s account. After your child’s account is set up you can then share through facebook or twitter to raise money. This is the only fundraiser for our school and we benefit a great deal. Again, this is a donation. But please at least set up your kiddo so they can receive the free prize and get more excited about reading!

We are having our final spelling test tomorrow on the following words: way, find, water, may, use, long, little, very, after, words

Math:  We will start double digit addition and subtraction without regrouping, and we have finished out segment on 3 dimensional shapes but will continue to review.  This week we will  work on fractions, 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4.  We will also work on expanded notation.

Phonics:  We are reviewing a lot of things that seem to be giving us a little trouble in our writing like sneaky “e” at the end of words and vowel combinations.

Writing:  Our focus is still on beginning-middle-end of stories and adding details and imagination. You will see another graded writing sample come home tomorrow along with other graded papers.

Thank you~

I appreciate you, if you have any questions or concerns please call or text! (903)985-0778

-Mrs. Hart

April 16-27th

Hello all!

This week we are continuing guided reading groups and working hard in all subjects.

We are going to be focusing on capitalization and punctuation in writing as well as when and how to use them.

In math, we are focusing on 3D shapes and their attributes allowing with reviewing skip counting, money, and time.

Spelling words for the next two weeks are:  way, find,use,water, may, long, little, very, after, words and they are still responsible for all words from the past.

Science- we are learning life cycles of many things from butterflies, to frogs, to plants.

KONA ICE will be here next Tuesday, April 24th. THE MONEY IS DUE THURSDAY APRIL 19th. No exceptions. You need to fill out the order form and have CASH ONLY turned in by Thursday. Sizes and amounts are on the order form as well.

1st grade field day is Wednesday, April 25th from 12:30-2:30 and will be outdoors. They will need to wear clothes that can get muddy and wet. No swimsuits or flip flops. Water bottles and caps are allowed as long as the child’s name in written on it.

If your child will leave with you, you may check them out with me. If they are staying for the remainder of the day, send an extra set of dry clothes.

Lots of info! There is not much more of 1st grade left and I am so proud of each child and how far they’ve come! 🙂

STAAR Testing, Zoo Trip, and this week

Intermediate students will be testing Tuesday and Wednesday. We have to be a closed campus and no outside visitors or outside lunches will be allowed. We have to really work hard for our upstairs friends to be successful.

Also,  will be going to the zoo this Wednesday.  Please make sure your child is in comfortable tennis shoes and is wearing a White Oak shirt (if you have one).  To help make the morning flow smoothly, please put your child’s name on his/her lunch and drinks. Masking tape and sharpie is usually a great way to have a name that won’t come off.  I put the drinks in a cooler so they are cold when they go to lunch.  I will be separating the drinks from the lunches.  There have been reports of a lot of you joining us! I am excited to hear that! Your child still has to ride the bus to the zoo but can ride home with you after you sign them out from the group. If you are a designated chaperone, and have other children with you, you will have the stay the entirety of the trip. I am excited and so are the kiddos! It will be a fun trip!

We are learning about or state and will be using it across the room in all subjects.

In Math, we will continue skip counting, time, coins, and problem solving.

Parents, I know baseball and softball season is in full gear, but be aware of your child continuing his/her reading each day along with any other homework comes home. We continue to have lots to do and reading each day at home help push the students closer and closer to their reading goal.

Stamina is something we will push for. Although students may be reading on or above level , the books get very long as the reading level continues to go up and we want them to be able to read without tiring out and losing comprehension.

Thank you all for everything you do!

I appreciate you!

-Mrs. Hart

CHAMPS Assembly This Friday

I hope you all had a blessed Easter! Thank you all for helping make our Easter Party a success! An inside Easter Egg hunt was a challenge, but they had fun and had some fun treats!

Your child will be on stage Friday morning at 8:00 to have an assembly about DETERMINATION!!! They will be practicing all week and may have parts to bring home to practice 🙂 Be sure to be in the cafeteria a little early to find a spot because the skit will start promptly at 8:00 

Your student should have brought home a note yesterday for our field trip next Wednesday, April 11.  I need this form back as soon as possible.  This note will serve as their permission slip to go and let us know how many lunches might be needed from the cafeteria.  If I do not get this form back, they will not be allowed to go.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  The first round of STAAR testing will begin next Tuesday and Wednesday (this is why we are vacating the building on Wednesday) so you will be unable to eat with your kiddo on Tuesday.  We have to keep it as quiet as possible for our upstairs friends.

Spelling:  Spelling Test Today:  no, make, than, first, been, its, who, now, people, my

along with other previously tested words. They are held accountable for all of them!

Math:  Please continue to work with your kiddos on time and counting a collection of coins!  We are really focusing on number patterns (skip counting) by 2’s, 4’s, 5’s, and 10’s.  We are also starting double digit addition without re-grouping.

Writing:  Our big focus is on, as it has been, making sure our stories have a beginning-middle-end and that we use our imagination.

Science/Social Studies:  We are learning about the GREATEST state of all! We will focus on Texas and all the great things about our home state.  This is one of my favorite things to really get in to! We will learn the special foods, flowers, capital, regions, state symbols, where things can be located, and neighboring states.

Thanks for all you do!!! I hope to see you Friday!

Reading Contest- New Reading Log

Knights of Pythias Reading Contest is sponsoring a reading contest!

There will be a special reading log coming home. Every night your child reads March 26- May 4, they will receive a ticket to go into a drawing for A FREE BICYCLE!!!! The drawing will be held May 11


Remember, only kids that get their reading log filled in each night will receive a ticket the next day.