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First Grade News –May 18, 2018

EARLY DISMISSAL- There is early dismissal on the last day of school which is May 30th.  We dismiss at 2:45. Please plan accordingly.

The end of the year is coming fast!  Lots of things will be happening!  We may spend a little extra time outside next week.  Please apply sunscreen in the a.m. as needed. 

BEACH WEEK!!!-  The week of May 21st  is BEACH WEEK!  We will still be learning and working on First Grade Standards, but we will be doing it in a different way.  Please have your child bring a beach towel that he/she can leave here for the week.  We hope to have some extra fun while learning.  It is important that the children still remember we are at school and still need to follow the rules.

BOOK FAIR:   The Book Fair is this week.  See schedule at end of newsletter.

School Supplies for 2018-2019:  Dalton PTO will be ordering school supplies tailored to the classrooms.  You may order and pick up your kit from the PTO. 

RIGHT-TO- READ Week-  We will be setting goals for each student to read for 15 minutes a day.  Those who meet the goal will participate in an Ice Cream Sundae Party at the end of the week!  2  other food items will be given out during the week.  The children are to bring them home for consumption.

READING STORY:  We will be preparing for Beach Week with the reading of the story Sand Castles.   

     The children will review cause and effect.  When something happens in a story, it makes something else happen.  In this story, Jen is making a sand castle on the beach. A little boy comes by and wants to help. He makes a moat around the castle.  Other children come to help.  Do you think the castle will get bigger with more help?


  • Read, write and spell words with the oi/oy as in boy and oil
  • Summarize the passage read
  • Identify the cause and effect relationships in stories
  • Use the text features of illustrations and captions
  • Read grade level text with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

Word Wall Words:  circle, toward, leave, grew

Story Vocabulary: toppled, wreck, welcoming 

Spelling Words:  joy, boy, toy, spoil, coin, join, dawn, cause, toward, circle

FIELD DAY: Field Day will take place for a short time in the afternoon on the last day.  It is not an entire day of outside activities, but the children should be prepared for the weather.  Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the day’s activities and weather. 

Science: As I am sure you have heard, we had 8 chicks hatch this week.  The children were fortunate to see 1 of them hatch live and some on video. The chicks will go to their new home at the end of the day on Monday. The children have been very excited! 

LIBRARY: A note from Mrs. Hutson: All library books were to be returned May 11th.  Please return books or make a payment a.s.a.p. Report cards will be held as needed.

What’s Happening:

May 21-25: Right-To-Read Week

May 22-24: Book Fair- Books only/ Buy one and get one free

  Tentative Book Fair Schedule:  Tues. May 22- Mrs. Wenger and Mrs. Williams; Wed. May 23- Mrs. Wyckoff; Thurs- Students who forgot

May 28: Memorial Day- No School

May 30-Students Last Day- EARLY DISMISSAL AT 2:45



Mrs. Wenger's Book Order Link

Mrs. Williams' Book Order Link

Mrs. Wyckoff's Book Order Link

 HOMEWORK -  Holiday Project


Tricky Word Tips

 Comprehension Questions

Whisper Read Fluency Help

Spelling Practice Ideas









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