Half Days

I wanted to let you know that on half days that all students still have lunch. If you are planning on feeding your child lunch when they get out of school at 12:30 send them a snack to have when the class goes to lunch (11:20-11:40). Thank you!

Also tomorrow is Pajama Day and the last day to turn in orders for the PTSA spirit wear.

Field Trip

A reminder that we will be going on a walking field trip tomorrow to the farmer’s market to do chalk art. Please make sure your child dresses for the weather. We will be undercover once we get to the farmer’s market.


In your child’s folder today is the conference scheduling form. Please return by Wednesday, October 26th. You will receive your scheduled conference time on Monday, November 7th in your child’s folder.

Our Week in Review 10.7

Reading: This week we continued to work on identifying the setting. We also reached our goal this week for reading to self. We are now able to read for 20 minutes without stopping!

Writing: This week we talked about writing watermelon seed stories instead of writing a watermelon story. This is where instead of writing about our whole vacation we write about one thing that happened during our vacation. We have also started to publish our stories and share them on seesaw.

Math: This week we worked with the 99 chart. We talked about patterns we noticed on the chart. We also worked on putting back together a cut up 99 chart. We filled in missing numbers on a 99 chart. We also started working filling in numbers on a torn hundred chart.

Dates to Remember:

October 14:

No School- Teacher Workday

October 18:

ASB Fundraising Orders Due

October 21:

Scholastic Book Orders Due

October 24:

Field Trip to the Farmers Market

October 26:

PTSA Art Reflections Due

October 31:

Class Party


Our Week in Review 9.23

It was so great to see so many of you at the open house on Thursday. The students were so excited to show you their classroom.

Reading: We continue to work on building our read to self stamina. We also continue to focus on identifying characters and the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Writing: We continue to work on writing our small moments. We are working on writing across three pages.

Math: We are busy working on tallies, number lines and understanding place value.

SeeSaw: During open house you were given a bright green piece of paper with information about Seesaw or it went home with your child on Friday. This is a program that we will be using on our iPads to share our work with you. Students will be learning this week how to share their work with you. I have also posted pictures from the week on it. Please join so you can see what your child is up to.

You are able to save the work that is shared with you on Seesaw. This being said sometimes a photo that is posted has more than just your child in it. While I don’t mind if you post a picture that only has your child in it on social media please be mindful that if other children are in it that other parents may not want that picture to be posted on social media. Thank you.

Dates to Remember:

September 28:

  • Tolt Dam Evacuation Drill

 October 6:

  • Picture Day for grades Preschool, Kindergarten and First

October 14:

  • No School- Teacher Work Day

Our Week in Review 9.16

It has been another busy week in first grade. We continue to learn and practice our daily routines.

Reading: We continue to work on building our reading stamina. Our goal is to be able to read for 20 minutes. Ask your child how long we can currently read for. We have also been working on identifying characters in a story we read.

Math: We are busy working on place value. We have been working on using tallies and grouping numbers into groups of tens.

Writing: We have been writing about the characters we have been reading about during reading time.

Technology: This week we also started learning on how to use our classroom iPads. We are all looking forward to using them for different projects and learning activities.

Announcement: Some very observant first graders this week figured out that I’m expecting my first child. She is to arrive in January.

Open House: I’m looking forward to seeing you and your child at our open house next week. I have included Dr. Stocker’s note that went out earlier in the week about open house just incase you didn’t see it.

Open House-September 22, 6-7:30

We have made a major change to our Curriculum Night and are now going to provide an Open House on September 22.  Previously, our Curriculum Night was for parents/guardians only.  We received feedback that it was difficult for some families to attend, it was difficult if you had more than two children, and that it was difficult to talk with staff.

This year, our goal is to provide more opportunities to interact and engage with staff, to allow students to “guide” parents/guardians through their classrooms and specialists, and to increase family participation.  Curriculum materials will be available and shared.

We will meet in the Gym at 6 pm, where I’ll share some information and introduce our staff before you and your family visit the classrooms and specialists.  We look forward to seeing you next Thursday evening.

Volunteers: I’m looking for 2 to 3 volunteers to walk with us on September 28th in the morning for the Tolt Dam evacuation drill. If you can help please let me know. My volunteer signup sheet for regular classroom volunteering will go home next week during open house or Friday if you are unable to attend open house.

Dates to Remember:

 September 22:

  • Open House 6:00-7:30 starting in the gym

September 28:

  • Tolt Dam Evacuation Drill

 October 6:

Picture Day for grades Preschool, Kindergarten and First


Have a great weekend!

Erika Dix