May 26, 2015


1B Mrs. Nichols


Dear 1B parents,

In our short three days next week, we will have some fun with cause-effect through the books by Laura Numeroff, beginning with “If You Give a Pig a Pancake”.  We will continue measurement in math following a quiz on Tuesday.  We will measure capacity through cups, pints and quarts.  Space and our solar system will be our science  focus for the remainder of the year.

We will begin a focus on the Ten Commandments, and we will describe the characteristics of peacemakers in religion.  If your child would like to bring in a rosary, we will make another visit to the Rosary Garden next week.

Please think about sharing your heritage and cultures with our class during our upcoming International Day on June 4th.  We would love to learn about different parts of the world and the states in our  country to go along with our Flat First Graders who are arriving back at school.  You can send the items in with your child if you cannot join us.

Also, our final Reading Celebration for the year will be a special event!  Please put Thursday, May 28th at 2:00 on your calendars and join us at 2:00.  

Here are the words for next week:


Purple: short/long vowel review

crab     lots     gum     drip     which     wife     cape     tide     vote     race     wipe     have

Green:  short “i”   long “i__e” oddball

gift     flip     thin     swim     spill     prize     hike      life     nice      drive      nine     give

Blue: long “o__e”     “oa”     “ow”     short “o”

long     close     wrote     roast     oat     roam     loaf     flow     throw     row     mow     know

Red: “er”     “ear”     “eer”     oddball

fern     germ     clerk     term     dear     year     near     beard     cheer     peer     heard     learn

A note about homework:  In first grade,your children should be spending an average  of 10 – 15 minutes on homework each night.

If you would like, please  send in a water bottle with your children to keep on their desks.  Thank you for the donations of cups and Kleenex!

Dates to remember:

Friday, May 22 — Noon dismissal

Monday, May 25 — Memorial Day holiday

Thursday, May 28 — FINAL  – and very special — READING CELEBRATION!

Friday, May 29 — Field Day

June 4 — International Day in first grade! 

June 10 — First Grade garage sale  (see flyer to come home tomorrow.)

Our Emperor for next week is Ellie.  

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend,

Mrs. Nichols 


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