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Kimberly Hill
First Grade
Conference Time 1:00 -1:55pm

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Class News
Class Calendar
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  • Please be sure you are checking your students PAWS binder nightly :)

  • Students receive Happy Sticks for Raz-Kids Readings on Monday morning when I review the weekly report!

  • Homework Packets are due Friday mornings for Happy Sticks!

  • Box Tops for Education: Also, remember to collect Box Tops for Education!! They will be collected each month throughout the school year.  
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Welcome to Section 11!
Thank you for coming to our class website.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me! We're going to have such a FABULOUS 1st Grade year!!
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Important Dates
April
24-27 Summer Book Fair
28 4th Grade Choir Program 8:30 a.m.
28 Progress Reports come home

May
4 First Grade Moms and Muffins 8:45 a.m.
5 Camp Galatas Bulletin Boards Due
5 First Grade In-House Field Trip
8 1st Grade specials @ 8:10am
8-12 Closed Campus-STAAR Testing
8 Third and Fourth Grade STAAR Math
9 1st Grade specials @ 8:10am
9 Third and Fourth Grade STAAR Reading
15-19 1st Grade Junior Achievement 2:00-2:45pm
15 K-2 Field Day
16 3-4 Field Day
18 Parent Appreciation Luncheon 11:30am
22-26 Science Camp Week
25 Fourth Grade Program 2:00 p.m. (students) and 6:30 p.m. (family and friends)
29 No School– Memorial Day Holiday
30 Picnics: 1st Grade-11:15, 2nd Grade-12:15
31 4th Grade Clap-out-10:30 a.m.
31 Picnics: 4th Grade– Immediately after Clap-out, Kindergarten-11:15, 3rd Grade-12:15

June
1 Year Book signing
1 Last Day of School-Early Release 12:10 p.m.



Phonics
Sight Words

Phonics Calendar by Week

1st Marking Period:
8/29- at, an
9/6- am words, short a words, -ad words
9/12- ap and -ag words
9/19- in and -it words
9/26- -ip words, -ill words, -ig words
10/3- -ug, -um words. Short u words
10/10- short u words

2nd Marking Period:
10/17--ell words, -ed words
10/24-short e words, -et, -en
10/31- -ot words, -og words
11/7- -op words, short o words
11/14--op words, short o review
11/28 fl blends
12/5 sk blends
12/12 r blends

3rd Marking Period:
1/3-none
1/9- s blends
1/17- st & sk ending blends
1/23- ending blends
1/30--ink blends, ending blends
2/6--ump blends, review blends
2/13- long vowels
2/22-Silent "e" words
2/27- Silent "e" words review
3/6- Review week

4th Marking Period:
3/20- sh digraph
 3/27-th, wh digraphs
 4/3-ch, tch digraphs
 4/10- ng, ck digraphs
 4/17- ch/sh and review digraphs
 4/24- vowel pair "ee"
 5/1-
 5/8-
 5/15-
 5/22-






Sight Words by Week:
      (Tested at the end of every grading period)

1st Marking Period:
8/29-an, am, at, go up
9/6- can, man, than, ran, and
9/16-a, play, day, say, they
9/19-is, in, it, if, his
9/26-no, so, did, this, sit
10/3-he, me, see, we, you
10/10- Review above words for a MG

2nd Marking Period:
10/17-do, I, like, on, the
10/24-not, are,she, has,all
10/31-To, for, was, my, look
11/7- a, ball, come, now, of
11/14-be, girl, or, sit, yes
11/28-did, saw, there, went
12/5-no new words/review
12/12-review/words tested


3rd Marking Period:
1/3-none
1/9-boy, got, had, her, out
1/17-him, his, how, put, us
1/23-day, jump, ran, run, will
1/30-get, help, sat, say, man
2/6- but, from, that, with, your
2/13-No new words this week
2/22-No new words this week
2/27-No new words this week
3/6-Review/words tested

4th Marking Period:
 3/20-by, play, read, then, too
 3/27-about, eat, mom, I'm, than
 4/3-came, who, because, have, there
 4/10-little, make, before, where, could
 4/17-were, don't, said, their, what
 4/24-review words
 5/1-review words
 5/8-review words
 5/15-Testing week!
 5/22-Review ALL first grade words

Please review saying these words quickly/accurately upon "sight", as well as practicing spelling words correctly. This will help our reading and writing skills.

Things to Consider
For Your Information

- PARENT READERS:  We love having parent readers on most Fridays from 12:35-12:55.
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-COLLECT YOUR BOX TOPS!  At the end of each month, we collect Box Tops as a way to give back to Galatas.  This is also an easy way for relatives to help out our school since grandparents, aunts and uncles, and even neighbors and friends can collect theirs too!

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Schedule
8:05-9:20         Math
9:20-10:00       Language Arts
10:00-10:15     Motor Break
10:15-11:30     Language Arts
11:30-12:00     Lunch
12:00-12:20     Recess
12:20-12:50     Lab Time (or ELA block cont.)
1:00-1:55        Specials
1:55-2:30        Science
2:30-3:00        Social Studies
3:00                Dismissal
  

  • NEAT is a program at Galatas.  NEAT! Never Ever Absent or Tardy!  We are very interested in winning an award for NEAT!

  • FYI-Birthday treats--Please note it is optional for parents to send in birthday treats; it is not a requirement. If you choose to do so, please send in the treats with your child or drop them off in the front office by 10:00 and the birthday treats will be served after lunch in the cafeteria.  Cookies or cupcakes are examples of foods that may be used to celebrate birthdays, but they must be store bought (no homemade goodies allowed). These are easy and quick to serve.  Cookie cakes should be pre-cut.  Birthday party invitations and treat bags may not be passed out at school.  

  • FYI-Snacks in First Grade...A snack will be the food you choose to send (or not) for your child.  It is very important that this snack be something nutritious and easy to eat in a carpeted classroom such as: fresh fruits, vegetables, and cheese sticks.  Please do not send things that need a spoon to eat such as applesauce, canned fruit, yogurt (or even gogurt)--these items are fine for the cafeteria, but are too likely to be messy in our carpeted classroom.  Fruit snacks and sugary snacks/dessert items are discouraged at snack time. No chips, candy, nuts, or nut products.

Class Links
Wish List for Section 11

For Math

(login taped to inside of Paws Binder)


For Reading

(teacher code: khill44)


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Tissue boxes-please :)

Wish List items are also added to our Shutterfly website! Check there for the most up to date list of needed items :) THANK YOU!

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