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Mrs. Richardson
1st Grade
Section 14
Conference Time 1:00-1:55

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Class Calendar

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This is what an average day looks:

7:50              Arrival
8:05-9:20      Math
9:20-11:45     Language Arts
11:30-12:15    Lunch/Recess
12:20-12:50   Lab time (L.A. cont.)
1:00-1:55       Specials
2:00-2:30      Science
2:30-3:00      Social Studies
3:10               Dismissal

Important Events
Class Topics

Important Dates

4 First Grade Moms and Muffins 8:45 a.m.
8-12 Closed Campus-STAAR Testing
8 Third and Fourth Grade STAAR Math
9 Third and Fourth Grade STAAR Reading
15 K-2 Field Day
16 3-4 Field Day
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

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


Making 10 to add, making 10 to subtract, Fact Families

identification and value of the penny, nickel, dime, & quarter
counting mixed coins
equal and not equal parts
halves, fourths
Doubles, Doubles + 1
Making 10 to add (groups of 10)
Fact families, adding 3 numbers
Dimes, Pennies, Nickels, Quarters (identification, value, counting),
Finding unknowns in the following:
addition (missing addends), example: 2 + ___ = 5
subtraction (missing minuends) 5 - ___= 3,
equal realtionships
Generating story problems with addition and subtraction (to include picture, story with question, and number sentence)
adding 3 numbers, fact families,comparing to subtract (more than, fewer than)
addition to 5, counting on, number sequence & recognition, ten frames, counting by 1s to 120,
skip counting by 10's, dimes, addition, counting forward & backwards

Language Arts
Procedure Text (Make a  pizza, read a map, etc.

sequencing, character traits
Informational Expository: terms: captions & photos, bold print, labels

Nouns and Verbs
Main Idea and details
Beginning, Middle, & End
fiction, story characters, problem and solution, predicting using the title, cover, and illustrations
Monitoring reading comprehension
ending punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation mark)

Writer's Workshop
Poetry and Writing with the Senses

the Food Chain
Review parts of the  plant

Social Studies
Natural Resources and Weathe

Class Links
Things To Consider

For Math


For Reading


  • 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!
  • PARENT READERS:  We love having parent readers on most Fridays from 12:35-12:55.

  • 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!
For your Information
  • 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. 
Sight Words

Phonics Word Family
Calendar by Week

Phonics/Word Families by the Week

1st Grading Period
August 29---at, -an
September 6-- -am, short a words, -ad
September 12---ap and -ag
September 19--short i words, -in, and -it
September 26- -ip, -ill, -ig
Oct. 3--short u, -ug, -um
Oct. 10--short u, -uck, ump, un

2nd Grading Period
Oct. 17-ell, ed
Oct. 24-en, et
Oct. 31-est, short o, ot, og
Nov. 7-op
Nov. 14- review short o
Nov. 28-"L" blends (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl)
Dec. 5- "L" blends, "sk"
Dec. 12-"R" blends (br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr)

3rd Grading Period
Jan. 3- "S" blends (sm, sn, sp, st, sw)
Jan. 9- "s" blends
Jan. 17-st & sk ending blends
Jan. 23- ending blends
Jan. 30-i"ink" blends, ending blends
Feb. 6- "ump" blends, review blends
Feb. 13-long vowels
Feb.22-silent "e" words
Feb. 27- Silent "e" words review
Mar. 6-Review Week

4th Grading Period
Mar. 20- "sh" digraph
Mar. 27- "th" & "wh" digraphs
April 3- "ch" & -"tch"
April 10- nk, ck digraphs
April 17-
April 24-
May 1-
May 8-

Word families, also called word chunks, are little chunks of a common spelling pattern that are found in many words.  A word chunk can also be a small free standing word.

Please review the word study
"Explode the Code" (phonics) papers with attention to the spelling of the words.  It will come home in your child's PAWS folder each day (four to five days a week).

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

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

1st Grading Period
August 29--an, am, at, go, up
September 6--can, man, than, ran, and
September 12--a, play, day, say, they
September 19--is, in, it, if, his
September 26--no, so, did, this, sit
Oct. 3--he, me, see, we, you
Oct. 10--Study the 1st Grading Period sight words for end of grading period assessment.

2nd Grading Period
Oct. 17-do, I, like,on, the
Oct. 24-all, are, has, not, she
Oct. 31-for, look, my, to, was
Nov. 7-as, ball, come, now, of
Nov. 14- be, girl, or, sit, yes
Nov. 28-
Dec. 5-Study the 2nd Grading Period sight words for the end of grading period assessment.
Dec. 12-no new sight words

3rd Grading Period
Jan. 3-new sight words were sent home today
Jan. 9-boy, got, had, her, out
Jan. 17-him, his, how, put, us
Jan. 23-day, jump, ran, run, will
Jan. 30-get, help, sat, say, man
Feb. 6-but, from, that, with, your
Feb. 13-No new words this week
Feb. 22-No new words this week
Feb. 27- No new words this week
Mar. 6-review/words tested

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

Ideas for Learning Sight Words
1. Make flash cards using index cards.  See if  your child can form a sentence using words.
2. Take an old magazine and let  your child cut out letters to make words. Glue them down to a piece of paper.
3. Use magnetic letters or letter stamps to make words.
4. Kids love to work on the computer.  Let your child type the words on the computer.
5. Write the words in shaving cream or foam bath soap at bath time.
6.You can get a newspaper.  Have your child find the sight words and highlight with a yellow marker.
7. Children love alphabet cereal.  They can eat the words as they make each word.


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