Mon, May 22, 2017

**Please check to see if you have any of our classroom books at home.  They are labeled with my name or PDS.  Please return those books tomorrow.

**Send boys to school with their book bags on Tuesday.  We need book bags to carry items home tomorrow.    


Tuesday:  Dress down and board game day!  The boys can bring board games (no electronics) for playtime on Tuesday!

Wednesday:  Class Party (bowling and lunch) at Billy Hardwick's from 10-11:30 AM.  All parents are invited to attend. 


A note with a link to a video with pictures of our class came home on Friday.  Here is the link:



Tue, May 16, 2017

Dear Parents,

Today, every boy in 1st – 5th grade received a red folder containing his required summer reading and math assignments.

The folders contain all the information your son will need in order to complete his required summer work. In contrast to previous years, all required math assignments are contained within the red folder. If you would like for your son to have additional math practice, he may login to Dreambox (rising 2nd–4th), IXL (rising 2nd–6th), or Mangahigh (rising 6th) using his username and password found on the front pocket of the folder. For your convenience, we have included links to each program via the Quicklinks menu at the top of the PDS website.

Sun, May 14, 2017

This is our last full week of first grade!  We will review red words, write fiction stories, review first grade math skills, learn about Memphis history, and practice for class day.   The boys are very excited about their Class Day performance.  They are presenting the history of Memphis and the importance of the Mississippi River in Memphis' development.  We hope to see you there!   

NO spelling homework, fluency sheet, or Rocket Quiz practice this week.  I do want the boys to look over the work in their orange folder on Tuesday and complete their reading log (at least 5 out of 7 nights for 15 minutes or 75 minutes) this week.     

Don't forget these dates...

5.17.17  Class Day for 1st Grade 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  Boys need to come to school in their costumes.  They can bring dress down clothes to change into after the program.  

5.24.17  Last Day of School/Bowling Party 10-11:30 @ Billy Hardwick's  Don't forget to send in the permission slip and $8 by Monday, May 22.  

Have a great week.  

Last modified on May 15, 2017
Fri, May 05, 2017

Spelling: three sounds of 'ea'  

Reading:   Review of all reading skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:    The meaning of multiplication and division,  Mixed review rocket quiz (-0-9) on Thursday

English:  Parts of speech, editing, and paragraph writing

Writing:  Fiction

Social Studies:     Memphis History


Things to Remember:

**Spelling homework comes home on Tuesday this week.  It is due on Wednesday.

**Graded papers will come home on Wednesday.  

5.8.17  Field Day 8:30-11:30-  Wear green Field Day shirt, sunscreen, and tennis shoes.  Don't forget your sunscreen!

5.12.17 Sneak-a-Peek into 2nd Grade

5.17.17  Class Day for 1st Grade 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  All parents and grandparents are welcome!  Boys need to come to school in their costumes.  *Boys need to be able to sit, stand, and wiggle around in their costumes.

5.24.17  Last Day of School/Bowling Party 10-11:30 @ Billy Hardwick's  (Letter with more information coming home on Wednesday) 

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1C Homework

  • Reading

    Read a “just right” book 5 out of 7 nights for 15 minutes and record on reading log.  Logs are due every Monday!

    Practice fluency sheet 4 out of 7 nights.  Fluency sheets are due every Monday!


    Monday- Complete spelling homework sheet.

    Practice red words and spelling skills for the rest of the week.  

    Test on Friday!


    Practice math facts


    Review Tuesday folder and return corrected work on Wednesday.

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