First Grade Overview



BIBLE:  “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.”

1 John 4:7

Test Tuesday, April 26th

“My Sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

John 10:27

Test Wednesday, May 11th

Final Testing – CPAA TEST:

Your children have been taking achievement tests throughout the year. You have received information from this test in report cards.  We will be taking the final test the first week of May.  Each classroom will take it on a different day.  Make sure your child gets to bed early and eats a healthy breakfast to be prepared for the test. The schedule is listed below:

May 3rd – Payne – 8:30

May 4th – Williams – 9:15

May 5th – Dahlke – 8:30
Phonics: This week in fabulous phonics we will learn about trigraphs tch and dge and how to spell final dge, ge, tch and ch.  

We will also study action verbs.

Test will be on Thursday, May 5th.

Spelling:  List 21

how, round, dishes, blue, argue, diver, enjoy, overpay, afternoon, vacation, early, learn

  1. Braden found four spiders in the corner of the dark barn.
  2. The soil there was moist and cool.
  3. His cat wanted to sniff them.
  4. He didn’t want the spiders to bite his cat on the mouth.

Test will be on Thursday, May 5th.

Foundations and Frameworks:  We will begin Cause and Effect. Information will be in Tuesday Folders.

Pattern Statement:  One thing can make another thing happen.

Process Questions:

  1. This happened.  What happened because of this?
  2. This happened.  What made it happen?

MATH:  This week in marvelous math we will be working on Adding and Subtracting 2 digit numbers with regrouping (carrying and borrowing).

Test will be on Thursday, May 5th.
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES: We are learning about South America.  We will learn about the animals and plants that make their home in this wonderful habitat.


April 27th – Animal Project Due – pick up after school on Friday.

April 28th – Run/Walk – A- Thon

April 29th – Muffins for Mom

May 3rd – CPAA Testing – Payne – 8:30

May 4th – CPAA Testing – Williams – 9:15

May 5th – CPAA Testing – Dahlke – 8:30

May 6th – BBS Spirit Day

May 6th – Half Day of School

May 12th – Last Day to Earn AR Points for First Grade

May 13th – AR Points for Summer and 2nd Grade Begin

May 13th – Field Day

May 24th – End of  Year Party

May 26th – Last Full Day of School