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1st Grade



April 24 – Farewell Reception

April 27&28 – Spring Pictures

April 28 – Muffins for Moms

May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 – ½ Day of School

May 12 – K5-5th Grade Field Day

May 17 – K3&K4 Field Day

May 19 – K3&K4 Program

May 24 – K5 Graduation

May 25 – 5th Grade Graduation

May 26 – Last Day

Monday, April 24, we will have a Farewell Reception to honor Mrs. Stromberg, Mrs. Garmon, and Mrs. Kell. The reception will be from 3:30-5:00 in the foyer of the Childrens’ Department

Due to end of the year scheduling, there will be no Chick-fil-A orders for Friday, April 28 through the last day of school in May.

April 27 & 28 will be Spring Picture Days. Check with your homeroom teacher for which day your student’s classroom will be photographed.

Muffins for Moms is Friday, April 28. Moms are invited to join us for breakfaststarting at 7:30 a.m. until 8:10 a.m.

Summer Review Workbook – Monday, May 1, last day to order!!

Order forms for Vacation Stations review workbooks were sent home Tuesday with students in K5 through 5th. Children complete only two pages per day of math,language and reading skills through the summer months.Check out samples in both school offices.Return order form with payment ($17.25 made out to BBS) by May 1.

STUCO will be collecting coke can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Please send these to the office.

Childcare for these dates:

May 5 - Early dismissal day (11:00 K3, K4; 11:15 K5; 11:30 1st-5th)

May 19 - K3, K4 following program until 6:00 p.m.

May 22-25 - K3, K4 early room open and then to room #18 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

May 25 - K5 following graduation until 6:00 p.m.

May 26 – No Childcare

Students must sign up online.

First Grade Overview

April 24, 2017

BIBLE:  Psalm 34:13 - "Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies."  The verse test will be on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.


Phonics:  We will be covering the doubling rule, ghost letters, the dropping rule, and the vcv rule with vowels e, i, o, and u.

Test will be on Friday, April 28th.

Spelling: Test will be on Friday, April 28th over list 20.

List 20:

by, say, for, even, point, nation, portion, sliding, September, carnation, *only, *answer


Please eat after you clean your jeans.

The meat and beans are getting cool.

I hear that your team is on the corner lot.

Each team is really eager to play.

Foundations and Frameworks: Our focus will be on Cause and Effect. Please encourage your child to review with the teacher daily in class.

Pattern Statement: One thing can make another thing happen.

Visual Tool:  Flow Chart

Process Questions:

Cause - This happened. What happened because of this?

Effect - This happened.  What made it happen?

Vocabulary:  petal, slave, mammal, lawyer, wilt, carrier pigeon, shelter, speech, veteran, earn

Test: Week of May 15th

MATH:  In marvelous math we will continue to work on identifying hundreds, tens, and ones.  We will also learn about and write fact families with addition and subtraction and identify numbers to 500 using pictures

Assessment: Friday, April 28, 2017

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES:  We will study about South America. We will focus on insects, reptiles, amphibians, and other animals of the rainforest.



The Jaguar’s back is flowering

With delicate rosettes,

As if she’s grown a garden there,

So beautiful, and yet

There’s danger in the jaguar’s gait,

A soundless step that warns:

Beware of jungle-raised bouquets.

Beware these hidden thorns.

Recite by: April 28th


April 21st - Knoxville Zoo Field Trip - be in your child’s classroom by 7:30 a.m.

April 26th - Animal Project Due - Start working on the animal project and report now - it can sneak up! Written and Oral report are due this day as well!

April 28th - Muffins for Mom

May 5th - Teacher Appreciation - ½ Day

May 12th - Field Day

May 23rd -  End of Year Party

Last Week of School:

Monday - Reading Day

Tuesday - End of Year Party - Movie Day

Wednesday - Craft Day

Thursday - Game Day - Bring Beach Towel, Board Games, and Books