March 16 – March 22

March 17-20 – 5th Grade Tybee Island Trip

March 25-29 – Spring Break

  • Thank you to everyone that helped and participated in our BBS Online and Live Auction.  Auction items can be paid for and picked up in the school office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Deadline to pick up your items is Friday, March 22. 

  • Click here to sign up now for Spring Break Holiday Care!  Please note - There will be no ASC on April 18 (Grandparents’ Day), April 19 or April 22.

  • Please check Lost and Found for any missing items.  Non-labeled items not collected by Friday, March 22, will be donated.

First Grade Overview

March 18 - 22, 2019

BIBLE:  Our next memory verse is Psalm 100:1, “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”


Phonics: We will be covering digraph ey, vcv rules, digraph ph, and soft g. We will also be focusing on verb tenses this week!

Assessment: Friday, March 22nd. Tests cover the information found on the classwork and homework sheets that go home.

Spelling: List 19

off, boy, hiding, turtle, disturb, survive, acorn, Friday, elbow, hurt, many, any

1.  Curt burned his hand on the hot car.  2. The burn hurt and felt like fire. 3.  My cat had five kittens on my birthday. 4.  The first ones were girls and the rest boys.

Assessment: Practice test will be on Wednesday, March 20th. If your child does not make 100, they will retake the test on Friday, March 22nd.

Foundations and Frameworks: The next few weeks our Comprehension Focus will be Predicting and Justifying. The students will be tested on the pattern statement, process questions, visual tool, and vocabulary words.

Pattern statement: Future events can often be anticipated based on relevant details.

Tests: March 21st and 22nd.

Process questions:

1. What is happening in the story?

2. What is known about this character, event, setting?

3. What will possibly happen next? Why?

4. What actually happened?

Visual Tool: Prediction Rocket

Vocabulary: tumbled, flock, ordinary, flair, dyes, snooping, sniffled, predict, justify, illustrate

MATH:  This week in marvelous math we will work on identifying and counting quarters, subtracting 2 digit numbers without regrouping, graphing weather, and subtracting half of a double.

Assessment: Test Friday, March 22nd.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES: We are continuing our study of North America! We will include a study of our national bird - the eagle.  Be sure to watch to view Elliot and Athena - our own eagles here in Chattanooga.

POEM:  We will not be testing on this poem.

The Lively Leprechaun

I caught a lively leprechaun

With stubble on his face.

He promised loads of buried gold

And led me to the place.

But when I let him loose to dig,

He leaped and led a chase.

That lively laughing leprechaun

Had left without a trace!


5 tardies = 1 absence. If your child is arriving to their classroom after 8:15, they are marked tardy.

March 25th-29th - Spring Break

April 1st - Hats Off to Good Books - Readers begin!

April 5th- BBS Spirit Day

April 17th - Hat Parade (8:30 in the First Grade Hall)

April 17th - Easter Party (12:45-2:00 at BX) - Children may be dismissed after the party, or may come back to the room for carline/aftercare at 3.

April 18th - Grandparents’ Day - ½ Day

April 19th - Good Friday - No School

April 22nd - Travel Day - No School

April 26th - Muffins for Moms

May 3rd - Teacher Appreciation Day - ½ day