First Grade

Ms. Fisher and Ms. Mandl welcome you to…




Fabulous First Grade FisherMan(dls)

November 17, 2017


Happy almost Thanksgiving!  With just a day and a half of school next week, we will not be sending any homework.   Enjoy the time with your family!

We started our unit on ordinal numbers and position in math. We continue with our science unit on our earth and rocks. We discussed Veteran’s Day and why people make choices in social studies. We made turkey decorations that will come home Tuesday and made Thanksgiving cards for the residents of Hillcrest with our buddies. We wrote some free verse Thanksgiving poetry.

Reminders/ Folder items explanationsJ

Grandparent’s Day and half day school Tuesday, November 21. Parents are welcome to come to the musical performance.  To make dismissal as smooth as possible, please send us an email that tells who your child is going home with that day. Also, the children will be dismissed before lunch, but please send a snack with them that morning.

Our next field trip is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10th. Please consider driving and let us know soon if you are interested (and the number of car seats that can fit in your vehicle). We would like to get this  settled before the winter holidays.

Upcoming performance on Grandparent’s Day (information from Ms. Bassler):

Hello Parents,

The students are eagerly working on their program for Grandparents Day and excited to share it with our TDS community next Tuesday, November 21st at 10:45am in the gym. All students should be dressed nicely for our program: please no t-shirts with graphics or logos, sportswear, or sweatshirts/sweatpants. Tennis shoes are acceptable.

Please have your child dressed in dark, fall clothing: browns, reds, navy, dark green, black, etc. Please avoid any white clothing! Plain t-shirts, polos, or button-down shirts would be appropriate as are jeans, khakis, or pants without holes. Dresses that fall below or at the knee, as well as cover the shoulder or have a sweater or top that covers the shoulders, are also acceptable.

Due to our shortened schedule that day, please send your child to school with their performance clothing on. Lower School Chorus members in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will follow the same dress expectations for the program. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Included in today’s yellow folder:

-a list of spelling bee words to practice. This year, we will have our Third Annual Scripps Spelling Bee (grades 1-8) in January. Each class will have a representative, determined from our classroom bee. Participation is OPTIONAL, but we encourage your student to participate in the class bee on December 11th.  The list is there for you to study with your student if they are interested.

-a Scholastic Book order form- there are some nice gift books in it. If you would like to order some as a surprise for your child, please let us know via email and we will arrange a time for you to stealthily pick them up. Remember to place all first grade orders under Nancy Mandl’s account.

Have a wonderful weekend and Thanksgiving holiday!