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Welcome to Mrs. Bell's 1st Grade Class!

 

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Here are a few last reminders: 
 
Tomorrow students are allowed to bring board/card games. They can bring anything that is not electronic! We will have a read-in in the morning, followed by game day in the afternoon! 
 
Thursday is early dismissal. Our luau party is from 11:30 to 12:30. You may take your child home after the party! I look forward to seeing everyone one last time before summer. 
 
Please make sure your child brings their backpack every day! We are almost done sending things home, but they will also get report cards on Thursday. 
 
Thanks again for a great year! I am going to miss your kiddos so much this summer! 

Announcements

Yearbook signing will be Tuesday afternoon! If you purchased a yearbook, please bring it Tuesday! 
 
Tomorrow is our Read-a-Thon! Students are allowed to bring a small blanket, pillow, and stuffed animal! They may also bring their favorite book from home to read with a friend! 
 
Students have started bringing home consumable textbooks! Feel free to let them use them for practice over the summer! 

Last Scholastic Order of the Year!

Class Code - MFKFC

Order Due Date - 05/19/17

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Reading Club orders are due by 05/19/17. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/readingclub using my class activation code: MFKFC

 This is a great time to stock up on great books for the summer! There are a lot of packs that can save you money from buying them from the store!

Happy Reading,
Mrs. Bell

A Message from the Counselor

Parents, 

I would love your input as to what you value the most and feel is the most essential part of a comprehensive counseling program.  If you could respond to the survey below, that would be wonderful in helping me tailor the program to meet the needs of our students here at CFES!  

 

Ms. Dean, Counselor 

 

https://goo.gl/forms/Uzf4DdOvBn3eRY7I3

This Week!

First of all, we will not have homework for the remainder of the school year, but please continue to read EVERY night for at least 20 minutes! 
 
Next, library books are due by Friday! Please gather your child's books and start sending them in! I will send home the last book order of the year this week for anyone who would like to order more books for summer! They will be due Friday so they will arrive in time! 
 
Also, we have started our animal research! This will be completed in class, but students will need to bring in a picture of their animal to use for their habitat. 
 
This year is quickly winding down but we still have lots to complete and learn! We will take our district math benchmark later this week. This will cover everything we have learned this year. Our last unit test will be next Tuesday over time and measurement. We will also have a writing benchmark later this week. Students will get to chose what kind of writing they want to write including personal narrative, procedural or expository (nonfiction) text. 

Word Work

Sight words: our, where, who
 
Inflectional Ending: ed 
acted 
baked
bended 
boxed 
coded 
cubed
dated 
drilled 
hiked
hoped 
looked 
missed
dashed 
passed

Field Day This Thursday: Wear RED!

Parents,

Your child will participate in field day this week. K-2nd grade will be on Thursday from 9:30-12:30, and 3rd -5th grade will be on Friday from 9:30-12:30. Please make sure that they wear RED, and tennis shoes. Field day attire must follow the school dress code. Kindergarten lunch is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. Grades 3-5 will eat after the games at 12:30. If you did not order a box lunch for your student, please be sure to send your student with a sack lunch. On Friday the cafeteria will be closed, and will not be serving the regular menu to ANY grades. Only box lunches that were pre ordered, will be served on Friday. Please pack a lunch on Friday as well, if you did not order a box lunch.

 

Please make sure that your student puts on sunscreen/bug spray before they come to school. Please send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking as well. We are hoping for beautiful weather, but you never know what could happen. Unless it is storming, we will plan to go on with the day. Thank you for allowing your child to participate. We are looking forward to 2 days full of fun!

 

Coach Baxter & Coach V

STAAR Test Dates from the Counselor

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5, will have an opportunity to show all that they’ve learned this year as they take a variety of STAAR tests.   

May 8th, 2017:  3rd, 4th, Math STAAR, 5th retest

May 9th, 2017: 3rd, 4th, Reading STAAR, 5th retest

May 10th, 2017: 5th Science STAAR

 

Due to the security of this testing process, all parents (Kinder through 5th grade), will eat lunch with their children on other dates. Volunteers are also asked to reschedule their time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. Here at Creekside Forest, we have the most amazing parents who provide their time and care to volunteer and make our school a nurturing environment.

Thank you so much for spoiling me on my birthday! I am seriously overwhelmed by your generosity. You guys are amazing and I appreciate everything more than I can express! Thanks for sharing your kids with me this year! 
 
Melissa Bell 

Word Work

Sight Words: saw, there, very, two
 

base word

+ing

new word

act

+ing

acting

bend

+ing

bending

camp

+ing

camping

do

+ing

doing

help

+ing

helping

miss

+ing

missing

mow

+ing

mowing

pant

+ing

panting

plant

+ing

planting

walk

+ing

walking

wash

+ing

washing

Word Work

Sight words: would, there, were

root word

+es

new 

word

bench

+es

benches

branch

+es

branches

church

+es

churches

inch

+es

inches

lunch

+es

lunches

crash

+es

crashes

dish

+es

dishes

trash

+es

trashes

bus

+es

buses

gas

+es

gases

fox

+es

foxes

mix

+es

mixes

Dear Parents,
 
This week we will have our spring Scholastic Book Fair in the Library 
April 24-28, 2017. You may shop online at the following link:
 
On Tuesday we will have Muffins with Mom from 7:30 - 8:30. Please join us in the cafeteria for a sweet treat and then shop for books at the Scholastic Book Fair in the library.  
 
I look forward to seeing you!
Melissa 
This week students will need to bring 3 pictures to help them create a timeline. Please send 1 baby picture, 1 toddler picture, and 1 recent picture as soon as possible! We will be taping the pictures to a timeline, so do not send keepsakes. Pictures will be returned with the completed project. 
 
Thanks so much! 

MUSIC PROGRAM – STUDENTS WEARING COSTUMES:

 

Students with special parts should be dressed in costume for both performances.  Students can come to school in costume and change into school clothes after the program, or wear school clothes to school and change into the costume.  The restroom in the front entry hall is available, as well as my storage room if parents need to help with costumes.  I am available, as well.  We ask that parents do not go to the classrooms; however, as classes are in progress.  Please make sure your child gets a good night's rest, has breakfast and plenty of water.  Thank you!