Mrs. Perrone
630-834-4541         Attendance Times:  8:07--3:00       Late Start:  9:37-3:00
                                  Lunch 11:25-12:25

Please send a note or email if going home for lunch or dismissal routine changes.

First Grade Learning

We are continuing in our non-fiction unit.  This week we

  • worked on retelling non-fiction and fiction texts.
  • answered questions based on the text we read.
  • came up with questions after reading a text.

Sight words introduced this week--time, both, sky, fun, door

Previous words--because, who, when, them, from, away, came, been, big, you, than, back, I'm, after, about, have, into, there, any, just, where, very, could, were, mother, over, ride, don't, said, that, one, with, five, their, what, but, here, our, going, three, want, able, bad, give, today, something, cat, world, tell, across, behind, because, home, down, end, fish, why, car, books, good, write, room, top, help, city, know, fast, hill, under, use, sleep, place, love, much, stay

We finished our measurement unit this week.  We took our assessment on our measuring rules and use measurement tools.  We started our unit on data.  We looking at collecting, organizing, sorting and analyzing data.

This week we worked on the vowel combination--ai and ay.

The kids have been researching an animal of their choosing.  They've used multiple resources to learn about what it looks like, eats, where it lives and any other cool facts.  The kids have been organizing their research on their own.  

When their research is finished they are planning out their non-fiction book using the facts they've learned.  It is really cool to see the kids take independence with all these steps and show off their amazing author skills!

During our weekend writing time we explicitly work on using appropriate punctuation and capitalization.  We worked on identifying when to put a period.  As the kids write more sentences and details it can be difficult to determine when to put a period.  We've been working with text that is missing periods and capitals and the kids are working on determining where the periods should be.  We are also working on editing our work because we might have missed something.

We've been studying the reptile animal family.  We've discussed the characteristics of reptiles and read about different reptiles.

Social Studies
The students have been researching Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in honor of President's Day.  Look for the fun way the kids are going to share their facts on Seesaw next week!


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Tuesdays 12:35-12:55

In our class...
1.  We listen when our teacher and classmates are talking.

2.  We follow directions quickly.

3.  We respect others, respect ourselves, respect our school.

4.  We raise our hand to share and ask for help.

5.  We are safe, kind and honest.

6.  We try our best and don't give up on challenges.

Specials Schedule
Monday:  Bonus (Music & Art)
Tuesday:  Library
Wednesday:  Music & PE
Thursday:  Art   
Friday:     Music & PE

Important Reminders

  • All library books due on Tuesdays
  • The kids need snow pants and boots when there is snow on the ground.
  • Class size--24 kids

First graders can bring a daily snack of fresh fruits or vegetables.  Only fresh fruit and vegetables are allowed, per district policy.  Water bottles are also welcomed.  Please make sure the snack is ready to eat--oranges, cuties peeled.  Please pack the snack separate from their lunch.  Thank you!

Birthday TreatsHawthorne has a non-edible treat policy for birthdays.  Please do not send any treats containing food or candy.  It is not necessary to send anything, but if you would like to send something some ideas are:  a book for the class, pencils, stationary, erasers, mini notebooks, puzzles, etc.  
Class size--24 students


Going To  be absent?Please remember to call the absent line if your child will be absent--630-782-5794 

Work cannot be sent home ahead of time, but will be available when they return to school.  Not everything is able to be sent home, much of our learning happens through our discussions, stories and hands on activities.  Please send the completed assignments back within a week.