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

Important Reminders

  • Last late start May 8
  • Last day of school May 31, 11:15 dismissal
  • Send a note if going home for lunch or dismissal changes
First Grade Learning

Reading Workshop:  We've finished our poetry unit.  At the end of the unit we worked on creating a variety of different poems.  The kids chose to publish their favorite on Seesaw.  We shared the published poems in a mini poetry slam.  We've moved on to our final unit--life cycles.  All our schema on animal families is really helping!

Math:  We've been working on different skills we learned through out the year, just with bigger numbers.  We compared larger quantities with greater than and less than signs, we are adding and subtracting larger numbers using our understanding of place value.  We also looked at the number grid and noticed up and down is +/- 10 and side to side is +/-1

Writer's Workshop:  We've been working on being really convincing by give strong examples and using powerful words.  We brainstormed a bunch of words to use instead of good, great, or nice.  The kids are enjoying putting their amazing, outstanding, and epic words in their pieces.

Science:  Unfortunately our butterflies all emerged over the weekend, so we did not get to observe that stage of the life cycle.  The kids have loved being scientists and recording their observations about our caterpillars and butterflies.  We released our butterflies go in the outdoor classroom so they can pollinate the flowers.

Guest Reader
Tuesdays 2:30-2:50

Classroom Rules
1.  Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.

2.  Listen with your eyes, ears, and still hands.

3.  Raise your hand during class discussions and quiet work time.

4.  Do your best printing, coloring, cutting, and gluing.

5.  Walk from place to place in our classroom.

6.  Follow directions the first time they are given.

1 cube taken away = 5 minute walking ticket during recess

2 cubes = 10 minute walking ticket

3 cubes = 15 minute walking ticket/possible minor

4 cubes = parent contact/possible major

Specials Schedule
Monday:  Art       12:55-1:55  Tuesday:  Bonus  12:55-1:25
Wednesday:  Music   12:55-1:25 & PE  1:25-1:55
Thursday:  Library   12:55-1:55
Friday:      PE 12:55-1:25 & Music  1:25-1:55


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--20 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.