First Grade Newsletter

First Grade News

September 2018


Important Reminders:


Uniforms are to be worn daily.  Specific information regarding clothing color and style can be found in the school handbook.  Students should wear gym uniforms on Tuesdays and Wednesdays going forward.     

***Strongly recommended:  Students should keep a Bishop Dunn sweatshirt, fleece, or school sweater at school for daily usage.  We do use the air conditioner and windows as needed to keep the room comfortable.


Uniform shorts may be worn until October 31, 2018.  After October 31, shorts are not allowed until May 1, 2019.    


WeCANNOTmicrowave food for student lunches.  Students will be eating in the lunchroom.  There is no access to a microwave for student lunches.  


Dates to remember:  

September 17- Homework packets will be sent home for the first time.  There is information online regarding homework for first grade. A cover sheet including pages to complete and topics is provided weekly.  Spelling homework will also be listed each week.


September 18- Scholastic book orders will be due for the month of September.  The website is:  Then click the box that says Parents (orange box toward right side)  You will then enter the class code: LHLN3. Online ordering is highly encouraged and appreciated!  (Fliers were sent home last week)

IMPORTANT:  ***If aclass orderisn’t at least $20 in total a $3.50 shipping fee is added to the order.  In the event that this occurs we will let you know. Please send checks made out to Bishop Dunn Memorial School.  Please donot send cash.  



September 14- Please send in $10 to cover the cost ofScholastic Newsby this date.  These texts are required for all students and will be used throughout the year to meet Common Core Curriculum Standards involving the use of informational texts.  Checks should be made out to Bishop Dunn Memorial School.

See Reverse Side Please! 





Social Studies

-Super Kids content starting with digraphs: -ch, -sh, -th.  

-Guided Reading group preparation: learning center procedures

-Writer’s Community developed

-Sums and Differences to 10



Word Problems


Commutative Property of Adding


Counting on Strategies


-how sounds are made

-how the size of an object impacts sound


-observing light

-light and matter

-uses of light

-All about me

-Learning about school

-Following rules

-Making friends


-Groups we belong to


Happy Birthday:



No student birthdays this month!


Safe Environment


God’s love for us




School prayers


Policies and general information can be found by using the first grade classroom links on the school website.  

Class Information


Looking for some free games for your first graders?  Try:First Grade Fun with ABCya