First Grade

House Winner: Pajama Day 2-14

This week we are learning:

Phonics/Spelling: Long a words (ay, ai)

Spelling words: bay, ray, say, ray, stay, tail, sail, nail, bail, fail, rail, rain, brain, train

Sight Words: until, thank, think, must

Reading: We will ask open ended questions and develop a plan for them. We will generate a list of topics and formulate open ended questions about a topic. We will decide what sources of information might be relevant. We will gather evidence from available sources and use text features to locate information. We will clarify research questions and collect information. We will organize and present information.

Writing: We will gather evidence for research using text features and record basic information in simple visual formats. We will publish and share writing with others.

Social Studies: We will identify contributions of historical figures.

Math: We will use objects to solve word problems involving separating sets within 20 and unknowns. We will use pictorial models to solve word problems. We will use part-part whole models to help understand if a situation is addition or subtraction. We will determine the whole number in an addition equation with unknowns.

Science: We will identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water including streams, lakes, and oceans.

Homework: Be sure to read with your child, review sight words, and practice spelling words each night. No spelling Test this week!

Reminders: Every student needs to bring a water bottle each day and a healthy snack. Too much class time is being wasted with students leaving the classroom to go to the water fountain. Thank you for your help! :)

Upcoming Events:

  • 2-11 Black History Month Home Project Due
  • 2-13 Spring Group pictures
  • 2-14 House Rally
  • 2-15 and 2-18 School Holidays
  • 2-19 Field Trip to Dallas World Aquarium
  • 2-21 Report Cards go home
  • 2-21 PTA meeting 6:30-7:45 in the library
  • 3-1 to 3-7 Innovation Week
  • 3-8 Field Day

Innovation week is March 1-7!!! We are needing donations please if you have any of the following supplies at home. Please begin sending in items now and have your child take them to Ms. Miller's class. Thank you!! :)

  • plastic gallon milk jugs
  • egg cartons
  • empty water bottles with lids (any size)
  • empty cereal boxes
  • toilet paper rolls
  • Applesauce pouches (we need the round lids) ** NOT Go Go Squeeze pouches please
  • paper towel rolls
  • large brown paper grocery bags
  • empty shoe boxes

PTA Announcements

-February 21st - PTA Meeting & Safety Program in the ESE Library 6:30-8:00pm

-February 21st – All Pro Dad’s Program in the ESE Cafeteria from 7:00 – 8:00pm

-February 22nd – Daddy/Daughter Dance in the ESE Gym & Cafeteria 6:30-8:00pm, cost is $20 per couple at the door.

-February 26th – Box Tops Collection Sheets are due, you can print extra Box Tops Collection Sheets on our website at

-March 7th – Slim Chickens Spirit Night at 3600 E Broad Street from 5:30-8:30pm

-March 22nd – All Pro Dad’s Program in the ESE Library at 7:00-8:00am

Thank you!

Thank you for coming out to Spring Creek BBQ. We raised $700!! A special thanks to all the teachers and staff that came out to serve rolls.

Stay Connected

-ESE PTA website ​

-Facebook @smithstallions

-Remind or text @esepta411 to 81010

-ESE PTA Volunteer Opportunities

1st Grade Schedule:


8:00-8:05: Announcements

8:05-8:35 WIN Time

8:35-10:05 Math

10:05-12:15: ELA/Social Studies

12:15-12:45: Writing

12:45-1:15: Lunch

1:15-1:45: Recess

1:45-2:20 Science

2:20-3:20: Enrichment (P.E., Music, Art, Technology, Character Coach)


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