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Each week the black homework folder will come home on Monday and should be returned on Friday. Homework every week will include the following:

Reading- 100 book challenge- Read books with or to your parents and record the books you read on the pages in this folder that say “book Title”. Try to read for at least 15-20 minutes each night. Students will receive a certificate for every 10 books they read or read with parents.

Math/Writing/Art/Science/Social Studies- Math will usually include a concept we are working on in class or math fact practice. If this work is too easy or too difficult for your child, feel free to modify the work or supplement with alternative math work.  We will focus on informational writing in the next couple months. Remember to put in capital letters, spaces between words, a period at the end, and make sure your writing looks neat. You might be asked to include a drawing with your writing.  Color your drawing if you can. Science or Social Studies work might include a writing activity that focuses on the science/social studies theme we are learning about.

Sight Word Work- Sight word work includes cutting out sight word flash cards and practicing to read and write these words as well as lightning practice- reading sight words quickly to increase reading fluency.

**If you need more time, folders may be kept over the weekend and returned on Monday. If your family is having a hectic, busy week, don’t worry about skipping some or all the homework for the week. Homework should be meaningful, not stressful.

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Mary French

Welcome to Mrs. French's 1st Grade Class! Here we are on Sports Day and Dalmation Day!

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Room 29 Update



Dear Parents,


We had such a fun 101st Day of School last week! Thanks to all of you who sent in supplies or $ for supplies, to help add to the fun! This week also seems to be filled up with some more fun activities such as Valentine’s Day with valentines and celebrating with red heart healthy snacks! This week we will also be having a special Flag presentation from some members of the Aptos Lion’s club. Students may wear patriotic colors of red, white and blue for this presentation on Friday.


For the next couple weeks, we will be learning about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and studying about many American symbols. We will do lots of different reading, writing, art and poetry activities related to these concepts.


 In math we are continuing to work on adding and subtracting larger numbers as well as adding 3 numbers together, adding 2 digit numbers, and doubling numbers (1 + 1, 2 + 2, 3 + 3, etc.). Your child can test for the doubles club next week. They should study their doubles from 0 to 12 and let Mrs. French know when they are ready to be checked for the doubles club!


In writing, we are practicing writing details about one idea (the main topic or big idea) and using transition words such as ‘first, then, last, also’, etc. to add organization and sequence to our writing. Your children will be taking some assessments in the next couple weeks to see what academic progress they have made. The next report card will be coming out in March.


We have rescheduled our Wilder Ranch field trip for Friday March 8. Hopefully it will be a nice sunny day! We need drivers for this field trip. Please try to send in your paperwork by this Friday Feb. 15.


We will be starting a project called Project 222! This is a kindness project that helps your child be involved in helping the SPCA through chores at home!  More info to come!



Mary Ann J

Meet our class mascot- Midnight the Cat! Midnight gets to come home with a different child every weekend.
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Thanks to all the families who donated

canned/boxed food

to our 2nd Harvest

Food Drive

Upcoming Events

Thurs. Feb. 14- Valentines Day/Heart Healthy snacks!


Fri. Feb. 15- Flag Presentation by the Lion’s club, wear red, white and blue.


Mon. Feb. 18- President's Day- no school


Fri. March 8- Wilder Ranch Field trip


Fri. March 15- Epic Build #2 (Lego communities)


April 1-5 Spring Break 

Wish List

If you would like to donate specific items to our classroom, here are some things we can use at this time:


Thank you, we are all stocked up for now!