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Miss Virostek's First Grade


Updated: Monday, June 4th

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It's hard to believe that we are almost done with the year!  Your children all have grown so much and I am proud of each one of them.  We have a lot jammed packed into the last few days! On Monday, each grade will "Step Up" and visit their future grade.  First Grade will have a chance to tour Second Grade and ask any questions they might have.  On Tuesday, we have the Variety Show.  Squeals on Wheels will be visiting our class this Wednesday. Field trip forms and $7 payment for the Traveling Petting Zoo are due on Tuesday. We will also have our Summer Birthday Ice Cream Party on Wednesday from 10-11. On Friday, Tim Hughes will be leading an assembly all about Space X. Friday is also a Noon Dismissal.   

We are finishing end of the year testing this week. Be sure to review sight words and continue to reading books with your children, work on numbers through 100 and addition/subtraction facts.  Report cards will be sent home on the last day of school. 

If your child will not be here on the last day of school, please notify me prior to the 12th and send in a self-addressed, legal sized envelope (with postage), so I can mail the report card to you. Thank you!

Friday, June 8th and Monday, June 11th are half-days with Extended Day.  Our last day of school is Tuesday, June 12th. Dismissal is at 10:30 AM. There is NO Extended Day.


This week we will learn...

Religion: Gather and Go Forth Chapter Reviews

Math: Measurement; Review

Reading: Fluency Checks; Comprehension 

Spelling: Compound Words

Language Arts: Dear Future First Graders Writing

Social Studies: 




  • Math, Religion, Phonics, Reading, Handwriting, Spelling, and Language Arts

  • We switch for Social Studies (Rm.1) and Science (Rm.2) twice a week

  • We have Music, Computers, P.E., Art, and Library once a week



TUESDAY: Computers



FRIDAY: Library


MONDAY:  Math:107; Grammar: 109

TUESDAY: Math: 108; Grammar: 110

WEDNESDAY: Keep homework books at home :)




Tests will be every Friday (or Thursday if there is no school on Friday). We work with these words every day in our spelling unit, but they should also be studied at home. The bonus word is just for fun, it does not count for or against the grade.  

**Visit for practice. Our weekly lists can be found here.  Spelling List # and date of test will appear.  There are many fun activities to play!



Bonus word (just for fun!):



up, down, not, jump, yes, it, too, over, run, ride, be, come, good, on, that, very, help, use, now, one, two, they, her, does, who, of, no, eat, some, live, into, out, many, put, show, under, want, three, make, away, late, school, today, way, why, away, late, school, today, way, why, oh, hello, walk, all, pull, could, boy, girl, together, water, people, when, care, your, light, our, again, would, call, funny, more, so, how, there, about, say, says, give, read, were, any, saw, soon, every, floating, sparkled, opened

Students make reading word cards that they keep in their desk in an index card box for practice as we learn them. You can practice at home by making word cards, playing memory, or creating simple sentences.


Things to Know:

*Wednesday is PE day.  Please send untied PE sneakers in the backpack or separate PE bag, do not wear them to school.  The Polo shirt and Bermuda shorts are the PE uniform in Spring and Fall. In the Winter, your child comes to school in the jumper or long pants and they must wear the PE uniform under their clothes. They may bring sweatpants to put on over their shorts. *No one changes in the bathroom.*  **Be sure to put names in all clothing, shoes, belts, lunchboxes, and backpacks.**

* Please make sure your child has a snack every day with a cloth place mat and a bag for the lunch box trash (ex: newspaper sleeve).

* Please note that we are PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE in the classroom.  Snacks are eaten in the classroom and must be nut free.  Nut free birthday treats should be sent in with your child in the morning and we will celebrate at snack time. Please be sure birthday treats are labeled "Peanut/Tree Nut Free".  Thank you! 

* Homework pages will be circled in the Math and Grammar workbooks.  Please do not go ahead.  Sometimes a loose Math sheet may also be included as homework.  There is no homework on Fridays!  Please use any extra time to practice reading words and I Can Read Books, as well as memorizing math facts.

* The red folders go home daily with notes and graded work.  If you have any questions for me or the office, please e-mail or write a note and send it in your child’s red folder.

* First Grade goes to mass on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 11:00. Our last class mass will be June 5th.  

* Thank you to everyone who volunteers their time to be Lunch Angels.  I truly appreciate the break. Please arrive at 12:05 Monday-Friday.  First Grade goes out to recess first. They come inside and go to the cafeteria for lunch at 12:25. A teacher will come down to pick up both first grade classes at 12:45, and lunch angels leave from the cafeteria. 

* All school volunteers must be VIRTUS certified.

* The First Grade supports the Christ Child Society's Layette Program by supplying diapers. We have talked about this with the students in religion.  We encourage the children to find chores around the house that they can do to earn the money to pay for the diapers. We want them to feel invested in the giving.  You may send in diapers at any time throughout the year. There will be several pick-ups throughout the year.  Thank you for your help!

*Play fun games online at home!


  • June 8 - Noon Dismissal (there is extended day)
  • June 11 - Noon Dismissal (there is extended day)
  • June 12 - Last day of school - 10AM Dismissal (NO EXTENDED DAY)

Have a wonderful week! :)

Love, Miss Virostek