Book Fair!

Dear Parents,

This is just a reminder that we will go to the Book Fair as a class tomorrow!

Thanks so much!

Mrs. Dennis


Dear parents,

We had an amazing first day! Wow, your kiddos are so wonderful. πŸ™‚

Please send in a 4×6 photo of your child. I like to place the photos in the hallway above your child’s work.

Thanks so much!

Mrs. Dennis

Wish List

Hello parents and students!

It was so nice meeting you all. I am giddy with excitement about the first day of school tomorrow. The following items are needed in our classroom, and any donations are appreciated! πŸ™‚

  • Dum Dum lollipops
  • Candy for our candy jars
  • Treasure box items
  • Colored copy paper

Thank you so much!

Mrs. Dennis

Welcome Back!

Dear parents and students,

I am so thrilled that we are beginning a new school year! I could not be more excited to meet all of you, and we are going to have the most amazing year in first grade.

Our Sneak-a-Peek at Mountain View will be held on Monday, July 30th.

From 8:45-9:15 AM, please join me and the other first grade teachers in the cafeteria for our curriculum presentation. During this presentation, please have your child stay in their classroom so that you can attend. Only children on the roster will be able to stay in the classroom (no siblings, please). Parents and children can visit classrooms and their new teacher before and after the presentation.

I look forward to meeting my newest students next week. Have a very happy last few days of summer!

-Mrs. Dennis

Game Day!

Dear parents and students,

Please remember that next Tuesday is GAME DAY! Your child can bring in a board game of their choice to play. πŸ™‚

Thank you so much!

Mrs. Dennis

Dear parents and students,

Since next week is our last full week, First Grade is having a dress up day for all of the days until school is out.

Here is our schedule:

  • Monday- Superhero Day
  • Tuesday- Hawaiian/Beach Day
  • Wednesday- PJ day
  • Thursday- Camping day
  • Friday- Show your school spirit, wear you MVE shirts!
  • Monday- Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey
  • Tuesday- Game day-bring a game we can play together as a class
  • Wednesday- Bring a special snack day

Of course you do NOT have to dress up each day. It is just for fun! Don’t forget this starts Monday, May 14th!

Dear parents and students,

I hope that everyone is having a fabulous week! We are finally getting some warm and sunny weather. It is such a welcome sight! Here are some things we are learning about this week.

  • Math: This week we are learning about how to interpret different types of graphs and we are learning how to answer questions about the data that we collect. The students will be creating their own graphs.
  • Reading: This week we will work on finding key details in a text or article. We will analyze one article all week, answering different questions about it each day.
  • Writing: Students are writing their final realistic fiction stories. They are amazing so far! I cannot tell you how proud I am of their progress. πŸ™‚
  • Phonics: Since we are done with all our spelling patterns, we are going to work on spelling our sight words correctly.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about Ruby Bridges and how she showed courage.
  • STEM: This Friday, we will have a special STEM day with a Star Wars theme!

Important Reminders:

  • This week we will take the final RI and MI test. These are the computer tests we give in order to test the student’s reading and math progress. Please help me by encouraging your child to SLOW DOWN and to do their personal best.
  • Our End of the Year Party will be held on Tuesday, May 15th, from 12:00 to 1:00.
  • The library is beginning to do their inventory of books. Please make sure your child knows where their library books are and that they should bring them to school every day.

Thanks so much for all you do!

Mrs. Dennis

Georgia Aquarium

Dear parents,

The students had so much fun at the Georgia Aquarium yesterday! Thank you to the chaperones who came along to make our day even more special. πŸ™‚ Below you will find some of the pictures that some chaperones took on the trip.


Field Trip and Sports-A-Thon

Field Trip – April 25, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,

Our field trip to the Georgia Aquarium is almost here. Here are a few things you need to know:

  • Please have your child wear their Be Nice t-shirt (orange).
  • Due to time constraints, we will not have time to visit the gift shop. Please do not send any money to school with your child.
  • Electronic devices are not permitted, please do not send any device with your child for the field trip.
  • We will eat snack before we leave. Since our lunch will not be until we return, please send a hearty snack on the day of our trip.
  • Please make sure your child is at school on time on April 25th. We will leave promptly when the buses arrive.

Sports-A-Thon – April 27, 2018

  • Students will participate in water stations. Please send in a plastic, consumable bag with a change of clothes (shoes, socks, shorts, shirt, underwear, and towel).
  • Students will still need a snack. Snack time will be in the morning due to a later lunch.
  • Students must wear their orange, Be Nice t-shirt. πŸ™‚