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. 🙂 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. 🙂

Dear parents and students,

We are having a wonderful week so far! The kids are doing so great with our alternate schedule. 🙂 Here are some things we are learning about this week.

Math: This week we are learning about 3-dimensional shapes and their attributes. The students are learning about a 3D shape’s faces, edges, and vertices. We are also discovering if these 3D shapes can roll, slide, or stack. At home, you can have your child go on a 3D shape hunt. 🙂 Here is a video that the students love to sing along to.

Writing: We are continuing to learn how to write realistic fiction stories. The students are learning to give their stories a satisfying ending by including dialog, action, and feelings. They are doing such an amazing job with this!

Reading: The students are learning how to compare and contrast two texts. We are learning how to identify the similarities and differences within the text.

Phonics: This week we are learning about how to associate the /ar/ sound with the letter patterns air, are, and ear. Please note that there are no more spelling tests for the remainder of the school year.

Thanks so much for all that you do!

Mrs. Dennis

Field Trip Info

Dear parents and students,

The following is information that you need to know regarding our fun field trip to the Georgia Aquarium that is coming up and regarding report cards at the end of the year.

  • Field trip- Right now I have about 10 parents interested in going on the field trip. This is amazing! The cost might be a little more than expected. I need a FOR SURE exact number of parents who are coming. Please email me ASAP if you are FOR SURE coming. I believe the cost will be $19 per parent.
  • Please provide me with a self address stamped envelope with 2 stamps on it if you have not already done so. This is how you will receive your report card home at the end of the school year.

Thanks so much for all that you do!

Field trip info:
When: Wednesday, April 25
Time: Arrive at the aquarium around 10:15-10:30
Leave: We will leave the aquarium around 12:45
Forms due: Monday, April 16

Georgia Milestones Schedule

Dear parents and students,

I hope everyone had an amazing week off! I cannot tell you all how thankful I was to have the most precious baby shower in our classroom. You are all so thoughtful and baby Lucy is going to love her books!

I just wanted to let you know that with our return back to school, Mountain View will begin Georgia Milestone testing from April 10-17. Although first graders do not test, we do have changes to our schedule. Please know that we cannot have any visitors in the building while testing is taking place. So that means until testing times are done we do not accept visitors in the building.

Our testing schedule will be:
Lunch time: 10:42-11:12
Specials time: 12:30-1:00
Recess: 1:30-2:00

Thanks so much for all that you do!

Mrs. Dennis


Copy Paper Donations Needed

Good morning parents,

I hope you are doing well! We have run out of copy paper in room 512. If anyone would like to donate some paper, then we would be so grateful!

Thanks so much!

Mrs. Dennis

Dear parents and students,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am looking forward to some warmer weather in the future. It is still so cold! Please make sure that your child is coming to school with a jacket each day. Here are some things we will learn about this week.

Math: This week we are learning how to classify 2 dimensional shapes. We are learning about how to count the number of sides and corners or vertices. A great way to practice identifying shapes is to simply have your child find them at home!

Phonics: This week we are learning to associate the /er/ vowel sound with the letter patterns ear and eer.

Social Studies: This week we are learning all about George Washington Carver. We will compare and contrast our lives to his and we will learn about his inventions.

Writing: We have begun our unit on writing Realistic Fiction. The students are learning how to create a character and how to give that character a realistic adventure.

Reading: This week we are learning how to determine who is telling the story. We will learn about how the story is usually either told by the main character, which we call first person, or the story is told by a narrator, which we call third person.

Thanks so much for all you do!

Mrs. Dennis

National Park Projects

We had so much fun yesterday building our national park projects! The students put so much effort into them and they are now on display in the Learning Commons for the whole school to observe. I hope you enjoy our pictures! 🙂

Theodore Roosevelt Project

Dear parents,

Yesterday, you received a note in your child’s folder that explained our Theodore Roosevelt project. It also requested materials that your child’s group will need to complete their project. The students chose their own materials and they are so excited! Students have already brought in a lot of materials today.

We are asking that students bring in all of their materials by tomorrow, as we are going to construct our projects in the Learning Commons. Please note that materials can be items from home. It is not required that you go out and buy all new things! We have had students who decided to bring in outdoor items such as grass and leaves. 🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

-Mrs. Dennis