First Grade Geometry

Have you ever heard of a narwhal? They’re real, and Sho made one from pattern blocks. This is an example of how children learn through applying their knowledge. His creation shows that Sho has a true understanding of our geometry standard that requires students to use 2-dimensional shapes to create a composite shape. Great job!

Pictures are in!

Dear Parents,
Please know that spring pictures went home on Thursday, March 15. Each student should have received a picture packet if they were present when they were taken. Inside of each packet are ordering instructions on how to purchase the picture packet or pieces of the packet. If you do not wish to order any pictures at this time, please send the packet back to school, and have your child give it to their homeroom teacher. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Traster at [email protected]
Thank you!

Read Across America Day 2018



We had a wonderful day reading to our animal friends! We also had guest readers from Cobb EMC and the CCSD county office staff. The students chose their own books to read, and so many of us were excited to read “like the big kids.” Thank you to all the Pitner staff and others who helped make this such a fun day!

Foodie Math!

How many more? How many less? Can we eat our Skittles? We had a great time today using Skittles and Twizzlers to help us illustrate our word problems. We used 2 strategies…matching the items and subtraction…to help us solve the the problems. Then we enjoyed our candy, of course!

Word Work Fun!


First graders learn best by playing! These students are practicing making words using foam letters. We make words to practice blending and decoding according to spelling patterns. You can do the same at home! Use magnetic letters on your refrigerator, and call out words for your child to spell. This will also keep him/her busy while you prepare dinner. Just a thought! 😉

Noun Town

We had a GREAT time creating our Noun Town! The kids came up with the nouns and the pictures all by themselves. I was so proud! 🙂

We have just completed our first spelling test, and everyone made a great score! We will continue to have weekly spelling tests, and the words will come home on Mondays on a handwriting sheet. I choose sight words and words that follow spelling patterns we have learned. Please practice with your student at home.

Are you using Raz-Kids and Prodigy at home? These are two valuable and free resources for you! Statistics show that those who read at least 20m per day perform better in school. It also creates a larger vocabulary.

Prodigy!

Prodigy is now available for our students! This is a great website to use for practice of math skills. Your student brought home his/her username and login information. I encourage you to use this site as often as you can. Please contact me with any questions.