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Dalton Local Schools Vision -  To collectively strive for excellence by inspiring and challenging each student to be their best.

First Grade Newsletter-November 16, 2018

2 HOUR DELAY AND CANCELLATION:  You may wish to sign up for the school text alerts if you haven't already.  To do that go to the school website, quick links, text alerts and sign up.

2 HOUR DELAYS:  On our 2 hour delay schedule, 1st graders do not eat lunch until 1:05.  Some children eat breakfast rather early. On delay days your child may bring a small snack to help them make it through.  Please keep it small and do NOT include peanuts or nut products. Also make sure it is not processed in a facility with nuts. Your child does not need a drink for this snack.

ANTIQUE ROADSHOW:  We had some great presentations! Thanks for your help in preparing this presentation for your child’s homework.

Thanksgiving Party-  Thank you for signing up for Thanksgiving Party Donations! The donations are full!!!

IMPORTANT:  Our plan is to send home a small bag with some marbles home to the students after the party.  They will be told they must remain in the bookbag until they get home. PLEASE check your child’s bag and remove them to prevent small children from obtaining them.

Penguin Patch:  The PTO will be sending home information about the Penguin Patch.  It will be a store here at the school where the children may purchase gifts for family members.  More information will be coming soon. First Grade is scheduled to attend at the following times:


Wyckoff: Tuesday, Dec. 4th from 8:40-9:25

Williams: Thursday, Dec. 6th from 9:30-10:15

Wenger: Thursday, Dec. 6th from 10:20-11:05


READING : We will be taking a break for our two day week from the regular curriculum.  Please continue to study sight words from the past, as our Unit test is coming soon!

Math:  We will be testing number bonds, number sentences, and related fact families that match a given story problem.  Be sure when working on story problems that the children box or use a ? to know which number is the missing number they are locating.  The three numbers together make matching number sentences: ex. for the fact family 2, 7, 9 we can make 2+7=9, 7+2=9, 9-7=2, 9-2=7. We were reviewing the ways to make 10 this week and some children still need more practice. Ask them, “What number + 9 makes 10?” is one example of how to help.  

After Thanksgiving, we will begin our unit on measurement.

Critical Vocabulary: Dalton Local Schools are working on vocabulary that is critical to understanding and interpreting information and directions on assessments.  Each week the first grade will introduce a new vocabulary word. This week’s word was connections.  Connections are relationships.  We studied connections between stories that we read.


Nov. 21: No School- Compensation Day

Nov. 22-23: No School

Dec. 4:  Grades 3/4 Music Program

Dec. 4-6: Penguin Patch

Dec. 21: Last day before break

Dec. 24-Jan. 2- Break

Jan. 3: School resumes

Jan. 15: Grades 1/2 Music Program at 10 and 7

March 22: Tentative McKinley Museum Field Trip




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Mrs. Wyckoff's Book Order Link



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