January 26-29th

We will continue reading “Let’s Go to the Moon”. We started it last week before the snow. Parents, please have your child read this story several times to you each evening. I plan to give the tests for this story on Thursday. On Friday, we will be having a Reading Benchmark test.

We will continue with the Spelling list that we began last week. Our Spelling test will be on Friday, just like always. (There are 12 words this week instead of 8, so please

We will not be having a Valentine’s Day party. However, chidren will be permitted to exchange valentines with their classmates. I will send home a class list, as well as additional information later in the week.


I am SO thankful that I have the opportunity to work with awesome children everyday. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break!!

Please continue reviewing sight words with your first grader. We ARE improving!!! Mid-terms will be coming home on November 20th!

Reminders for the week of November 2-6

Parent-teacher conferences will be tonight from 3:30-7:30. (If you would like to schedule a conference and can’t come tonight, just let me know and we will talk another day!)
No school for students tomorrow, due to election day.


October 9 – MUSIC DAY – Students should wear their Northside superhero shirts. Also, the first nine weeks ends.

October 12-16 – FALL BREAK

October 22 – Report Cards go home

Mid-terms will be coming home for students on Wednesday, September 16th. Parents/guardians, please sign those and return them back to school. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please let me know. I will be glad to talk with you.

Constitution Day is Thursday, September 17th. Have your child wear red, white, or blue if possible!

August 31- September 4

Today begins our fourth week of school! Students seem to be adjusting well to our daily routine and most did well with the homework that was added last week. Spelling words this week are words with the short i sound. Our story for this week is The Storm. Please have your child read this story to you each night, at least once. It is typed on a piece of paper in their folder. The more your child reads, the better he/she will be at this skill!! Remember, we will have a spelling test each Friday, so please help your child study for that each week. If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to email me, send a note, or call the school and I will be glad to talk with you.

Reminders: School pictures are tomorrow.
Grandparents’ Day is September 8th. (Our class eats lunch around 11:25.)

It is hard to believe that today is the last day of school. This year has truly flown by. I have been so blessed to have had such wonderful first graders and I will certainly miss them! I hope everyone has a relaxing, fun-filled summer. I will be anxious to meet my new students in August!!


The first grade field trip to Salato Wildlife Center will be on Friday, May 22nd!! We are looking forward to a fun-filled day!!

April 13-17

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing spring break. Mine sure flew by!!

We will be reading “The Dot” in our textbook this week.

Spelling words are:


Please make sure your children are reading aloud their story to you each night, as well as anything else they choose to read. We are having a reading competition at Northside. Information about that will be going home on Monday, April 13th. Please encourage your child to participate!!