First Grade

Week of January 14-18

Upcoming Tests or Projects

Spelling Test - Friday, January 18th


Dear Parents,

The teachers in grades K-5 sent out a reminder that indicated our guideline on smart watches for grades PK-5.

The handbook reads ... "Electronic Watches (PK-5) are not appropriate for students to wear during the school day."

Examples of electronic watches are Apple watches, Android watches or watches on which you can play games, send or receive communications and watches where students may store data that would allow them to cheat. Also, any device or item that tends to distract students from instruction is considered inappropriate and may be taken up by the teacher. Lower level Fitbit watches which count steps and tell time should be appropriate as long as the student is not playing with them.

Dear Parents,

As the weather turns colder, we want to remind you of the RCS dress code for lower school. Outerwear such as hoodies, sweaters, fleece wear, and sweatshirts must be ordered through Lands' End with the RCS logo or the Booster Club. A solid color heavy coat (non-RCS) may be worn outside on those really cold days. Thanks for your cooperation with this.

RCS Administration

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Monday, January 21st - MLK Holiday

Jan. 24- Crazy Hair/ Crazy Sock Day

Students may come to school in a crazy hairstyle or with crazy colored hair as long as the color washes out. They may also wear crazy or mismatched socks that day.

Tuesday, February 5th - Late start at 9:10am

Wednesday, February 6th - 1st grade presents at Chapel

Thursday, February 14th - Children's Museum field trip

Valentine Party in the afternoon at RCS

Friday, February 15th - Grandparents' Day

Monday, February 18th - Presidents' Day - School Holiday

Feb. 28- Favorite Storybook Character Day

Friday, March 8th - School Holiday

March 11-15th - Spring Break

Elementary Chapel is every Wednesday 8:15-9am. Please join us anytime!

Chapel Dress: Top: Red polo (or dress) Bottom: Khaki (no plaids)

Language Arts

*Phonics: Review sh, ch, Long o in an open syllable, review long u, review final le,

*Word Work: Word families: _o, _ue,

*Service words: wash, great, another

*English Skills: Compound words

Homework: Read daily

Spelling Words

rain, plain, train

coat, goat, float

face, race, place


Homework: Homework due on Tuesday, Test on Friday


Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 100

Homework: Practice addition and subtraction Fact Families 1-12, IXL


God Keeps David Safe

Psalm 103:16 the wind blows over it and it is gone and its place remembers it no more.

Social Studies

My State



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