First Grade- Stryker

October Newsletter


* Friendly reminder that school starts promptly at 8:20 a.m. If your student arrives after, they are considered tardy. Pick up is promptly at 3:30 p.m.

* Please remember the uniform dress code is as follows: white collared shirts, white only undershirts, and navy pants or shorts. As colder weather approaches gray or navy sweaters will be allowed. No hoodies.

* We learn our new spelling words on Mondays.  Please practice throughout the week.

Homework will continue to come home every Monday and will be due the following Monday.  Students need to practice their spelling words each night so they are ready for their spelling test on Fridays.  We are encouraging your student to read several times throughout the week.  I suggest they can read to someone or take turns reading with someone.


Gym- Friday afternoons
Please make sure your student has gym shoes which stay at school.
Art– Tuesdays
Music– Wednesdays
Library/Lab- Monday

What We’re Learning in 1st grade:

Reading: ending consonant sounds, spelling words, pictures cues, parts of stories.

Writing: Writing sentences, parts of a sentence, verbs, and nouns.

Math: ordering numbers, skip counting, place values.

Science/ Social Studies: characteristics fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Telling our address and phone number.  The symbols of America.

Book it- book it starts this month!  Please read each night of October, fill out the calendar and sign. Your child will receive a free personal pizza from Pizza Hut!

This Month’s Award Winners!

Math- Dorian
Writing- Maqil
Friendliness- Laurel

Contact me with any questions or concerns: through email or sending a note! I will get back to you as soon as possible!

 – Miss Stryker