Upcoming week!


Christmas break is just around the corner. I can’t believe how fast  time is flying and how much these sweeties are learning and improving!!

Just some friendly reminders for our upcoming busy and fun week!

We will continue to add and subtract with computations and word problems.

We will continue to learn r controlled vowels (ar,er,ir,or,ur) and use them in our writing.

No new spelling words, but we will pick with a spelling test when we get back from our break.

This week we will be doing a lot of Grinch activities in the room and I call it “Grinch Week.” They will be doing some fun stuff!

Now for the changes with our week:


Monday- Wear socks to school. The students will be getting to bounce in a bounce house instead of going to Technology. If the kids do not have socks, they will not get to participate.

Tuesday- Pajama Day!! Wear pajamas that are in school dress code and wear tennis shoes with the pajamas (we will have P.E. that day). We will also be getting a special visit from the High School Band to perform music from the Polar Express! What a treat!

Wednesday- Regular Day. PUZZLES DUE.

Thursday- Early Release. Please make arrangements for your child to be released at 11:30. If there are any changes please write them in the PLANNER.

Friday- Christmas Party Day!!! 8:30 SET UP. Party at 9:00. Please make sure what you were asked to bring is here by 8:30 if you cannot attend the party. After the party, you will be free to take your kiddo home after you sign them out from my room.  Friday is also Early Release. Please make arrangements for your child to be released at 11:30. If there are any changes please write them in the PLANNER.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the party! I am SO SO SO proud of each and every one of our kids! and THANK YOU for all that you do!

-Lacey James

Christmas Party!!

This year at our Christmas party, there will be a puzzle exchange. Each child will need to purchase a puzzle ($1-$5)

BOYS buy for BOYS and GIRLS buy for GIRLS. You can find puzzles of all sizes and prices at the dollar store, walmart, target, etc. If you can not meet the $1 minimum for a puzzle, please let me know so each child will have a puzzle to open.

HUGE SHOUTOUT to Gracie’s mom, Melody, for heading up our Christmas party this year! She will begin contacting parents tonight after she gets home and settled from work.

She has given me permission to post her personal cell number

Melody: (903)387-8620

If you have any ideas or things you would like to be part of, please contact her.

You are also free to contact me about anything 🙂

Christmas Party Help

This year our Christmas Party will be Dec. 16th at 9:00. Setup will begin at 8:30.

I am hoping for someone to take charge and be a room mother/father this year. The room mother/father will be in charge of coordinating the party (selecting other parents to contribute food, drinks, goody bags, cups, napkins, plates, and/or organizing games, crafts, etc). Many parents have signed up to volunteer and help from the beginning of the year and I have a list of ways to contact the parents and what they would like to help with.

This does not have to be extravagant or costly. I would just like our class to have a fun party, as I’m sure all of you do as well. We will all have a great one if we work as a team!

If someone would like to volunteer to be coordinator, please email me ASAP… [email protected]


I really appreciate all that you do!


Christmas Tree Craft

Today your child is bringing home a green triangle for you to work on as a family. You may be as creative as you would like to be. You may use anything you would like to use. It is for fun and a chance to make “The Perfect Christmas Tree” with your little sweetie.


They are due next Monday, December 5th.

Once all the trees are turned in we will turn it into one giant Classroom Tree! Have fun and make it sparkle 🙂

Welcome Back

I hope you all had a restful holiday filled with family and friends.

We are coming back full swing and keeping our brains growing!

This week I will be benchmark testing kids to get an accurate level for their reading records. They will be bringing home self choice books. If they have trouble help them and/or read to them. If it is an easier book, have them read it to  you to increase fluency and expression.

We are working on words that have an -ed ending and how the endings sometimes sound different. (walked, played, started).

In writing we will begin a Christmas themed class book. In their independent writing we are concentrating on spelling words and writing more details.

In math, we are continuing addition and subtraction and adding surveys and data. (Graphing and recording).

In science we started talking about Reindeer facts and we will be learning about Christmas traditions and facts.

If you have any questions concerns, or information for me please let me know 🙂



Thanksgiving Feast

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Graded Papers Coming Home

There are several graded papers coming home today. Please look over them papers and talk with your child about corrections and or praise.

Also, a friendly reminder about our Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater. It will be in our classroom tomorrow at 11:30. It will last about 20 minutes. After the performance, you will be free to sign your child out for the day.

Hope to see you tomorrow and have a VERY BLESSED AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving already??? Just a few reminders about this week: We will be having our Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater on Friday at 11:30.  Please come to our room to enjoy their performance. They are doing so well projecting and reading their parts.  Remind them to practice every night so they know their parts and aren’t nervous.  The play will last about 20 minutes and you are welcome to take your kiddo with you afterwards.

No school next week at all so that we can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

We will have a spelling test tomorrow on the 5 words we have worked on. (what, all, but, were, when) along with some others from the past.

We are working on plural endings in phonics.  S and ES at the end meaning more than one and when to use s or es.  We use ES when the words end in s, z, ch, sh, x

Math we are working on “strong arm subtraction” and 3 digit addition.  3+4+7=14

Science/Social Studies:  We learned about U.S. symbols and now we are learning about Thanksgiving and the Mayflower.  The kids are doing a science experiment in Research the “Magic Dancing Corn”.  They are having to follow the directions themselves and be true Scientists!

Writing:  All of the students are at such different levels in writing so I focus on different things with each kiddo.  By now I hope that finger spaces and legible writing is taking place so that we can begin to really focus on the story elements.

I am SO thankful for all of your sweeties. They bring a smile to my face daily. Have a fabulous week! I hope to see you Friday!!


This week!

1st grade is moving on along and we are in our 12th week of school! We have learned so much!

Over the next couple of weeks the 1st grade classes will be preparing for a Thanksgiving Readers’ Theater. I am sending home the note about the event and your child’s specific speaking part. We need your child to learn their part and be able to read it fluently and with expression. It will not have to be memorized but it will need to be practiced at home. They will need to be able to read it with projection (slowly and loudly).

This will be performed in front of our classroom family and friends on November 18th at 11:30 in our classroom.

If for some reason your child will not be able to participate, please let me know ASAP so their part can be given to someone else to perform. Please practice the parts being sent home every night to make an amazing performance 🙂



Spelling words:but, what, all, were, when 

Guided reading will continue:Read the book and Thanksgiving part at home each night.

Phonics- Plurals. Adding -s, -es,-ies to the end of words to make the words plural (more than one)

We are interactively writing stories along with using skills and all that we have learned in independent writing.

Math: Subtraction strategies and word problems.

Science: Planting seeds and watching and logging information.

Social Studies: America Symbols and significance of each.

We have a food drive all week, and we WANT TO WIN!! Please send something if you can so we can help our community during the time of year.

Please mark your calendars for our performance on the 18th at 11:30.

I am so very thankful for your children as well as YOU!

If you have any questions, please email or call!


Lacey James