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Dear Parents,

I am so happy to be your child's First grade teacher. I am looking forward to this year of adventure.

It will be a year full of learning and growth. I encourage open and honest discussions between home and school. This will best benefit your child. We will work to become proficient readers, marvelous mathematicians, and independent thinkers. I will be communicating with you throughout the year by letters, notes, phone calls, and conferences.

We will have a fantastic year!

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This week

Greetings Parents-
A BIG THANK YOU to all parents who helped make our party so much fun for the kids! They had such a great time. 
See you back at school on Tuesday February 20th.
Word Work- blends and digraphs with short u
Reading- literary nonfiction text and authors purpose. We will use books about United States Presidents written as stories to decide the authors purpose. An author can write to inform, entertain or persuade.
Writing- We will facts and information about the Presidents we have read about.
Math- We continue to skip count by 2's, 5's, 10's.
Science- We will learn about rocks, soil and water. We will focus on uses of rocks in daily life.
Social Studies- We will explore the difference between Needs and Wants.
Home Readers/Raz Kids- Please continue to listen to your child read every night. Students have become more responsible for their reader as they choose a book from their book bag to place in their red folder every Monday.
Ask questions like:
Who are the characters?
What is the setting, problem, solution?
Tell me what happened in the beginning, middle, end?
Enjoy your holiday!
Ruby Crowe

This week


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Valentine's Day/100's Day

February 14th-We will pass out Valentines in the bags. Students will OPEN them at the party on the 15th.
February 15th-100's day (wear your shirt) and PARTY DAY!! 
 Thanks to those who have paid for Fun Run t-shirts.
Fun Run t-shirt money is due on 2/15 7.00!!
We will decorate bags at school. We will pass cards out all week. Thanks to those who have sent in treats! 

Feb 12-15

Word Work-blends/digraphs with short e. Spelling list is sled, dress, ......
Reading/Writing-We will continue research but I plan to work in a fun Valentines book and writing. 
IPlease fill out the weekly reader skill sheet. This practice is so important to early reading.
Science-soil, rocks, water and natural resources
Social Studies-good and services
Math-There is a review sheet in the red folder for our Math test tomorrow.
Review tonight for homework!
We will do a quick skip counting unit. We will be skip counting from any given number by 2s, 5s, 10s. For example, count by 2s from 16, 18 __ __ __. We will assess on this the week of Feb 20th (middle to end). I will send a review home.
Games for skip counting
Ruby Crowe

Reading practice anytime anyplace!!!

Feb 5-9

Word Work-short O blends/digraphs
Reading and Writing-identifying and using nonfiction text features to create a research project.
We will research one animal as a whole group lesson and then work on individual animal projects 
Math-greater than less than. We will TEST over this NEXT WEEK on Tuesday MOST LIKELY! They are ready!!! Review to be sent home FRIDAY.
Science-We will learn about the uses of rocks and describe their texture, color, shape.
Social Studies- Inventors
Other things to know...
Turn in 7.00 for fun run t shirt
Yearbooks are on sale
!00th day T shirt wear on Feb 15
Valentines Party Feb 15
RAZ KIDS- Parents you have access to 100s of books on your specific child's reading level. Goggle RazKids and login using cruby0- that's a ZERO not the letter o. Their password is their initials.
VALENTINE CARDS- Send these in anytime. I will collect them and we will pass them out closer to Valentines Day.
SPELLING LIST- We are behind one week. This weeks words are STOP COST
Contact me anytime!
Mrs. Ruby Crowe

Valentines Day and Yearbooks

Good morning Parents
We will be decorating Valentine bags in the classroom. No need to make a box or bag at home. If you however like to send in classroom sets of decorating supplies to help us decorate our bags please do so. We would all enjoy using them. Some items might include stickers, foam things, stamps etc.

Yearbook Info

Yearbooks are on sale for $20.00. Deadline to purchase is March 10th


Dedications are $10.00. Yearbook orders and dedications (called “ads” on the website) can be purchased online at  and then enter Rosehill Elementary to be directed to the store front.


You may also order the yearbook and dedication with the form sent home in Wednesday folders. These are to be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher. Make checks payable to RES PTO.


Pictures and dedications must be emailed to Lisa Solomon at before March 10th.



Ruby Crowe

Wed. folders

Good afternoon Parents!
I hope you and your families are staying healthy and well. With so much illness going around please encourage your child to practice healthy habits like covering their cough and frequent hand washing! 
In the Wed. folder there is a lot of important information. Valentine party information sheet as well as progress reports. We have only had one spelling test grade reflected in their average to date. I expect writing grades particularly to improve.
There is a note about Fun Run day tshirt orders also. The kids are very excited about this!  Please be certain to include the size shirt you are ordering.
We are all wearing the same tshirt for Fun Run Day. T
I will be including a weekly update on skills we cover in class.
This week we will be learning the following...
Word Work: Blends/Digraphs with short i
Reading: Nonfiction text including how to use text features and retelling important information from their learning. 
Writing: Expository (nonfiction) writing. The students will be writing facts from their reading. 
Math: We will build numbers to 120 using standard, picture, expanded, and decomposing in a new way. We will also begin finding numbers on a 100's chart and finding 10 more/10 less. 
Science: Begin learning about soil (texture, color, size)
Social Studies: Continue discovering different inventors. 
Reading: Retelling facts from reading
Writing: All about book (we will edit/share and turn in for a grade)
Math: 10 more 10 less daily grade
Math test will be next Thursday on place value to 120. I will send home a review this Friday. 
Science: Complete a soil flipbook together
Social Studies: Inventors page together
Thanks parents!
Ruby Crowe

A few reminders

Hello Parents!
Wednesday folders were sent home today. There is a picture order form in the Wednesday folder. Picture Day is set for Tuesday Jan. 30th. If you would like to order the class photo please get those order forms returned.
Also, report cards were sent home as well. Please sign and return as soon as you can.
Please send the kids in warm jackets for this cold weather. It's chilly out!!
Enjoy your evening.
Ruby Crowe

This short week!

I hope you have enjoyed this extended time with your family! Since this week is very short we will not have our weekly spelling test this Friday. 
Also our library day is changed to Friday.
The homework for this week will be red folders on Thursday. It will NOT be due on Friday but Friday NEXT week.
Please sent warm jackets for this week!!
Ruby Crowe

Welcome to 2018!

January 10-12

Happy New year!!

I can't wait to see your child on Wednesday. As a reminder if they read for 10 minutes each day they can bring their Christmas reading log in for a prize on Wednesday. 
Word Work-No spelling test but we will learn how to read/write contractions
Reading-We will determine the difference between fiction and nonfiction text and the author's purpose for writing each. 
Writing-We will write expository papers. (nonfiction/facts). Your child will be working on an "All about Book" and tell us all about something they know (baseball etc)
Math-We will review place value but extending to 120. They need to know expanded form, standard form, model form, greater than/less than. The test on this unit will be around February 2 (give or take).
Science-We will learn the differences and similarities to the day and night sky. 
Social Studies-We will explore inventions and inventors that make our lives better.  
Things to look forward to...
Sunday January 14th RES spirit night at Painting with a twist (info on Facebook /more to come)
Monday January 15th Student Holiday (MLK

December events

December is an exciting month. There are lots of activities here at school. Please take a moment to add these events to your calendars.
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will hold a Blood Drive here on Monday, December 11, from noon to 6:00 p.m. It is for 2nd grader Franco Almaguer, who is battling Leukemia. A sign-up sheet is placed at the front desk with Teresa. It will take place in a Donor Coach that will be parked in our parking lot.

The Parent Prep Academy session “Reading Your Child: Developmental Milestones / Learning Styles” will take place here at Rosehill on Thursday, December 7, at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. No need to preregister. Sessions in Spanish will be available. All parents are welcome.

December 15th is our Shoe Tying Club party in the gym. Your child will need to have tied their shoe laces for Coach Tripp by this date in order to attend.

Dec.19th Polar Express/PJ day! Yes, send your child to school on this date in their pajamas!

Dec. 22- Party Day! Our class party is from 11:30-12:30 with Early release at 12:50. A note will go home soon with further party details!

Fun!!! Please remember to continue to listen to your child read every night from their homereader. Please log the skills covered on the skill page!

Thanks for all your help and support.

Ruby Crowe



Homework and Math review

Happy Fall Parents!
I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was full of rest and fun! We are back in the full swing of First grade!
This weeks math pages are a review for our test either this Thursday or Friday. The skills to be tested over will the same as on the review. Some parents create extra practice pages based on the review to practice with their child.
Also, Homereaders are sent in the red folder every Monday. This week several were not returned. Please help your child with getting this to me on Mondays. The students making the most growth in reading are the ones who consistently return readers and have their logs filled out. They need the nightly practice.
Lastly, 2nd 9 weeks Sight words will be tested this Thursday. The kids made flashcards in class 2 weeks ago and took them home in their Wednesday folders. The sheet with the words listed are in their red folders. Please practice. The words are to be read outloud- they are not spelling words.
Thanks for all your help!
Ruby Crowe 

In Red Folder

I wanted you to be aware there is a math test review in the red folder. Our test will cover these skills. I plan on giving our test Tuesday or Wednesday. This gives you time to review with your child.
Picture retakes is November 15th.
College Week is November 13th-17th.  We are wearing college t-shirts on Wednesday the 15th and Friday the 17th.
Have a great weekend!
Ruby Crowe

Things to Know

Good evening Fantastic Parents!
A few updates to keep you informed- Please check Wednesday folder today. There is information about two projects to complete for this month. Individual picture were sent also. There is an order form if you would like to place an order.
Several students have left their red folders here. I remind the class repeatedly to pack in backpack at the end of the day. 
On Thursday the students will take a District math Benchmark. This is used as an instructional tool and is not an assessment to study for. I wanted to make you aware in case your child mentioned they took a "test". However, next week we will have a UNIT 3 MATH test. A review will be in their red folder on FRIDAY.
On the school RES website the November newsletter with information about classroom academics has posted.
We are growing everyday as readers, writers and students!
What a great bunch of kids!!!
Ruby Crowe

This Week

We are excited about this week! It's Book Fair Week! Tuesday is Donuts with Dads. The fun starts at 7:15 a..m. Wednesday is Lunch with Someone Grand. Last names from A-N are invited. Thursday is Lunch with someone Grand last names from N-Z. Also Thursday is Wild West dress up day! So much fun!!!
Many parents have scheduled parent conferences this week. Please be on time as many meetings are scheduled back to back. Some conferences are scheduled for next week. There will be reminders in the red folders today for each student with date and time for conferences.
I am looking forward to sharing about your child!
Ruby Crowe

Picture Oder Forms

We have another great week! Thanks to all who cam e out to Parent Night.
This Wednesday September 27th is Picture Day. I sent home order forms today in the red folders. There's an on line order site as well.
Have a great weekend!
Ruby Crowe

Parent Night

I hope to see everyone here at school for Parent Night! It begins in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. and ends at around 7:30. The information on the yellow Progress report was incorrect. My apologies. Please make plans to attend!
Have a great evening!
Ruby Crowe