Weekly Update

The countdown is on! Only one more week until Winter Break. We had a lot of fun this week with our Holiday Musical on Wednesday, Holiday Market on Thursday and Holiday Classroom Centers today! I would like to thank everyone who came to North Star Church to see us perform. It means a lot to the kids to have the experience of performing! I was so proud of them!


We have confirmed Strep and Flu in our classroom. There are also many cases in other classrooms too. Please try to get lots of sleep and wash your hands often. Just to keep up with the germs, we deep cleaned our room today.


Next week we will have some changes and I will list them below:


  1. NO homework!!! There will not be any homework for the next three weeks. There will be a reading log, and that will go home on Monday. Baggy books went home today and many of our students have leveled up so enjoy some new titles. 😊
  2. Holiday Class Party- 1-2pm Tuesday 12/17 Everyone is invited. Please see the flyer that went home printed today. An email also went home this week too. Please sign up to help today!
  3. Thursday and Friday- Early Dismissal- 12:30 We will have theme and center type activity fun. Thursday- Gingerbread Day

Friday- Polar Express Day (wear your jammies!)

4. We will be assessing for most of the week so it is important that if your child is feeling well, they                     should come to school.


Thank you so much! I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Mrs. Grecko

Holiday Reading Log- Grecko Edition Elf Reading Letter- Sparkle

Weekly Update

Hi Everyone!

I really enjoyed seeing everyone this week! It was great to be back. We have two weeks and then it will be winter break! Wow

Today we celebrated Ms. Dunn’s birthday. Thank you so much to everyone who participated! She was very surprised and appreciative.


Here is a peek at next week-

Monday- Green holiday musical shirts will be sent home to be worn on Tuesday.

Tuesday- Dress rehearsal and holiday performance for the school.

(Please wear your green holiday musical shirt to school)

Wednesday- Holiday Performance @ North Star Church. Please be at the church by 6pm and wear your green holiday musical shirt.

Thursday- Holiday Market @ School- please send in your market wish lists (catalog sent home this past Thursday) and money for purchases.

Friday- Winter/Holiday classroom rotations, Homework & Baggy Books are due


Academic focus-

Math- Word Problems with unknowns

Reading- Author’s Purpose

Writing- Informational Books

Science- Sound


NEED! More paper towel rolls, empty oatmeal or similar round cans (pringles), Empty tissue boxes (we are planning to make recycled musical instruments!)


Donations for the class- Full boxes of tissues, bandaids, extra snacks THANK YOU!


Mark your calendar-

12/17 1-2pm Holiday Party! Keep an eye out for an email from the Room Moms!


I hope you have a great weekend! Mrs. Grecko

Five-Star Tiered Homework due 12-13-19- Grecko Edition

Weekly Update

This week was amazing! Thank you so much from coming to the First Grade Thanksgiving feast day and to STEM night! I was so happy to see so many people! I hope you will be blessed this break and will get to spend some time with your family and friends. No HW except to read! Phonic words are available on the blog. Mrs. Grecko


December is busy month so here is a peek at what’s coming up.

Our academic focus:

Math- Finish balancing equations, review place value

Reading- Identifying the main idea and key details

Writing- Informational

Phonics- Unit 14- digraphs th and wh

Social Studies: Thomas Jefferson

  • December calendar reminders and revisions:

KES Holiday Market 12/9 – 12/12

12/11- 1st grade musical at NorthStar Church 6:30PM (arrive by 6)

12/13- PTA Parent’s Night Out at KES 6PM-9PM

12/14- Christmas at Piedmont Church-  Chorus & Grasshoppers performing at 12:30 and 2:00

12/17- Our Class Holiday Celebration- 1-2pm

12/19   Early Release- 12:30

12/20   Early Release- 12:30

Weekly Update

We had a great week! A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in the Kid’s Heart Challenge! We had a great event. I haven’t heard a total yet, but I hear we surpassed our goal! Way to go!

Our homework was printed a little later than usual today and some friends were checked out early. If you did not get the homework, it is attached here and will be on the Blog. We will be on Unit 12 for phonics.
Our next Health unit is all about Nutrition and we would love to have some risktakers in our classroom. I’ve attached a signup genius link for anyone who is willing to help out and donate a unique food. The link is also on the homework and is a 3 star option. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ca8ad22a3f49-nutrition


Ms. White has asked us to remind you that we need the permission slips and/or t-shirt order forms back for our December First Grade Musical. (Due NOV. 20th) If you do not want to purchase a shirt, that is completely optional, but if you are going to attend the event, I need a permission slip. It is a KES tradition for First Grade to have the December Musical event.

Here is a link to Mrs. White’s website so you can practice at home. Remember the password is PRACTICE. http://musicatkes.weebly.com/


Here is a peek at other events and our focus for next week:


Math- Balancing Equations/True False

Reading- Non-fiction/fiction text features (Owls)

Writing- Informational (Spiders)

Grammar- Proper Nouns

Phonics- ending- ck

Health- Nutrition


Mark your calendars-

November 20th– First Grade Thanksgiving lunch 11:45-12:25 *****NEW TIME*******

Thursday, November 21st PTA STEM Night-

Lighting of Legacy Park Holiday Tree- Friday, December 6th

December 11th– First Grade Christmas Musical

Five-Star Tiered Homework due 11-15-19 Grecko Edition

Weekly Update

Happy post Halloween or All Saints Day! We had a busy but tiring day. I feel that a bunch of our kiddos will sleep well tonight! We get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead! I will be updating the blog with a November Specials Calendar and a Rehearsal Calendar for the First Grade Musical for our Soloists! Congratulations to Noa and Addy! They are going to be Elves!


We have some great news! We got a new student in our classroom. Jack has moved which opened up a spot for a new student, and Ethan is now in our class. We are now back up to 19 friends! Please welcome Ethan and his family the next time we get together, which will probably be for the Thanksgiving feast during lunch. 😊 I will be updating the class directory too. Look for it next week.


Here is a peek at next week:


Monday 11/4- Regular day

Tuesday 11/5- NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS (Inservice for Teachers)

Wednesday 11/6- Regular day

Thursday 11/7- Kid’s Heart Challenge- Jump Rope Day (money due) (please wear sneakers and clothes appropriate for jumping rope) 10:15-11:00

Friday 11/8- Super Specials (specials time changed to 1:30)


Our academic focus:


Reading- Main Topic and Key details of Non-fiction (Theme: Spiders)

Math- Missing Addend

Grammar- Capitalization (days, months, holidays)

Phonics- long vowel e or o at the end (Open vowels) Unit 11 on Blog

Writing- Informational

Science- Light and shadows (Bring in objects by Friday- see H.W. for details)


If you have any leftover Halloween snack items (goldfish crackers, pretzels, etc…) NO CANDY- we could use them again in our classroom. We daily help out 3-4 friends who forget to bring a snack.

Thank you in advance!

Five-Star Tiered Homework Due 11-8-19 Grecko Edition

Kid’s Heart Challenge Online Signup

Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) is underway at Kennesaw Elementary! You can register online to accept a heart healthy challenge AND help your teacher win an Amazon gift card! Click here to register and also earn your student the Powerband: http://www2.heart.org/goto/kennesawes The top 2 classrooms per grade level with the MOST students registered online will earn their classroom an Amazon gift card! Register today and help our class WIN! Remember, our event date is November 7th. Thank you Heart Heroes!