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Mrs. Caryl Witt

Witt, Caryl (630) 834-5562 ex.4539 First Grade Teacher cwitt@elmhurst205.org



Week of 3/4/19:     

  •  Comprehension Skills Nonfiction:
    • Main Idea and Details
  • Word Wall Words:
    • mother, just, too, when
  •  Phonics Skills:
    • vowel teams: ue, ui, ew

Week of 3/11/19:  

  •  Comprehension Skills Fiction:
    • Story Elements
  • Word Wall Words:
    • were, over, then, will
  •  Phonics Skills:
    • vowel teams: ar

Week of 3/18/19:  

  •  Comprehension Skills Nonfiction:
    • Ask and Answer Questions
  • Word Wall Words:
    • Review
  •  Phonics Skills:
    • vowel teams: or



High Frequency Words




Modules 3 and 4

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     The students will be learning about the food plate and making healthy food choices.




In anticipation of the arrival of frog eggs, students will learn about the life cycle of amphibians and how they are different from other animal classifications.



Education is our passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to people who prepare for it today.                                                       -Malcom X



The weather is changing and many of the children have been commenting on the cooler weather.  The children will continue to have recess outside unless the weather is below zero.  Be sure your child is dressed appropriately.  With snow, it is recommended that children wear snow pants, as well as, hats and gloves.  It would also be helpful if your child has a change of clothing, including socks, kept in his/her locker in case of need.  Please label each item with your child's name.

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Specials Schedule

Monday - PE

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Library

Friday - Music, PE





It is important for each and every child to feel special and valued.  During the school year, the children have an opportunity to be the the "TOP DOG" of the week.  A special bag will travel home with instructions to complete a poster and choose special items to share with the students.  The bag will come home on a Friday so the poster can be completed over a weekend and be ready to share on Monday.


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Healthy Snacks

District 205 supports "snack breaks" as an important part of a student's day.  A nutritional snack provides essential nutrients for the brain and also additional energy to stay attentive in class.  I am asking for your support by providing your child with a daily nutritious snack. Snacks should be small, non messy, and ready to eat.  Items such as fresh fruit, pretzels, crackers, and vegetables are appropriate choices. Please do not send cookies, candy, "fruit snacks", or chips as they will not be permitted.  We are a nut free classroom!





Your child's birthday is a special event in your child's life.  While birthday treats are not expected, District 205 has instituted a non-edible treat policy for birthdays.  If you wish to send  a treat, some suggestions might include: a pencil, stickers, or erasers. 


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Shoe Tying

As we end the first trimester, students should know how to tie their own shoes.  Some suggestions to help with the process include:

  • Be patient
  • Give lots of praise
  • Try to practice each day
  • Be sure the laces are long enough for small hands to grasp