Welcome to Graford Elementary

Margaret Coker  mcoker@grafordisd.net                                                  
(940) 664-5821  Ext 247
Conference:  12:20-12:55 (Monday/Wednesday)
                      1:05-1:40 (Tuesday/Thursday)
 I have been teaching at Graford School 
since 1981.  I taught at Laureles Division of  
King Ranch and Jacksboro before coming to Graford.
 First Grade Mission Statement
First Grade will be smart and have fun learning.  We will be good, helpful, listeners who are special.  We will be good friends and not bully others.
Class Rules
1.  Be Kind
2.  Be Safe
3.  Be Neat
8:00              School Begins
8:00-8:25      DEAR (Reading)
8:25-9:30      Phonics
9:30-10:30    Reading/Language Arts
10:30-11:05  Math
11:10-11:40  Lunch 
11:45-12:30  Math
12:15-1:00    Computer (M/W)/ Conference  
1:05-1:25      Reading Group I
1:25-1:45      Reading Group II
12:15-12:35 Reading Group I (T/Th),12:35- 12:55 Reading Group II
1:00-1:45      P.E. (T,Th)                                          
1:45-2:30      Social Studies/Science
2:30-3:00      Recess
3:15-3:20      Dismiss
Friday:          Library-2:00-2:30
Weekly Assignments (October 20th-24th):
AR Home Reading -  2 books read and tests
 passed with 70% or above.  
Reading Textbook - Read:  "Too Big For One" and "The Pigs, the Wolf, and the Mud" pp. 68-76.  This is homework for Monday and Tuesday nights.  Some students have to share readers.  Please be patient, if your child has to share a book.  This practice will make them better readers.
Math Homework - None
Tuesday and Thursday - Phonics Readers 13 and 14.
Wednesday:   Sight word envelopes go home. Study  words in bag (two, done, one, sure, don't, won't) and initial the envelope and date it.  Send envelope back to school (before next Tuesday).  I put new words in envelopes and usually send them every Wednesday.  You may keep the words in the envelope all year or take them out and keep them at home (I just need the envelope sent back). 
                                                                                                 Friday:  Spelling Test -   go, hi, am, get, ten, best, help, pick, black, you, what.    1.  Get a can of clams.  2.  What can you print?              
News:  Fall Festival will be October 24th.  Students are asked to provide 1-2 bags of candy or toys for our Fishing Booth.  Please send these by October 22nd.  Money made on the booth will be used on our Field trip.