Mr. Schultz's First Grade

  • Sneaky E

    Posted by Richard Schultz on 11/8/2017 2:20:00 PM

    This week we are on the search for Sneaky E! We put on our cleverest disguise and went on the hunt. 


    Check out the Gallery for more photos!


    sneaky e

    sneaky e

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  • Coon Hollo

    Posted by Richard Schultz on 10/25/2017 2:40:00 PM

    Coon Hollo

    We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to visit Coon Hollo!  The temperature was perfect for a fall farm visit!  Our visit began with a puppet show about farm life; from the jobs of the animals to the jobs of the soil.  Then, we began our rotations around the farm.  First, we started in the corn maze which also had large hay bales for us to jump across.  The corn maze led us to a carousel which was a swingin' good time!  We rode on a tractor train, and fed the horses and the goats.  After lunch, we played on the playground and slid down the tall slide.  Finally, we ended our trip by taking a tractor trailer ride out to feed the cows.  You wouldn't believe how long their tongues are!  Our fall day field trip to Coon Hollo couldn't have been nicer!  Thank you to all who chaperoned!


    Make sure you look at the gallery to check out all of the photos from the field trip! 

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  • Coon Hollo Field Trip

    Posted by Richard Schultz on 10/23/2017 10:45:00 AM

    Just a few reminders for our trip to Coon Hollow this Wednesday, October 25th.

    1. Your child should be in the field trip uniform of a white polo shirt and blue bottoms.
    2. If your child is bringing a lunch from home, please put it in a large Ziploc bag with their name on it.  That way we can just throw the bags away after lunch and we don't have to worry about keeping track of lunch boxes.


    1. Please stop by the school in the morning to pick up your volunteer badge and meet us at Coon Hollow at 10:00 am. Their website is  
    2. Their address is 22480 N US Hwy 441, Micanopy, FL 32667
    3. We stay as a class the entire day, so you won't have a small group to keep track of.  
    4. Your child will need to ride the bus to and from the trip.
    5. You're welcome to come back to school and either wait in the classroom with your child for dismissal, or you may stop by the front office to check them out (but it will count as an early check out).
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  • Home School Connection: Present Tense Verbs

    Posted by Richard Schultz on 10/19/2017 10:15:00 AM

    Adding Inflectional Ending -ing

    This week our grammar focus has been on using verbs to convey a sense of present, by adding the inflectional ending -ing.


    An inflectional ending is a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.


    Some inflectional endings are:

    -s bat bats
    -es mix mixes
    -ing snow snowing
    -ed peck pecked


    An inflectional ending changes the meaning of the base word and creates a new word with a different meaning.

    -s makes a noun mean “more than one”
    -es makes a noun mean “more than one”
    -ing means an action is happening now
    -ed means an action already happened

    Inflectional Ending ing

    Inflectional Ending ing

    Inflectional Ending ing

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  • Great Handwriting!

    Posted by Richard Schultz on 9/1/2017 2:30:00 PM

    Today, during our spelling test, I was looking for the best handwriting from each class...and I surprised these two with a 'fancy pencil!'  Please encourage your children to take their time and produce neat, accurate work.

    Have a great LONG weekend!



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  • Read to Self

    Posted by Richard Schultz on 8/30/2017 9:10:00 AM

    We are off to to a great start!  We have been learning how to 'Read to Self.' This will be one of our Daily 5 literacy centers.

    Read to Self

    What can I do in 'Read to Self?'

    • I can choose a book quickly.
    • I can choose a reading space quickly.
    • I can whisper read.
    • I can read with stamina.
    • I can read three ways: read the words, read the illustrations, and look for words I know.

    Read to Self

    Where can I read during 'Read to Self?'

    • on the floor
    • under the easel (1 person)
    • under the table, if the table is empty (2 per table)
    • in the nook
    • in a hula-hoop for personal space
    • on a beanbag (1 person per beanbag)

    Read to Self

    Read to Self

    Read to Self

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  • Welcome to First Grade!

    Posted by Richard Schultz on 8/28/2017

    Welcome to First Grade at Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary School! I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching their full potential.  We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead.  By working together we can make it a happy and rewarding experience for everyone!

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