• Homework Information
    Math and Spelling (Word Study) homework will begin mid-September.  The exact date will be posted in the 1st Grade Weekly Newsletter.  Homework will come home in students' Daily Folder every Monday.  Math homework should be returned to school daily.  It will be reviewed each day in class. 
    Reading at home every day is imperative for students to progress to the expected reading level by the end of 1st Grade.  Reading is the #1 most important thing you can do with your child every day!   "GCISD Reads" is a district reading challenge to get students to read a large volume of books throughout the year. All students will be a part of this challenge and can choose one of the two choices (highlighted below in yellow) designed specifically for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students.  See below for more information about this reading incentive!

    GCISD READS 2017-18

    Choose Your Challenge

    Challenge 1:

    Book Challenge*

    Read 25 books of your choosing (minimum 100 pages per book)


    Read 100 books of your choosing (an option for K-2 students only)

    Challenge 2:

    Page Challenge*

    Watch your pages add up as you read (1500 for K-2, 2500 for 3-5th, 5000 for 6-12th)

    Challenge 3:

    Genre Challenge*

    Explore a wide variety of genres - 3 biography/autobiography, 3 non-fiction/informational (any topic/form), 3 fantasy, 3 poetry, 3 mystery, 3 historical fiction, 3 fiction (any topic/form), 4 free choice

    *As part of our new eBook initiative in the GCISD Learning Commons, students meeting any of the challenges (1, 2, and 3) must read at least 2 of their books as eBooks!

    Choices, Choices, Choices!

    This year, students will have three challenge levels from which to choose.  Students may read to complete one challenge or all three!

    How: Students will keep track of their reading on a log that notes the title, number of pages, genre, and date completed.  See the list below for possible recording logs.  Once students have completed their challenge, logs should be returned to the classroom teacher or the librarian.  Teachers will record their students' completed reading challenges on this Google Form to ensure they receive a certificate at the end of the school year. 

    1,500 Page Challenge

    This recording form should be used by students in Kindergarten through second grade.

     GCISD Reads_1500Challenge.pdf 86.70 KB (Last Modified on May 24, 2017)

    100 Book Challenge

    This recording form should be used by students in Kindergarten through second grade.

     GCISD Reads_100BookChallenge.pdf 109.25 KB (Last Modified on May 26, 2017)