Sunday, April 16, 2017

This Week's Happenings

4/17/17

Monday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.
Tuesday: Day 8 > Music Class
Wednesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Thursday: Day 10 > Library Book Exchange
Friday: Day 1 > Art Class


Book Orders that were sent home on Thursday in the Friday Folders, will be due Monday, April 24.


Spelling homework will continue today. If your child brings home a paper, please have him/her write each misspelled word 3 times. Any child who was not there to take the pretest should write every word one time. The test on the ‘ow’ words will be Tuesday.


The new spelling list will be given on Thursday. If your child brings home the TAN notebook and paper for homework, review and write the misspelled words for Friday.


On Tuesday, a decodable reader will come home. Have your child read this to you several times for fluency. If your child must read this to me, sign it and send it back. Reading Fluency checks will continue next week. Take this week to practice reading for fluency. Those students who have reached the 47 word goal will not be reading this time.


I will be placing the words that any student did not know from Book 4 in the front of their blue notebook this week. Please review these words as well as any missed from Book 3.


The first set of Book 5 words were written last week. This is our last book for first grade. Read over the words and look for the next word list on Friday if all goes well.


The math test on TIME will be Wednesday. Review time to the hour and half-hour. Look over the page that comes home on Tuesday. The new topic will be introduced on Friday.


Another Math Fact Fluency check will be completed this week. Please review the facts with sums to 9.


Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year.


**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a superb week!

Monday (4/24) will be Day 2 > Phys. Ed. (Don’t forget your sneakers.)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

This Week's Happenings

4/10/17

Monday: Day 3 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 4 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 5 > Library Class
Thursday: Day 6 > Art Class
Friday: No School

The new spelling list is in the TAN notebook today. If your child brought it home, please review it for the test next week. As of now, it will be Tuesday. Last week’s list on –ly and –ful were difficult for some students. Due to the low grades, there will be homework this week, writing any misspelled words 3 times each. This will begin today and continue each night until the test.

The second Reading Fluency check will be sent home in the Friday Folder. If your child did not reach the 47 word goal on either check, there will be many more chances to come. Keep Reading!

Continue to review the vocabulary words in the BLUE notebook. We now have all of the Book 4 words. I will begin listening to the children read them to me this week.

On Thursday, a decodable reader will be sent home. Read this several times for fluency. Sign and send it back on Monday if your child is one of the students who read it to me.

Our new math topic is on time. We will be telling time to the hour and half hour. Review all of the pages that come home.

Keep working on addition facts. Use the flashcards to gain fluency. We completed a 46 problem page last week. The students had 2 minutes and there were 4 children who reached the goal! Concentrate on the facts with sums to 9.

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a first-rate week!

Monday (4/17) will be Day 7 > Phys. Ed. (Don’t forget your sneakers.)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

This Week's Happenings

4/3/17

Monday: Day 8 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 10 > Book Exchange
Thursday: Day 1 > Art Class
Friday: Day 2 > Physical Ed.

The new spelling list is in the TAN notebook today. If your child brought it home, please review it for the test on Friday.

On Thursday, a decodable reader will be sent home. Please read it with your child a few times for fluency. Some students must get this signed and return it to read to me. It is important to practice so that the children do not need to sound out any words.
There should not be any hesitation when reading. You may add it to the Reading Log.

A reading fluency check was sent home on Friday. Remember, 47 words correct in a minute is the goal. There will be another fluency check next week.

Keep reviewing the vocabulary words in the BLUE notebook. The new words will be written on Tuesday. We are coming to the end of Book 4, so next week I will begin listening to the children read them to me.

Math test on Topic 12 will be on Thursday. The reteaching page will come home on Wednesday. Please review this to prepare for the test. The children are measuring using rulers.

Keep working on addition facts. Use the flashcards to gain fluency.

If you did not already hand in your Reading Log for March, tomorrow is the due date.

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year. Reading fluency will be graded in the last trimester. Practicing reading stories and books on their level will prepare them for this.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have an excellent week!

Monday (4/10) will be Day 3 > Music Class

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This Week's Happenings

3/27/17

Monday: Day 3 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 4 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 5 > Library Class
Thursday: Day 6 > Art Class
Friday: Day 7 > Physical Ed. Autism Awareness $1 Dress Down*

Chinese Auction Basket donations are due by Friday, March, 31. Our theme is ‘Rainy Day Fun’. The items can be anything you would do or use on a rainy day indoors. Thank you so much for the donations that have already been sent in.

The new spelling list is in the TAN notebook today. If your child brought it home, please review it for the test on Friday.

On Thursday, a decodable reader will be sent home. Please read it with your child a few times for fluency. Some students must get this signed and return it to read to me. It is important to practice so that the children do not need to sound out any words. There should not be any hesitation when reading. You may add it to the Reading Log.

Keep reviewing the vocabulary words in the BLUE notebook.

Topic 12 in math is just beginning. It was introduced on Friday. Please review the pages when they come home. You will notice that they use non-standard forms of measurement. Even though we discuss using paper clips and cubes to measure, we will actually use a ruler with inches and centimeters.

Keep working on addition facts. Use the flashcards to gain fluency.

*Wear a Blue Shirt or Autism Awareness Shirt with Jeans or Sweats for $1 on Friday.

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year. Reading fluency will be graded in the last trimester. Practicing reading stories and books on their level will prepare them for this.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a brilliant week!

Monday (4/3) will be Day 8 > Music Class

Friday, March 17, 2017

This Week's Happenins

3/20/17


Monday: Day 8 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 10 > Library Book Exchange
Thursday: Day 1 > Art Class
Friday: Day 2 > Physical Ed.


The new spelling list is in the TAN notebook today. If your child brought it home, please review these for the test on Friday.

On Thursday, a decodable reader will be sent home. Please read it with your child a few times for fluency. Some students must get this signed and return it to read to me. It is important to practice so that the children do not need to sound out any words. There should not be any hesitation when reading. You may add it to the Reading Log.

Keep reviewing the vocabulary words in the BLUE notebook.

Topic 9 is a very small set of lessons. Review the next few pages that come home. We will assess these skills on Thursday. Please look over the Reteaching page on Wednesday.

Our next topic in math is Topic 12. This focuses on Length- how objects are measured, compared and ordered. We will begin Length on Friday.

Keep working on addition facts. Use the flashcards to gain fluency. We are completing 2 minute drills now.

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year. Reading fluency will be graded in the last trimester. Practicing reading stories and books on their level will prepare them for this.

We will be going outside for recess unless it is raining or below 40 degrees so send your son/daughter with weather appropriate clothing.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday (3/27) will be Day 3 > Music Class

Saturday, March 11, 2017

This Week's Happenings

3/13/17

Monday: Day 7 > Physical Ed.
Tuesday: Day 8 > Music Class
Wednesday: Day 9 > Computer Class Art Class
Thursday: Day 10 > Library Book Exchange
Friday: Day 1 > Art Class


The Spelling test was given today. Our new words will be in the TAN notebooks tomorrow. If your child brings home that notebook, please review these words. As of now, the test will be next Monday, 3/20.

On Friday, a decodable reader will be sent home. Please read it with your child a few times for fluency. Some students must get this signed and return it to read to me. It is important to practice so that the children do not need to sound out any words. You may add it to the Reading Log.

Reading fluency will be graded in the last trimester. The goal for the end of the year in first grade is 47 words correct in one minute. Practicing reading stories and books on their level will prepare them for this. Good news…most children are already
reading very well, so this goal will not be difficult to reach.

Keep reviewing the vocabulary words in the BLUE notebook.

Topic 9 is a very small set of lessons. Review the next few pages that come home. We will assess these skills on Friday. Please look over the Reteaching page on Thursday.

Keep working on addition facts. Use the flashcards to gain fluency. We are completing 2 minute drills now.

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. When listening to your child read, remember to use those strategies that we have worked on since the start of the school year.

We will be going outside for recess unless it is raining or below 40 degrees so send your son/daughter with weather appropriate clothing.

**Review Friday Folder material, sign the page and return on Monday.**

I hope you have a snow-free week! (HaHa!)

Monday (3/20) will be Day 2 > Phys. Ed. >Wear your sneakers!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

This Week's Happenings

3/6/17

Monday: Day 4 > Computer Class
Tuesday: Day 5 > Library Class
2 Hour Data Delay >>>>Wednesday: NO Day
Thursday: Day 6 > Art Class
Friday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.

The new set of Spelling words will be in the TAN notebook today. Only the students who need to take the final test will bring home this notebook. Please review the words for the test on Friday.

When a decodable reader comes home please have your child read this to you for fluency and accuracy. Some children will need to bring this back to school. If your child is one of those students, please sign the reader to let me know you have listened to it.

Keep reviewing the words in the BLUE notebook. This week we will add our third set.

Topic 8 has given us a bit of trouble, so we reviewed some concepts last week instead of taking the test. The reteaching page will be completed today. Therefore, the test will take place tomorrow.

The new math topic will be Compare and Order Numbers to 100. We will begin this on Wednesday.

Also, continue to focus on math addition facts to 20. Use the flashcards in the envelope for review. The students are down to a 3-minute drill this week. Keep practicing!

Don’t Forget! Your child should be reading all stories to you. This is considered HOMEWORK every single day. After reading the book, add it to the Reading Log. Pizza Hut certificates will be in the Friday Folder for those students who handed in a February Log.

We will be going outside for recess unless it is raining or below 40 degrees so send your son/daughter with weather appropriate clothing.

**Review Friday Folder material, Sign the Green Signature Page and Return on Monday!**

I hope you have a captivating week!

Monday (3/13) will be Day 8 > Music Class