Monday, May 28, 2018

This Week's Happenings

5/28/18


Monday: No School – Memorial Day
Tuesday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.
Wednesday: Day 8 > Music Class
Thursday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Friday: Day 10 > Art Class
Monday: Day 1 > Keyboarding
Tuesday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed. 12:00 Dismissal


Language Arts…Keep reviewing the words in the green notebook if your child is still having trouble reading them. I will continue to assess Reading Fluency for those students who have not met the 47 word per minute goal.

Read, read, read! Remember to continue to read all of the time. This should be done every day. You will only get better if you practice. Also, take advantage of the Accelerated Reader program. The children really enjoyed this in school. It helps them read for comprehension, which is an essential skill used all of the time.


Math…Geometry is still the topic we are working on but I will assess Math Fluency right up to the last day.

Keep practicing the addition facts to 20. This will give you a huge advantage. If these facts are memorized, it makes many other mathematic operations easier. After addition you can move to subtraction.


I hope you have a
super, safe summer!


Thank you for a great school year!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

This Week's Happenings

5/21/18


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


Language Arts…Keep reviewing the words in the green notebook.

Listen to your child read the Decodable Book that comes home this week.

Spelling homework will be due Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each misspelled word must be written 3 times. Spelling test will be on Thursday.

I will continue to assess Reading Fluency for those students who have not met the 47 word per minute goal.

Remember, when listening to your child read, use the strategies that we have been working on in school. Refer to the page sent home.


Math…Geometry is our topic and will continue throughout the week.

The addition fluency checks are still going strong. We have had a lot of growth. Keep practicing the flashcards, it is paying off! Review the facts with sums to 9 if your child has not reached the goal.


-Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.

-Carnival for the PBIS reward will be on Friday. Please watch the weather and dress your child appropriately. Sunglasses and hats are permitted. Apply sunscreen before school. If you are sending in extra sunscreen, only lotion, no spray will be allowed.

-NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, MAY 28.


Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a fascinating week!

Tuesday (5/29) will be Day 7 > Phys. Ed.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

This Week's Happenings

5/14/18


Monday: Day 8 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 10 > Art Class
Thursday: Day 1 > Keyboarding
Friday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed.


Language Arts…Please review the words in the green notebook. This week we will add another set of words. Not too many to go, only 2 sets left!

As I write this note, I am hopeful that when I schedule the spelling homework, I will not need to collect any just like last week. Every student spelled every word correctly for the past pretest so no one had homework! Look for the 5/21 Happenings to see when there will be homework, if necessary. (No Spelling for this week.)

Reading fluency is an important part of first grade. The one-minute goal for proficiency is 47 words read by the end of this school year. This will be on the final report card. Please keep reading. Many students are above 70 words a minute, which is fantastic! Any questions? Just ask.

Remember, when listening to your child read, use the strategies that we have been working on in school. Refer to the page sent home.


Math…Last week we did not get as far as I thought we would into Topic 15. Geometry is the theme. Look for the pages that come home in the folder and review.

We will complete a math fluency check at least once a week. Once again, review the flashcards/facts to 9 for the few students that need to reach the first goal. For those students who have surpassed this point, look over the facts with sums 10 and up. We had one more student surpass the ADVANCED Check!!!!!


-Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.

Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a charming week!

Monday (5/21) will be Day 3 > Music Class

Sunday, May 6, 2018

This Week's Happenings

5/7/18


Monday: Day 3 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 4 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 5 > Art Class
Thursday: Day 6 > Book Fair Shopping
Friday: Day 7 > Phys. Ed.


Language Arts…Please review the words in the green notebook. The third set of words will be written on Tuesday.

Spelling homework will be today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The final test is next week.

Reading fluency is an important part of first grade. The one-minute goal for proficiency is 47 words read by the end of this school year. This will be on the final report card. Please keep reading. Many students are above 70 words a minute, which is fantastic!

Remember, when listening to your child read, use the strategies that we have been working on in school. Refer to the page sent home.


Math…Our Topic 14 assessment is on Tuesday. The review page is in the folder today. Topic 15 will begin on Wednesday. It is Geometry. The children will be learning about shapes and solids. This is a fun topic!

We will complete a math fluency check at least once a week. Once again, review the flashcards/facts to 9 for the few students that need to reach the first goal. For those students who have surpassed this point, look over the facts with sums 10 and up.


-Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.


Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a beautiful week!

Monday (5/14) will be Day 8 > Music Class

Saturday, April 28, 2018

This Week's Happenings

4/30/18

Monday: Day 8 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 9 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 10 > Art Class
Thursday: Day 1 > Keyboarding
Friday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed.

Language Arts… Keep reviewing the vocabulary words in the green notebook. We have two sets from Book 5 already.

Spelling homework will be today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The final test is Friday.

Please read the Decodable Reader in the take home folder on Thursday.

Remember, when listening to your child read, use the strategies that we have been working on in school. Refer to the page sent home.


Math…We are learning about all kinds of graphs in Topic 14. This week we will wrap up the lessons. Next week will be the assessment. Keep reviewing all the pages that come home.

We are still concentrating on the facts. There are only a few students who need to reach our goal and I know they will! Practice the flashcards, especially if your child is working on the facts with sums to 9. The children should know who is striving for the proficient level and who is working on the advanced.


-Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.

-Reading logs are due by Tuesday.

-Book orders are due Wednesday.


Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a fine week!

Monday (5/7) will be Day 3 > Music Class

Sunday, April 22, 2018

This Week's Happenings

4/23/18

Monday: Day 3 > Music Class
Tuesday: Day 4 > Computer Class
Wednesday: Day 5 > Art Class
Thursday: Day 6 > Library Class
Friday: Day 7 > PBIS Reward

Language Arts… Keep reviewing the vocabulary words in the green notebook. The students read the Book 4 words to me last week. They did an amazing job! This list was the best yet, which shows me they are definitely preparing themselves for second grade.

Spelling homework will be today and Tuesday. The final test is Wednesday. New list words will be pretested on Thursday.

Please read the Decodable Reader in the take home folder on Tuesday.

Remember, when listening to your child read, use the strategies that we have been working on in school. Refer to the page sent home.


Math…Topic 13 tests were AWESOME! The students did a fantastic job on telling time and reading schedules. Topic 14 Representing and interpreting data using tables/charts – begins today. Review the pages that come home this week.

Keep focusing on the flashcards. We had more students reach the goal. Keep practicing the facts with sums to 9 if you are on the first step. Otherwise, review the facts with sums to 20.


-Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.

-Friday is $1 Dress Down > wear jeans/sweats with a pink shirt to show support for No Bullying!

*PBIS reward is a bounce house. We will have the reward during phys. ed.


Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a superior week!

Monday (4/30) will be Day 8 > Music Class

Saturday, April 14, 2018

This Week's Happenings

4/16/18


Monday: Day 8 > Music Class
Tuesday: FIELD TRIP!
Wednesday: Day 10 > Art Class
Thursday: Day 1 > Keyboarding
Friday: Day 2 > Phys. Ed.


In Language Arts… Keep reviewing the vocabulary words in the green notebook. I will be listening to the students read all Book 4 words beginning this week. Our first set of words for Book 5 will be written in the notebook on Wednesday. The stories in Book 5 will extend to a 6 or 7 day cycle instead of testing every 5 days.

Spelling pretest was today. Homework will be Wednesday and Thursday to write any misspelled word 3 times each. Next week we will continue with homework and the final test.

There will not be a Decodable Reader this week.

Book 4 will be sent home on Wednesday. Read the stories with your child and add them to the reading log. Please send it back by Friday.

Remember, when listening to your child read, use the strategies that we have been working on in school. Refer to the page sent home.


Math…Topic 13 will continue and be assessed on Thursday. Review the pages that are in the take-home folder. You can practice by telling time to the hour and half hour with your child.

Keep focusing on the flashcards. We had more students reach the goal. Keep practicing the facts with sums to 9 if you are on the first step. Otherwise, review the facts with sums to 20.


-Homework is to read any book your child is interested in every day and then add it to your reading log.


*Our field trip is on Tuesday. Don’t forget to bring your lunch in a throw-away bag unless you ordered one from the cafeteria. Also, wear the NS Boosterthon t-shirt with dress code approved pants.


Please sign and date the page on the back of the Friday Folder, thank you!

I hope you have a topnotch week!

Monday (4/20) will be Day 3 > Music Class