A BIG thank you to the families who signed up and came to parent teacher conferences over the past few weeks. I have some families that still need to sign up for a conference. Please email, call, text, or write a note with times that are best for you. Thank you for checking your child's communication folder as well as their Monday folder! Please continue to read the little leveled readers that I send home each week. Reading "good fit" books is key to literacy success!
This week is Red Ribbon Week! "Your Future is Key so be Drug Free!" is our motto this year! This week we will complete many fun activities that help us understand the importance of keeping our minds and bodies healthy! A yellow flyer was sent home last week with lots of information about the week. Please check that form on our school blog, The Lions Den. A link to the blog is to the right of this page.
Related Arts Schedule:
Monday - Computer Lab with Ms. Watkins *many students need new headphones
Tuesday - PE with Coach Byrd *wear appropriate shoes
Wednesday - PE with Coach Rad *wear appropriate shoes
Thursday - Steam Lab with Mr. Thorne
Friday- Friendship Project in the Multipurpose Room *hosted by Dr. Gilbert and the related arts teachers
Monday October 30th - Art with Ms. Marine
What are we learning:
Thursday, October 26th is the last day of the 1st 9 weeks! This week I will be completing district common assessments to complete our ELA and Math Report Card Rubrics for first grade! After report cards are issued, I will share those assessment copies with you. We have all shown tremendous growth since August. I am so proud of all my students' hard work and perseverance. We are kicking off 2nd 9 weeks full speed ahead! Every moment of our instructional day is vital for our children's success! If you need to call the classroom, please leave a message. The classroom phone "ringer" is muted during those teaching times. I check messages twice a day, midday and before dismissal. Please also use the text app! That info was sent home in the back to school packet and shared at Open House.
Phonics- Short Vowels, Blends, and Review of all Kindergarten and 1st quarter 1st 9 Weeks Sight Words. Please practice reading these words each day. These words can be found on the classroom blog. I assessed students on these words at the beginning of the school year and sent that data home. Students must be fluent reading these words, that means they read them quickly and recognize them at first sight. Students do not need to try to sound these words out. Many of them are impossible to sound out.
Reading- Story Elements in Fiction Texts (character, setting, plot) & Continuing to understand our to summarize stories in sequence
Writing - Narrative Writing & Using Correct Sentence Structure *Each week I send home your child's dictation tests. In order to receive a score of M, they must meet that standard 100%. Please practice using appropriate capitalization and punctuation at home and when you complete the homework. Some students still require guidance when deciphering the difference between complete and incomplete sentences.
Math - Different Types of Subtraction Story Problems *Again, in order for students to receive an M for this standard, students must consistently make 100% on these problems. If your child does not have an M, do not feel discouraged. This standard is assessed all year long in first grade. Please go over the Engage NY exit tickets that I sent home. **Fact Fluency - please continue to practice math facts for both addition and subtraction for students. Flash cards are great! Students will take a timed test to determine how quickly they can recall their math facts up to 10.