Monday, September 15, 2014

Week 7 September 15- 19, 2014

Dear Parents,
We hope that everyone had a very relaxing long weekend! 

This Wednesday, September 17th, the first graders will be doing their first MAP assessment! There will be 4 MAP assessments in total, 2 math and 2 reading tests. If you would like more information about MAP please visit the pages on your right. We will begin by taking the first part of the math test.

United Nations Day is coming soon! The first graders will be examining different cultures in a couple of weeks. I would like to invite parents to come to school to speak to the children about your culture. I would like you to speak about the customs, beliefs, shelter and language of that culture. If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible.

This week your child will be inquiring into the following:
 Language Arts

WWW - This week your child will be reviewing all the word wall words. He/she will review the words through various chants and activities.

Reading- This week, students will be reading and listening to poems. They will discover how poems differ from stories and review rhyming words. We will be using the poems I Have a Little Frog and Name Chant Poem.

Writing- Students will be learning about different pre-writing strategies that will help them organize their thoughts before writing. They will brainstorm topic and ending sentences.

Math- Students will be inquiring into subtraction and addition equations. They will also be reviewing all the vocabulary and skills taught in the past weeks.

Social Studies- Students will begin a journey across Honduras and look at videos of beautiful places to visit. Copan Ruins will be our next stop and there they will discover the magic of the Mayan Culture. They will explore their customs, beliefs, shelter and language.  

IXL SKILLS FOR THIS WEEK: Review all skills done up till now. They can also practice the MAP skills on the right.

Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log

Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log

Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log
Math- Subtraction worksheet pg. 31-32
Español- worksheet

Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log
Math- Word problems worksheet pg. 23
WWW- complete or incomplete sentences pg.3

GUEST SPEAKER- Please contact me if you are interested to come talk to the students about your culture.
MIDTERM REPORTS were issued last Thursday, September 12. We encourage parents to go over them and discuss them with your child, sign them and send them back to school. If you would like a conference, and one was not requested, please call the school to set up an appointment.
MAP FALL TESTING SESSION – Our Map testing session will begin this Wednesday, September 17. The specific times and dates for our grades will be published in our blogs. Parent cooperation in making sure our students have a good breakfast, good sleep and  in school on time is greatly appreciated.

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