Friday, September 19, 2014

September 22-26, 2014

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a great weekend!
The first graders will be doing their second and third MAP assessment this Monday, September 22nd and Tuesday September 23rd. The students will finish up the Math portion of the test on Monday. Tuesday the students will do the first portion of the Reading assessment.. Please have your child review the various math and reading skills learned in class by using the MAP sites posted under the 'Links' heading. There are also various other games/activities that will help your child in language arts and math found under the 'Links' heading.

Ø      Professional Development Wednesday, September 24th Early Dismissal 11:45 .

Ø      General Assembly- Saturday September 27th, 9- 11 am

Last, the first graders will be examining different cultures in a couple of weeks. We would like to invite parents to come to school to speak to the children about your culture in 2 weeks. We 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

Working With Words- This week's words some, her, would, make, and like. Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older ones through various chants and activities.
** You may notice that some or all of the words on your child’s weekly “Spelling Challenge” are not the same as the word list on the blog. This is done on purpose. The weekly “Spelling Challenge” is the application of all the skills and activities your child has learned throughout the week. Our goal is not for the students to simply memorize the words. Our goal is for the students to use these words to help them create new words by applying the spelling patterns learned throughout the week. This will help your child become better spellers and readers. **

Reading- This week, your child will begin a new book, Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. The students will be inquiring the following reading skills through the book, predicting, creating mental images, setting, character, beginning, middle and end, and identifying the problem. He/she will also be asked to identify the title and author of the book.

Writing- Your child will begin writing his/her first Personal Narrative. The students will work through all of the steps of the writing process. The steps include brainstorming, creating webs/ maps as a pre-writing strategy, writing a rough draft, revising /editing /conferencing with the teacher, and writing their final draft.

Math- Your child will be further inquiring into subtraction and learning how to choose the correct operation when doing problem solving questions.

Social Studies- Your child will continue traveling through Copan Ruins, learning and discussing about Mayan traditions, beliefs, customs, and traditional foods.


IXL SKILLS : B.12, C.1, D.1, D.2, D.9

Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log
Working With Words- Write words in ABC order.
Math-Problem Solving worksheet pg. 33-34

Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log
Working With Words -Unscramble the sentences pg. 10
Math-Using Numbers to Subtract worksheet

Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log
Math- Practice IXL
Espanol:  Worksheet

Reading-read 10 minutes and complete the reading log
Math-Vertical Subtraction worksheet
Working With Words -Study for Spelling Challenge and do crossword puzzle.

  • Early Dismissal – Wednesday, September 24th

  • EM TECH AUDITOur school is being visited by a Technology team this week. They will be meeting with teachers, students, admin and parents. If you would like to come and talk to them join us for conversation on Friday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library. (Schedule and Personal Information of Tech Specialists follows this note).

  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Our Fall General Assembly will take place this Saturday, September 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. We invite all our parents to come and stay informed about important school decisions.

  • MAP FALL TESTING SESSION –We continue with week 2 of our fall testing session. Your cooperation in making sure your child does not miss school on the days we have the tests is greatly appreciated. 
  • LINKS To Practice 
         MAP Math

         MAP Reading

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