Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 16, 2015

Dear Parents,

We hope you had a great long weekend. Dr. Seuss is excited about the Discovery Read-A-Thon, so let’s READ, READ and READ as much as we can!!

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, we will have no school for students. Parent Teacher Conferences will take place in the afternoon. They will be on a need basis, so please when you get a note with the time assigned please sign and return as soon as possible.

This week your child will inquire into the following:
Language Arts

Working with Words: This week's words are:
set, put, end, does, another, school
Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.

We will be reading I’LL JOIN YOU by Juanita Havill (Scotts Foresman Basal Reader), and retell story demonstrating understanding of central message. Students will use context to confirm or self correct word recognition.

Students will write an explanatory text, in which they name their topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide a sense of closure. We will be using a 6+1 writing traits rubric to grade these.

We will continue with Chapter 8. We will learn how to add and subtract two digit numbers!

Social Studies:
We will continue with our unit on MAPS and OUR COMMUNITY. If you have any maps, globes or books that you would love to share, please send them with your child. We promise to take good care of them.
Very soon we will be going on a field trip!

Reading-: Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math: Worksheet pg.155-156
Working with Words: Fill in the blanks.
IXL: B.16

Reading:  Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math: Worksheet pg. 157-158
Language: Circle the describing word.
IXL: B.26

Reading: Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math: Worksheet pg. 159-160
Spanish: Worksheet
Working with Words: Study the spelling challenge words.
 IXL: B.29

Reading: Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
IXL: D.20

Every Wednesday and Friday in First grade, we will be having a super special Dr. Seuss activity. For some activities we would be asking for your help. Thanks to the Mom’s who helped us with last week’s activities. We had a lot of fun making OOBLECK and GREEN EGGS and HAM!!!!

This WEDNESDAY March 18, 2015, we would like our students to wear Crazy Socks. We will have FOX IN SOCKS WEDNESDAY!

On Thursday, March 19, 2015 we will be making TRUFFELLA TREES from the LORAX.

ACCREDITATION PROCESS – SURVEYS FOR PARENTS- Below you will find the link that will take you to the corresponding survey that you need to complete. This is the last week that the surveys will be available for parents! Please take some time from your busy schedule to complete the survey that will provide valuable information towards the accreditation process and therefore, school improvement.
A Spanish version of the survey for parents is available in this message; however the survey needs to be completed in English. The Spanish version will help parents complete the English version as it is an exact copy of the survey.
Surveys will be available Monday, March 2 – Friday, March 20.

END OF THE THIRD QUARTER REPORT CARDS AND CONFERENCES–Notices for the third quarter conferences (on a need basis) will be sent home today. Report Cards will be sent home on Thursday, March 19. However, if you would like a conference, and one has not been called for by a teacher, please contact the school to set an appointment for the afternoon of Friday, March 20.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 – There will NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, March 20. Following our school calendar, the morning will be devoted to Professional Development for Teachers, and the afternoon will be used for Parent-Teacher conferences.

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY READ-A-THON –This is week three of our Read-a-thon! Grades Kindergarten through five are participating in this month long competition. Students should be completing the reading logs that were distributed last week! The winner from each class will go out to lunch as a special treat from our DPTO!

BRICKS4KIDZ - After conducting exit surveys that reveal what a success this activity was, and given its educational value, the school will be offering a Second Module of Bricks4kidz. The session will be held on Fridays (in April 10,17 and 24; in May 8,15 and 22) from 3:15 to 4:15 and will be open for students in from kindergarten to grade five. Registration will be available on the afternoons of Friday, March 20 and Friday, March 27. Hurry and save your space!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB NEWS - Scholastic Book Club leaflets were given out last week. This is an optional activity offered by the school, because we know you want to motivate your child to read at home.  With your purchase, our library will accumulate points to redeem more books for the benefit of your children in our school.  The due date to purchase the books online is March 20. The books will arrive to the school in one single delivery, and we will distribute them to the students according to their orders, approximately three weeks after the purchase due date.

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