Weekly News for March 11-15, 2019
*Saturday, March 16th- Mother/ Son Glow Dance Party
*Monday, March 18th- TRACK Day (rescheduled day)
*Friday, March 22nd- 1st Grade Awards Celebration Program @9:30 am in cafeteria
*March 25th- 29th- Spring Break Week (No school)
Reading: Stories- The Story of a Robot Inventor (Nonfiction) and Thomas Edison, Inventor (Nonfiction)
Comprehension skills: informational text; problem and solution; sequence; make and confirm
Spelling Words: (r-controlled vowel /or/ or, ore, oar): born, corn, core, more, roar, soar, north, fork, wore, short
High Frequency Words: began, better, guess, learn, right, sure
Vocabulary Words: complicated, curious, device, imagine, improve, idea, unusual
*Writing sentences (identifying main idea and writing detail sentences of the topic)
*Adjectives that compare- (-er, -est) i.e. small, smaller, smallest
Measuring and Telling Time
*Compare and order the lengths of objects
*Measure the lengths of objects using nonstandard units
*Read and write time to the hour on analog clocks
Weekly Test- Friday, March 15th:
*Unit 5 Week 3 Spelling Test (r-controlled vowel /or/ or, ore, oar)
*Unit 5 Week 3 Reading Comprehension Test (including HFW)
*There should be NO car rider drop-off in front of the building from 7:00-7:45 am. Please drop off car riders at the back of the building where we have staff available to assist. School begins at 7:45 am. Students arriving after 7:50 will be marked tardy.
*Homework info- Homework will come home in your child's OWL Binder every Monday and be located in their plastic homework folder. You or your child can read together the reading homework. You will initial the bottom of the page each night that the story has been read. Homework is Monday -Thursday. Homework is due on Fridays. You may alternate reading the nightly homework with a library book or AR book instead.
A.R Program- Your child may check out library books, classroom books, or use books from home that are A.R. testable.
If reading an AR book, please help your child log the book title onto their AR reading log provided in your child's OWL Binder. The website below provides a list of AR books. Our librarian, Ms. Angela may also assist your child when they are in the library.
The AR website is: http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx
(A.R. is optional. Students may read an AR book 3-4 times and test at school on our classroom computer. A.R. is not for a grade. Students earn points and may spend them at the end of the year from the AR book store.)
*Weekly Graded Papers will be sent home every Wednesday. Please sign and return your child's graded weekly papers in their colored folder. Your child's papers will be returned at the end of each nine week grading period for you to keep.
*Homework will be in your child's OWL Binder every Monday. They have all week to work on it. Your child's homework should stay in their OWL Binder Homework Folder to keep the papers from being lost. All homework is due on Friday. I will take it out of your child's OWL Binder to check and return it on the following week.
*Please remember to send in a change of transportation in a handwritten note if your child will be going home an alternative way than their regular way of transportation. All other communication can be written in your child's agenda. (Transportation notes are sent to the office for confirmation and having them separate from the agenda is best).
*Lunch visitors may sit at Table 7a or 7b (with your own child). Our lunch period is from 11:15-11:40. You may not walk your child back to class.
*Please send in one healthy snack for your child daily. You may send in water or juice boxes. No sodas please.