Welcome to Mrs. Marck's Classroom!









Hello! Welcome to class 1-Mk! Welcome back for another exciting school year! My name is Mrs. Marck and I am thrilled to be teaching first grade! This will be my 23rd year teaching and my 8th year teaching first grade here at Memorial School! While this year will still look a bit diferent to all of us,  I plan to make this an  exciting year filled with learning and fun! I look forward to working with each of you as we become partners in your child's education. Please do not hesitate to contact me through emails, phone calls or notes with any concerns you may have.

kmarck@emersonschools.org
          

Our Class Schedules:

Specials Schedule
Monday~ Music
Tuesday~ Gym
Wednesday~Gym
Thursday~ Library
Friday~ Art

                                
       


                                             
 
 
             Mark Your Calendars!

9/9 ~ First day of school for students

9/16 ~ Schools Closed

9/23 ~ Virtual Back to School Night





BACK TO SCHOOL
Parent letter that includes important things to know about first grade!
Click HERE to read.


Meet the Teacher
Click HERE to read my welcome letter!


Resources
**UPDATE IN PROGRESS**
In this section you will find resources and helpful links that will help your child's
learning easily accessible. This section will be updated throughout the
year and build upon our learning.


Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic book orders are sent home monthly. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to order "just right" leveled books for your child to read at home. When you place an order, our class earns points that I can use towards new books for our classroom library!

You have the option of ordering online, using the following link:

Order HERE!

Please be sure to enter our class code: NGFTX

Payments should be made online.

RAZ Kids

How to get started with RazKids:

1) Go to www.kidsa-z.com

2) Enter or choose the teacher's username, kmarck

3) Your child finds his or her username on the class chart, then enters his or her password.

*Password cards will be sent home the first week of school*

This is a fun resource we use in school to listen to stories that are read by celebrities. Feel free to check it out HERE
    
 Student sites                               
Weekly Reader                      
Everyday Math
     Parent sites 
     School forms

**All students will be using Seesaw to see assignments, submit assignments,collaborate with their classmates, and more! Please use the link located under "Parent Sites" above in order to activate your child's account.

All students will be using Seesaw to see assignments, submit assignments, collaborate with their classmates, and more! Please use the link locateLiteracy, Math & Science Links

I have compiled a list of resources and websites that can help foster your child's interest in reading, keep their math skills sharp, and learn more about a ton of science topics. By taking advantage of these free resources, your child will be able to practice reading independently, have a new story read to them, practice number concepts, and discover jellyfish, the water cycle and more!

ABCya! http://www.abcya.com/
Children can listen to a story or read along with highlighted text using ABCya! There are also a variety of other other skills including counting, letter identification, addition & subtraction, puzzles, and much more!

You Tube - High Frequency Words (a.k.a Red Words) https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=Dfb6lY0TJCQ
This YouTube video reads the red words, we also refer to them as Club Words, that we will be learning over the course of the year. These words are not phonetic and therefore cannot be sounded out and must be learned and recognized by sight.

Storyline Online http://www.storylineonline.net/
Developed by the Screen Actor's Guild and features actors and actresses reading popular books.

National Geographic Young Explorers http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html
Created especially for Kindergarten and First graders, the magazine reads non-fiction topics with highlighted text so children can follow along.

Study Jams http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm
Scholastic's site, Study jams, has a large collection of math and science topics that students can explore. The math concepts are challenging.

We Give Books http://www.wegivebooks.org/
A Pearson Foundation Initiative, this site is unique in that each book read online results in a donated book to a charity for children. This site is for the parents or proficient reader since it is "Read to Self" (without narration).

Starfall http://starfall.com
A highly engaging site where children can have books read to them while following along. Starfall also gives an opportunity for kids to create their own story. While mostly free of charge, some of the features can be accessed by purchasing the premium version.

International Children's Digital Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
This free site offers books from around the world. While the site does nonarrate, parents can use this site to read and learn with their child.