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 Hi everyone, I am excited to be teaching your first graders this year. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am from this this community and have lived here all my life. My mother, aunts, uncles, siblings, and children all attended school here at Dixie, but I did not have that privilege. Still, I have a great love for the school. I am married to Glenda James who is our music teacher. We have three grown children and five grand-children.
In addition to our work here, Glenda and I lead the music program at Pineview Baptist Church. 
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The week of 4/10 - 4/13

Math skills:
Basic plane shapes - circle, square, rectangle, triangle

Language Arts skills:
Review conjunctions, writing paragraphs. 
Spelling Words:
oil
soil    
voice
point
boy
boil
coin
oink
toy
join
against
heavy


Reading skills:
Drawing conclusions from what you have read

"What we learn becomes part of who we are." unknown

AR 
What is AR?
AR stands for Accelerated Reading. Learners can read books and test on the books they have read (or have been read to). With each successful test the learner earns points and rewards as they accumulate points. 

You can support your children in their point accumulation by directing them to AR books. ARbookfind.com will allow you to determine if the books they read are AR books. You simply enter the book name and ARbookfind will search for you.  



Lyrics2Learn
L2L is a site on which learners can practice reading fluency and comprehension by listening to specially written songs. Our students love the exciting lessons. To log on students enter kim james in the teacher field, their FIRST name in the user name field, and their lunch number for the password.  



"You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can direct yourself any direction you choose."
                                                                                       Dr. Seuss

The Yellow Jacket Way
Jackets Are:
Respectful 
Responsible
Positive 
Prepared and
Safe.

Here is a brief overview of our classroom expectations.

RULES

Follow directions the first time they are given. Our behavior focus for the week

Respect the others and their property.

Raise your hand before speaking.

Use kind words and helping hands.

 

REWARDS

Our students will have opportunities to be rewarded.  Students with outstanding behavior may be rewarded with Dixie Dollars.  Students will have an opportunity on Fridays to visit the Dixie Dollar store to exchange their Dixie Dollars for various rewards.  Please encourage your child to practice the Yellow Jacket Way at all times!!


BEHAVIOR/CONSEQUENCES

Green: Good Behavior (Each child is given a fair opportunity in the classroom and will begin each day with a green light.)

Yellow: The child breaks a rule or does not fulfill an expectation.

CONSEQUENCE: 5 MINUTES OF RECESS IS TAKEN AWAY.

Blue: The child continues to break the rules or has continued to not follow any expectations given.

CONSEQUENCE: HALF OF RECESS IS TAKEN AWAY

Red: The child has already received a blue light and has continued to break rules or not follow expectations.

CONSEQUENCE: ALL OF RECESS IS TAKEN AWAY

According to the handbook, these behavioral consequences are consequences given to level 1 behaviors. If a child continually exhibits level 1 behaviors or any level 2 behaviors, he or she will be given an office referral.




We are proud of our boys reading together. 
Our boys reading together. They 
make us proud.






You're never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child.
                                                Dr. Seuss


First Grade Truth #42
First graders will tattle on each other . . . for tattling.
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