Inhale, Imagination and Breathe Wonder...Watch Us Grow!!!!

Welcome to Heather Bailey-Lewis' First Grade Web Page!

Teacher: Heather Bailey-Lewis

Grade: First Grade

Email: Bailey-lewisH@gjps.org

Phone: (614) 759-5100

Room: 76



Important School Information:
*Parents, please remember to take the time to nightly read and initial Daily Planners, as this is a wonderful form of communication for us! 

*Don't forget that the tardy bell rings at 8:00 and dismissal is 2:25. 

*If you would like to join us for lunch, our lunchtime begins at 11:00 and ends at 11:45. Lunch is $2.65 and milk alone is .50 cents. 

*Last but not least, if your child has a change of transportation after school please send a note that morning or email me at Bailey-lewisH@gjps.org the previous day to inform me. If your child attends Kidsplace they need to be informed as well. 

I appreciate all of your effort and look forward to a wonderful school year!
Sincerely,
Heather

 
Weekly Homework...

*Homework packets are due every Friday. :-)  Nightly Reading is considered homework too!  Please make sure to initial Reading logs nightly so that I can keep track of your child's progress.  If you would like to initial the homework packet before it is handed in that would be fantastic.  This is a perfect way to show me that your have checked your child's work.  Listed below are areas that will be covered in the homework packet:

* Theme; Social Studies, Science, Health

* Word Study

* Math

*Comprehension Skills

*Poetry Notebook-Since reading isn't mandatory over the weekend, often times I will send home your child's Poetry Notebook to read over the weekend for fun!!!!




Content Areas:



Math:
The following areas will be covered in our Math program this First Trimester:
*Number Sense
*Counting and Quantity
*Counting and Grouping
*Combining
*Composing Numbers
*Story problems 



Theme:
During the first Trimester of the school year our main focus revolves around Social Studies concepts and "Getting" to know each other.  Listed below are the different area(s) that will be introduced to your child.  Please remember to ask your child questions nightly on what they are learning throughout the school week.  I usually ask my son and daughter what they liked (instead of learned) most about their school day and surprisingly I get a better response!  :-)  Don 't accept "I don't know" as an answer.  Try to engage your child to be able to tell you at least one fact a day they have learned.  Their comprehension skills will greatly increase because of this.  Thank you for all your support!

Word Study:
*Rhyming
*Priority Word recognition with fluency
*Letter recognition and letter sound recognition




Specials Calendar for 2014-15:
A Day: P.E. (12:10-12:40)
B Day: Music (12:40-1:10)
C Day: P.E./Library (12:10-1:10)
D Day: Music (12:40-1:10)
E Day: Art (12:10-1:10)





***All academic content taught aligns with the "Ohio Learning Standards."