How lucky am I? I get to work with kids all day long. I love to see their faces when they "get it" whether it is in reading, writing, math, or science. My students always seem to make me smile. I am lucky to have two of my own kids that make me smile as well. They keep me running all the time!!! When our family is not watching a ball game (football, baseball, or softball) my fabulous husband, two great kids, and myself like to spend time on Cedar Mountain relaxing at the family cabin. It's the best place in the world to relax with a good book and get lost in a story. Reading is one of my very favorite things. I hope it will become one of my students' favorite things as well.
For a fun way to practice spelling go to spellingcity.com and look up Mrs. Dana Adams, Enoch 1st grade then click on our current spelling words. This site offers numerous games and activities to help conquer the spelling practice blahs!!!
We will start our spelling centers tomorrow. Remember our weeks will run Thursday through Wednesday. We will take our first test on Thursday morning the 5th. I will send the new list for the next week home that afternoon.
Thank you to all those who volunteered to help in the classroom. I will send a note home letting you know when to start coming.
During the month of September we will be talking about how to be a scientist. We have already explored what the five senses are, and tested them out. Safety is on our list of things to learn and how to be safe at school as well as at home. We will also be talking about the parts of a plant. Finally we will be doing some fun fall activities. We will discuss the characteristics of the season and the activities that take place in fall. Help your child notice the change in the leaves as the weather starts to turn cooler.
In math we are learning about addition and subtraction. Go-Math is the new program we will be using. In the coming weeks a fact practice page will accompany the homework from the book on Tuesday and Thursday. Both pages will need to be turned in the following day.
Reading calendars came home last week. Please read with your child for 15-20 minutes a night. Record the minutes that are read at home and send the calendar back at the first of next month. We have a goal of 300 minutes a month. Read, read, read!!! Thank you to those who have passed off sight words. These make a real difference in a child’s reading fluency. Remember they have to be able to read them without sounding any part of the word out. Keep up the good work.
Take home books will be coming home soon. Remember to sign the paper in the bag to have a new book put in each night. Having your child read them several times a night is great. If the book is too easy or too hard please send me a note and I will have the level adjusted.
Just a reminder that we will not be in school on Monday because of Labor Day. Also if you want to order books I will be sending the order in Friday. Thanks for all you do at home. Your children are great!
Week of Sep. 30