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Hello students and families! Please look through this website carefully as it is full of important information. We will update the website weekly to keep you informed  about what is going on in our classroom. We look forward to working with you and making your child’s first grade experience a positive, busy and memorable one!


This Week's Homework:

Phonics:
  • This week we will learn the long u vowel pairs (ui, ue, ew). 
  • Students will be assessed on these phonics patterns on Friday, June 1st. 
Sight Words:
  • We are finished learning sight words for this year! 
  • Keep practicing your child's sight words. They will be tested every 2 weeks! 
Reading:
  • The reading log is due Monday, May 21st. 
    • You can use the books in your child's reading bag, sight words, books you have at home, books you get from the library or any text you and your child read together for the reading log.
    • Please have your child read 20 minutes a day.
Math
  • Have your child continue to practice their math facts! This will help build their math fact fluency, which they are assessed on through gumball math.
  • Utilizing online programs such as Xtra Math and Prodigy will help build math fact fluency, as well as reinforce concepts and skills that are taught in class. 
  • Math homework will be sent home as needed to help reinforce concepts taught in class.
Language Arts:
  • This week we will begin learning about synonyms. Synonyms are words that mean the same thing, or mean nearly the same thing.
  •  You can help your child understand synonyms by giving them a word and asking them for a synonym for that word. For example, you could say "cold" and they should say "chilly".
Specials:
  • This week is a BLACK week
Things to Remember/Important Dates:  

We will be taking our chapter 10 math test on Wednesday, May 23rd.

This week for our 26 day countdown...
  • Monday: Next Year Day- We will be visiting a second grade classroom to talk to some current second graders about second grade.
  • Tuesday: Outside Day
  • Wednesday: Picnic Day
  • Thursday: Quiet Day
  • Friday: Read Outside Day
We are collecting bottle caps. If you have any bottle caps from water bottles or from soda bottles, please send them in! We are collecting bottle caps to make a buddy bench.

We will have snack in
 the morning. Please send a healthy snack, such as fruit, vegetables, fruit cups or applesauce. Please send one of these options with your child to school for snack.We have students who are allergic to nuts. Please do not send any snacks with peanut butter, please do not send any snacks made out of nuts or where nuts are handled. Go to the "Snack" section of this website for more specific information regarding snack.

Please do not send any food items in for your child's birthday. If your child brings any sort of food item they will be asked to take it home. Your child does not need to bring in anything for their birthday, however, if they would like to they could bring in a pencil for their classmates, they could donate a book to the classroom library or they could read their favorite book to the class.

We are not allowed to pass out birthday party invitations even if the whole class is invited. Please do not send them to school. If your child brings invitations to school, they will be sent home.