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September 20, 2019

Math: Next week we start a new Bridges Unit 2: Developing Strategies with Dice & Dominoes. Family Unit Overview Unit 2.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, 9/27, 1:40 pm - Early Release (Lunch at School)
  • Monday, 9/30 - Holiday, No School


September 13, 2019

We're happy to start next week with full five days of learning to continue getting comfortable with routines and learning expectations.

English Language Arts (ELA): We will be moving into our next ReadyGen Unit next week. Unit 2's theme is Becoming a Classroom Citizen. The first anchor text is A Fine, Fine School with The Recess Queen as a supporting text. As readers, we will understand that details help us determine the message of a story. We will practice opinion writing and learn that opinions are supported by reasons. As learners, we will understand that citizenship begins with becoming a contributing member of a classroom community.

Math: We will wrap up our Bridges Unit 1 Numbers All Around Us next week.

Social Emotional Learning: This week we learned about focusing our attention to learn. We started our Second Step lessons. Our first lesson was: Listening to Learn. The students enjoyed interacting with Snail again this year! We've also had two weeks of practicing Calm Classroom techniques. We've learned Sound and Silence and I Am Calm. Ask your child if they can show you a technique.

Playworks: We enjoyed 30 minutes of individual class game time from Coach Michael. He taught us to play Captain's Coming (good for indoor recess) and Switch which can be played outside on the four square lines.

We are excited about the variety of learning opportunities

we have to share with your child!

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, 9/27, 1:40 pm - Early Release (Lunch at School)
  • Monday, 9/30 - Holiday, No School


September 6, 2019

Events next week:

  • Monday, 9/9, 7:30 PM - PTO General Meeting in IT Library - All are welcome!
  • Friday, 9/13, 1:40 pm - Early Release (Lunch at School)

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, 9/27, 1:40 pm - Early Release (Lunch at School)
  • Monday, 9/30 - Holiday, No School

Math: September Number Corner started this week. The learning goals are counting and recognizing numbers from 0 to 30, with an emphasis that teen numbers are made of 1 ten and some more. Students are working with numbers in groups of 2, 5, and 10. Students review the concept of unitizing; thinking of 10 items as a single unit called a ten.

August 30, 2019

Thanks for coming to Open House last night. It was wonderful to see everyone!

Events next week:

  • Monday, 9/2 - Labor Day, No School

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, 9/9, 7:30 PM - PTO General Meeting in IT Library - All are welcome!
  • Friday, 9/13, 1:40 pm - Early Release (Lunch at School)
  • Friday, 9/27, 1:40 pm - Early Release (Lunch at School)
  • Monday, 9/30 - Holiday, No School


August 23, 2019

We had a fantastic first week of first grade! We have really enjoyed getting to know the students and they are getting to know their classmates as well. Routines have improved every day and expectations are being reinforced.

Math: We started our Bridges Math Lessons this week: Bridges Unit 1 Numbers All Around Us Parent Overview

English Language Arts (ELA): We are ready to dive into our first ReadyGen unit on Monday. The Unit 1 Module A theme is Connecting to Our World. The anchor text is Stellaluna. As readers, we will retell stories including key details. We will write narrative stories. As learners, we will recognize relationships among living things.

Reminders:

  • Please complete this Parent Questionnaire (Asbury only). I appreciate you taking the time to fill this out.
  • The first grade team sent home sight words this week. Please look for them in your child's folder.
  • From our Music Teacher, Mrs. Lufthardt: Ever wonder what your child does in music class? Please join my Twitter account to find out. I will post daily/weekly updates and pictures of our class activities at: IT Music Class @aluthardt124

Events this week:

  • Tuesday, 8/27 Reading MAP Test
  • Wednesday, 8/28 Math MAP Test
  • Thursday, 8/29, 6:00-7:15 PM - IT Open House
  • Friday, 8/30, 1:40 PM - Early Release Day (Lunch at School)

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, 9/2 - Labor Day, No School
  • Monday, 9/9, 7:30 PM - PTO General Meeting in IT Library - All are welcome!


August 16, 2019

Welcome to First Grade! This first week of school we are focusing on building our classroom community and learning routines.

We will use SeeSaw as our primary form of communication. It's an easy way for you to see what your child is working on, see pictures, and get announcements about things happening in our classroom.

This blog will be updated on Fridays to give you important updates about the week ahead. Please also be checking your child's take home folder and returning anything on the "Right to School" side.

  • August 19 First Day of Student Attendance: Early release at 1:40 p.m.
  • Please have your child bring a water bottle with a sport top to school every day to stay hydrated.
  • Your child will need headphones starting the second week of school. Please send them in, if you haven't already.
  • Please complete this Parent Questionnaire(Asbury). I appreciate you taking the time to fill this out.

Bridges Math 1st Welcome Families

Bridges Math 1st Unit 1 Numbers All Around Us Parent Overview

Excellent video with practical tips to use when you are reading with your child. It's well worth the 5 minutes and 27 seconds!

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, 8/22, 5:00 - 8:00 PM - IT PTO Potbelly Fundraiser
  • Thursday, 8/22, 6:00-7:30 PM - Back to School Bash
  • Thursday, 8/29, 6:00-7:15 PM - IT Open House
  • Friday, 8/30, 1:40 PM - Early Release Day (Lunch at School)
  • Monday, 9/2 - Labor Day, No School
  • Monday, 9/9, 7:30 PM - PTO General Meeting in IT Library - All are welcome!