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109 | First Grade | Mrs. White



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Welcome to 1st grade!!!
Mrs. White
Room 109
      • CLASS SCHEDULE  2017-18       
      Monday    Art and  Language class 
      Tuesday  Library and Language class
       Wednesday P.E. (No language classes )
       ThursdayP.E. and Language classes        
       Friday  Art and Language classes


                                                                                         LUNCH/RECESS:  12:30-1:15

                                                             P.E. uniform-ANY T-shirt, shorts/sweat pants,  gym shoes


      Our Week in Review...
      We had another wonderful week in first grade! The students are working hard to learn the routines and procedures and they are doing a fantastic job.  Please remind your child to bring their homework folder to school daily. The homework folder along with the reading textbook should go home and return the next day as part of our daily routine.  Students will begin bringing the reading textbook home this week and our first reading story is "Sam, Come Back!"

       Last week we reviewed kindergarten skills; we incorporated fun games to help us review those skills.  We read some interesting and funny books while identifying  the characters and discussing their feelings. We made sure to take our brain breaks as we are quite busy throughout the school day.  

      This week we are starting the first grade curriculum for reading.  For some, the beginning stories may be very simple. Don't worry. We are introducing comprehension skills through these stories. We will differentiate reading instruction and books during small group time. That means your child may be reading from a text that is slightly below, at or above the first grade level in order to address their particular reading needs. Our goal is for ALL students to be reading above grade level by the end of first grade. Most importantly, we are looking to see growth over time.  So ALL students will be exposed to a wide variety of texts.

      Please scroll down to see our weekly focus, comprehension skill, spelling words, homework etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!


      Please make sure to check back Monday for our week in review along with the weekly focus and assignments.



       





      IMPORTANT UPDATES

        • CALLING ALL PARENTS!!!  If you attended our Back to School Night on on 8-31-17 I left out a VERY important piece of information. We are looking for a Room Parent!  If you have time available to help out in the following ways please email me and I will send an application home with your child: help the teacher communicate with parents by setting up a google group (one of our LaSalle II parents will train you), help to plan and organize class parties (Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day), recruit a team of volunteers to assist you, help organize information, request supplies or donations from parents if needed, help organize our annual Spring Thaw!

        •  The afternoon Kiss N' Go program has been temporarily suspended due to a lack of volunteers. In order for the program to run efficiently and safely, we need at least 3 parent volunteers on a daily basis. Currently, we only have 1 parent committed per day. If you would be interested in volunteering, please sign-up via the link in the LaSalle II Newsletter.
        • If you were unable to attend our Back to School Night on Thursday, please scroll to the end of the page and review the ABC's of First Grade for important information.    If you have any questions, please contact me via email.

        • Raz-Kids is up and running! Please log into Raz-Kids and continue to practice reading  fluency and comprehension skills. 
        The username for Room 109  is: cwhite173  Here is the link: https://www.raz-kids.com/
      • Please send a HEALTHY snack to school every day.  Breakfast is free for all students. So, remind your child to grab something from the school's breakfast if you forget. Fruit, crackers, yogurt, veggies, cheese, low-sugar juices etc. are great healthy snack options.  
      • * Note: According to new federal guidelines, we are not allowed to provide students with outside food during the school day. This includes food used as an incentive, reward, celebration, etc.     If we violate this policy, we will be fined and the school will be responsible for payment of the fine.

       Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions.  cmwest@cps.edu


      WISH LIST!!
      •  Plastic cookie cutters/rollers for playdough! 
      • Deck of cards for Math Games
       


      WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS


       




      Monday


       

      9/18

      • "The History of My Name" Family Interview Research due TODAY!
      • Read:Sam, Come Back!

      • Complete Reading Trifold sheet  Sam, Come Back!

        Raz-kids
         READ TO, READ WITH, LISTEN TO AND TALK ABOUT READING! Your child should read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night.




        Practice handwriting for at least 5 minutes.

        Tuesday



         9/19



        • Work on reading trifold sheet.
        • Math Practice Sheet 

        Raz-kidsto 10.
         READ TO, READ WITH, LISTEN TO AND TALK ABOUT READING! Your child should read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night.

        READ TO, READ WITH, LISTEN TO AND TALK ABOUT READING! Your child should read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night.

        Practice handwriting for at least 5 minutes.

        Wednesday

         

        9/20


          • Continue to Work on reading trifold sheet and math practice sheet.
        NWEA Math Assessment TODAY!

        New Parents!  Please get more information
         about our school-wide reading and math assessments here:
         https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2014/07/ParentToolkit_0.pdf 
         READ TO, READ WITH, LISTEN TO AND TALK ABOUT READING! Your child should read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night.



        Practice handwriting for at least 5 minutes.

        Thursday


        9/21

         



        Raz-kids
        READ TO, READ WITH, LISTEN TO AND TALK ABOUT READING! Your child should read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night.

        Practice handwriting for at least 5 minutes.


        Friday


        9/22


        Chapter 1 Math Test

        Reading test on the story Sam, Come Back!

        Spelling test #1-Students will be tested on the spelling words and 2 sight words. Extra points will be given for each correctly spelling amazing word.  

        ALL HOMEWORK IS DUE!




        Raz-kids

        READ TO, READ WITH, LISTEN TO AND TALK ABOUT READING! Your child should read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night.


        Practice handwriting for at least 5 minutes.
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