"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child." - George Santayana

Sunday, October 15, 2017

ELA Weekly Study Skills: Unit 1.6

Picture retakes will be on Monday for anyone who needs it.  Monday is also the deadline to turn in your child's emergency snack!  We still have a few students who have not brought one.  Please send a non-perishable snack and small drink in a ziploc bag marked with their name.  We will keep these in our classroom in case of an emergency.  We are having a lockdown drill on Wednesday afternoon.  We will talk with the students ahead of time so they will be prepared and know what to expect. Our spelling test will be postponed until next Friday. Your child will have an extra week to study the spelling words from their spelling pretest list.

Remember there is no school on Thursday or Friday - we hope you have a wonderful fall break!  Looking ahead to next week, don't forget that Family Arts & Literacy Night is on October 25 from 6:30-8:00.  This is one of our biggest school events and it is always a lot of fun!  We hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

ELA Weekly Study Skills: Unit 1.5

We will be finishing up Topic 2 in math this week!  We will review on Tuesday and have our test on Wednesday.  Then we will be starting Topic 3 - Using Strategies to Solve Addition Facts to 20. It can be a little chilly for morning recess, so don't forget to send your child with a jacket! Please remember to contact Mrs. Chang if you would like to help with or contribute items for our Halloween party on the 31st.  Looking ahead - Fall Break will be the 19th and 20th this month, along with a teacher workday on the 30th.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Weekly Study Skills: ELA Unit 1.3 and Math Topic 1

We have a busy week ahead of us! The PTA is hosting Goodies and Grown-Ups on Wednesday at 7:30 am.  Come enjoy a light breakfast as we kick off the book fair. Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday and Thursday.  Because of this we have an early dismissal at 1:15 on Thursday, and no school on Friday. We are also looking forward this week to our first grade assembly on fire safety. For those of you interested in SALTA testing, the application window closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 4.  Please contact Mrs. Wahlquist or Mrs. Chang if you have any questions about that.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weekly Update and ELA study skills

We are almost finished with Topic 2 of our math program.  We have been talking about strategies to help increase fluency of addition and subtraction facts.  This week we will wrap up Topic 2 and take our first test.  We will begin Topic 1 (addition and subtraction word problems) next week.  Just a reminder that we will have parent teacher conferences next week on the 27th and 28th.  Don't forget to schedule your conference!  We are looking forward to meeting with each of you.  Because of conferences, there will not be any school for students on Friday the 22nd and Friday the 29th.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sight Words

Sight Words

Once or twice a week, a parent volunteer will quiz your child at school. Please keep their sight words in their red folder so we have access to it. In order to pass off a list, your child needs to read ALL the words with automaticity. That means, if they read it incorrectly or 'sound it out' they will be asked to go home and practice some more. Please make this a part of your daily homework routine!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Weekly Study Skills: ELA Unit 1.1 and Math Topic 2

We are going to start Unit 1 of Reading Street on Monday. This is the first week your child will be given a spelling list to study. Please work on the words below (spelling + high frequency) as they will be tested on Friday, Sept 15th.

Just a quick reminder - tomorrow is Picture Day! Even if you do not order prints, your child's picture will be taken for our class picture. If you wish to order prints, please send the order form along with a check. There is also the option to pay ahead of time online (please refer to order form).