February 24-28: Winter Break
March 10th: First Grade Field Trip
March 20th: Teacher Workshop
April 3rd: Casino Night at Nashua Country Club 6-9 pm
April 27-May 1: Spring Vacation
February 19th, 2020
It has been a pleasure to be back with your children! Today we celebrated the 100th day of school! We celebrated our learning so far and your child participated in fun math stations. For the remainder of the school year, your child will be practicing skills to prepare for second grade! We are working on following directions quickly and working independently at certain times.
When we return from winter break we will begin our Geometry unit in math, we will continue opinion writing, and learn about closed syllables. In science, we will begin a unit called Water Investigation.
Our business, The Bingo Hall, has been doing excellent! Our managers and employees have been working hard to keep customers coming to play bingo!
September 29, 2019
Please take note of the day/time you signed up for conferences. If anything changes, please let me know in advance, so I can utilize the time.
This week we will officially dive into our regular academic routines and activities! We have been practicing working in groups, working independently, and transitioning smoothly from one station to the next. We have learned many new brain break exercises that help us as we transition from one activity to the next.
Reading: We are beginning unit 2 of Fundations! Your child will learn to blend, read, and spell three sound short vowel words. In addition to our phonics work, your child meets with myself and their reading group 3-4 days a week. This is where your child participates in reading activities at their level. We work on phonics, dictation, fluency, and comprehension.
Sight Words/Trick Words: a, and, the
Math: Your child completed and brought home their unit 1 math test. The skills demonstrated on their test are skills that we will continue to practice and utilize throughout the year. We are beginning unit 2 of Everyday Mathematics. Your child will learn strategies to solve addition problems. We will use a tool called ten frames, which are especially helpful for identifying pairs of numbers that add to 10. Your child will continue to practice strategies that will help them become fluent with addition to 20 as the year progresses.
Writing: We are continuing to practice our lower case letters that begin with “magic c”. Everyday your child participates in a writing warm up. They are asked to write two sentences using 5 star writing (capital letter, punctuation, finger spaces, sight words spelled correctly, and tapping out unknown words).
Social Studies: We will begin our Geography and Mapping unit this week! Your child will learn about maps, globes, cardinal directions, landforms, bodies of water, and the world they live in (country, state, city).
Micro: Our class voted for Katrina as our Class Representative. Congratulations Katrina! We also voted on our Senator, Vice President, and President. This Monday, we will attend our Town Hall Meeting in the MPR to watch the inauguration.
September 20, 2019
It was great to meet everyone at open house last night! Although the school calendar states that parent conferences are the week of Oct. 28, I will be holding conferences very soon! I want to ensure that I can meet with you before my leave. Keep any eye out for a Sign Up Genius
Over the past two weeks, each child has completed their reading, writing, and math assessments for the beginning of the year. This coming week, I will begin guided reading groups and math groups.
Reading: we will have a final review of letter sounds and ABC order. Students will complete an assessment on Friday to demonstrate their understanding of letter sounds.
Math: Unit 1 assessment. Your child will demonstrate that they are able to use a number grid and number line to count small and larger numbers, represent numbers using tally marks, and solve number stories. We will begin unit 2. In unit 2, your child will learn strategies for solving addition problems.
Writing: We will continue to practice our letter formation and conventions.
Micro: Our class will participate in Election Day on Tuesday; each child will vote for President and Vice President. We will also vote for our class Representative and our K-2 Senator.
Please view the parent resource tab for additional learning activities at home and parent letters for math and reading.
Enjoy the beautiful weekend weather!
September 8, 2019
We had a great first week of school! We worked on building our classroom community by learning rules and expectations, greeting each other each morning, sharing our interests, and participating in whole group activities as well as partner activities. Everyone was very welcoming and kind to one another and it was great to see students building new friendships.
This coming week, we will continue to practice our daily routines and procedures. We will also begin our beginning of the year assessments. Students will complete short tasks to assess their foundational skills in math, reading, and writing.
I am excited to continue to build a relationship with your child and foster an engaging learning environment! I look forward to a great year! As always, please email me if you have any questions or concerns. 🙂
August 21, 2019
Welcome to a new school year! I am so excited that I get to be your teacher this year! In first grade, you will learn so much and have FUN along the way! I hope you had a fabulous summer and I can’t wait to hear all about it! The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd.