This is an easy game to replicate at home to give your child practice counting pennies and reading dot patterns on dice. You must roll an exact number to take the remaining coins in the "bank." Player with the most pennies wins! Then it's time to play again.
I asked the children to talk with someone at home about their Hopes & Dreams in 1st Grade. We made a list of ideas in school today. Tomorrow they will write about their hopes & dreams or "wishes" for 1st Grade.
Dress appropriately for a cool Field Day tomorrow!
We will meet at 8:30 on the black top behind the school to go over rules and expectations. Next our class will go to Station 3. Each station is 6 1/2 minutes long. We will rotate in order from Station 3-18 and then to 1 and 2.
Behavior in the morning activities determines participation in the afternoon Water Filed Day. This will be tracked using each student's bib.
1 Sad Face = NO Water Field Day
Students are encouraged to bring a change of clothes, towel, and flip flops to wear after the Water Field Day.
I hope to see many of you there cheering us on and keeping our mind of the chilly weather!
Tomorrow is the last Reading Day of the year.
The library has closed for check out. With your approval, children may bring books from home that they would like to read independently or with others. It would be helpful to have their name on the inside cover.
If children have one of their favorite books to share, they may have the opportunity to read it to the class or share why it is their favorite book.
Tomorrow our class will be completing the end of year MAPs assessment for Reading.
I have seen a marked improvement in reading performance based on the assessments we've already done:
Assessment Day- PALs reading
SRI- Scholastic Reading Inventory
I believe in every single one of my students and want them to do their very best. To do this, I hope they eat a good breakfast and are well rested for this assessment.
I wanted to let you know that the kids did a great job today! I was so proud of them! It is wonderful to see how much they've grown since the beginning of the year. They were also very respectful to each other and behaved well during the assessments.
Thank you for supporting your children at home by establishing expectations for daily reading practice and encouraging their effort . The more they read, the more they grow and the more confident they become.
The end of the year is fast approaching, but we have more assessments to come. Please hold these standards high as we wrap up the year so we can achieve our best and finish up strong!
Today the children voted to bring a stuffed animal to school because we've earned 15 class STARS!
So tomorrow the kids can bring a small stuffed animal. Take a moment to review the following expectations with your child:
Thanks for your support!
The 1st grade music program is tonight! We are excited to share it with you. It will be interactive so bring your smartphone! Students need to be here at 6:15 pm.
When they arrive, students give their coat/jacket to their parents and meet their teacher in the library.
Parents and families will go down to the gym to be seated. The program begins at 6:30 pm.
If your child came home really excited the other day, it was probably about the Run4Fund$ kick off assembly. The kids were so excited about the FUN activities & prizes available based on pledges raised. Funds raised will be used for technology. Here are important dates to know.
***Below are EXAMPLES of Inflatable Events that can be earned with total pledges of $50 or more.
When we prepared for Friday fun today, many children were still missing homework from the week and several were below 90% on DoJo for the week.
If you saw my other post about the Shamrock cookies, I suspect that may have contributed to the emotions I saw at the end of the day. The cookies were not Friday fun, but I think some of the children misunderstood and thought they weren't going to get one. Friday fun was a very brief extra recess (less than 10 minutes).
After we packed up to go home, we had juice (left over from Valentine's Day) and passed out the cookies. We talked about the homework and behavior expectations for Friday fun. We also discussed that some children were upset because they thought the cookies were part of Friday fun.
Learning to take personal responsibility can be hard. At school we spend a lot of time helping children understand this. We model and coach them to recognize when they are blaming other people for their mistakes and how they could have done things differently
I appreciate your support in everything you do at home to help us learn and get along at school. I hope you all have a very nice weekend!
Every morning, the children take their homework out and it's checked off with a stamp. We have a checklist on a clip board to mark if it is done, incomplete, missing, etc. Children have until the end of the week to bring in their assignments if they left them at home. We also have extra copies available if they can't find it.
Before Friday fun, we review the checklist. There were even children who presented it at the last moment today. If an assignment is still missing, they use this time to do it.