Weekly Updates for 10/23/17

1)  Please stay informed and subscribe to my blog.  I add posts and pages to the blog all the time, and I don’t want anyone to miss out.  You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:

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2)  This week we will continue practicing WRITING our uppercase and lowercase letters.  We will also be practicing using the lines correctly to form the letters (making sure capital and tall letters are touching the top line and hang down letters are hanging below the basement).  We will also be practicing writing with correct letter sizes.  This means starting names and sentences with a capital letter and all the rest of the letters are lower case.
3)  Students receive their  word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way every Monday.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both un-homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with an un-homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our  spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program.
4)  In Math we will continue to work on composing and decomposing numbers with the use of number bonds and number expressions.  This week we will be covering Module 1 lessons 30-34.  Your child should be bringing home a math packet each day, unless it is finished in class.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home if it does not get finished in class.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice how to turn in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will begin our unit on the Human Body.  We will be focusing on the skeletal system, the circulatory system, the digestive system and the nervous system.  Take a few minutes each day and have your child “teach” you what he/she has learned about the human body.
FYI:
1)  Anti-Bullying week this week:
Monday: color day!  1st grade can wear any ORANGE shirt with uniform bottoms to show support for anti-bullying
Tuesday:  Red ribbon day!  Wear red ribbons in your hair, as a necklace, as a bracelet, around our ankles, anywhere to show your support for anti-bullying/drug-free kids
Wednesday:  Unity day!  The whole school can wear any ORANGE top with uniform bottoms (there is also an optional $2.00 dress down on Wednesday if your child would like to participate in that)
Thursday:  Name Tag Day!  Regular Uniform Dress
Friday:  Show your spirit for anti-bullying!  Regular spirit dress day.  There will also be an ALL SCHOOL dance Friday from 12:35-1:30.  Please make sure to pick up your child right at 1:30 because the teachers have a meeting at 1:45.
2)  If you would like to help with our classroom Halloween activities from 1:30 – 3:00pm on Tuesday October 31st, please email me so that our room moms and I can start planning our activities.
3)  Tuesday is our class library day.  I need all students to return their books every week.  Please help your child make sure he/she puts the library book back in his/her backpack Monday night so it is ready to be returned Tuesday.  I will be sending home a weekly email about those students who forgot to return his/her book.
4)  Don’t forget to send in the UN-homework tickets on Monday.  Tickets that come in after Monday will not count for the drawing.  They should be filled out, cut out, and put into a baggie or small envelope, or can be put in the clear pocket in the planner.  Remind your child to turn them in as soon as he/she comes into class.
5)  I would like to put together a classroom directory with your child’s contact information that I can send home with each student.  I have found that it makes it easier on parents to have this information so that you can set up birthday parties or playdates with other students without having to go through me to get the information.  This directory will include your child’s name, parents names, address, phone number and one contact email address.  If you do not want your child’s information included in this directory, please let me know as soon as possible.  I would like to send these home by the end of this week.
6)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting the tutoring for the first grade students.  M/W math and T/TH reading.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Please send me an email or come talk to me if you feel that your child might benefit from some after school tutoring.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
 
7)  October reading calendars are due Friday to receive a pizza hut coupon and the 20 points in aspire for reading each month.  I will be sending home the November reading calendar Tuesday.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she read 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back will earn a prize.
8)   I have several students who are missing points for homework assignments.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way, or spelling (weekly) as part of the un-homework.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is choosing a task, completing it and then having a parent sign one of the tickets on the bottom of the page.  The tickets will all come back on Monday for a special drawing.  Un-homework is a choice and will not be graded, but is designed to help your child learn his/her spelling words for the week and be successful on Friday’s spelling test.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.   I will also spend some time reviewing with the students the way we turn in completed work and how we pack up the dockets and keep them neat and organized.
9)  November volunteer schedule is posted on the blog.  I will also send home a hard copy of the schedule to everyone who is on it on Monday.  Our schedule has a lot of open spaces on it.  If you haven’t turned in your volunteer form and would like to be put on the schedule please send the form back as soon as possible.
10)  We are now collecting boxtops and campbell’s labels for education.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Let’s see if we can be the first class to reach the first goal and collect, collect, collect!
11)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.
12) Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  All you need to do is have your child color a circle on the september reading calendar each time that he/she reads 20 minutes and at the end of the month I will collect them and all students that have read at least 20 days for that month will receive a special reward.  Please note that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 

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Weekly Updates for 10/09/17

1)  Please stay informed and subscribe to my blog.  I add posts and pages to the blog all the time, and I don’t want anyone to miss out.  You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:

http://blogs.ascentutah.org/lroundhouse/

2)  This week we will continue practicing WRITING our uppercase and lowercase letters.  We will also be practicing using the lines correctly to form the letters (making sure capital and tall letters are touching the top line and hang down letters are hanging below the basement).  We will also be practicing writing with correct letter sizes.  This means starting names and sentences with a capital letter and all the rest of the letters are lower case.
3)  Students receive their  word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way every Monday.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both un-homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with an un-homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our  spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program.  The students who made it into the 100% club this week have been posted on our blog!  They are all doing a great job with their spelling tests.
4)  In Math we will continue to work on composing and decomposing numbers with the use of number bonds and number expressions.  This week we will be covering Module 1 lessons 25-29.  Your child should be bringing home a math packet each day, unless it is finished in class.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home if it does not get finished in class.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice how to turn in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will continue discussing our 5 senses.  We will be focusing on the senses of taste, touch, smell, sound and sight.  We will do many different experiments including a blind walk, a smell stations rotation, a touch stations rotation and a name that sound game.  We will be wrapping up the unit Tuesday with a taste test activity and then Friday we will be doing a popcorn activity with the whole grade.  I sent home a food in the classroom permission slip.  Thank you to everyone who got them in on time.  I am still missing a few. All students must have a signed permission slip turned into me before next Friday to be allowed to participate.  I will also need lots of extra hands that day.  If you are available and would like to help with this activity next Friday from 11:15-12:15 please let me know.
FYI:
1)  Tuesday is our class library day.  I need all students to return their books every week.  Please help your child make sure he/she puts the library book back in his/her backpack Monday night so it is ready to be returned Tuesday.  I will be sending home a weekly email about those students who forgot to return his/her book.
2)  Don’t forget to send in the UN-homework tickets tomorrow.  Tickets that come in after tomorrow will not count for the drawing.  They should be filled out, cut out, and put into a baggie or small envelope, or can be put in the clear pocket in the planner.  Remind your child to turn them in as soon as he/she comes into class.
3)  If you would like to help with our classroom Halloween activities from 1:45 – 3:00pm on Tuesday October 31st, please email me so that our room moms and I can start planning our activities. 
4)  Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on October 11th, 12th and 13th.  Please click on the link below to sign up for a day/time that works best for you.  Please notice that all 3 of those days will be early out dismissal at 12:35pm to make time for conferences.
5)  I would like to put together a classroom directory with your child’s contact information that I can send home with each student.  I have found that it makes it easier on parents to have this information so that you can set up birthday parties or playdates with other students without having to go through me to get the information.  This directory will include your child’s name, parents names, address, phone number and one contact email address.  If you do not want your child’s information included in this directory, please let me know as soon as possible.  I would like to send these home by the end of this week.
6)  There is NO tutoring or homework club this week due to conferences!  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting the tutoring for the first grade students.  M/W math and T/TH reading.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Please send me an email or come talk to me if you feel that your child might benefit from some after school tutoring.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
 
7)  September reading calendars were due last week to receive a small prize and the 20 points in aspire for reading each month.  I sent out the October calendars last Monday along with details about the bookit program we will be starting.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she read 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back will earn a prize.
8)  Homework has started coming home every day now.  I have several students who are already missing points for homework assignments.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way, or spelling (weekly) as part of the un-homework.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is choosing a task, completing it and then having a parent sign one of the tickets on the bottom of the page.  The tickets will all come back on Monday for a special drawing.  Un-homework is a choice and will not be graded, but is designed to help your child learn his/her spelling words for the week and be successful on Friday’s spelling test.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.   I will also spend some time reviewing with the students the way we turn in completed work and how we pack up the dockets and keep them neat and organized.
9)  October volunteer schedule is posted on the blog.  I also sent home a hard copy of the schedule to everyone who is on it on last week.  Our schedule has a lot of open spaces on it.  If you haven’t turned in your volunteer form and would like to be put on the schedule please send the form back as soon as possible.
10)  We are now collecting boxtops and campbell’s labels for education.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Let’s see if we can be the first class to reach the first goal and collect, collect, collect!
11)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.
12) Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  All you need to do is have your child color a circle on the september reading calendar each time that he/she reads 20 minutes and at the end of the month I will collect them and all students that have read at least 20 days for that month will receive a special reward.  Please note that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 

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Weekly updates for 10/02/17

1)  Please stay informed and subscribe to my blog.  I add posts and pages to the blog all the time, and I don’t want anyone to miss out.  You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:

http://blogs.ascentutah.org/lroundhouse/

2)  This week we will continue practicing WRITING our uppercase and lowercase letters.  We will also be practicing using the lines correctly to form the letters (making sure capital and tall letters are touching the top line and hang down letters are hanging below the basement).  We will also be practicing writing with correct letter sizes.  This means starting names and sentences with a capital letter and all the rest of the letters are lower case.
3)  Students receive their  word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way every Monday.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both un-homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with an un-homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our  spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program.  The students who made it into the 100% club this week have been posted on our blog!  They are all doing a great job with their spelling tests.
4)  In Math we will continue to work on composing and decomposing numbers with the use of number bonds and number expressions.  This week we will be covering Module 1 lessons 21-24 with our first mid-module test on friday.  Your child should be bringing home a math packet each day, unless it is finished in class.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home if it does not get finished in class.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice how to turn in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will be discussing our 5 senses.  We will be focusing on the senses of taste, touch, smell, sound and sight.  We will do many different experiments including a blind walk, a smell stations rotation, a touch stations rotation and a name that sound game.  We will be wrapping up the unit NEXT Tuesday with a taste test activity and then Friday we will be doing a popcorn activity with the whole grade.  I will be sending home a food in the classroom permission slip on Monday.  All students must have a signed permission slip turned into me before next Friday to be allowed to participate.  I will also need lots of extra hands that day.  If you are available and would like to help with this activity next Friday from 11:15-12:15 please let me know.
FYI:
1)  Spirit Week starts Monday: As part of Anti-Bullying month, we have a Spirit Week this week (October 2-6)! Here’s the schedule-

Monday: crazy hair day

Tuesday: any shirt that is one of the school colors (navy blue, white or kelly green) with dress code bottoms.  The shirt can have pictures, or writing but needs to be clean and free of rips or holes.

Wednesday: crazy socks

Thursday: favorite team jersey/shirt with dress code bottoms

Friday: spirit dress day!  With a pep rally assembly at 8:30.

2)  Tuesday is our class library day.  I need all students to return their books every week.  Please help your child make sure he/she puts the library book back in his/her backpack Monday night so it is ready to be returned Tuesday.  I will be sending home a weekly email about those students who forgot to return his/her book.
3)  Our field trip to the aquarium was a great success!  Thank you so much to Kari Domm, Joyce Hawpe, Elaine Meadows, Michelle Morgan and Ashley Olsen for being wonderful chaperones and willing to join us for the fun!
4)  Don’t forget to send in the UN-homework tickets tomorrow.  Tickets that come in after tomorrow will not count for the drawing.  They should be filled out, cut out, and put into a baggie or small envelope, or can be put in the clear pocket in the planner.  Remind your child to turn them in as soon as he/she comes into class.
5)  If you would like to help with our classroom Halloween activities from 1:45 – 3:00pm on Tuesday October 31st, please email me so that our room moms and I can start planning our activities. 
6)  Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on October 11th, 12th and 13th.  Please click on the link below to sign up for a day/time that works best for you.  Please notice that all 3 of those days will be early out dismissal at 12:35pm to make time for conferences.
7)  I would like to put together a classroom directory with your child’s contact information that I can send home with each student.  I have found that it makes it easier on parents to have this information so that you can set up birthday parties or playdates with other students without having to go through me to get the information.  This directory will include your child’s name, parents names, address, phone number and one contact email address.  If you do not want your child’s information included in this directory, please let me know as soon as possible.  I would like to send these home by the end of this week.
8)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting the tutoring for the first grade students.  M/W math and T/TH reading.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Please send me an email or come talk to me if you feel that your child might benefit from some after school tutoring.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
 
9)  September reading calendars are due Monday to receive a small prize and the 20 points in aspire for reading each month.  I will be sending out the October calendars on Monday along with details about the bookit program we will be starting.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she read 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back will earn a prize.
10)  Homework has started coming home every day now.  I have several students who are already missing points for homework assignments.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way, or spelling (weekly) as part of the un-homework.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is choosing a task, completing it and then having a parent sign one of the tickets on the bottom of the page.  The tickets will all come back on Monday for a special drawing.  Un-homework is a choice and will not be graded, but is designed to help your child learn his/her spelling words for the week and be successful on Friday’s spelling test.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.   I will also spend some time reviewing with the students the way we turn in completed work and how we pack up the dockets and keep them neat and organized.
11)  October volunteer schedule is posted on the blog.  I will also send home a hard copy of the schedule to everyone who is on it on Monday.  Our schedule has a lot of open spaces on it.  If you haven’t turned in your volunteer form and would like to be put on the schedule please send the form back as soon as possible.
12)  We are now collecting boxtops and campbell’s labels for education.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Let’s see if we can be the first class to reach the first goal and collect, collect, collect!
13)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.
14) Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  All you need to do is have your child color a circle on the september reading calendar each time that he/she reads 20 minutes and at the end of the month I will collect them and all students that have read at least 20 days for that month will receive a special reward.  Please note that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 

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Weekly updates for 09/25/17

1) Please stay informed and subscribe to my blog. I add posts and pages to the blog all the time, and I don’t want anyone to miss out. You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:
http://blogs.ascentutah.org/lroundhouse/

2) This week we will continue practicing WRITING our uppercase and lowercase letters. We will also be practicing using the lines correctly to form the letters (making sure capital and tall letters are touching the top line and hang down letters are hanging below the basement). We will also be practicing writing with correct letter sizes. This means starting names and sentences with a capital letter and all the rest of the letters are lower case.

3) Students receive their word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way every Monday. This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics. This is something that will be both un-homework and classwork. The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on. I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with an un-homework coversheet each Monday. Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays. Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program. The students who made it into the 100% club this week have been posted on our blog! They are all doing a great job with their spelling tests.

4) In Math we will continue to work on composing and decomposing numbers with the use of number bonds and number expressions. This week we will be covering Module 1 lessons 18-21. Your child should be bringing home a math packet each day, unless it is finished in class. Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework. This is the only page that needs to be completed at home if it does not get finished in class. The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out. Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed. Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in. We will practice how to turn in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.

5) In Science/Social Studies we will be discussing seasons with an emphasis on the Fall season. We will talk about the changes in the trees, animals, as well as the changes we face, such as the clothing we wear and the activities we do.

FYI:

1) This Monday, is school picture day. Students should come in regular school uniform and will be getting their pictures taken even if you are not purchasing any prints. These pictures will be going into the school yearbook. The order forms were sent home on Friday with all of the online information to order them online, or you can fill out the form and send a check into the school that day.

2) Our field trip to the aquarium is Tuesday. Please make sure your child is in full uniform with comfortable shoes and a jacket as we will be eating lunch at the park. Please make sure he/she brings a brown bag lunch (no lunch boxes). We will not be bringing back leftover food. If your child ordered a school lunch, it will be ready for the trip that morning and we will pick them up for the students. The chaperons for this trip are going to be: Kari Domm, Joyce Hawpe, Elaine Meadows, Michelle Morgan and Ashley Olsen.

3) Don’t forget to send in the UN-homework tickets tomorrow. Tickets that come in after tomorrow will not count for the drawing. They should be filled out, cut out, and put into a baggie or small envelope, or can be put in the clear pocket in the planner. Remind your child to turn them in as soon as he/she comes into class.

4) If you would like to help with our classroom Halloween activities from 1:45 – 3:00pm on Tuesday October 31st, please email me so that our room moms and I can start planning our activities.

5) Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on October 11th, 12th and 13th. I will be sending a conference sign-up google doc out soon. Please notice that all 3 of those days will be early out dismissal at 12:35pm to make time for conferences.

6) I would like to put together a classroom directory with your child’s contact information that I can send home with each student. I have found that it makes it easier on parents to have this information so that you can set up birthday parties or playdates with other students without having to go through me to get the information. This directory will include your child’s name, parents names, address, phone number and one contact email address. If you do not want your child’s information included in this directory, please let me know as soon as possible. I would like to send these home by the end of this week.

7) Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with. The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting the tutoring for the first grade students. M/W math and T/TH reading. Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing. Please send me an email or come talk to me if you feel that your child might benefit from some after school tutoring. Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m. These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.

8) September reading calendars are due this Friday. I will be sending out the October calendars on Friday along with details about the bookit program we will be starting. Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she read 20 minutes or more. This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month. All students who bring the completed calendar back will earn a prize.

9) I still haven’t received everyone’s All About Me page that I gave out at the back to school night or sent home in the docket. We will be using these pages as part of our Star Student spotlight time every day, so I need everyone’s back as soon as possible so no one misses out on being a star student.

10) We had a few parents come to the room parent meeting and they are very excited to get started planning this years activities. They will be needing lots of extra help with the parties and will be sending out sign up sheets. They can’t have a successful activity without lots of help, so when the sign up sheets come out, please consider helping out by volunteering your time or signing up to send in supplies that they ask for.

11) Homework has started coming home every day now. I have several students who are already missing points for homework assignments. Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way, or spelling (weekly) as part of the un-homework. I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned, but can be turned in as soon as it is completed. The spelling work is choosing a task, completing it and then having a parent sign one of the tickets on the bottom of the page. The tickets will all come back on Monday for a special drawing. Un-homework is a choice and will not be graded, but is designed to help your child learn his/her spelling words for the week and be successful on Friday’s spelling test. Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading. If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned so your child gets credit for it. Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home. I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned. These papers can stay at home. If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes. You can label one folder “homework”, one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school. Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes. This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized. I will also spend some time reviewing with the students the way we turn in completed work and how we pack up the dockets and keep them neat and organized.

12) October volunteer schedule will be posted on the blog Friday. I will also send home a hard copy of the schedule to everyone who is on it. Our schedule has a lot of open spaces on it. If you haven’t turned in your volunteer form and would like to be put on the schedule please send the form back as soon as possible.

13) We are now collecting boxtops and campbell’s labels for education. Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward. Let’s see if we can be the first class to reach the first goal and collect, collect, collect!

14) If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday. This is called spirit dress. Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt. Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.

15) Read, Read, Read- My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week. All you need to do is have your child color a circle on the september reading calendar each time that he/she reads 20 minutes and at the end of the month I will collect them and all students that have read at least 20 days for that month will receive a special reward. Please note that reading can be ANY of the following: being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

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Weekly updates for 09/18/17

1) Please stay informed and subscribe to my blog. I add posts and pages to the blog all the time, and I don’t want anyone to miss out. You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:
http://blogs.ascentutah.org/lroundhouse/

2) This week we will continue practicing WRITING our uppercase and lowercase letters. We will also be practicing using the lines correctly to form the letters (making sure capital and tall letters are touching the top line and hang down letters are hanging below the basement). We will also be practicing writing with correct letter sizes. This means starting names and sentences with a capital letter and all the rest of the letters are lower case.

3) Students receive their word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way every Monday. This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics. This is something that will be both un-homework and classwork. The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on. I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with an un-homework coversheet each Monday. Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays. Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program. The students who made it into the 100% club this week have been posted on our blog! They are all doing a great job with their spelling tests.

4) In Math we will continue to work on composing and decomposing numbers with the use of number bonds and number expressions. This week we will be covering Module 1 lessons 13-17. Your child should be bringing home a math packet each day, unless it is finished in class. Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework. This is the only page that needs to be completed at home if it does not get finished in class. The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out. Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed. Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in. We will practice how to turn in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.

5) In Science/Social Studies we will continue discussing geography. We will be reviewing the 7 continents, oceans, animals indigenous to each continent and the directions on a compass rose. This week will we be using the map skills we have learned to make a book called Me On A Map.

FYI:
1) On Friday the permission slip for our field trip to the aquarium was due. I still have not received permission slips for 5 students. I will be sending an email directly to these families this weekend so we can make sure to get them turned in by Monday. The chaperons for this trip are going to be: Kari Domm, Joyce Hawpe, Elaine Meadows, Michelle Morgan and Ashley Olsen. If you did not get a chance to go on this trip, we will be going on several more and would love to have you join us on one of those trips. I will be sending a more detailed email to the chaperons next week. Please don’t forget that we are asking for a $4.00 donation be paid for students as well as chaperons.

2) Next Monday September 25th, is school picture day. Students should come in regular school uniform and will be getting their pictures taken even if you are not purchasing any prints. These pictures will be going into the school yearbook. The order forms were sent home on Friday with all of the online information to order them online, or you can fill out the form and send a check into the school that day.

3) I sent home a letter last week with all of the login information for all of the computer programs we will be using in and out of the classroom this year so you can have the information all in one place. Please put it in a safe place so your child can use it throughout the year.

4) I would like to put together a classroom directory with your child’s contact information that I can send home with each student. I have found that it makes it easier on parents to have this information so that you can set up birthday parties or playdates with other students without having to go through me to get the information. This directory will include your child’s name, parents names, address, phone number and one contact email address. If you do not want your child’s information included in this directory, please let me know as soon as possible. I would like to send these home by the end of this week.

5) Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with. The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting the tutoring for the first grade students. M/W math and T/TH reading. Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing. Please send me an email or come talk to me if you feel that your child might benefit from some after school tutoring. Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m. These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.

6) I have sent home the September reading calendar. Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she read 20 minutes or more. This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month. All students who bring the completed calendar back will earn a prize.

7) I still haven’t received everyone’s All About Me page that I gave out at the back to school night or sent home in the docket. We will be using these pages as part of our Star Student spotlight time every day, so I need everyone’s back as soon as possible so no one misses out on being a star student.

8) We had a few parents come to the room parent meeting and they are very excited to get started planning this years activities. They will be needing lots of extra help with the parties and will be sending out sign up sheets. They can’t have a successful activity without lots of help, so when the sign up sheets come out, please consider helping out by volunteering your time or signing up to send in supplies that they ask for.

9) Homework has started coming home every day now. I have several students who are already missing points for homework assignments. Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way, or spelling (weekly) as part of the un-homework. I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned, but can be turned in as soon as it is completed. The spelling work is choosing a task, completing it and then having a parent sign one of the tickets on the bottom of the page. The tickets will all come back on Monday for a special drawing. Un-homework is a choice and will not be graded, but is designed to help your child learn his/her spelling words for the week and be successful on Friday’s spelling test. Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading. If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned so your child gets credit for it. Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home. I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned. These papers can stay at home. If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes. You can label one folder “homework”, one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school. Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes. This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized. I will also spend some time reviewing with the students the way we turn in completed work and how we pack up the dockets and keep them neat and organized.

10) September’s volunteer schedule is posted on the blog. I have also sent home a hard copy of the schedule to everyone who is on it. Our schedule has a lot of open spaces on it. If you haven’t turned in your volunteer form and would like to be put on the schedule please send the form back as soon as possible.

11) We are now collecting boxtops and campbell’s labels for education. Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward. Let’s see if we can be the first class to reach the first goal and collect, collect, collect!

12) If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday. This is called spirit dress. Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt. Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.

13) Read, Read, Read- My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week. All you need to do is have your child color a circle on the september reading calendar each time that he/she reads 20 minutes and at the end of the month I will collect them and all students that have read at least 20 days for that month will receive a special reward. Please note that reading can be ANY of the following: being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

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Weekly updates for 9/11/17

1) Please stay informed and subscribe to my blog. I add posts and pages to the blog all the time, and I don’t want anyone to miss out. You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:
http://blogs.ascentutah.org/lroundhouse/

2) This week we will continue practicing WRITING our uppercase and lowercase letters. We will also be practicing using the lines correctly to form the letters (making sure capital and tall letters are touching the top line and hang down letters are hanging below the basement). We will also be practicing writing with correct letter sizes. This means starting names and sentences with a capital letter and all the rest of the letters are lower case.

3) Students receive their word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way every Monday. This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics. This is something that will be both un-homework and classwork. The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on. I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with an un-homework coversheet each Monday. Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays. Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program

4) In Math we will continue to work on composing and decomposing numbers with the use of number bonds and number expressions. We are working on Module 1 Lessons 8-12. Your child should be bringing home a math packet each day, unless it is finished in class. Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework. This is the only page that needs to be completed at home if it does not get finished in class. The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out. Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed. Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in. We will practice how to turn in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.

5) In Science/Social Studies we will be discussing geography. We will be reviewing the 7 continents, oceans, animals indigenous to each continent and the directions on a compass rose.

FYI:
1) On Friday I sent home a permission slip for our field trip to the aquarium as well as the “feel safe baggie”. I would love to have both of these items returned by Monday, but they must be returned no later than Friday along with the $4 donation for the trip. That can be paid at the main office. If you are interested in being a chaperon and have your background check done, let me know so I can add you to the list. We will need 5 parent chaperons total.

2) I sent home a letter last week with all of the login information for all of the computer programs we will be using in and out of the classroom this year so you can have the information all in one place. Please put it in a safe place so your child can use it throughout the year.

3) I would like to put together a classroom directory with your child’s contact information that I can send home with each student. I have found that it makes it easier on parents to have this information so that you can set up birthday parties or playdates with other students without having to go through me to get the information. This directory will include your child’s name, parents names, address, phone number and one contact email address. If you do not want your child’s information included in this directory, please let me know as soon as possible. I would like to send these home by the end of this week.

4) Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with. The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting the tutoring for the first grade students. M/W math and T/TH reading. Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing. Please send me an email or come talk to me if you feel that your child might benefit from some after school tutoring. Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m. These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.

5) I have sent home the September reading calendar last week. Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she read 20 minutes or more. This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month. All students who bring the completed calendar back will earn a prize.

6) I still haven’t received everyone’s All About Me page that I gave out at the back to school night or sent home in the docket. We will be using these pages as part of our Star Student spotlight time every day, so I need everyone’s back as soon as possible so no one misses out on being a star student.

7) We had a few parents come to the room parent meeting and they are very excited to get started planning this years activities. They will be needing lots of extra help with the parties and will be sending out sign up sheets. They can’t have a successful activity without lots of help, so when the sign up sheets come out, please consider helping out by volunteering your time or signing up to send in supplies that they ask for.

8) Homework has started coming home every day now. I have several students who are already missing points for homework assignments. Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way, or spelling (weekly) as part of the un-homework. I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned, but can be turned in as soon as it is completed. The spelling work is choosing a task, completing it and then having a parent sign one of the tickets on the bottom of the page. The tickets will all come back on Monday for a special drawing. Un-homework is a choice and will not be graded, but is designed to help your child learn his/her spelling words for the week and be successful on Friday’s spelling test. Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading. If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned so your child gets credit for it. Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home. I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned. These papers can stay at home. If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes. You can label one folder “homework”, one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school. Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes. This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized. I will also spend some time reviewing with the students the way we turn in completed work and how we pack up the dockets and keep them neat and organized.

9) September’s volunteer schedule is posted on the blog. I have also sent home a hard copy of the schedule to everyone who is on it. Our schedule has a lot of open spaces on it. If you haven’t turned in your volunteer form and would like to be put on the schedule please send the form back as soon as possible.

10) We are now collecting boxtops and campbell’s labels for education. Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward. Let’s see if we can be the first class to reach the first goal and collect, collect, collect!

11) If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday. This is called spirit dress. Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt. Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.

12) Read, Read, Read- My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week. All you need to do is have your child color a circle on the september reading calendar each time that he/she reads 20 minutes and at the end of the month I will collect them and all students that have read at least 20 days for that month will receive a special reward. Please note that reading can be ANY of the following: being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

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Weekly updates 09/05/17

1)  MY BLOG IS NOW UPDATED, YEAH !!! Please stay informed and subscribe to my blog.  I add posts and pages to the blog all the time, and I don’t want anyone to miss out.  You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:

http://blogs.ascentutah.org/lroundhouse/

2)  This week we will continue practicing WRITING our uppercase and lowercase letters.  We will also be practicing using the lines correctly to form the letters (making sure capital and tall letters are touching the top line and hang down letters are hanging below the basement).  We will also be practicing writing with correct letter sizes.  This means starting names and sentences with a capital letter and all the rest of the letters are lower case.
3)  I have given all of our Words their Way assessments and have put the students into spelling groups based on the information I got from the assessments.  Students will receiving  their first word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way September 5th (Tuesday).  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both un-homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with an un-homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our  spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program
4)  In Math we have begun to work on composing and decomposing numbers with the use of number bonds and number expressions.  Your child will bring home a math packet each day, unless it is finished in class.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home if it does not get finished in class.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice how to turn in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will be discussing our neighborhood, classroom and community and how they are similar/different.  We will be visiting several different classrooms and observing how they are different from our own.
FYI:
1)  We will continue this week with our special “In Class Cluster” so the kids get an idea how a cluster will go. This is the last week we will be doing this, then the school will begin the first round of 8 week clusters.  If your child would like to bring a box for our In Class cluster it is not too late.  They can be any shape or size (we don’t need any large boxes, we have enough of those).  If you have a box at home that we can use please send in to school by Wednesday.
2)  I am sending home a letter this week with all of the login information for all of the computer programs we will be using in and out of the classroom this year so you can have the information all in one place.  Please put it in a safe place so your child can use it throughout the year.
3)  I would like to put together a classroom directory with your child’s contact information that I can send home with each student.  I have found that it makes it easier on parents to have this information so that you can set up birthday parties or playdates with other students without having to go through me to get the information.  This directory will include your child’s name, parents names, address, phone number and one contact email address.  If you do not want your child’s information included in this directory, please let me know as soon as possible.  I would like to send these home by the end of this week.
4)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting the tutoring for the first grade students.  M/W math and T/TH reading.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Please send me an email or come talk to me if you feel that your child might benefit from some after school tutoring.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
 
5)  I have sent home the September reading calendar last week.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she read 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back will earn a prize.
6)  I still haven’t received everyone’s All About Me page that I gave out at the back to school night or sent home in the docket.  We will be using these pages as part of our Star Student spotlight time every day, so I need everyone’s back as soon as possible so no one misses out on being a star student.
7)  We had a few parents come to the room parent meeting and they are very excited to get started planning this years activities.  They will be needing lots of extra help with the parties and will be sending out sign up sheets.  They can’t have a successful activity without lots of help, so when the sign up sheets come out, please consider helping out by volunteering your time or signing up to send in supplies that they ask for.
8)  Homework came home last Wednesday, August 31st.  I have several students who are already missing points for homework assignments.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way, or spelling (weekly) as part of the un-homework.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  SPELLING SORTS AND THE UN-HOMEWORK COVER SHEET ARE COMING HOME TUESDAY.  The spelling work is choosing a task, completing it and then having a parent sign one of the tickets on the bottom of the page.  The tickets will all come back on Monday for a special drawing.  Un-homework is a choice and will not be graded, but is designed to help your child learn his/her spelling words for the week and be successful on Friday’s spelling test.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.   I will also spend some time reviewing with the students the way we turn in completed work and how we pack up the dockets and keep them neat and organized.
9)  September’s volunteer schedule is ready and posted on the blog.  I will also send home a hard copy of the schedule to everyone who is on it Tuesday.  Our schedule has a lot of open spaces on it.  If you haven’t turned in your volunteer form and would like to be put on the schedule please send the form back as soon as possible.
10)  We are now collecting boxtops and campbell’s labels for education.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Let’s see if we can be the first class to reach the first goal and collect, collect, collect!
11)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.
12) Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  All you need to do is have your child color a circle on the september reading calendar each time that he/she reads 20 minutes and at the end of the month I will collect them and all students that have read at least 20 days for that month will receive a special reward.  Please note that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 

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First update 08/28/17

1)  Please stay informed and subscribe to my blog.  I will begin to add posts and pages to the blog as soon as we get the “bugs” worked out, and I don’t want anyone to miss out.  You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:

http://blogs.ascentutah.org/lroundhouse/

2)  This week we will begin practicing WRITING our uppercase and lowercase letters.  We will also be practicing using the lines correctly to form the letters (making sure capital and tall letters are touching the top line and hang down letters are hanging below the basement).  We will also be practicing writing with correct letter sizes.  This means starting names and sentences with a capital letter and all the rest of the letters are lower case.
3)  I will be giving all of our Words their Way assessments and then will be putting the students into spelling groups based on the information I get from the assessments.  Students will begin receiving  word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way September 6th.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both un-homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with an un-homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our  spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program
4)  In Math we are practicing classroom procedures on how to use manipulatives.  On Wednesday August 31st we will begin to work on composing and decomposing numbers with the use of number bonds and number expressions.  Your child will bring home a math packet each day starting Wednesday.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home if it does not get finished in class.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice how to turn in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will be discussing All about Me, how and why we are special and we will also touch on our neighborhood, classroom and community and tie them into helping to make us special and unique.
FYI:
1)  We will be doing a special “In Class Cluster” so the kids get an idea how a cluster will go.  We will be doing this for 2 weeks and then the school will begin the first round of 8 week clusters.  We will need boxes for our In Class cluster.  They can be any shape or size (we don’t need any large boxes, we have enough of those).  If you have a box at home that we can use please send in to school by Friday.
2)  I am sending a “ME” bag home on Monday.  Please help your child to pick a few (no more than 5) special things to put into this bag.  Please DO NOT send the bag to school until Friday.
3)  I sent home a letter on Friday with your child’s mobymax login information.  I am asking that students practice logging into mobymax including typing mobymax.com into the address bar.  I noticed last week that many of the students struggled just finding the letters of their name on the keyboard.  Students do not need to do anything else with mobymax at this time, just practice logging in.  Monday I will be sending home the login information for raz kids.  Many of the students used this program last year, but the login information is different for my class, so I am asking students to practice logging into this program as well.  They can start reading and earning stars as soon as they get the login info.
4)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting the tutoring for the first grade students.  M/W math and T/TH reading.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Please send me an email or come talk to me if you feel that your child might benefit from some after school tutoring.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
 
5)  I will be sending home the September reading calendar on Wednesday.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she read 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back will earn a prize.
6)  I haven’t received everyone’s All About Me page that I gave out at the back to school night or sent home in the docket.  We will be using these pages as part of our Star Student spotlight time every day, so I need everyone’s back as soon as possible so no one misses out on being a star student.
7)  I am in need of some room parents.  I will be having an informational meeting this Friday September 2nd right after school.  I will answer questions as well as go over the responsibilities of room parent.  If you are interested please come and get more information.  We could even have a room parent team where several people work together.  If this meeting date doesn’t work for you, but you are still interested, please let me know.
8)  Homework will start coming home Wednesday August 31st.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way, or spelling (weekly) as part of the un-homework.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is choosing a task, completing it and then having a parent sign one of the tickets on the bottom of the page.  The tickets will all come back on Monday for a special drawing.  Un-homework is a choice and will not be graded, but is designed to help your child learn his/her spelling words for the week and be successful on Friday’s spelling test.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.   I will also spend some time reviewing with the students the way we turn in completed work and how we pack up the dockets and keep them neat and organized.
9)  I am working on our monthly volunteer schedule.  I will have it together and posted on our class blog by September 6th.  I will also send home a hard copy of the schedule to everyone who is on it.  This hard copy will be sent home by Friday so those that may be scheduled for the following Monday will be aware and prepared.  If you haven’t turned in your volunteer form and would like to be put on the schedule please send the form back as soon as possible.
10)  We are now collecting boxtops and campbell’s labels for education.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Let’s see if we can be the first class to reach the first goal and collect, collect, collect!
11)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.
12) Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  All you need to do is have your child color a circle on the september reading calendar each time that he/she reads 20 minutes and at the end of the month I will collect them and all students that have read at least 20 days for that month will receive a special reward.  Please note that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.
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Weekly update for 05/22/17

2)  We are finishing up our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

3)  Word Study Their Way: NO MORE SPELLING!!!   We will be taking the end of the year spelling inventory and doing lots of writing practice.
4)  NO MORE MATH HOMEWORK.  We will be taking our final math benchmark on Monday, then we will be reviewing what we have learned through math centers the rest of the week.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will finish our final unit which is on Community Helpers.  We will be discussing what a community is, what jobs people do in our community, what tools people use to do these jobs, what we want to be when we grow up and why it is important for us to have jobs in our community.  We will end the unit Friday with a community helper day that will highlight just a few of the fun jobs in the community.
FYI:
1)  On May 24th we will be having an awards ceremony and dessert social. If you’re able to bring an item to this dessert social, please click on this link to sign up:

2)  Caterpillar update:  3 of the cocoons have hatched and we have 3 beautiful butterflies.  We are still waiting on the last 2 cocoons to hatch.  With their late arrival we may not get to take them to the park to release them, but we may wait until the last day of school to release them.  It is better to let them stay in their butterfly house for 5-7 days after hatching before letting them go.  This way they are strong enough to survive in nature.  Blackout, Sunshine and Star are getting so big!  They even have some of their feathers coming in.  We have harvested our plants for next year’s 1st graders. The students have LOVED this learning experience and I hope that you have heard a lot about it.  You are welcome to come in before or after school and visit with our precious new visitors.

3)  NO MORE Math/Reading tutoring.  It will start up again in the fall.
4)  March was the last month for the bookit program.  The students who have turned in all 6 months of reading calendars will receive a special superstar-reader medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.  The April reading calendars was due last week and the May reading calendar was sent home last week as well.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 
5)   Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.  Any missing homework assignments that your child wants credit for need to be turned in NO LATER than Friday May 26th.
6) May’s volunteer schedule was sent home Friday and is posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  We have a lot of activities this month where we will need extra helpers for an hour or two.  I would love to have extra help for these activities. 

 
7)  Boxtops!  If you have any boxtops that will be expiring before October 2017 please consider sending them in before the end of the school year so we can get credit for them before they expire.
8)  Friday IS an early out day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30.

 

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Weekly updates for 05/15/17

2)  We are finishing up our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.
3)  Word Study Their Way: NO MORE SPELLING!!!   We will be taking the end of the year spelling inventory and doing lots of writing practice.
4)  In Math we will be working on addition and subtraction with numbers larger than 10 as well as reviewing money.  This week we will cover Module 6 with lessons 24-27 and take our module 6 end of mod test on Friday.  THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF MATH HOMEWORK.  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will begin our final unit which is on Community Helpers.  We will be discussing what a community is, what jobs people do in our community, what tools people use to do these jobs, what we want to be when we grow up and why it is important for us to have jobs in our community.  We will end the unit next Friday with a community helper day that will highlight just a few of the fun jobs in the community.
FYI:
1)  Our next field trip is scheduled for Wednesday May 17th.  We will be going to the Hogle Zoo.  Permission slips were sent home last week along with the new reading calendar, the May volunteer calendar and the May lunch menu.
2)  On May 24th we will be having an awards ceremony and dessert social. If you’re able to bring an item to this dessert social, please click on this link to sign up:
3)  Chicks update:  3 of the eggs have hatched an are doing really well.  The class has named them:  Blackout, Sunshine and Star.  The students have LOVED this learning experience and I hope that you have heard a lot about it.  You are welcome to come in before or after school and visit with our precious new visitors.   Our caterpillars are now all in their cocoons!  We will be moving them to their butterfly house tomorrow and they should be hatching from their cocoons by Monday May 24th.  With their late arrival we may not get to take them to the park to release them, but we may wait until the last day of school to release them.  It is better to let them stay in their butterfly house for 5-7 days after hatching before letting them go.  This way they are strong enough to survive in nature.  Our plants are on their final stage of their life cycle and we are getting ready to harvest the seeds.  What will happen is, the students will write a letter to the “future 1st graders” who will be planting these seeds and then putting some of the seeds into the envelope with the letter.  Then they will be donating some seeds to the other 1st grade class who’s plants didn’t do very well to make sure all of the students next year will have something to plant, and then the rest of the seeds will be sent home with the students.
4)  NO MORE Math/Reading tutoring.  It will start up again in the fall.
5)  March was the last month for the bookit program.  The students who have turned in all 6 months of reading calendars will receive a special superstar-reader medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.  The April reading calendars was due last week and the May reading calendar was sent home last week as well.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

6)   Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.  Any missing homework assignments that your child wants credit for need to be turned in NO LATER than Friday May 26th.

 7)  All library books are now due back to the library.  If your child has a book out, you will receive an email from me this week with the title and the cost to replace it (if it is lost).  All library fines must be paid before yearbooks can be passed out.
 
8) May’s volunteer schedule was sent home Friday and is posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  We have a lot of activities this month where we will need extra helpers for an hour or two.  I would love to have extra help for these activities. 
 
9)  Boxtops!  It isn’t too late to earn one more free dress day before the end of the year.  Send in your boxtops as soon as possible so we can end the year in first place!
10)  Friday IS NOT an early out day.  Students will be dismissed at 3:00.

 

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Weekly updates for 05/08/17

***I will be sending an all inclusive permission slip home Monday for all of the end of the year activities that have been planned for 1st grade.  Please read it carefully, sign it and get it back to me as soon as possible***
Please take a few minutes to read through this email and write down any upcoming events so no-one misses out on any fun activities.  I am giving you a lot of information and I don’t want anyone to miss anything.  Stay informed and check your email at least once a week.
1)  Please subscribe to my blog.  I am adding posts and pages to the blog every week  and I don’t want anyone to miss out.  You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:

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2)  We are finishing up our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.
3)  Word Study Their Way: THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF SPELLING HOMEWORK! Students receive word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with a homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program
4)  In Math we will be working on addition and subtraction with numbers larger than 10 as well as reviewing money.  This week we will cover Module 6 with lessons 19-23 and take our module 6 mid-mod test.  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will begin our unit on economy.  We will be discussing money, how to save it, why we spend it, what wants/needs are, and how we can earn money.  We are also having a visitor from US Bank come in and talk to the class about why banks are important.
FYI:
1)  Our last cluster fair is scheduled for this Thursday from 7:20-8:20.  The fair gives the students a chance to show off what they have been doing in clusters for the last 8 weeks.  Please come in and support these wonderful children and their hard work.  I would love to hear what you think about having the cluster fair in the morning as apposed to having it in the evening where you have to come back to the school.
2)  Our next field trip is scheduled for Wednesday May 17th.  We will be going to the Hogle Zoo.  Permission slips were sent home last week along with the new reading calendar, the May volunteer calendar and the May lunch menu.
3)  Chicks update:  2 of the eggs have pipped but have yet to zip through the egg shell and come out.  I am keeping a very close eye on them over the weekend in hopes of having many healthy chicks really soon!  I will post some pictures on the blog under the This is Fun… tab.  Our caterpillars have grown 3-4 times their original size and are getting ready to get into their cocoons!
4)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting grades 1-3 math tutoring. Mrs. Kohl in Room 117 will be conducting grades 1-3 reading tutoring.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
5)  March was the last month for the bookit program.  The students who have turned in all 6 months of reading calendars will receive a special superstar-reader medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.  The April reading calendars was due last week and the May reading calendar was sent home last week as well.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.
 
6)   Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way (spelling) weekly.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is completing the coversheet daily and will be due back every Friday.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned, so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.
 
7)  All library books are now due back to the library.  If your child has a book out, you will receive an email from me this week with the title and the cost to replace it (if it is lost).  All library fines must be paid before yearbooks can be passed out.
 
8) May’s volunteer schedule was sent home Friday and is posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  We have a lot of activities this month where we will need extra helpers for an hour or two.  I would love to have extra help for these activities. 

 
9)  Boxtops!  It isn’t too late to earn one more free dress day before the end of the year.  Send in your boxtops as soon as possible so we can end the year in first place!
 
10)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.  A school t-shirt must be worn with the jeans, it is against dress code to wear jeans with a regular polo uniform shirt.  
11)  Friday IS an early out day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30.

 

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Weekly updates for 05/01/17

2)  We are working in our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

3)  Word Study Their Way:  Students receive word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with a homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program

4)  In Math we will be working on addition and subtraction with numbers larger than 10.  This week we will cover Module 6 with lessons 12-18 .  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will continue our unit on lifecycles!  This is one of my favorite science units we do.  We began with the plant lifecycle, then the frog lifecycle, and we learned all about the chicken lifecycle while watching our little chicks grow.  This week we will end our unit with a week of the butterfly lifecycle.  Our caterpillars have arrived, so now we can watch the miracle of metamorphosis and see our caterpillars turn into butterflies.
FYI:
1)  I am STILL in need of a helper for every other Wednesday from 12:40-1:20 for computers.  I will need someone starting THIS Wednesday.  Please let me know if you are willing to jump in and help on these days so I can add you to the calendar.
2)  Our next field trip is scheduled for Wednesday May 17th.  We will be going to the Hogle Zoo.  Permission slips were sent home Friday along with the new reading calendar, the May volunteer calendar and the May lunch menu.
3)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting grades 1-3 math tutoring. Mrs. Kohl in Room 117 will be conducting grades 1-3 reading tutoring.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
4)  March was the last month for the bookit program.  The students who have turned in all 6 months of reading calendars will receive a special superstar-reader medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.  The April reading calendars are due Monday.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.
 
5)   Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way (spelling) weekly.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is completing the coversheet daily and will be due back every Friday.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned, so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.
 
6)  TUESDAYS are our library day.  Please help your child to remember to bring his/her book in every week so a new book can be checked out.
 
7) May’s volunteer schedule was sent home Friday and is posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find  a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  Even if you can’t commit to a monthly schedule, but you are available on one of the days that is open, please let me know.   

 
8)  Boxtops!  It isn’t too late to earn one more free dress day before the end of the year.  Send in your boxtops as soon as possible so we can end the year in first place!
 
9)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.  A school t-shirt must be worn with the jeans, it is against dress code to wear jeans with a regular polo uniform shirt.  
10)  Friday IS NOT an early out day.  Students will be dismissed at 3:00.

 

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Weekly updates for 04/24/17

2)  We are working in our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

3)  Word Study Their Way:  Students receive word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with a homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program

4)  In Math we will be working on time to the hour and half hour.  This week we will cover Module 6 with lessons 7-11 .  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will begin our unit on lifecycles!  This is one of my favorite science units we do.  We will begin with the plant lifecycle, then the frog lifecycle.  We will learn all about the chicken lifecycle while watching our little chicks grow, and then we will end our unit with a week of the butterfly lifecycle.  We will have our caterpillars next week so we can watch the miracle of metamorphosis and see our caterpillars turn into butterflies.
FYI:
1)  I am STILL in need of a helper for every other Wednesday from 12:40-1:20 for computers.  I will need someone starting THIS Wednesday.  Please let me know if you are willing to jump in and help on these days so I can add you to the calendar.
2)  Our next field trip is scheduled for Wednesday May 17th.  We will be going to the Hogle Zoo.  Permission slips will be sent home next Monday.
3)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting grades 1-3 math tutoring. Mrs. Kohl in Room 117 will be conducting grades 1-3 reading tutoring.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
4)  March is the last month for the bookit program.  The students who have turned in all 6 months of reading calendars will receive a special superstar-reader medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.  The April reading calendars are due Friday.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  October started our Bookit program that is sponsored by Pizza Hut.  The way it works is, the students are given a goal (read 400 minutes each month which is 20 minutes/20 days).  Every student that meets that goal and brings back a completed, signed reading calendar will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza.  This will go from October-March.  All students who bring back all 6 reading calendars will become super star readers and will receive a special medal at the end of the school year awards program.  I have  sent a letter home explaining the Bookit program in more detail, but if you have any questions please call or email me.   Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.
 
5)   Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way (spelling) weekly.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is completing the coversheet daily and will be due back every Friday.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned, so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.
 
6)  TUESDAYS are our library day.  Please help your child to remember to bring his/her book in every week so a new book can be checked out.
 
7) May’s volunteer schedule will be sent home Friday and will be posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  Even if you can’t commit to a monthly schedule, but you are available on one of the days that is open, please let me know.   

 
8)  Boxtops!  It isn’t too late to earn one more free dress day before the end of the year.  Send in your boxtops as soon as possible so we can end the year in first place!
 
9)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.  A school t-shirt must be worn with the jeans, it is against dress code to wear jeans with a regular polo uniform shirt.  
10)  Friday IS an early out day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30.

 

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Weekly updates 04/18/17

2)  We are working in our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

3)  Word Study Their Way:  Students receive word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with a homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program

4)  In Math we will be working on time to the hour and half hour.  This week we will cover Module 6 with lessons 3-6 .  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will finish our unit on Habitats.  We will be focusing on 5 basic habitats (desert, ocean, forest, rain forest and arctic).  We will be discussing their differences, animals found in each habitat and why each habitat is important to earth.  There will be an end of unit diorama project due at the end of the unit (Thursday, April 20th).  More information about the project was be sent home before break.  This project will be worth 10 points.
FYI:
1)  I am in need of a helper for every other Wednesday from 12:40-1:20 for computers.  I will need someone starting THIS Wednesday.  Please let me know if you are willing to jump in and help on these days so I can add you to the calendar.
2)  Our next field trip is scheduled for Wednesday May 17th.  We will be going to the Hogle Zoo.  More information will be coming soon.
3)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting grades 1-3 math tutoring. Mrs. Kohl in Room 117 will be conducting grades 1-3 reading tutoring.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
4)  March reading calendars were due before.  March is the last month for the bookit program.  The students who have turned in all 6 months of reading calendars will receive a special superstar-reader medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.  The April reading calendars was sent home last week as well.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  October started our Bookit program that is sponsored by Pizza Hut.  The way it works is, the students are given a goal (read 400 minutes each month which is 20 minutes/20 days).  Every student that meets that goal and brings back a completed, signed reading calendar will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza.  This will go from October-March.  All students who bring back all 6 reading calendars will become super star readers and will receive a special medal at the end of the school year awards program.  I have  sent a letter home explaining the Bookit program in more detail, but if you have any questions please call or email me.   Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
5)   Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way (spelling) weekly.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is completing the coversheet daily and will be due back every Friday.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned, so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.
 
6)  TUESDAYS are our library day.  Please help your child to remember to bring his/her book in every week so a new book can be checked out.
 

7) April’s volunteer schedule was sent home before break and is posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  Even if you can’t commit to a monthly schedule, but you are available on one of the days that is open, please let me know.   

 
8)  Boxtops!  We have earned another free dress down day.  We will be doing our free dress day THIS Wednesday April 19th.  Have your child dress down and I will give out the bracelets that morning when the students get to school.
 
9)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.  A school t-shirt must be worn with the jeans, it is against dress code to wear jeans with a regular polo uniform shirt.  
10)  Friday IS NOT an early out day.  Students will be dismissed at 3:00.  Also, there is NO SCHOOL Monday.  School will resume Tuesday April 18th.

 

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Weekly update for 04/03/17

2)  We are working in our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

3)  Word Study Their Way:  Students receive word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with a homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program

4)  In Math we will be working on time to the hour and half hour.  This week we will cover Module 5 with lessons 11-13, End of Module 5 test and begin Module 6 .  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will begin our unit on Habitats.  We will be focusing on 5 basic habitats (desert, ocean, forest, rain forest and arctic).  We will be discussing their differences, animals found in each habitat and why each habitat is important to earth.  There will be an end of unit diorama project due at the end of the unit (Thursday, April 20th).  More information about the project will be sent home Monday.  This project will be worth 10 points.
FYI:
1)  I am in need of a helper for every other Wednesday from 12:40-1:20 for computers.  I will need someone starting THIS Wednesday.  Please let me know if you are willing to jump in and help on these days so I can add you to the calendar.
2)  Our next field trip is scheduled for Wednesday May 17th.  We will be going to the Hogle Zoo.  More information will be coming soon.
3)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting grades 1-3 math tutoring. Mrs. Kohl in Room 117 will be conducting grades 1-3 reading tutoring.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
4)  March reading calendars were due last Friday, March 31st.  March is the last month for the bookit program.  The students who have turned in all 6 months of reading calendars will receive a special superstar-reader medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.  The April reading calendars was sent home Friday as well.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  October started our Bookit program that is sponsored by Pizza Hut.  The way it works is, the students are given a goal (read 400 minutes each month which is 20 minutes/20 days).  Every student that meets that goal and brings back a completed, signed reading calendar will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza.  This will go from October-March.  All students who bring back all 6 reading calendars will become super star readers and will receive a special medal at the end of the school year awards program.  I have  sent a letter home explaining the Bookit program in more detail, but if you have any questions please call or email me.   Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 
5)   Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way (spelling) weekly.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is completing the coversheet daily and will be due back every Friday.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned, so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.
 
6)  TUESDAYS are our library day.  Please help your child to remember to bring his/her book in every week so a new book can be checked out.
 
7) April’s volunteer schedule will be sent home Monday and is posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  Even if you can’t commit to a monthly schedule, but you are available on one of the days that is open, please let me know.   

 
8)  Boxtops!  We have collected 916 boxtops so far and are currently in 2nd place for the boxtops contest.  If we turn in 84 more by the end of April we will earn a free dress down day for May.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Lets see if we can stay the class in 2nd place and collect, collect, collect!
 
9)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.  A school t-shirt must be worn with the jeans, it is against dress code to wear jeans with a regular polo uniform shirt.  
10)  Friday IS NOT an early out day.  Students will be dismissed at 3:00.  Also, Spring break is April 10th-April 17th.  School will resume Tuesday April 18th.

 

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Weekly updates for 03/27/17

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2)  We are working in our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

3)  Word Study Their Way:  Students receive word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with a homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program

4)  In Math we will be working on 2D and 3D shapes and recognizing side, vertices and other attributes that we can classify them with.  This week we will cover Module 5 with lessons 6-10.  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will continue our unit on  Living and Non-Living things.  We will be discussing what changes happen in spring.  We will also be talking about the needs of living things and the differences between living and non-living things.  We will be ending our unit with a living things oral report that the students will work on and prepare at home as well as a “pet parade” where students will be invited to bring their pet to share with the 1st grade.  More information will be coming home about both of these fun activities next week.
FYI:
1)  Our living things reports are due tomorrow.  We will be presenting them from 1:45-2:45.  They are going to be worth 5 points not 10, but there needs to be a picture of the chosen thing on the back of the report.  We will be having a pet show on Friday from 11:15-12:20.  This is not just a “bring your pet to school” activity, but students will have to fill out a small report about the pet (it is the same paper as the living things report), so that they can introduce their pet to the rest of the class.  I am sending home the paper for the pet show in the homework packet, but it is OPTIONAL to bring a pet.  This will not be graded, and students who don’t bring a pet won’t lose points.  However, if a student chooses to bring a pet, the paper needs to be filled out.  I will be sending out a sign up google doc for anyone who would like to bring their pet and what time to bring it.
 
2)  I am in need of a helper for every other Wednesday from 12:40-1:20 for computers.  I will need someone starting NEXT Wednesday.  Please let me know if you are willing to jump in and help on these days so I can add you to the calendar.
3)  Our field trip was a great success!  Thank you to our chaperons who volunteered their time to help make the trip such a success.
4)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting grades 1-3 math tutoring. Mrs. Kohl in Room 117 will be conducting grades 1-3 reading tutoring.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
5)  March reading calendars are due this Friday, March 31st.  March is the last month for the bookit program.  The students who have turned in all 6 months of reading calendars will receive a special superstar-reader medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.  The April reading calendars will be sent home Friday.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  October started our Bookit program that is sponsored by Pizza Hut.  The way it works is, the students are given a goal (read 400 minutes each month which is 20 minutes/20 days).  Every student that meets that goal and brings back a completed, signed reading calendar will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza.  This will go from October-March.  All students who bring back all 6 reading calendars will become super star readers and will receive a special medal at the end of the school year awards program.  I have  sent a letter home explaining the Bookit program in more detail, but if you have any questions please call or email me.   Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 
6)   Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.  Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way (spelling) weekly.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is completing the coversheet daily and will be due back every Friday.  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned, so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.
 
7)  TUESDAYS are our library day.  Please help your child to remember to bring his/her book in every week so a new book can be checked out.
 
8) April’s volunteer schedule will be sent home Friday and will also be posted on the blog Friday.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  Even if you can’t commit to a monthly schedule, but you are available on one of the days that is open, please let me know.   

 
9)  Boxtops!  We have collected 851 boxtops so far and are currently in 2nd place for the boxtops contest.  If we turn in 149 more by the end of March we will earn a free dress down day for April.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Lets see if we can stay the class in 2nd place and collect, collect, collect!
 
10)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.  A school t-shirt must be worn with the jeans, it is against dress code to wear jeans with a regular polo uniform shirt.  

 

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Weekly updates for 03/20/17

***We are in need of white copy paper and quart-sized baggies.  If you are able to donate any of these items, please send them in as soon as possible.***
Please take a few minutes to read through this email and write down any upcoming events so no-one misses out on any fun activities.  I am giving you a lot of information and I don’t want anyone to miss anything.  Stay informed and check your email at least once a week.
1)  Please subscribe to my blog.  I am adding posts and pages to the blog every week  and I don’t want anyone to miss out.  You can simply click this link and follow the subscribe instructions:

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2)  We are working in our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.
3)  Word Study Their Way:  Students receive word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with a homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program
4)  In Math we will be working on 2D and 3D shapes and recognizing side, vertices and other attributes that we can classify them with.  This week we will cover Module 5 with lessons 2-5.  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will begin our unit on Spring as well as Living and Non-Living things.  We will be discussing what changes happen in spring.  We will also be talking about the needs of living things and the differences between living and non-living things.  We will be ending our unit with a living things oral report that the students will work on and prepare at home as well as a “pet parade” where students will be invited to bring their pet to share with the 1st grade.  More information will be coming home about both of these fun activities next week.
FYI:
1)  SPIRIT WEEK is this week!  I have attached a flyer that gives specific details about what special activity is going on each day.  WE WILL NOT be participating in the $2 dress down day on Friday due to the field trip.  All students need to be in full uniform.  This means that they will not be able to spirit dress on this day either.
2)  I am in need of a helper for every other Wednesday from 12:40-1:20 for computers.  I will need someone starting THIS Wednesday.  Please let me know if you are willing to jump in and help on these days so I can add you to the calendar.
3)  We have several students who have LONG overdue books from the library.  I will send an email this week giving specific information on what book(s) are overdue and how much it will cost if it needs to be replaced.  If you have any questions or concerns about lost or misplaced books please contact Mrs. Rutherford (the librarian).
4)  Our next field trip is scheduled for Friday March 24th.  We are going to the aquarium.  Permission slips were sent home last week.  Please get the donation and permission slip turned in no later that Wednesday the 22nd.  Our 5 chaperons for this trip will be: Heather Earl, Erin Shipley, Stephanie Thatcher, Derrick Peyton and Jennifer Overby.
5)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting grades 1-3 math tutoring. Mrs. Kohl in Room 117 will be conducting grades 1-3 reading tutoring.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
6)  February reading calendars were due Wednesday, March 1st.  I have collected 23/28 calendars for February so far.  The March reading calendars were sent home last Wednesday.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  October started our Bookit program that is sponsored by Pizza Hut.  The way it works is, the students are given a goal (read 400 minutes each month which is 20 minutes/20 days).  Every student that meets that goal and brings back a completed, signed reading calendar will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza.  This will go from October-April.  All students who bring back all 6 reading calendars will become super star readers and will receive a special medal at the end of the school year awards program.  I have  sent a letter home explaining the Bookit program in more detail, but if you have any questions please call or email me.   Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.
 
7)  The end of term 3 is this Wednesday March 22nd.  All missing homework assignments are due no later than Tuesday March 21st.  Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.
Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way (spelling) weekly.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is completing the coversheet daily and will be due back every friday .  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned, so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.  
 
8)  TUESDAYS are our library day.  Please help your child to remember to bring his/her book in every week so a new book can be checked out.
 
9) March’s volunteer schedule has been sent home and is also posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  Even if you can’t commit to a monthly schedule, but you are available on one of the days that is open, please let me know.   

 
10)  Boxtops!  We have collected 851 boxtops so far and are currently in 2nd place for the boxtops contest.  If we turn in 149 more by the end of March we will earn a free dress down day for April.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Lets see if we can stay the class in 2nd place and collect, collect, collect!
 
11)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.  A school t-shirt must be worn with the jeans, it is against dress code to wear jeans with a regular polo uniform shirt.  

 

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weekly updates 03-13-17

2)  We are working in our handwriting books.  We will be really focusing our attention on letter formation during handwriting.   This week we will review what we already know, introduce the different kinds of lines used in handwriting and the we will learn the keys to successful handwriting which are:  Size, Spacing, Shape and Slant and continue to apply them practicing writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

3)  Word Study Their Way:  Students receive word sorts for their level in Word Study Their Way.  This is a program that works on spelling, letter sound recognition and phonics.  This is something that will be both homework and classwork.  The students will be tested on these words each week and will only move up to the next sort if they pass off the sort they are on.  I will send home a copy of the words that your child is working on along with a homework coversheet each Monday.  Please help your child work on these words to prepare for our spelling tests on Fridays.  Thank you in advance for helping your child be successful with this program

4)  In Math we will be working on place value tens and ones and adding two digit numbers.  This week we will cover Module 4 with lessons 24-29 and our end of the module test.  Just as a reminder,  your child will bring home a math packet each day.  Only the last page is the homework page and it will be labeled homework.  This is the only page that needs to be completed at home.  The page comes home with directions printed on it, but if there is any confusion please call or email me and I can help you out.  Homework is due by Friday, but can come back the next day if it is completed.  Please remind your child to turn in completed assignments, because I don’t look through the dockets for things that need to be turned in.  We will practice turning in homework for the next couple of weeks so there is no confusion for the students.
5)  In Science/Social Studies we will begin our unit on rocks.  We will be learning about the layers of the earth, the 3 types of rocks (sedimentary, Metamorphic and igneous),  how rocks change, and why and how volcanos form.  We will end the unit by making volcanos.  We will need an empty cereal box for each child.  Please send it in no later than Wednesday afternoon.  If you have any extras you would be willing to send in that would be great too!  We are also in need of lots of newspaper.  If you would like to come in and help with this project we will be doing it Thursday from 1:45-2:45.
FYI:
1)  We will be painting our volcanos tomorrow morning (Monday) and then we will be exploding them (hopefully) tomorrow afternoon 1:45-2:00.  If you are in the area and would like to come watch the “explosion”  we would love to have you.
 2)  Our next field trip is scheduled for Friday March 24th.  We are going to the aquarium.  Permission slips were sent home last week.  Please get the donation and permission slip turned in no later that Wednesday the 22nd.  If you have done your background check and would like to join us, we will need 5 chaperons for this trip.  Please let me know if you are interested in going so I can add you to the list.
3)  Monday-Thursday – Math/Reading tutoring. Students will work on concepts they are having trouble with.  The time will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. Roundhouse in Room 106 will be conducting grades 1-3 math tutoring. Mrs. Kohl in Room 117 will be conducting grades 1-3 reading tutoring.  Students may come every day, one day, two days, three days but should be consistent with the timing.  Homework club is also an alternative Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 p.m.  These are all wonderful tools to consider for your child’s achievement.
4)  February reading calendars were due last Wednesday, March 1st.  I have collected 23/28 calendars for February so far.  The March reading calendars were sent home last Wednesday.  Please help your child to pick a safe place to keep this calendar and remind him/her to color the boxes for the days when he/she reads 20 minutes or more.  This calendar will be due back to school at the end of the month.  All students who bring the completed calendar back on time will earn a prize.  October started our Bookit program that is sponsored by Pizza Hut.  The way it works is, the students are given a goal (read 400 minutes each month which is 20 minutes/20 days).  Every student that meets that goal and brings back a completed, signed reading calendar will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza.  This will go from October-April.  All students who bring back all 6 reading calendars will become super star readers and will receive a special medal at the end of the school year awards program.  I have  sent a letter home explaining the Bookit program in more detail, but if you have any questions please call or email me.   Read, Read, Read-  My expectation is that the students will read at least 20 minutes per night/5 days a week.  Remember that reading can be ANY of the following:  being read to, reading together with someone, reading to someone else, playing letter or reading games or time spent on Raz-kids or other reading based computer games.

 
5)  The end of term 3 is Wednesday March 22nd.  All missing homework assignments are due no later than Tuesday March 21st.  Please keep checking Aspire each week to see if your child is missing any homework assignments.  Missing assignments count as a zero until they are turned in.  I update ASPIRE every Monday evening for missing assignments.  Any missing math assignment that has gotten lost, can be reprinted from our blog.  Please help your child keep his/her grade up by helping to finish the homework assignments and reminding him/her to turn them in on time.
Homework each week will usually consist of math (daily) and word study their way (spelling) weekly.  I am asking that the math homework be turned in by the Friday of the week it was assigned,  but can be turned in as soon as it is completed.  The spelling work is completing the coversheet daily and will be due back every friday .  Homework should not exceed 45 minutes each night INCLUDING reading.  If a paper is sent home incomplete that means your child didn’t finish it in class and it needs to be completed and returned, so your child gets credit for it.  Any incomplete papers should be completed and returned by the Friday it came home.  I send home a packet of papers each Monday that have been corrected, recorded and are being returned.  These papers can stay at home.  If your child has the 3 folders in his/her docket it helps to keep all of these papers organizes.  You can label one folder “homework”,  one “keep at home” and the last one notes to/from school.  Your child can even pick out some special folders he/she likes.  This way your child feels more ownership for the docket and will take more time keeping it organized.  
 
6)  TUESDAYS are our library day.  Please help your child to remember to bring his/her book in every week so a new book can be checked out.
 
7) March’s volunteer schedule has been sent home and is also posted on the blog.  If you cannot make your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to find a replacement volunteer.  There are a lot of open spaces in our volunteer calendar.  If you are available and would like to be added to the schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  Even if you can’t commit to a monthly schedule, but you are available on one of the days that is open, please let me know.   

 
8)  Boxtops!  We have collected 851 boxtops so far and are currently in 2nd place for the boxtops contest.  If we turn in 149 more by the end of March we will earn a free dress down day for April.  Each classroom is collecting them, and each class that reaches the preset goals earns a special reward.  Lets see if we can stay the class in 2nd place and collect, collect, collect!
 
9)  If you have purchased a school t-shirt for your child, he/she can wear it with BLUE jeans every Friday.  This is called spirit dress.  Spirit dress can only be worn with an official AAU t-shirt.  Regular uniform must be worn otherwise.  A school t-shirt must be worn with the jeans, it is against dress code to wear jeans with a regular polo uniform shirt.  
10)  As it gets colder outside, the students are starting to wear long sleeve shirts under their uniform shirts.  These undershirts must be solid white.  It is against dress code to wear any other colored shirt under the uniform shirts.  Also, socks must be white as well if they can be seen under pant legs.  Also, if your child chooses to wear boots to school, please remind him/her to bring shoes to change into while in the classroom.  This helps to save our carpet from getting wet and muddy.

 

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