News 9/17

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Conference Sign Up!

Here is the SignUp Genius. Please let me know if you don’t find a time that works. I will find a time for us to meet if Tue/Wed is a problem for you.


Coming Home Friday!

Vowel Packet: /O/

Again, our packet may have some pages that we did not get to this week so it is coming home. This is a great opportunity for you to see what we do in class AND to give your student extra practice!

Spelling Tests

We take them on Fridays. I forget to send them home! Sorry!!! I will work on that.

In class, we say, “We all make mistakes because we are trying!” If your child gets words wrong, please know that we focus on the effort! One of our goals is to learn the process of taking a spelling test and all of the kids are doing great!

Math Test (I changed my mind!)

We took the test last Thursday on Topic 2. I decided to keep it to show you at conferences. It gives us a glimpse into your child’s mathematical thinking!

Keep Practicing from the High Frequency Word List (HFW)

This is a list of all of the HFW we work on until Fall Break. We have introduced all up through “too”. Read/Write/Find these words in print to practice!

*To My Parents of Above Grade Level Learners:

These pages may not seem challenging enough for your kids! Rest assured, in class, we do a lot of enrichment activities and extensions! For example, the book at the end of the /i/ packet has very few words for beginning first grade level readers. One extension idea would be to add more detail to the sentences, like descriptive words or an addition at the end of the sentence.

For math, our discussions are deep and the activities and games that we play can be more challenging!

Parents at School!

Parent Helpers: Here is a SignUpGenius for Reading and Math Stations Tue/Wed/Thu. I am so grateful for having your help the past two weeks! And your kids absolutely love having you here! I know your lives are busy so your time here is very much appreciated!

Please click on the link below to sign up! And THANK YOU in advance!!

Art Masterpiece

Our next Art Masterpiece will be on a Friday in October @ 9:15. If you have any questions or ideas, contact Jenn Jacobs.  Jenn Jacobs @ to volunteer or for more information!

1st Grade FIELD TRIP 10/13/21

to Mother Nature’s Farm

Here is the Formstack to sign up for our  fieldtrip on Wednesday October 13th.

The Due Date is 9/20/21 for payment no later (from administration)

If you would like to volunteer to join us, parent volunteer info is also on the form. Space is limited but you are welcome to drive your own car and meet us there.

Literacy Pro at Home!

This is our new online reading program that you paid for when you purchased the RASK kit. It is super cool! My own kids just started using it. The first step is to take an assessment and then the program will suggest books for your child. Please take time to login and check it out. I would love to have them reading even more over the break!

At LiteracyPro, kids can “access over 2,500 authentic, high-quality ebooks, some in Spanish, as well as connections to thousands of print books in classroom libraries. Students are given a personalized reading experience with choice, while educators are provided with actionable data about reading levels, activity, comprehension, and progress.”

Instructions: Go to

Choose “Sign in with Google Classroom”

Choose your child’s account:

It will guide you through the rest! Please let me know how it goes! My own kids love it so far!

Library on Fridays!

Please send in your child’s library book on Fridays or before. They will be choosing a new book when they return the book from last week.

Class Directory

I will work on it and get it to you before fall break. As far as I know, all parents have agreed to being in it. I will only publish Names and Phone Numbers. Please let me know ASAP if you do not want to be in it.

Yearbooks for Sale!