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    WELCOME TO FIRST GRADE WHERE LEARNING IS A HOOT

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      Welcome to our classroom website.  This is a great place where I will be able to keep families and students up to date on what we are learning and doing in the classroom. 

    If you need to contact me, the best way is through email - dascattergood@jacksonsd.org  click here

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    Monday - 2/25 Prehistoric Partner Read.  Read a book with your partner about a dinosaur or just a book you love.

    Tuesday - 2/26 Stomp! Chomp! Read! Bring in an extra snack, grab a book and read.

    Wednesday - 2/27 Wacky Wednesday! Dress in your wackiest clothes.

    Thursday - 2/28 Color Wars! Dress in Yellow for first grade.

    Friday - 3/1 National Grab a Book and Read with Cat day.  Dress in Red, Black and White.

     

     

    We are excited to begin a new Language Arts program in first grade called Fundations.   Fundations intruction emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonics-word study, high frequency word study, fluency, vocabulary, handwriting, and spelling.  More information will be coming home soon.  

     Please don't forget to check your child's folder every night.  Please send in a sweater, jacket or sweatshirt for our outside recess.  Remember girls can bring an old pair of sneakers to change into when we go out.   

     

     

      

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    ~ Readers Workshop ~

    Nonfiction Unit 

    In this unit, we will get super smart about topics.  We will learn all we can from our books, by previewing the text, predicting, noticing text structure, and synthesizing information from multiple sources (picture, print, text boxes).  We will continue to use our good habits to decode unfamiliar words, and we will read with smoother voices, to sound like experts. 

    Please continue to read at home and sign the reading log.  Students know where they can choose books from.  However, there can be a range from easy to more difficult in a single leveled bin.  They are encouraged to trade their books anytime if they are too hard.   Here are a few tips for reading at home with your child. 

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    Power Words 

    Our first list of high frequency words have been sent home along with flashcards.  Please read the sheet that went home explaining how and when your child will be tested on their words.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me. 

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    ~ Writer's Worshop ~  Informational/Nonfiction Chapter Books

    We will begin with making a basic type of information book -a picture book- and ends with students creating multiple information chapter books, filled with elaboration, interesting text elements, and pictures that supplement the teaching of words. 

      

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    We are working on Topic 4 - Subtraction Facts to 20.

     

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    Suppliescat-backpack

    Your child will need a backpack and eventually an old shirt to use as a smock.  Please label the shirt and put it in a large ziplock bag. Everything else will be supplied.

     Thank you

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    paper towels

    ziplock bags (big or small)

    goodies are needed

    smarties

    tiny bags of m&m's

    hershey kisses

    lollipops

    schedule

    Lunch 12:15-12:45

    Monday - Music

    Tuesday - Computers

    Wednesday - Library

    Thursday - Art

    Friday - Gym

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