Hello and welcome to first grade!
I hope you all had a fun and relaxing summer and ready to begin our exciting adventure together this school year!
I am THRILLED to have you in our class and I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you!
MEET & GREET and OPEN HOUSE is Monday, July 31st 3:00 to 6:15pm
My door is always open. If you have any questions or concerns about anything, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a note in your child's folder.
Thank you in advance for your support and looking forward to a great school year!
Happy New Year!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Friday, January 12th - Donuts for Dad - 7:15am - 8:00am
Monday, January 15th - No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Thursday, January 18th - Sky Zone Night 4-8pm
Friday, January 26th - PTSA Bingo Night 6:15-8:00pm
Monday, January 29th - Lori Bell's Night 1-9:00pm
Curriculum for the 3rd Quarter
*175 Sight Words
*Reads on Level G or higher at 95% accuracy
*Retells stories with key details and central message
*Compare & contrast adventures and experiences of characters
*Writes an Opinion piece with topic, reasons, and closure
*Solves 11 different types of Word Problems within 20
*Compares two digit numbers using < > = signs
*Adding and subtracting within 20 using various strategies
*Mental math: adding 10 more and 10 less
*Light is required to make objects visible
*Lewis & Clark with Sacagawea: their influence, contributions and character traits
*Theodore Roosevelt: his influence, contributions, and character traits
Thursday, October 12th is Early Release
Students will be dismissed at 12:15pm
Conference week is October 16th - 20th.
Students will be dismissed at 12:15pm
The Scholastic Book Fair will be in Media Center conference week.
Second Nine Week Curriculum
ELA: Non-Fiction Reading & Writing
Math: Solving 6 different types of word problems (equation, strategy, explanation)
Science: Magnets & Sound
Social Studies: Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson
Georgia Parent Survey
The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. Parents that do not have access to the Internet may complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. Parent survey data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.
Georgia Parent Survey:
We are off to wonderful year in first grade.
Mrs. White has volunteered to be our room parent this year. She will be contacting you throughout the year about all the Lewis events and ways that you too can volunteer. She will be communicating with you through emails as well as send flyers in your child's folder.
Thank in advance for your support this year!
Be prepared … Order your child’s Ident-A-Kid card now! A representative from the Ident-A-Kid Child ID Program will be at Lewis Elementary on Friday, September 8th.
The Ident-A-Kid program provides parents with an identification card that has your child’s photograph, fingerprint and vital information on it. The Ident-A-Kid card is designed to provide parents and law enforcement officials with crucial information should your child become lost or missing. Parents keep the card with them at all times and, in an emergency, can provide it to law enforcement for immediate response. In addition, the United States Government’s Social Security Administration recognizes the Ident-A-Kid Card. It may be usable in supporting either secondary or third level identification, should it be needed. Look for information coming home in your child’s backpack soon! To learn more about the program, visit http://www.identakid.com/. To order your ID cards, please visit http://identakid.com/paypal/blate-pay/.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone at Sneak-a-Peak on
Thursday, July 27th between 3:00 & 5:00 pm.
First grade is going to be exciting and fun!
What we are learning...
*recognize at least 151 sight words
*retell stories - understand central message or lesson
*identify who is telling the story in text
*compare & contrast adventures and experiences of characters in a story
*nouns and verbs
*capitalization and punctuation
*word problems: equation, strategy, and explanation
*compare 2 digit numbers: greater than, less than, equal to
*adding two digit number and a one digit number within 100
*order three objects by length and compare two objects
*sources of light and explain how shadows are made
*identify and locate city, county, state, nation, and continent
*identify contributions and character traits of Harriet Tubman and Theodore Roosevelt
Please continue to check your child's folder for information and class work.
Please remember to check our specials and homework calendar daily.
Oct. 7th - End of First Nine Weeks
Oct. 10th - McDonald's Night
Oct. 11th - Stevie B's Night
Oct. 13th - Picture Retakes
Oct. 14th - Pizza Night
Oct. 17th - 21st - Conference Week/Book Fair (Early Release 12:10 pm)
Oct. 20th - Lori Bell's
Oct. 24th - Reflections Due
LANGUAGE ARTS FOCUS:
* Blend/Segment single syllable words
* Sight Words (100-150)
* Comprehension - main idea, key details, characters, setting, problem and solution
* Writing - Informational (prints legibly, capital letters, appropriate spacing, punctuation)
*Word Problems - (result unknown, both addends unknown, change unknown
*Equal Sign - determine if equations are true or false (ex: 4+1=6-1, 6=6, etc.)
*Place Value - tens & ones, ten ones as a unit are called "ten"
*Locate all continents and oceans
*Identify contributions/character traits of Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea
#EmaleeStrong T-Shirts will go on sale Tuesday, September 6th through Monday, September 12th.
The t-shirts will show our support for this precious girl and to help her family in a time of need.
The t-shirts are $10.00 each and can only be purchased with a cash donation.
Thank you for your support!
Stevie B's Night: September 6th
Ident-A-Kid: September 9th
McDonald's Night: September 12th
Chick-fil-A: September 19th
Fall Break: September 26th through September 30th
*Orally produce single syllable words by blending sounds/segments spoken single syllable words
*Read 75 sights
*Describe (independently) characters, setting, major events in stories
*Understand fiction vs non-fiction text
*Write a narrative piece with a topic, two events, and sense of closure
*Count to 120 - starting at any number less 120
*Solve word problems within 10 (independently)
*Weather - temperature, precipitation, sky conditions, and weather events
*Explain how water changes - freezes, melts
*Landforms - mountains, deserts, valleys, plains, plateaus, and coasts
Monday, August 8th: McDonalds' night
Thursday, August 11th: Open House 6:30-8:00pm
Thursday, August 18th: Lori Bell's Night
Monday, August 22nd: Chick-fil-A Night
*Recognizes and reads 75-100 sight words
*Sentence features: capitalization, finger spaces, ending punctuation, spell words phonetically
*Reading: Identify key details (characters and setting)
*Write a Narrative: recounts at least two or more appropriate sequenced events
*Solve word problems with 10
*Counts to 120 from a given number
*Place Value: tens and ones
*Weather: Identify types of weather and characteristics of each type by recording weather data
*How water changes state (freezes and melts)
*Identifies landforms (mountains, deserts, valleys, plains, plateaus, and coasts)
*Identifies contributions and character traits of Benjamin Franklin
School Supplies 2016-2017
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