• August 14, 2017

    Our classroom is in need of colored and white paper. :)


    Family Friday is this week! Friday, August 14, 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars!

    Class Dojo If you have not already done so, please sign up for Class Dojo. I sent home an individual code for each student. If you have misplaced this, I can give it to you again, just send me an email.

    Math Project:  We are completing a Math About ME project that will help students see that math is all around them in their everyday life. I sent home a math autobiography to be completed, last week. This week I will be sending home a Circle Map- Math About Me. Please use the information from the math autobiography to complete the circle map. I have also included a picture to help guide you. I would like the students to write in their own writing, on the circle map, as much as possible, with your guidance. Please have the Circle Map completed and in class on Friday. I have reduced this week’s homework, so that more time can be dedicated to this project.

    First Day Forms: As of right now, we have only collected enough donations to cover the class fieldtrip. At this time Raz Kids will not be purchased. I am still taking donations, and if we receive enough I would love to get Raz Kids started for our kiddos.

    Wednesdays Dismissal: Early release every Wednesday, students will be dismissed at 1:50 PM



    August 9, 2017


    Sign up for Class Dojo for real time classroom updates. Its a free, easy to use and safe! I sent home a code for each student, look in their communication folder.


    August 7, 2017

    Project:  This week I am Sending home a portion of a math project to be completed at home. Students need to have the "All About Me" Math worksheet completed by Monday, August 14, 2017. We will be completing the Remaining part of the project in class.

    Poem- A Poem is attached to this weeks homework checklist. Please practice this poem with your student every night. They will be reciting the poem in class for an oral grade on Monday, August 14, 2017. Dont forget to include the motions.

    First Grade Writers: It is important to work with your child every week on their writing, using the topic, star idea, star idea, star idea, conclusion, format. This will help them immensely!

    100 mile club: Tuesday August 8, 2017, please have students wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

    Wednesdays Dismissal: Early release every Wednesday, students will be dismissed at 1:50 PM

    Calling all Room Moms/Dads!!!

    It’s time to select a room mom/dad for our year of first grade adventures. Responsibilities include receiving occasional emails about school events, that will in turn need to be forwarded to our 1st grade class email roster. In addition, the room mom/dad will help coordinate classroom parties, events, projects in which adult assistance is needed, etc. The room mom/dad will work closely with myself to be sure our year is the best it can be!   If you are interested please send me an email.


    July 26, 2017

    Hi parents! With the miscommunication of Family Friday I wanted to clarify that our next Family Friday will be held the third week in August, on August 18, 2017. All future fun fridays for D track will be held on the third Friday of each month unless otherwise stated. 


    See you in August!






    Happy 3rd week of FIRST GRADE!!

    July 24, 2017

    Parents, students will be coming home with a nightly homework check off sheet that includes a writing prompt and a fluency practice worksheet. Please sign off on this nightly as your child completes their homework. It needs to be in their communication folder every day. The math practice sheet do not need to come back, just sign off that your child has completed them. I will also include classroom announcements. As always, your best bet is to check here as I will update as they arise.

    Thank you!!

    Sight Words:

    I am sending home a Sight Word book for at home practice. When your child feels like he/she is ready to be tested on a list, please sign the bottom of that list and have your student notify me. I will only test on Thursdays, so be sure if you sign it off on a Monday, that your student is practicing right up to the testing date.

    Ways to practice:

    Rainbow write

    write in a sentece

    verbally spell

    write 5x



    We are working on Topic 1

    Adding and Subtracting- This Topic will take about two weeks to cover.

    At home connection- Have your child identify adding and subtracting in everyday life i.e. at home, at grocery store, in books and on T.V.



    The paper dolls are absolutley adorable! I can't wait to get them up on the wall. If your child has yet to complete this project please see the instructions below


    Paper Doll Please see Paper Doll Project instructions on how to complete this project. Be as creative as possible. Due Monday, July 24, 2017


    Happy 2nd week of FIRST GRADE!!

    July 17, 2017


    First Day Forms

    Be sure to complete all first day forms that were in the Rosa Parks folder. It is important that we gets these back ASAP. In addition, please consider joining PTA and contributing $20 to the classroom donation (a flyer was sent home with information regarding what the classroom donation will be used for.)


    100 Mile Club

    100 Mile Club will be Tuesday, July 25th. Please send your child to school in tennis shoes and pack a water bottle.  Please be sure to return the 100 Mile Club participation fee of $10 with the flyer.


    Wednesdays Dismissal:

    Early release every Wednesday, students will be dismissed at 1:50 PM


    Family Friday:

    Family Friday- this month will be on July 21st, 8:25 AM- 10:00 AM



    This week we are working on "Review and Routines" from our Benchmark Curriculum. During this unit we are reviewing classroom procedures and practicing them with read alouds, shared readings, writing and mini lessons. The students are doing great at working hard ALL-DAY long. I am so proud of them!



    We are working on Topic 14

    "Reason with Shapes and Their Attributes"

    At home connection- Have your child identify shapes in everyday life i.e. at home, at grocery store, in books and on T.V.