Weekly News

Dec. 9 - Dec. 13, 2019

100 Mile Club: There is no 100 Mile Club this week. 

I-Ready: We have already started the Diagnostic Assessments for trimester 2.  Lessons will not be available until your child has completed his/her Trimester 2 assessment.

PTA Holiday Boutique:  The Holiday Boutique will be open for students to purchase items during their recess from Dec. 5th to Dec. 13th. Our class will be visiting the boutique on Wednesday, Dec. 11th. 

High Frequency Words:  
I have already started assessing students on high frequency words for Unit 4 and Unit 5.  Currently, students should be working on the Unit 5 list at home.  The lists can be found on my website and on the back of the communication folder. 

Holiday Helpers: 
 Wednesday, Dec. 11th is the last day to bring a donation. Our class is collecting action figures and Barbie dolls for the Holiday Helpers program. 

Benchmark Reading:
 This week we will continue with Unit 4: Stories Have a Narrator. The Daily Activities have already been assigned on the Benchmark Advance app.  Your child can find the app when they login to the Rosa Parks website. 

Phonics: Our phonics skill this week is three-letter blends scr, spl, spr, squ, str.  Some examples include screen, straight, squash, spray, and split.

Math: This week we begin Unit 5: Work with addition and subtraction equations. You can access the Pearson EasyBridge app through the Rosa Parks website. Optional homework will come home in the communication folder on Wednesday. 

Social Studies:  This month we are studying Unit 5: All About People in the Reflections textbookIn this unit, we will learn about the varied backgrounds of American citizens. This will include learning about culture and holiday traditions like Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year. 

Raz Kids is available online  Your teacher username is mflores182 and your password is your student id number. 

First Grade Shirt Wednesdays: The first graders wear their Pete the Cat "It's All Good" t-shirts on Wednesday.  I have two small first grade shirts for anyone who still wants to buy one.  They are $7.50 each. 

Positive Shirt Thursdays:
  Wear a positive message on your shirt every Thursday. We need all the good thoughts we can get.

Communication Folder: Please send the communication folder to school with your child EVERY DAY.  

Upcoming events: 
Dec. 13- Ramirez Jazz Band Concert
Dec. 19 - Winter Celebration
Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 -  Winter Break