Weekly News

January 27- January 30, 2020

A-Track Awards Assembly -
Monday at 2:20 in the Multipurpose room. Award notices went home last Wednesday for students who will be receiving an award.

100 Mile Club:
There is 100 Mile Club on Tuesday.  Wear running shoes.

Track off minimum day - We will go off track on Thursday, January 30th.  Dismissal is at 12:19. We will return from vacation on Monday, March 2nd. 

Most students have already finished the Diagnostic Assessments for trimester 2.  I will send home those results with their progress reports on Thursday. 

High Frequency Words: 
Currently, students should be finished with the Unit 6 list.  The lists can be found on my website and on the back of the communication folder. It is a good idea to get a head start on List 7 if you have time off track. 

Benchmark Reading:
 This week we continue to work on Unit 5: Technology at Work. 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: We will continue to work on the phonics skill of words with soft c and soft g sound.  Some examples include celery, city, germ and giant. 

Math: This week we will finish and assess Unit 7: Extending the counting sequence.  You can access the Pearson EasyBridge app through the Rosa Parks website. Optional homework came home in the communication folder on Wednesday. 

Social Studies:  This month we will continue to study 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: 
March 2 - Return from vacation
March 20 - Family Friday