Miss D's Firsties

Classroom Report


It is hard to believe we are at the end of our "third" week of school! We have been very busy building friendships and have started to dive into our academics.

Reading- Book bags have begun to come home this week. Your student should be reading their book to you every night and getting their reading log signed. Book bags, books and reading logs must come back to school the next morning!

Writing- We have started our first writing unit: short story narratives! On Tuesday students had the opportunity to write for 45 minutes to display their prior knowledge of what a narrative piece was.

Math- We have started our first unit in math! Students may have math homework some nights, BUT it is my goal to give students the time in school to finish it if they are using their time wisely.

Social Studies- We are currently discussing what it means to be a citizen and a good community member. We are learning about different rules and laws and why they are important to keeping us safe.

We have had the opportunity to have all of our specials at this point. Our special schedule is as follows:

Monday: 12:45-1:30 Art

Tuesday: 12:30-1:00 Music & 1:00-1:30 Phy Ed

Wednesday: 12:30-1:00 Phy Ed & 1:00-1:30 Library

Thursday: 12:45-1:15 Music & 1:15-1:45 Life Skills

Friday: 1:00-1:30 Phy Ed

Please remind your student to bring a healthy snack to school daily. Our classroom snack supply is dwindling! We are also beginning to talk about how students are responsible for their actions, example, "It's not Mom/Dad's fault your folder/snack didn't get put in your backpack, it's your folder/snack not theirs."

Our first Scholastic book order is due next Friday, September 23. You may order online or via paper copy and check. If you have questions please let me know!

I have begun posting in action learning shots to our class website, feel free to check it out to see your student in action!

We are off to a great start! I am excited to see what this year has in store for us.

About Miss Dorvinen

First grade teacher at Howard Elementary. Go Huskies!