Mrs. Nagel's Weekly Newsletter

Friday March 6th

As the weather warms up outside, we know spring is right around the corner! Yipee! I am sure ready! I hope everyone remembered to "Spring Ahead" one hour this weekend! It is a reminder to also change the batteries in out smoke alarms!

The 3rd quarter ends March 26th. Please be sure to check your student's progress! It is important that they stay on-track according to suggested progress. (It should be within 10%+-) Please see the progress percentages below.

As a reminder, I will not be available this week, March 9-13th. I will be out of the office . If you have any immediate concerns or questions, please contact the MNVA office at (866) 215-2292, option #3.

In your Friday Folder this week-
Various worksheets for additional measurement practice.

1st grade Class Connects March 3-6th

Monday- no class connects

Tuesday-
no class connects

Wednesday-
no class connects

Thursday -
no class connects

Friday - no class connects

Progress Goal by Friday March 13th

September Starts:
Progress by Friday = at or around 69% in each course

October Starts:

Progress by Friday = at or around 55% in each course

November Starts:
Progress by Friday = at or around 43% in each course

January Starts:
Progress by Friday = at or around 19% in each course

Remember, these are progress goals meant to guide you and your child to stay on track throughout the year.

3rd Quarter conference

Please remember to sign-up for your 3rd quarter conference! If you do not sign up br March 12th, I will assign you a day and time!

Go to >>> 3rd quarter Conference Sign Up

Please note these upcoming dates...

March 9th-13th - Mrs Nagel out-of-office
Friday March 13th - MNVA 2nd-8th grade Spelling Bee
March 16th-24th: 3rd Quarter Conferences
Thursday March 26th - End of 3rd Quarter
Friday March 27th - No school for students; Teacher inservice

Guided Reading/Reading Groups

We wrapped up the 3rd quarter reading groups last week!

*New Guided Reading Groups for 4th quarter will be begin April 8th

Free online stories March 2-9th

OneMoreStory.com

Dear Families,

To kick off National Reading Month, our friends at onemorestory.com are inviting everyone to take part in "Let's All Read" week by granting access to their entire library free-of-charge from March 2-9. No need to login. Just go to www.onemorestory.com for free entry. Simple.

Join Us in Helping Others

Free stories are only half the good news! BOOK IT! will be making a donation to Reading is Fundamental for each book read at One More Story. Help us reach 50,000 books viewed and we'll donate $5,000 to RIF.

A special message from One More Story:

Literacy is a key component to a fulfilling, inquisitive life, and so the goal of Let's All Read Week is to share the gift of reading with as many people as possible. We can't transform the world in just one week, but the love of reading is contagious. Once children have it, they will share it with friends, and in the future, with their own children, broadening the horizons for all!

Spread the love of reading with all your friends and family and help support Reading is Fundamental!

Storia, the online school library!

Storia was introduced to the school before Winter Break. This is an exciting new opportunity that is available to every student in MNVA Elementary! Each of the books in the Storia library are ebooks and delivered to you through your computer and internet access. Storia is customizable for your student too! As your homeroom teacher, I have the ability to add books to your student's bookshelf, but so do you! Storia supports reading and phonics skills as well as higher level standards.So these books may be specific books that are of interest to your student or may be beneficial when working on a certain skill. This wonderful school library is also accessible 24-7! There is no limit to how long you have a book and there are over 2,000 titles that are leveled and either fiction or nonfiction.

If you have not already, I urge you to log in and check it out today! (Any time spent in Storia library will be counted towards the attendance requirements.)

I have sent each student a Kmail with their Username and Password in them. However, if you need me to resend or reset your password, please let me know!

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Nagel's 1st grade Classroom Calendar

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MNVA Community Building Events

Check the website frequently for school events near you!
Click here to check the MNVA website and to register for events!


For more information and to register, click here >>>MNVA Community Building Events<<<
March 13th: Feed My Starving Children, Eagan
March 13th: MNVA 2-8th grade Spelling Bee, Maple Grove
March 18th: Aesops Foibles, Virginia
March 19t: Glazed and Amused Potery Painting, Bemidji

Math Resources

Online Math Websites

Money:
ABCya.com
- http://www.abcya.com/search.htm?text=money
Soft Schools - http://www.softschools.com/math/money/games/counting_money/
IXL Math
http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1
Adapted Mind
http://www.adaptedmind.com/First-Grade-Math-Worksheets-And-Exercises.html
Sheppards Software -
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/matching/memoryMath_coins_level1.htm
Study Island - Coins

Time:
ABCya.com
- http://www.abcya.com/telling_time.htm
IXL Math http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1
Adapted Mind
http://www.adaptedmind.com/First-Grade-Math-Worksheets-And-Exercises.html
Sheppards Software -
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm

Measurement:

PBS Kids-
http://pbskids.org/games/measurement/
FunBrain - http://www.funbrain.com/measure/
IXL Math http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1
Adapted Mind
http://www.adaptedmind.com/First-Grade-Math-Worksheets-And-Exercises.html
Sheppards Software - http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/measurement/measurement_mania_imperial.htm
Study Island - Estimating Length

Addition & Subrtraction Facts
Sheppards Software -
Math Man http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/mathman/mathmanmenu.htm
ABCya (word problems) -
http://www.abcya.com/first_grade_word_problems_add_subtract.htm
Fact Families: Math Cats http://www.mathcats.com/explore/factfamilycards.html

Various Math skills practice:

IXL Math http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1
Study Island
http://www.studyisland.com/
Sheppards Software http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
Adapted Mind http://www.adaptedmind.com/First-Grade-Math-Worksheets-And-Exercises.html
ABCya http://www.abcya.com/first_grade_computers.htm
ict Games http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
AAA Math http://www.aaamath.com/grade1.htm

Sight Word Resources

Click below for these websites...

Attendance Line (866) 215-2292, option#3, Extension #2199

Please call and report your student for any absences or missed school! Any day that is not reported may be considered unexcused.