Mrs. Jump's Newsletter

First Grade 2015-2016

Note From the Teacher

This was a productive week in 1st grade! This week, in Reading, we reviewed describing characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. In Writing, we finished editing and revising our complete fictional narratives to publish. I have mailed our book out for final publishing and it should arrive before Summer vacation. Our class put forth a lot of hard work and effort to make our class book. We are excited to share our hard work with you! In Math, we continued working on geometry. In Science, we began learning about weather.

Thank you to everyone that was able to come join us at McTeacher night. We raised a lot of money and had a blast. :-)


Ordering a yearbook gives your child a chance to look back at the year with fond memories. They will enjoy it for years to come. There are only a few weeks left before the deadline so this may be your last chance to get one. The yearbook has more pages and pictures this year, so be sure to put your order in now! To order go to www.ybpay.com and follow the directions. It will ask you which school you want to order from, and then take you to the correct school site. If you have any questions, please contact rhonda.tomnitz@republicschools.org.


If you are interested in being a guest reader, please let me know! We would LOVE to have you! :-)

Upcoming Explorations

READING:

Next week, we will continue reviewing describing characters, settings, and major

events in a story, using key details.


WRITING:

Next week, we will focus on reviewing the "Must Haves" for writing, in order to prepare for our End of Year (EOY) Writing Benchmark.


MATH:

Next week, we will continue with geometry.


SCIENCE:

Next week, we will continue learning about weather.


WORD PATTERN FOR NEXT WEEK: short vowels with final digraphs.

School Calendar

Attendance

We had a 94.7% attendance average this week. Our classroom attendance goal is 95.8%.

Classroom Needs

Disinfectant Wipes

BSIP

Our class recently completed our post assessment for Unit 7 Big Idea 1. This assessment covered telling time to the hour and half hour. On the Pre-Assessment, 0% of our class scored Met or Advanced. One the Post-Assessment, 84% of our class scored Met or Advanced. :-)

PBIS Update

Our students are doing a great job Rocking the ROAR! Our classroom focus is following directions the 1st time. Ask your child what they have done this week to earn a signature/compliment.

Elementary Summer School

The elementary summer school program, SLAM 2016 (Summer Learning And More) is going to center around "leadership in action." Current assistant principal at Schofield Elementary, Markie Bravestone will be the ElementarySummer School Principal, and Mrs. Kelly Hobbs (3rd grade teacher at Schofield) will serve as Lead Teacher to assist Mrs. Bravestone. We are looking forward to a summer full of leadership development and learning from leaders in our community!


As in past years, both breakfast and lunch will be provided for ALL students FREE of charge! Be sure to arrive in plenty of time to eat. Our doors will open at 8:10 a.m. each morning.


Your child must be enrolled for SLAM 2016 by Friday, May 6th. Click HERE to enroll!

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