Mrs. Miskelley's Dream Team News

January 18, 2016

Class Announcements

Dear Parents-

1) Each child needs to bring in a medium sized (8x10), PLAIN GIFT BAG (pink, white, or red). We will use these to collect our Valentines at our party on Feb. 12.

2) We are also in need of more band-aids for our classroom. Any band-aids that you could send in would be greatly appreciated!

3) For our Coffeehouse Poetry- the kids need to wear a black shirt if possible. Blue jeans are fine for the pants. If you have a beret type of hat- that would be the perfect touch!

4) Box Tops for Education- keep sending in those box tops! We'd love to be the class with the most. Be sure to ask your neighbors and relatives to help.

Important Dates

January 26 - (Tuesday) - Save the Date!

Coffeehouse Poetry - Invitations were sent home Friday. Please be sure to clear off that morning in your Calendar. You don't want to miss this special event!

Special Notes


New weekly homework folders came home last Friday. All homework for the week can be found in the folder.

The folders will be collected this Friday and returned with the next week’s homework the same day.

Reading logs are now included on the homework sheet.

Good Citizen

Jacob Smith is this week's

MVP. Jacob is full of life and

enthusiasm. He's super-smart and

I love how he always wants to

share new learning with me and the class.

Weekly Learning

Reading: Please use the story map rubric that came home in your child’s homework folder this week. We are focusing on understanding the important events in stories that we read. You can help your child by talking to him/her before, during, and after reading a book. Be sure to ask about the main events in the story. (RL1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.7,1.10)

Writing: We are continuing with our poetry unit. Poetry teaches language in an engaging manner. Poetry allows the kiddos to develop images of people, places and things through "word pictures." In my opinion, it's actually the easiest form of writing for this age. First graders are at the perfect stage of development to learn about and write poetry. (L1.4, 1.5, 1.6)

Math: We’re working on knowing our addition and subtraction facts for the numbers 5-10. Fluency in addition facts will help with fluency in subtraction facts. We are learning different math strategies to help us improve our fluency. We practice orally with partners daily as well as taking minute math practice tests. We also play math games that focus on each number family. (1.OA.B3 – 1.OA.D.7)

Trussville City Schools- Mission Statement

The mission of Trussville City Schools is to educate all students using high standards in a safe,nurturing environment fostering academic and career competencies that prepare them to be productive citizens.

Our vision is to help students move forward on a positive path toward college and career readiness.