Mrs. Roy's Class

September 14

Boosterthon

Next Week we kick of our Fall Fundraiser, Boosterthon! Be looking for more information coming home next week!!

Math

Last year the state changed the standards for first grade in math. The toughest skills that they added were in relation to problem solving. Right now we've already started doing some tricky addition problems! Just take a look at some of the problems on the work that is being sent home!!! We are past the joining two groups and we've practically jumped into algebra! I know you think that's crazy, but i'm telling you, they get it! This foundation that we are building in math will truly amaze you when they get into older grades!


Right now we are doing MOST of the work that is being sent home together as a class. The reality is that most of us can't read the math problems on our own, so I'm reading them out loud and then we are working through them together. I will try to start releasing some of the support as we move into the next few weeks. Right now, more than the rest of the year, I would REALLY love it if you would go over some of the missed problems on their classwork in math. If they are struggling, encourage them to keep at it and don't give up. I promise it will get easier with more practice!


If you ever feel like you want to do more practice with them at home, just log on to the Pearson website (see the technology log on page I gave you at curriculum night for their password). We are on the first unit, understanding addition. You can look into each of the lessons and you can find reteaching opportunities and more practice! Let me know if you ever need help finding more practice!

RAZ kids

I have set up the kids on their RAZ kids account. I sent home a letter explaining how to log on and their password today in their Friday folder. Don't forget to help your child log in to RAZ kids at home! :) I have set the kids to read books on the level that they left Kindergarten. I will adjust it as they grow and get to be stronger readers! I believe if you log on to the computer, you can create a parent access log in for you to see your child's progress as well so you know areas to work on! :) Just let me know if you have any questions about logging in to RAZ kids.

Scholastic


Every month I will send home a book order form from Scholastic. They offer some quality books for pretty inexpensive prices and it’s a great opportunity to increase your child’s excitement for reading. There is no obligation, but if you would like to purchase books from the catalog, you may return the form on the back page of each booklet you are ordering from along with a CHECK (no cash please, you can write one check for multiple catalogs) made out to Scholastic, or you may order online. If you log on to Scholastic.com you can create an online parent account. It will ask you for a classroom code. Our code is HFQBD. I will usually submit the orders one week after I send the catalogs home. Just as an added bonus, the more books we purchase the more “points” our classroom gets. These “points” allow us to purchase new books for our classroom library, which is always exciting! J If you have any questions, please let me know!