Mrs. Nagel's 1st Grade Newsletter

November 7th, 2014

November 10-15th

Remember to call the MNVA Attendance Line to report any absence! (866)215-2295, option #3 Ext 2199

End of the 1st quarter was November 6th!
Report Cards will be sent this Friday November 14th.

We will resume all 1st grade classes this week!
Remember class connects are required for students! If your student cannot attend the live class, they will be sent "homework" to make up the class. When the recorded class is reviewed and the homework is completed and returned, it will be counted for attendance.

1st grade Class Connects

Monday- Math & Science class connect at 11:00 or 1:00.

Tuesday - Language Arts Writing class connect at 11:00 or 1:00.

Wednesday - Guided Reading classes. The time will depend on your child's reading level. (Book Club group will be Thursday at 1:00).


Thursday - WIN Class at 11:00. Depending on your students needs, I may be inviting them to work with me in small groups or individually.


Friday - individual work time with Mrs. Nagel, as needed

Weekly Progress Goals

September Starts:
Progress by Thursday November 14th you should be at or around 29% in each course
Friday November 21st is 32%

October Starts:

Progress by Thursday November 14th you should be at or around 16% in each course
Friday November 21st is 19%

November Starts:
Progress by Thursday November 14th you should be at or around 3% in each course
Friday November 21st is 5%
Remember, these are progress goals meant to guide you and your child to stay on track throughout the year.

In your Friday Folder this week...

Attendance Policy - reminder, policy from MNVA Elementary handbook. If you have not read, please read!
Count-by-Tens Snowflakes
- practice counting by 10's
Dice Games
- several different idea to play and practice math with dice
Snowy Addition - practice worksheet (Monday class 11/10)

Mrs. Nagel's 1st grade November Classroom Calendar

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Having trouble accessing Art or Music courses in the OLS?

Try this!

First clear your cache and cookies (directions in the Friday Folder), restart computer and try to open course/lesson again.

If that doesn't solve the problem, access the OLS in the Chrome Web Browser (instead of Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox). If you do not have it installed on your computer already, you can get it here > Chrome

If that still does not help, please contact K12 Help Desk at (866)512-2273.

Math Resources

Handwriting

Pencil Grip

Hand-eye coordination and finger/hand strength is not only crucial to your child's physical development but will also help with forming the correct pencil grip. Correct pencil grip is very important to help your child write correctly.

Here are some ideas to help strengthen fingers, hands are form correct finger gripping when writing:
1. Sorting small items such as buttons, bolts, nuts, different dried beans,
etc.
2. Sewing on burlap (or cardboard) with a dull pointed needle and yarn.
3. Tracing stencils of shapes or objects (use cookie cutter or thick puzzle
pieces).
4. Teach the child "Finger Plays" (like Itsy Bitsy Spider)
5. Chalkboard activities
6. Cutting and pasting activities.
7. Lacing or sewing cards.
8. Pegboard designs
9. Stringing large bead, hollow macaroni, cereal, etc.
10. Puzzle blocks.
11. Dot to Dot activities.
12. Playing Barrel of Monkeys and Pick-up Sticks (commercial children's games)
13. Playing with clay
14. Hanging socks or small items with snap clothes pins
15. Placing items like cotton balls, beads or macaroni in egg cartons.

*Using fingers, especially the "pincher grasp", will strengthen hands!

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