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October 13, 2015

I hope everyone has enjoyed this amazing fall weekend.

I look forward to hearing about our friends' adventures!

Swoops must have loved the long weekend with Sasha's family!

PHONICs: Fundations

We finished Unit 2 in phonics and are rolling along to Unit 3. Students did a fine job on the end of the unit test. During this test, students were expected to write the letters of the sounds they heard, tap and write 10 CVC words and even write 2 dictated sentences. I will be sending home copies of this test this coming week. I think you too will be impressed with the amount of mastery and growth our students are demonstrating. In the next unit, students will be exposed to digraphs (sh, wh, th, ch, and ck). We will be playing games and completing various activities centering around these digraphs. This week's homework will also focus on these new concepts.

Book it!

Students have been very excited to share their reading accomplishments with me! I am very proud of their passion and enthusiasm for reading. Please remember to initial nightly on your child's calendar. Also, don't forget to have them write their names.


Way to go! I received word that our class has now practiced over 900 math problems! Keep up the wonderful work! If you have not had the opportunity to log on to IXL with your child, I encourage you to do so this week! Your first grader will enjoy earning prized for his/her math efforts! Once again, please do not change your child's user name or password that were sent home last week. Students logged in to their IXL accounts during Friday's tech time. It is our goal that students will be able to sign themselves in on classroom chromebooks. The more exposure they have, the more confident they will be in this process. Thanks for your help.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hope you have a happy week!

PICTURE DAY: October 15

Please remember picture day is this upcoming Thursday. Flyers should have gone home with your child's Friday mail. If you need a sheet, please let me know and I will send it along.


This past week, students completed their first math test!

It focused upon building and comparing numbers in base ten up to 30.

Students were asked to compare numbers and explain how and why the number was larger. Students should be very proud of their magnificent math skills! Tests will be coming home in Friday's mail. We have also been working on Problem solvers. I know you'll be impressed with how much we have covered in this process thus far.