First Grade News

January 18, 2022

This Weeks Focus

We will be MAP testing this week. We will be taking the reading MAP test on Wednesday and the math on Friday. MAP testing is one form of data we use to measure growth. It is a test that pinpoints exactly what our students are ready to learn, whether it be below, on, or above grade-level. Each student learns at a different pace. The MAP test allows us to direct our teaching to exactly what your child needs. This assessment is used to help us drive instruction so it is very important that students show what they know! Please encourage your child to do their very best and use grit when taking the test!

This week we will be reading the book The Important Book during mentor sentences and discussing adjectives.

In math, students will use objects and pictorial models to solve word problems involving joining, separating, and comparing sets within 20 and unknowns as any one of the terms in the problem. In science, we will be investigating rocks, soil, and water.

Don't forget students can work on Lexia at home. Students can login to Lexia through Clever. Contact your child's teacher if you need student's Clever login information.

-Please make sure students are bringing headphones to school each day!

-Please make sure you put your child's name on his/her jackets, hoodies, and water bottles

-Please remind students not to bring toys to school

-We love celebrating birthdays in class but please make sure student is only bring cupcakes/treat. No goody bags please!

Our schedule:

Arrival- 7:15-7:40

Morning Meeting- 7:40-8:00



Power Hour- 9:05-10:05


Science- 10:50-11:20

Lunch: 11:20-11:50


Math- 12:20-1:10

Rotations- 1:10-2:00

Math- 2:00-2:30

Social Studies- 2:30-3:00

Pack up -3:00

Dismissal- 3:10

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January 19- Reading MAP Test

January 21- Math MAP Test