Miss Drake's Newsletter

March

Important Information

We've just started 4th quarter, so that means some students might have switched groups! Please ask your students what their group name is so you can get the correct information!

First Grade- Reese's

Due to some switching of students, this group is now working on Level E text. We are still working with the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention program. Students in this group are working on spotting the vowel and reading the words accurately. We are also working on understanding what we read.

First Grade- Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes are doing great on their addition fluency! Now, we've also started playing Jeopardy! with the topic headings: Addition, Subtraction, Number Identification, Place Value, and Wild. Wild includes skills like fraction words (half, quarter, fourths), fact families, and greater than/less than. Students are having fun while practicing these concepts.


For extra practice, you can have your student log in to Xtramath and play at home!


To log in to Xtramath.org, you will need:

my email address: Jessica.Drake@Raypec.org

your child's first name: Firstname

your child's pin number: Your child might have already memorized their four number pin, but if not, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you!

Second Grade- USA Legos

Due to the switching of students, I only have one second grade group now, the USA Legos. These students are reading text at a Level K using the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention program.


The students in these groups are working particularly hard to listen to themselves while reading, in order to hear any incorrect words and correct themselves if necessary. The goal is that they realize when a mistake has been made without an adult pointing it out to them.

Second Grade- Spidermen

Students are doing great practicing their addition fluency on Xtramath! We've also started playing Jeopardy! with the topic headings: 3 Digit Addition, 2 Digit Subtraction, Money, Time, and Wild. Wild includes skills like Measurement and Place Value. Students are having fun while practicing these concepts.


You are still welcome to log in and play Xtramath at home.

To log in to Xtramath.org, you will need:

my email address: Jessica.Drake@Raypec.org

your child's first name: Firstname

your child's pin number: Your child might have already memorized their four number pin, but if not, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you!



Students still have a Sumdog account, so if they want to play, here's their login.

To log in to Sumdog.com, you will need:

your child's username: (Most students have this memorized)

your child's password: Your child might have already memorized their password, but if not, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you!

Third Grade- Seahawks in Prison & Cheetahs

Students in these groups have been using the Reading A-Z program. Seahawks in Prison are reading Level O books, while the Cheetahs are reading at Level N stories. The Reading A-Z program focuses on a single book at a time. During that time we build vocabulary, practice decoding and comprehension skills, think critically about the story, and finish with a comprehension quiz. The Seahawks in Prison have been reading The Plant that Ate the World, and the Cheetahs have been reading The Adventures of Max and Ned.

Third Grade- Captain America

Students are doing great practicing their addition fluency on Xtramath! We've also started playing Jeopardy! with the topic headings: Multiplication, Division, Place Value, Fractions, and Wild. Wild includes skills like Geometry, Graphing, and Measurement. Students are having fun while practicing these concepts.


You are still welcome to log in and play Xtramath at home.

To log in to Xtramath.org, you will need:

my email address: Jessica.Drake@Raypec.org

your child's first name: Firstname

your child's pin number: Your child might have already memorized their four number pin, but if not, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you!



Students still have a Sumdog account, so if they want to play, here's their login.

To log in to Sumdog.com, you will need:

your child's username: (Most students have this memorized)

your child's password: Your child might have already memorized their password, but if not, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you!

Fourth Grade- Blue Tigers & Minecraft Winners

Several students have moved around, so we've renamed out groups. Students in these groups have been using the Reading A-Z program. Both Groups are reading Level R text. The Reading A-Z program focuses on a single book at a time. During that time we build vocabulary, practice decoding and comprehension skills, think critically about the story, and finish with a comprehension quiz. The Blue Tigers have been reading The Story of Persepone, and the Cheetahs have been reading The Mystery of the Hidden Letter.

Fourth Grade- Thor

Students are doing great practicing their multiplication fluency on Xtramath! We've also started playing Jeopardy! with the topic headings: Multiplication, Division, Place Value, Fractions, and Wild. Wild includes skills like Geometry, Comparisons, and Common Math Skills. Students are having fun while practicing these concepts.


You are still welcome to log in and play Xtramath at home.

To log in to Xtramath.org, you will need:

my email address: Jessica.Drake@Raypec.org

your child's first name: Firstname

your child's pin number: Your child might have already memorized their four number pin, but if not, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you!



Students still have a Sumdog account, so if they want to play, here's their login.

To log in to Sumdog.com, you will need:

your child's username: (Most students have this memorized)

your child's password: Your child might have already memorized their password, but if not, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you!