Mrs. Jump's Newsletter

First Grade 2015-2016

Note From the Teacher

This was a wonderful and busy week in 1st grade! This week, in Reading, we worked on using the illustrations and details in a text to determine key ideas. In Writing, we continued working on using strong word choice in our writing. In Math, we began collecting, organizing, and representing data. In Science, we continued learning about American Symbols.


Due to the two snow days that we had, school will be in session on February 15th and March 25th.


February 22-26th, we are participating in a Stuck For A Buck Leukemia Society Fundraiser. Any student who donates one dollar will get to help us tape Mr. Brown to the cafeteria wall during lunch. Mr. Brown is looking forward to being "stuck for a buck", or at least our students are excited to see it happen!


Thank you to everyone for participating in our Valentine's Day celebration. I think it is safe to say that the students had a blast and enjoyed all of their sweets! :-)


Ordering a yearbook gives your child a chance to look back at the year with fond memories. They will enjoy it for years to come. There are only a few weeks left before the deadline so this may be your last chance to get one. The yearbook has more pages and pictures this year, so be sure to put your order in now! To order go to www.ybpay.comand follow the directions. It will ask you which school you want to order from, and then take you to the correct school site. If you have any questions, please contact rhonda.tomnitz@republicschools.org.


If you are interested in being a guest reader, please let me know! We would LOVE to have you! :-)

Upcoming Explorations

READING:

Next week, we will work on comparing two books on the same topic.


WRITING:

Next week, we will work on using strong verb choices in our writing.


MATH:

Next week, we will collect, organize, and represent data.


SCIENCE:

Next week, we will learn about presidents and focus on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.


WORD PATTERN FOR NEXT WEEK: words with a and ar.

School Calendar

Attendance

We had a 97.8% attendance average this week. Our classroom attendance goal is 95.8%.

Classroom Needs

Disinfectant Wipes

Plastic Sandwich Bags

BSIP

We took our Unit 5 Big Idea 2 Post-Assessment. We assessed over being given two digit numbers and mentally finding 10 more or 10 less than the number and subtracting multiples of 10 in the range of 10-90.


On our post assessment covering two digit numbers and mentally finding 10 more or 10 less than the number, 94.4% of our class scored met or advanced. That is a 88.9% increase in student growth from our pre-assessment. On our post assessment covering subtracting multiples of 10 in the range of 10-90, 77.7% of our class scored met or advanced. That is a 50% increase in student growth from our pre-assessment!


What an amazing group of students! They are not afraid of a challenge and I LOVE that!

PBIS Update

Our students are doing a great job Rocking the ROAR! Our classroom focus is following directions the 1st time. Ask your child what they have done this week to earn a signature/compliment.

Important Reminders

We do go outside almost everyday. Your child has been asked to bring a coat or stay in because if the windchill is above 32 we will go out.