Mrs. Miskelley's Dream Team News

April 11, 2016

Tips for finishing strong!

*Keep the same homework routines. Consistency is crucial.

*Start a new chapter book for a bedtime read-aloud.

*Spend 5 minutes a day practicing addition and subtraction facts.

*Keep your child's bedtime the same (even though it's tempting to stay up later).

*Go through papers that come home daily to stay on top of your child's progress.

Good Citizen

Ellie Johnson

My favorite ocean animal: dolphins

My favorite fruit: oranges

My favorite cookie: chocolate chip

When I grow up I want to be: A teacher

Weekly Learning

Reading: We will continue to practice our inferring skills during read alouds and in small group reading. Inferring is an important, higher level comprehension skill that requires students to use clues in a book or story to make sense of what they are reading. (RL1.1, 1.4, 1.6)

(Here’s an online activity to practice simple inferring skills)

Math: Our main focus in math is adding and subtracting with fluency along with solving word problems. You can help by using flash cards or simply calling out math problems for a few minutes every day. (1.OA.C.6, D.7, D.8)

Writing: We will be writing persuasive pieces for the next several weeks. The students are learning to support their opinions with strong, solid reasons and thoughts. (W1.1, 1.5,1.8)

Language: We will review multiple meaning words and synonyms this week. We will connect these words to reading comprehension. (L1.1, 1.4)

For Your Information

*Zika Virus Information from the Alabama Department of Health and ALSDE

As warm weather approaches, we want you to take an active role in reducing your exposure to mosquitoes. To avoid viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, use THIS checklist to reduce sources of water in yard which are potential breeding sites. A coloring book, provided HERE, can involve the entire family in prevention measures. The coloring book will be provided for Prk-3rd grade. For more information concerning Zika Virus call 1-888-246-2675 or visit

Important Dates

April 29- Field Trip to Anniston Museum of Natural History

I will send out an informational email to chaperones this week.

Trussville City Schools- Mission Statement

The mission of Trussville City Schools is to educate all students using high standards in a safe,nurturing environment fostering academic and career competencies that prepare them to be productive citizens.

Our vision is to help students move forward on a positive path toward college and career readiness.