Ms. Beever's SUPER First Graders

What's Going on in Room 5?

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Looking Back on Our First Two Weeks

This has been a great first two weeks of school and I am so lucky to be starting off the year with such an awesome class of super learners. I love their motivation to pursue new ideas and try news things. I also love the passion they have for reading. All of my students have about 3 of my library books stashed in their book bins and I am so excited to build on their passion. These last two weeks, we worked on learning and developing classroom rules and routines. We also began our first unit in Phonics. We learned about short a words and what makes a sentence complete. On Friday, I sent home a model of what their dictation will look like each week. Dictation is graded out of 8 points, one for each word, and two for the sentences which need a capital letter and punctuation mark. They will take this every Friday so that I can assess their understanding of the sounds and sight words we were working on that week.

In reading, we have been working hard on establishing routines for Daily 5 and small group time. We have read several stories about being a good friend and recognizing what makes us each unique and different. These stories include, The Night Before First Grade, Wemberly Worried, and Chrysanthemum. Ask your student how they are Bucket-Fillers in school!

We began our first math unit called Addition, Subtraction and the Number System. The students have had an opportunity to explore math tools and different math workshop activities that they will be working on throughout the unit. In Unit One, they will count, order, compare quantities, and develop new addition and subtraction strategies. I will begin sending home the math workshop activities in their red folders for you to practice at home during Math Game Nights!

We also started our new Social Studies Unit on Geography! This unit involves a lot of interactive technology-based activities that I hope to get the students working with in the computer lab.

This was a busy first two weeks! So many of my students have earned stickers for demonstrating good behavior, and have reached role model on our clip chart! I can't wait to give out more!

Homework Odds and Ends

Homework charts will be in their journals this week! Please remember to check their Jacksonville Folders and Homework Journals every night!

Your child will be bringing home a new reading calendar each month. Please make sure this is returned to school each day so I can track their progress throughout the week.

Your child will also be bringing a red folder home every Monday for Math Game Nights throughout the week. Please keep this folder at home and return it every Friday so I can add any new materials! It is my hope that keeping this folder at home will encourage my students to explore these games throughout the week. The games in this folder build on important skills that are used in all of our math units. Please encourage them to play these games throughout the week!

Website Wednesdays

For Website Wednesday, I will be assigning one website for math and one for reading. Directions to access these websites will always be glued into your child's homework journal for you to reference throughout the year!

Meet Our Super First Grade Team!

Scholastic Book Orders

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Please click the link below and use our class code P8KB3 when placing your order. Orders are due by the last day of each month! I will then submit the orders together! Your book orders help our class earn rewards and books for our library!

Last Minute Reminders!

Please make sure your child has headphones and two primary composition notebooks! Notes were sent home to those who still need them. These are used for homework and writing journals so they are essential supplies for the year! Please click the link below to find these on Amazon!