# Mrs. Miskelley's Dream Team News

## Boosterthon Fun Run

Our quest for pledges started this past week. We will have the actual Fun-Run this

Wednesday- March 23 @ 1:30.

Please be sure to try and join us on the field at 1:30 to cheer us on!

Make sure your child wears our field trip t-shirt, tennis shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable shoes.

## Thank You-Thank You!

I so appreciate your attendance at our Open House and Music Program.

Your sweet children were so proud of themselves and their learning.

I hope you learned a few things as well.

Thanks for making this a truly special event!

## Good Citizen

Avery Harbison

My favorite ice cream: vanilla with sprinkles

My favorite cereal: Lucky Charms

My favorite animal: horse

When I grow up I want to be: a teacher

## Weekly Learning

Writing/Language: The students will be writing a nonfiction book about ocean animals. We will begin our research this week and then finish the book after spring break. This book will include a table of contents, glossary, index, and various other features of nonfiction writing. (W1.2, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, L1.1, 1.2)

Math: We are learning to add 2-digit numbers with and without regrouping. Students are not expected to master this skill by the end of first grade. However, applying their understanding of place value (tens and ones) is what I’m looking for as they attempt these problems. We are also working with number patterns- counting by 2’s & 3’s forward and backward from any number. (NBT.C.4,C.5, C.6, 1.OA.D.8)

Reading: We are stepping up our focus on comprehension during the last 2 months of school. We’ve been talking about how asking questions before, during, and after reading a book or passage makes sure that we are thinking while we are reading. Being able to retell a story with details is also an important skill that shows if a student understands what he/she is reading. (RL1.7, RL1.4, RL1.2)

*The class with the most Boosterthon pledges on Monday night will have a DANCE PARTY Tuesday afternoon! Let's make this a big night for our class!!!

*Kindergarten registration packets for 2016-2017 are now available in the both elementary school offices, the Board of Education and on the Trussville City Schools website.

## Important Dates

March 23 - Boosterthon Fun Run - 1:30

March 28-April 1 - Spring Break

April 29- Field Trip to Anniston Museum of Natural History

## 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.