Mrs. Miskelley's Dream Team News

April 4, 2016

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone enjoyed spring break. I know that I certainly appreciated some extra time with my family! We are in the home stretch in first grade. We want to finish strong. Please help your child stay focused and serious about homework and school work. I have lots of super cool things planned over the next several weeks. Stay tuned for ways that you can help out either by sending in supplies or volunteering. Thanks for all that you've done to make this a fabulous year thus far.

Good Citizen

Zachary Young

My favorite ice cream: cookies and cream

My favorite fruitl: watermelon

My favorite animal: seahawk

When I grow up I want to be: a person who sells land- like my dad:)

Weekly Learning

Writing/Language: (W.1.1, 1.5) We will be researching ocean animals this week. The students will be using their knowledge of nonfiction books to craft their own book.

Math: (1.OA.c6; NBTc5, 6) Knowing math facts is important- probably just as important as knowing the 100 most common sight words. That said, teaching and learning math facts is not a one-time thing. It’s something that has to be continued and reinforced over and over again. The following are two of our end-of-the-year math goals:

*Fluently (automatically) recites addition and subtraction facts to 10 (6+4, 9-5)

*Mentally calculates sums and differences using 10 more or 10 less

(21+10, 13+10, 29-10)

Please help your child practice these math facts whenever possible. Mental math fluency builds confidence and improves number sense.

Reading: (RL1.1, 1.2, 1.4) Our comprehension strategy for April is inferring (making meaning by reading between the lines.) This is especially important as students begin to read higher level books. I must say I’m already impressed with how the students are catching on to inferring.

Overheard in class “Inferring is like ‘hidden mysteries’ the author has put in the book for you to figure out.”

For Your Information

*Be sure to send in your Boosterthon Fun Run money in the envelope that was sent home with your child before spring break.

Important Dates

April 29- Field Trip to Anniston Museum of Natural History

More info to come soon!

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.