Mrs. Nagel's 1st Grade Newsletter
November 14th, 2014
Welcome to "November Students"! They started their first week of school with MNVA Monday!
- Cerenity D.
- Daymin D.
- Sean P.
- Noah P.
Remember! Next week we only have school on Monday November 24th and Tuesday November 25th. We do not have school Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving break. However, if you are behind in progress or need to "make-up" attendance, you can used these days to complete additional lessons. The Online School (OLS) is available for you. (Just note that the teachers and MNVA office are unavailable at this time.)
1st grade Class Connects
Tuesday - Language Arts Writing class connect at 11:00 or 1:00.
Wednesday - Guided Reading classes. The time will depend on your child's reading level. (Book Club group will be Thursday at 1:00).
Thursday - WIN Class at 11:00. Depending on your students needs, I may be inviting them to work with me in small groups or individually.
Friday - individual work time with Mrs. Nagel, as needed
*Remember, all classes are required. They are on your student's Daily Plan as Class Connects links.
Please Note: If a student misses a class, they need to view the recording and complete the activity within the class and submit it to me to receive credit.
Weekly Progress Goals
Progress by Friday November 21st you should be at or around 32% in each course
Friday November 28th is 33%
Progress by Friday November 21st you should be at or around 19% in each course
Friday November 28th is 20%
Progress by Friday November 21st you should be at or around 5% in each course
Friday November 28th is 7%
Remember, these are progress goals meant to guide you and your child to stay on track throughout the year.
In your Friday Folder this week...
Guided Reading Books - copies of the books we read during our Guided Reading classes (sent following class as well.)
Skip-counting Practice - some great resources to use at home to practice skip-counting by 10's, 5's, and 2's. (Check out the resources below too!)
Mrs. Nagel's 1st grade November Classroom Calendar
•What Time is It? http://www.primarygames.com/time/start.htm
•TickTock Minute (PBS video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcVK7vL08PY&feature=player_embedded
Online Math Websites
Xtra Math https://xtramath.org/
Sheppards Software http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
Adapted Mind http://www.adaptedmind.com/First-Grade-Math-Worksheets-And-Exercises.html
ict Games http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
AAA Math http://www.aaamath.com/grade1.htm
Math Cats http://www.mathcats.com/explore/factfamilycards.html
BBC international http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpdj6sg
And of course,
IXL Math http://www.ixl.com/
Study Island http://www.studyisland.com/
Here are some ideas to help strengthen fingers, hands are form correct finger gripping when writing:
1. Sorting small items such as buttons, bolts, nuts, different dried beans,
2. Sewing on burlap (or cardboard) with a dull pointed needle and yarn.
3. Tracing stencils of shapes or objects (use cookie cutter or thick puzzle
4. Teach the child "Finger Plays" (like Itsy Bitsy Spider)
5. Chalkboard activities
6. Cutting and pasting activities.
7. Lacing or sewing cards.
8. Pegboard designs
9. Stringing large bead, hollow macaroni, cereal, etc.
10. Puzzle blocks.
11. Dot to Dot activities.
12. Playing Barrel of Monkeys and Pick-up Sticks (commercial children's games)
13. Playing with clay
14. Hanging socks or small items with snap clothes pins
15. Placing items like cotton balls, beads or macaroni in egg cartons.
*Using fingers, especially the "pincher grasp", will strengthen hands!
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