Class-Specific Notes

ELA- Reading Foundations and Math Notes

  • ELA- Reading: Inside the orange folder is a yellow booklet with the Dolch sight words your child is required to learn this year. These words are divided into 11 lists. You child will be working on one list at a time. He/she is expected to practice his/her words at home for 10 minutes each night (Mon.-Thurs.). When a student reads a list with 90% accuracy two times, they will receive a prize from the treasure box and I will allow them to move onto the next list. Words are to be memorized, and any that are sounded out count as errors. Please do not write in the book, put check marks by words, etc. It is important that this book MUST come to school every day so that I can check the words.

  • Math: The beginning of the year begins with a rather difficult unit on number sense. Please be aware that your child may struggle with the content at first, but know that we spend the entire first nine weeks on number sense, and then it is reviewed and revisited throughout the year. In kindergarten, your child was expected to learn to read numbers 0-100. If he/she is still unable to do this at this time, it would be very beneficial to immediately begin working with him/her on this skill. The first grade common core math curriculum is built upon the students having mastered their numbers. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me any time you have questions or concerns. Email is an excellent way to reach me as I check my email multiple times a day. My email address is: If you prefer, you may also call the school at 912-728-5112 and leave a message for me to return your call. Please understand this may not be until after school on the day you call or else early the next day due to my teaching schedule.