Mrs. Miskelley's Dream Team News

February 15, 2016

Thank you for all the wonderful Valentine treats and goodies!

I must admit that I was immediately tempted by all the chocolate and the other fabulous treats.

(I’ve had to pace myself over the weekend!J

Thank you for being so kind and considerate. The personal notes from your children will always be cherished.

Important Dates

February 18, 2016 - Report cards go home

February 23 - 24, 2016 Class Picture (Stay tuned for which day our class picture will be made)

March (Youth Art Month and Music in our Schools Month)

March 2, 2016 - Spring Pictures

March 7 - 11, 2016 - Spring Book Fair

March 14 - 1st Grade Spring Music Program & Open House- 6:30


1) Keep up with homework- this is a critical time in first grade. I’d love to see each child read a minimum of 10 books every week.

2) Math fluency quizzes are given every other week. Please help your child by practicing his/her addition and subtraction facts for 5 minutes each day.

Student Spotlight

Colin Mixon

Favorite ice cream: chocolate

Favorite color: red

When I grow up I want to be a skin pathologist.

Weekly Learning

Writing/Language: Spelling is an important component within our writing program. It is a complicated skill that goes beyond the simple memorizing of word lists. I am trying to help the students understand that the purpose of writing is to communicate a message that can be read. I believe that spelling is developmental and that various strategies must be used in our classroom to ensure success for everyone.

I am currently focusing on word families, phonics rules and patterns, and high frequency words in my spelling instruction. I’m trying to teach the children different strategies and methods to use when sounding out words while writing. In the next few weeks, we’ll begin looking at prefixes and suffixes as additional ways to help us understand how words are put together. (RF 1.2, 1.3, L.1.1, 1.2, 1.4)

Reading: We are integrating our study of animals in science with our daily reading and writing. The class has been reading and researching different mammals. Look for a book about mammals written by your child to come home later this week.

(RI 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6)

Math: Our focus will be on place value for the next several weeks. The students will be comparing two-digit numbers based on the meanings of the tens and the ones digits,

(1.NBT. A.1, B.2, B.3, C.4, C.5, C.6) )

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.