Mrs. Nagel's 1st Grade Newsletter
Friday December 5th, 2014
With the upcoming holiday time, many families are busy and have a variety of trips and activities planned. I appreciate you making school a priority during this busy time ahead!
This is a reminder that if your family is planning a vacation outside of our school calendar breaks, it needs to be reported to the attendance line in order to be excused. Vacations exceeding 3 days must be approved in advance. Please refer to the our school calendar with our breaks/days off and our MNVA attendance policies. Please call the MNVA attendance line to report absences.
If you are attending an MNVA event (Community Building Event), please send me a kmail with the date of the event you will be attending. You do not need to call the attendance line if you are attending an MNVA school-sponsored event, but I do need this information for my attendance records.
Remember to call the MNVA Attendance Line to report an absence if your student will not be completing lessons in OLS and missing school! (866)215-2295, option #3 Ext 2199
1st grade Class Connects this week!
Tuesday- Writing Class at 11am or 1pm (30 minutes)
Wednesday- Guided Reading Classes, your child's reading group time will depend on the reading level he/she is at. (30-40 minutes)
Thursday - Sight Word Quick Checks, at 11am; only select students
Weekly Progress Goals
Progress by Friday December 12th = at or around 39% in each course
Friday December 19th is 42%
Progress by Friday December 12th = at or around 25% in each course
Friday December 19th is 28%
Progress by Friday December 12th = at or around 13% in each course
Friday December 19th is 16%
Remember, these are progress goals meant to guide you and your child to stay on track throughout the year.
Mrs. Nagel's 1st grade December Classroom Calendar
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/
Sight Word Resources
Online Sight Word Practice
Make a Match (Starfall.com) http://www.starfall.com/n/matching/sight-words/load.htm
Match Dolch Words http://www.dolchword.net/dolch-pre-primer-memory-game-1.html
High frequency words in stories (scalier-oxford) http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/grade_k_1/high_fre/hifreq1.htm
Quiet Machine http://www.ictgames.com/wordreader.html listen to word and match
Star Words http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/hfwords/starwords/gamefs.shtml (match shape of sight word)
Number words http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html#number-english
Color words http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html#number-english
Look, Cover, Write, Check http://www.ictgames.com/lcwc.html
Spelling sight word practice (abcya.com) - http://www.abcya.com/dolch_sight_word_spelling.htm
Spellbound (bbc.com) http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/dynamo/den/spelling/index.htm
Noodleverse through your Online School
Reading Eggs lessons
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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