1.1 Classroom News!!!

From Ms. Jordan


*Please send a healthy snack with your child every day.

*RAZ kids will begin on Monday. Remember, you can use it as part of your book log for the week! My goal is to have the kids read 5 books a week. The passwords were given at the Open House. For those of you that were not able to come, you can find the passwords in the agenda very soon. However, I also sent the sheet home with your child on Thursday.

*Please remember to send the calculators that were used in Kindergarten.

*MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing will run from August 28th until September 13th. Make sure your child gets a good nights sleep and eats a healthy breakfast to prepare them for this test. It is on the computer. Remind your child to DO THEIR BEST! If you have any questions about the MAP test or would like more information, feel free to email me.

*Please make sure your child has at least $3 for lunch. Otherwise, it is difficult for them to buy something to drink and eat in the cafeteria.

*The After School Program (ASA) begins on Monday! Get involved!! Check the ISP website for listings on what activities are offered and how to sign up.

*Homework packets are due on Friday. The vocabulary list, popcorn word list, and a list of targets for the week will be sent home in that packet.

*Please make sure your child is practicing the popcorn words every night. This is one of the ways they will improve their reading. I know the list seems easy now, but it is still review from Kindergarten. Very soon they will need to practice words they cannot recognize as easily!

Targets for Next Week (Our Goals):

Our main goals for the coming week are:


Identifying puncutation (period, question mark, and exclamation point)

Knowing all of the popcorn words (the, of, a, and, to, in, is, you, that, it, he, was, for, on, are, as, with, his, they,)

Knowing the names of the letters and the sounds they make

Being able to retell a story using the words beginning, middle, and end

Building stamina in our Daily 5 stations

Being able to pick a good fit book

Writing sentences using correct punctuation, spacing and capitilization.


Understanding how to count and use tally marks

Understanding how to compare numbers using the symbols <, >, =


Identifying the five senses

Understanding how our five senses help us understand the world around us

Coming Soon!

Here is a list of the new things that will be implemented by the end of September:

*Small Writing Groups

*Guided Reading Groups (Beginning Next week)

*Math enrichment Packet as a homework option

*Books sent home with students (Once this begins, remember to send them back!)

*Star Student

Keep looking for the Coming Soon! portion to see what else will be implemented in your child's classroom in the following months!

Home Fun!

One of our goals this week in Science was to learn the parts of the body and how we use them! Feel free to watch this video with your child at home and have them do the motions shown on the video. Next week we will be learning about the Five senses! Here is another video to get your child ready for Science next week!

Body Parts
Learn all about the Five Senses at www.turtlediary.com

Best Year Ever!

Please make this our best year ever and email me if you have ANY questions. Don't hesitate to ask! This is the first newsletter sent out via this website. Please email me any comments you might have. I am trying something new so I want your feedback! Thank you!


Julie Jordan

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