Mrs. Miskelley's Dream Team

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*Lunchroom Reservation Link: If you'd like to come eat with your child during our lunch, just click on the link and sign up for a time. We eat lunch at 12:00 every day!

September 2015 Lunch Reservations

*Field Trips

You will find information about this year's field trips in your child's TEAM book today. The total cost for all 4 trips is 45.00. Please sign the permission to travel page for our field trips and send it back to school along with your payment by the end of this week.

Thank You!

*Have you signed up for the NotifyMe service on the new Paine Primary and Trussville City Schools websites? If not, please do so today! Signing up for NotifyMe will allow us to send you announcements (including emergency information) from the school and the district.

Visit and, click on the box, then follow the directions to sign up.

Parent Excuses:

Each student is allowed 6 parent excuses per year (this is a change from years past). Parent excuses can be a hand written note or you may email the excuse to your child’s teacher and copy the excuse to:

An ORIGINAL doctor’s excuse may be turned in from the parent by the student. Doctor’s excuses may be faxed to 205-228-3201 ONLY by the doctor’s office. We can NOT accept a faxed doctor’s excuse from a parent.

All excuses MUST be turned in within 3 days of the absence


Weekly Learning (RF.1.1.a, RF.2.a,b,c,d)

Our reading lessons for the next several weeks will focus on the foundational skills needed to be a good reader. We will break apart words into syllables and sounds with an emphasis on short vowel sounds. The students will be expected to spell one syllable words with short vowels.


Weekly Learning (W1.2, 1.7)

Since young children are curious about the world, nonfiction reading and writing will be woven throughout the curriculum throughout the school year. By beginning early on, we are preparing young children for nonfiction material they will be presented with and be expected to generate as they progress through the grades into adulthood


Weekly Learning (1.NBT.1; 1.NBT.2a,b,c; 1.OA.8)

Our daily math lessons are a balance between problem solving, computation, and number sense. I try to teach math concepts/skills in a logical order. The students must be able to apply these concepts in problem-solving situations on a regular basis. I model math strategies for the whole group and provide multiple opportunities to practice each strategy. I emphasize the process of figuring HOW to solve a problem just as much as finding the right answer. Math homework will be assigned twice a week, usually on Tuesday and Thursday. Please check over your child’s homework for accuracy and understanding

Most Valuable Player- Good Citizen

Greyson Horton is our Good Citizen this week.

Greyson is kind to others. He is

courteous & respectful,

and he always

has a positive attitude.

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.