Mrs. Miskelley's Dream Team News

February 22, 2016

Math Tips

Find ways to practice number operations:

* Pick a number between 1 and 120(or higher based on your child's understanding). Have your child guess the number, then you tell if your number was greater than or less than his guess. Have your child keep revising his guess until he guesses your number.

*Count 8 pennies, then hide 4. Ask “How many are hidden?” Does she know there are 4?

*Read a recipe and have your child measure the amounts for the ingredients. Use different measures such as teaspoons, cups, and pints.

*Using a calendar, count by 7’s and then 1’s to find the number of days until an upcoming event.

*Family games- Yahtzee, Mancala, Dominoes, card games

Important Dates

February 24, 2016 - Class Picture

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

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1) Please help your child stay organized by cleaning out his/her TEAM book and backpack.

2) We are tracking how many books each child reads for homework. We use the reading log to chart your child's weekly progress. Please be sure to sign your child's reading log and return it to school in the homework folder every Friday.

Weekly Learning

Math: We are continuing our daily work with word problems and graphing. Each student will compose a data question and will be surveying the class responses over the next few weeks. Students will continue to practice their measurement skills using rulers and tape measures. Additionally, students will now solve multi-step word problems every day in class.

(1.OA.A2, 1.MD.A1, A2)

Writing/Language: In order to improve our written and oral vocabulary skills, the students will be charting multiple-meaning words that they come across in class. We are also starting charts for homonyms and synonyms.


Reading: To help with fluency, every student will choose a just-right book to read aloud to a small group, a teacher, or an entire class at our school. This will help each child learn to read with more expression while attending to punctuation. You can help your child practice reading with expression (changing pitch, tone, rhythm, and volume) when doing the reading homework every night. (RL1.10, RF1.3,RF1.4)

Student Spotlight

Camryn Lee

Favorite dessert: ice cream

Favorite color: pink

Favorite animal: monkey

When I grow up I want to be:a teacher.

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.