Mrs. Roberts' First Grade News
Januray 11- January 15th
WISH LIST: (Thank you for all those who have donated so far!)
We desperately need to restock our supplies. If you are able, please send your child to school with a bottle of white school glue, Crayola Crayons, and Washable Markers.
We are continuing on this week with objectives introduced last week. This week we will work on applying these new skills. We are also working on the same spelling pattern this week, so words will be the same. We will text on Friday.
If you have not sent your child's individual sight word bags back to school, please do so this week. We will test this week and set our new sight word goals.
Readers: Your child should have their reader 3-4 nights a week. Our overall class reading accuracy is great! I am so proud of your kiddos! While our accuracy is awesome, I am seeing is that we are struggling on fluency. Please have them read their readers to you every night. Even if they know the book, rereading is what they need to build that fluency rate. The reading assessments at the higher level is timed and your students are now reaching the higher levels. Also, PLEASE take advantage of Raz-Kids. It's a great program that we were able to get the school to pay for. Raz-Kids readers earn points for reading and are able to use those points to shop in a virtual store. Much like video game points, Raz-Kids motivates students to read. I am taping your students code on their binder Monday so that they can log in at home and read. There's also a Raz-Kids app.
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Guided Reading Readers
Reading - Continued
- floss rule ex: grass/ full
- Nonfiction Text Features
- Procedural Texts
- Nonfiction Writing
*When /f/ /l/ /s/ or /z/ is heard after a short vowel at the end of a one-syllable word, it is spelled with a double ff, ll, ss, or zz
Spelling: stiff, small, cuff, grass, still, tall, tell, will, miss, well, sniff, class
1. Why is the grass still wet?
2.Where is the small cuff?
3.Who will tell the class?
Introduction to Money
- Inventors and Inventions
4 K-5 MOY STAR Math window January 4-15
5 Class Math Assessment
6 ART Day
8 Hat Day
12 PTA Room Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30
13 Spelling Bee, Cafeteria 9:00
18 No School
19 Reading Assessment
22 Spirit Day/ Longhorn Celebrations
22 Reading Blackout Party
28 Battle of the Books
29 ART Day
29 Fifth Graders to NRM
Library Books: Please make sure your child brings their library book to exchange for a new book every MONDAY. If they do not return their book they will not be able to check out a new book. (Our day to return books has changed)
Reader Bags: PLEASE make sure your child's reading bag is sent to school EVERY day. I meet with each group daily and will not be able to send a new book home if the last book is not returned. Also, please know that each book is part of a set so please help your child keep up with their guided reading books. Thank you!!!
Snacks: We have snack everyday. Please send your child to school with a snack. I have a few backup snacks for those that don't bring snack, but my supplies are limited. Thank you!
Headphones/ Ear Buds: Please send to school with your child's name or initials on them.
Volunteers: Volunteer applications must be renewed every year. Please visit birdvilleschools.net/volunteer to complete this process.
Connect to NRE through Remind101. Text 5874e2 to the number 81010
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