1st Grade News

January 5, 2016

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a lovely Winter Break! Of course, it all went by in a blur. I am happy to be back working alongside the kiddos!

Upcoming Events

Date --- Event

1/5 - Amudalat's Birthday - Happy Birthday, Amudalat!

1/6 - Colin's Birthday - Happy Birthday, Colin!

1/8 - Adeline's Birthday - Happy Birthday, Adeline!

1/12 - Diya's Birthday - Happy Birthday, Diya!

1/13 - Claudia's Birthday - Happy Birthday, Claudia!

1/18 - No School - Martin Luther King Day Holiday

1/28 - Frost Math and Science Night

Class Dojo

Be on the lookout for your Class Dojo invitation! Students will be earning and losing points throughout the day based on their behavior. You can view this account real time to see how their day is going. For now, we will use this along with the clip system.

Students get to use their points to buy classroom prizes!

I will start using this website today Monday, January 4th.

Guided Reading Texts

When I meet with a reading group, I send the students back to their seats with their brand new leveled text. The students take it home so that they can practice using the decoding strategies we have been practicing in our small group with you as they are reading their "perfect fit" books. Please make sure that these texts come back to school the next day with the sticky note signed. The students earn a focus ticket and a Class Dojo point for their hard work!

Social Studies

Students continue comparing the past with the present.

Thank you again for taking the time to discuss your student's past, and sending in pictures for your student's timelines.

Class Twitter Account

I have continued to post what we have been doing in the classroom on Twitter. Feel free to follow us! Our Twitter "handle" is @Loverdes1stGr

Robert Frost Library Checkout Days

The students will be going to the LRC to check out books on Day 4, 5, or 6 (depending on their special group).


Hopefully by now you have seen the students' book baggies. The students should read every night for at least 15 minutes. They may read the book they chose to bring home or one they have at home already. If the student brings home their guided reading book, that is what they should be reading.

The students are also bringing home math homework almost nightly. Please remember that this does not need to come back to school. Feel free to use it as your family seems fit.

Mrs. Elizabeth Loverde

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions, comments or concerns!