First Grade Owls

September 8th Mrs. Williams

PYP Unit of Inquiry

This Wednesday, September 9th is our hybrid walking/bus field trip. We will walk to the Art Museum first. After spending some time there exploring our "smarts", we will walk to Phelps Grove Park for lunch, play and more learning. We will get picked up by a school bus at Phelps Grove Park to return to Rountree. Thank you to the parents who have signed up to volunteer. We couldn't do this field trip without your help! Please plan to be here and ready to leave at 9:00.


I am still missing a few permission slips. I must have a permission slip for your child or they cannot go! I must have the district permission form which is the second page. You can keep the top portion of the first page, but return the bottom portion with lunch and chaperon information.

Reading

Please continue to read with your child each night. A lot of students filled out their reading logs and turned them in last week! Thank you for helping your child with this.

We will continue to send home a new set of sight words each week. Please add these words to your child's word ring and practice them every day.


Follow the path below in the Math section to find Lexia, an online reading program the district is using to increase reading skills!

Math/Canvas

We will continue working with addition facts this week. We will also be starting our Math workshop. This is a great way to differentiate instruction, to work with students in small groups and to give students opportunities to experience math through technology, games and other activities.

In case you didn't have a chance to go into Canvas yet, I encourage you to do so. Here is the information again:

http://www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org >> go to Canvas on the right side of the page

>> log in with their student id (lunch number) and their password is student

>>at the top of their page go to Courses and Groups drop-down menu

>>select Virtual Library >>then Online Locker >> from there you will see buttons for Dreambox, My Math, and other resources. These are meant for home use as well as school use! Dreambox is a math program and Lexia is a reading program.


There are also games and other information in My Math, as well as an ebook so you can see exactly what the student sees in class!

Dates to Know

September 9th- Field Trip to Art Museum and Phelps Grove Park! Don't forget to bring a lunch and wear tennis shoes and a Rountree shirt or a green shirt. I believe PTA is currently working on getting field trip shirts decided on so we can order them soon!