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              I am responsible for my learning.
                For I know learning is the key to my success.
Dates to Remember

May 23--Last Student Day


Aug. 8:  Opening Day for students

Sept. 2:  Labor Day--No School

Oct. 4:  No School

Oct. 17-18:  Fall Break

Nov. 27-29:  Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 23-Jan. 6:  Christmas Break

Jan. 7:  First Student Day after Christmas Break

Feb. 17:  Snow Make-Up Day #1

March 16-March 20: Spring Break

April 10: Snow Make-Up Day #3

April 13:  Snow Make-Up Day #2

May 21:  Last Student Day

May 22:  Snow Make-Up Day #4 

Other Important Information

Themed Days for 1st Grade

Monday--Camping Day--Dress like you are going camping.  Bring a flashlight.

Tuesday--Mad Science Day--Dress like a scientist.  Wear your lab coat and safety glasses.

Wednesday--Hawaiian Day--Dress up in your brightly colored clothes.  Wear your grass skirt. 

Thursday--Field Day--Wear tennis shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses or a hat.  Bring a sack lunch or return the yellow slip indicating what lunch your child would like for the last day of school! 


Lexia:  Your child is working on the year-end goal of reaching level 10 (completing Level 9) using the Language Arts program, Lexia.  Please help your child go to this website at home so that he/she may obtain this goal!  We will also be working to reach this goal here at school. Go to Lexiacore5.com.  You will need my email address, smithl@scsc.k12.in.us  for the first time that you sign in. Your child's username and password for this program are on a label on the first page of his/her agenda.  Below I have broken the levels down by month.  If your child completes each level listed by the end of each month, he/she should have no problem reaching Level 10 by the end of the year.  Many children continue to work towards higher levels to better prepare them for 2nd grade!

September--Level 2                   January--Level 6

October--Level 3                       February--Level 7

November--Level 4                   March--Level 8

December--Level 5                   April--Level 9

I-Ready:  This is a math program your child will be using that is similar to Lexia.  It teaches your child at his/her "just right" level.  Click on the link to the right.  Your child's login information is on the front page of his/her agenda.

IXL:  This is a math program that we use for enrichment or when your child has complete his/her 45 minutes on i-Ready.  Your child's login information is on the front page of his/her agenda.

Spelling City:  When a student reaches Level 10 on Lexia, he/she may choose to use this program to play games and do activities with spelling words.

myOn:  When a student reaches Level 10 on Lexia, he/she may choose to use this program to read online books at his/her individual reading level.


 Happy May Birthdays to:   William--1st, Aoi--22nd, Perla--30th

 Students may bring treats to school for their birthdays on a Friday.  We have a little more flexibility with time on Fridays!

Treats must be store-bought with ingredients listed on a label to prevent allergic reactions.  Please let me know a couple of days in advance if your child wants to bring a birthday treat so I can plan accordingly.  Thanks!  Just a suggestion:  Smaller is better!  Mini cupcakes, small cookies, or small treats work great with this age group.  Some students will only take one or two bites and throw the rest away.   Currently we have 24 students.


We will be working on an end-of-the-year memory book!

 Our special classes are 12:20-1:00 every day.

 Monday:  Library

Tuesday:  Computer Lab

Wednesday:  Art

Thursday:  Music

Friday:  PE

Thank You!

Thanks so much for reading the webpage/newsletter!  It is important to me that you are informed of what is going on in our classroom.  To show my appreciation, I will reward your child with a small treat if you write this phrase:  Summer Break in your child's agenda above your initials on Monday, May 20th.

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Laura Smith
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(812) 522-5709 ext. 2305

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