Jackson School Creed
I believe in doing my best.
I will be honest.
I will respect others.
I am responsible for my learning.
For I know learning is the key to my success.
Dates to Remember
Aug. 20--Aug. 31--Beginning of the year assessments
Aug. 22--Safety Drill Practice 9:05-9:40
Sept. 3--Labor Day: NO SCHOOL
Oct. 5--NO SCHOOL
Oct. 12--End of 1st quarter
Oct. 18-19--Fall Break: NO SCHOOL
Nov. 6--Election Day
Nov. 11--Veteran's Day
Nov. 21-23--Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL
Dec. 24-Jan. 7--Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas Break; NO SCHOOL
Jan. 8--First day back from Christmas Break
Feb. 14--Happy Valentine's Day!
Feb. 18--President's Day; Snow Make-Up Day #1
March 15--End of 3rd quarter
March 17--Happy St. Patrick's Day!
March 18-March 22--Spring Break: NO SCHOOL
April 19--Good Friday: Snow Make-Up Day #3 or NO SCHOOL
April 21--Happy Easter
April 22--Snow Make-Up Day #2 or NO SCHOOL
May 12--Happy Mother's Day
May 23--Last Student Day
May 24--Snow Make-Up Day #4 or NO SCHOOL
Other Important Information
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, email@example.com 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.
Happy August birthdays to: Carolet--2nd; Lexi--16th!
Students may bring treats to school for their birthdays. 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 23 students.
Story for the Week: Snap!
We will be reviewing Kindergarten reading skills and spelling words for the first six weeks. During this time, students will have 4-5 high frequency words. Beginning week 7, spelling words will increase to 15 words each week. The lists will include 5-7 high frequency words, as well as phonetically spelled words. Students will later be writing a sentence for the test as well.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Phonics focus: c /k/, p /p/, n /n/
Text-Based Comprehension: Setting; Predict and Set Purpose
Phonemic Awareness: Initial, Medial, and Final Phonemes; Segment and Blend Phonemes; Rhyming Words
Spelling: like, the, one, we
Sentence: We like the green one.
Mon: Read "Snap"; Spelling words 1-4 3 times each.
Tues: Read "Snap"; Spelling words 1-4 3 times each.
Wed: Read Buddy Bag (bag with 4 little books at your child's level); Say each spelling word in a sentence.Thur: Read Word Sheet; Write the spelling sentence 1 time.
We will be working on writing through drawing. We'll also be reviewing early writing concepts.
Skill this week: Count on to Add
There will occassionally be math homework, but we will do our best to complete work in class. Please check your child's agenda and red folder to see if there is any math homework for the day.
Test will be on Friday.
Our special classes are 12:20-1:00 every day.
Tuesday: Computer Lab
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: Safety Drills in your child's agenda above your initials on Monday, August 20th.
(812) 522-5709 ext. 2305