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
Dec. 18--Penguin Patch Santa Shop 9:00-9:30. Please send your money envelopes for your child to shop.
Dec. 21--Class Christmas party will take place after lunch and School Christmas Celebration will begin at 2:00.
Dec. 24-Jan. 7--Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas Break; NO SCHOOL
Jan. 8--First day back from Christmas Break
Jan. 21-25--WIDA testing for English Learners
Jan. 22-25--Mrs. Smith will be out attending a conference. Mrs. Miller will be the substitute teacher.
Feb. 14--Happy Valentine's Day!
Feb. 18--President's Day; Snow Make-Up Day #1--School is IN SESSION
March 15--End of 3rd quarter
March 17--Happy St. Patrick's Day!
March 18-22--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
Themed Dress for Dec. 17th-21st
Monday--Wear your favorite Christmas Pajamas
Tuesday--Wear your fancy Christmas outfits
Wednesday--Wear blue and white for a Winter Wonderland
Thursday--Holiday Headwear (Santa hats, antlers, elf hats, headbands)
Friday--Wear your ugly/tacky Christmas sweaters or wear red and green.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 December birthday to: Wyatt--19th.
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 22 students.
Story for the Week: Life in the Forest
Genre: Expository Text
Phonics focus: Inflected Ending -ed, Long u: u_e; Long e: e_e
Fluency Skill: Appropriate Phrasing
Text-Based Comprehension: Author's Purpose; Background Knowledge
Phonemic Awareness: Distinguish Between Long u and /u/; Segment and Blend Phonemes
Spelling: around, grow, find, under, food, water, huge, tube, cute, mule, June, cube, flute, rule, rude
Sentence: We looked around to find the four little dogs.
Amazing Words: environment, thrive, slimy, capture, require, inhale, sludge, creature
Mon: Read "Life in the Forest"; Speling words 1-5 3 times each
Tues: Read "Life in the Forest"; Spelling words 6-10 3 times each.
Wed: Read Buddy Bag; Spelling words 11-15 3 times each.
We will begin working on informative writing--writing an topic sentence, facts in the middle, and a conclusion that restates the topic sentence in a different way.
Skill this week: Understand Tens
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.
No Test this week!
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: Merry Christmas in your child's agenda above your initials on Monday, December 17th.
(812) 522-5709 ext. 2305