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Dates to Remember
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, firstname.lastname@example.org for the first time that you sign in. Your child can login using their username and password 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
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 for spelling. 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. A link to all the spelling words for the year is on the right.
Story for the Week: The Big Top
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: d /d/, l,ll /l/, h /h/; short o
Text-Based Comprehension: Realism and Fantasy/Questioning
Phonemic Awareness: Isolate Initial, Medial, and Final Phonemes; Segment and Blend Phonemes; Identify Syllables
Sentence: They have two cats that are yellow.
Amazing Words: amusing, neighbor, trouble, porch, introduce, corner, deliver, squirrel
**We will be covering the material as usual, but will not be testing on Friday due to the short week.**
Tues: Read "The Big Top"; Spelling words 1-5 3 times each.
We will be working on writing through drawing. We'll also be reviewing early writing concepts.
Skill this week: Add and Subtract in Word Problems
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.
There will be no test on Friday due to the short week.
**Reading and Spelling tests on Friday!**
The comprehension part of the test will not be graded for at least the first 6 weeks (perhaps longer.) Taking a test like this is a new experience for most first graders. We spend time learning HOW to do this first. I will let you know when I will begin grading this portion of the test.
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