January 14th, 2015
This week is flying by and we have lucked out of too many snow days so far. I hope it stays that way! The kids are busy this week taking their MAP tests. Please be sure they get a good nights rest and eat a good breakfast each morning. We are well underway with our new reading series and the kids seem to be really enjoying the new stories. Don’t forget there is NO SCHOOL next Monday due to MLK day. Have a great weekend!
December 19th, 2014
What a fun week we have had doing lots of Christmas activities and making gifts for our families. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break. See you back next year!
November 13th, 2014
We are rolling right through another week of learning here in our classroom. This week we have talked about using commas, sequencing stories, Veteran’s Day, and numbers 40-80 in regards to place value. We will finish out the week tomorrow with JA day. This is always a fun time for the kids to learn valuable lessons from the high school students. Next week will be our last full week before Thanksgiving break so we will try to get a lot of learning packed in before taking a three day break for family time. We will be out of school on November 26, 27, and 28 for Thanksgiving. There are no other reminders at this time. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
October 24th, 2014
This week we learned about determiners and key details in a text, ways to keep our body healthy, and how to make and solve addition word problems. The students had a very successful week this week. Next week we will focus on realism and fantasy and number bonds. We will also be doing Halloween activities. Next Thursday we will be enjoying an apple pumpkin day put on by the high school FBLA students and on Friday we will be having a Halloween party. I look forward to the upcoming week as the students always enjoy wearing their costumes to school!
Have a great weekend!
September 22nd, 2014
This week will find the students talking about apples and Johnny Appleseed. In reading we will be learning about sequencing and adjectives and in math we will be doing lots of graphing activities. Please continue to read with your child nightly and practice those sight words.
A few reminders: fall break will be October 13-17.
Have a great week!
September 4th, 2014
This has been our first week of Saxon phonics. Please be looking for that homework nightly. Students will also be taking their second spelling test this week. Next week we will begin our success time. This is a small group time for our students to focus on skills they will be using throughout the year. Your child will be bringing home a math sheet of homework to complete next week too. We will complete the front side in class and then the back will be done at home. Your child will know how to do each problem because we will have just done it earlier that morning.
A few reminders: picture day will be next Thursday, midterms will go home on September 15, fall break is October 13-17.
Have a great weekend!
August 25th, 2014
This week we will start our Saxon Phonics program. Be looking for homework nightly with your child. We will also start our first set of spelling words this week. There will be a test over the words on Friday. I look forward to a great week as we get more into a routine and get things rolling for a great year.
Don’t forget: Grandparent’s Day on September 10 and fall pictures will be on September 11.
Have a great week!
May 30th, 2014
ONE more week!!! As we count down the final days and yet another week has come to a close we are finishing up some loose ends in the classroom. Â Your child will be bringing home a lot of papers. Â Some of these will be packets of things they can work on over the summer that we had left throughout the year. Â There will also be things I have kept through the year as well as their latest report card assessments. Â We have had a good time this week learning about balloons and doing some experiments with those. Â Next week we will focus our reviews on ice cream and then summer on Thursday with an ice cream party in the afternoon. Â I look forward to another great week to round out the year.
A few reminders: Â Next Friday, the last day of school, WILL be a HALF day now, next week we will have fun day, field day, and get to watch the talent show. Â It should be an exciting and very busy week for the kids.
Have a great weekend!
May 23rd, 2014
As another week comes to a close, the children are anxiously counting down the days. We will wrap up our unit about animals today finishing it off with a writing about fish.Â We have learned about lots of different types of animals that I hope the children will be able to tell you all about!Â Next week we will focus our studies on balloons and have several literature stories to use to make this a fun week for the kids.Â There will be NO homework starting next week for the last two weeks.Â Please continue to have your child read for at least 10 minutes every night and continue to practice those sight words.
A few reminders:Â There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.Â Next Thursday the students will be attending an assembly on Stranger Safety.Â Â The following week students will have Field Day and Fun Day before closing out the school year.Â Also, don’t forget to send in $5 for the end of the year classroom videos.Â Mrs. Dickey has worked VERY hard on these and they are a wonderful way for your child to remember their first grade year.
Thanks again and have a great weekend!
May 16th, 2014
As we close out another week I can’t believe its almost the end of the year!Â This week will be the last week that your child will have the normal homework they have been bringing home.Â We will not be doing any more stories from the big reading books and will be doing more theme based activities centered around literature stories.Â Next week we will be doing a travel day to Australia on Monday, no school on Tuesday for students and then Wednesday thru Friday we will be learning about fish.Â The following week we will be doing more reading literature units and report card assessments.Â Then to close out the school year we will have a week filled with activities such as field day, fun day, and the talent show just to name a few!Â It should be an exciting few weeks to come.Â Even though your child will not be bringing home the normal homework, please continue to go over their sight words and read with them for at least ten minutes a night to keep their reading fluency where it is now. Thank you for all your help this year and lets continue to finish strong for our kids.
A few reminders:Â NO SCHOOL next Tuesday for students, NO SCHOOL Monday, May 26th for students, don’t forget to send in $5 for a class DVD if your interested in purchasing one of those.Â More details to come on the last week of school activities in the next week.
Have a GREAT weekend!