Welcome

What a great start to a new school year! We are having so much fun getting to know our class. What a great groups of kids! Open House was a success and we appreciate getting a chance to chat with so many families.

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Reading

We have started reading groups. They meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. While some students are receiving LAP services, one group might be working on phonics and vowels, while another is doing word study. Our goal is to increase students oral reading fluency and comprehension. The progress during First Grade is amazing as they flourish into readers!

We are enjoying our new Reading program called Journeys. We have high quality materials at our fingertips and all the resources needed for every learner in our class.

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Volunteers

Thank you so much for your support. The year is going and we are so lucky to have fantastic help. Our parents are vital to working with students one-on-one, enabling us to do art projects, and for the daily operation of our classroom. So thank you!

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Science

We will use two kits this year: Balance and Motion and Plants. Ask your child what they are studying. Please encourage them to even do research at home!

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Homework

During 2nd grade, we will work really hard to become fluent readers. Therefore, we ask our kiddos to read 20 minutes per night as homework. Their book from school comes home in their Read At Home ziploc bag. Students may read to a parent, sibling, etc. Just make sure to check in with your child and see how well they are comprehending what they read. The other regular homework will be in math. We ask that you spend 10 minutes on math. Of course, if time permits, you are welcome to work beyond that 10 minutes. The worksheets we send home complement what your child is learning in school and is great practice before the next lesson. Thank you for your support. It is exciting to see our students' progression over time!

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1st Grade Math

Our curriculum was chosen as it is closely aligned with the Washington State standards and the materials incorporate and reflect how kids learn best. There is a website designed for use at home to support what your child is learning in the classroom. Check it out at www.eduplace.com/mx2t. As we briefly played with the options, and it definitely takes some figuring out, we found some good ways to work with your child in their weak area. While "eGames" is more fun, the section titled "eManipulatives" will provide some specific practice in certain areas, ie. money.

Fact Fluency
This year we are focusing on fact fluency during our core math block. The goal is for each student to be able to complete 20 problems accurately in 1 minute with sums to 20.

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Calendars

Coming soon!


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Upcoming Events

Fall Conferences are coming soon!

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