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News Letter Week of 10/23/17  

Classroom News

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING:

• Students continue to work on story elements, beginning, middle and end, and practice writing complete sentences in response to story questions.
Phonics: Double Consonants
Math: Addition, Subtraction, Missing Addends
Writing: Continue with writing a small part of a longer story called a Small Moment.
Social Studies: Rules in school, home and Community.
Science: Recycling

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Reminder:  Please send in the permission slip and money for the airport field trip by this Friday, October, 27th. We already have a chaperone to join us on the field trip, but welcome anyone that would like to follow or meet us at the airport.
•The Fall Festival will be held November 17th from 5:30-7:30.
•RED RIBBON WEEK: Monday 10/23/17 “Red”-Y To Live A Drug Free Life Wear RED clothing Tuesday 10/24/17 Sock-It To Drugs Wear mismatched or crazy socks Wednesday 10/25/17 I’m TOO Bright for Drugs Wear BRIGHT colored clothing or accessories Thursday 10/26/17 Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up Wear mismatched clothing Friday 10/27/17 SMARTIES – Choose To Be Drug Free Wear your CLASS colors 5 th Grade – Purple 4 th Grade – Orange 3 rd Grade – Green 2 nd Grade – Yellow 1 st Grade – Blue Kinder - Red Monday 10/30/17 United We Stand Against Bullying and Drugs Wear SCHOOL colors – red, white and blue Tuesday 10/31/17 Say BOO to Drugs Wear a costume (no masks, no unpleasant/scary costumes, and/or fake bloody visuals…keep it clean and keep it fun) *Pay $1.00 to wear a costume

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

•October 23-27 – Red Ribbon Week
•November 6th – Airport Field Trip
•November 7th -  Report Cards Go Home

Please contact me if you should have any questions or concerns: susan.morales@onslow.k12.nc.us

910-478-3460.


Newsletter Week of 10/9  

Classroom News

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING:

• Students continue to work on identifying characters, setting, story problems, and story solutions as well as practice writing complete sentences in response to story questions. We will also begin working on retelling the Beginning, Middle, and End of a Story.
Phonics: Vowel Men at the End.
Math: Addition Number Sentences & Subtraction Problem Solving.
Writing: Continue with writing a small part of a longer story called a Small Moment.
Social Studies: Rules in school, home and Community.
Science: Recycling

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•Homework:  Due to a 4 day school week, there will only be 1 math sheet for homework sent home on Tuesday. Please encourage your child to complete all of the homework sent home and return on Friday. Homework is extra practice for your child and everything sent home has been covered in the classroom.
•Fire Safety: Presentation on Thursday, October 12, 9:00-10:00
•Snack – Our class goes to lunch at 11:25, and we do not eat snack until 2:45 p.m. Please remember to include a healthy afternoon snack in your child’s lunchbox or book bag daily.
•Thank you – to those parents that have come in to meet with me for a Conference. I look forward to meeting with all the other parents within the next couple of weeks.

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•October 9th – Teacher Workday. No School for Students.
October 10th – Picture Day
•October 19th – Early Release/ Dismissal at 12:15.

Please contact me if you should have any questions or concerns: susan.morales@onslow.k12.nc.us

910-478-3460.


Newsletter Week of 9/25  

Classroom News for the Week of September 25

Reading Homework:  

•      First grade is challenging year. Your student will need to grow at least six reading levels by the end the school year.  We will make every effort to help them to reach this goal successfully. You can join us in this goal by helping your child reads every day, at home, for at least for 15 minutes.  Please sign the reading log.

 Reading in the Classroom:

•      We are continuing to give the beginning of the year assessments. Students are also working on identifying characters, setting, story problems, and story solutions and we will begin practice on writing complete sentences in response to story questions.

•      Phonics: Word families ug, un, ut

•      Math: Number Words, Addition Strategies and moving onto Subtraction Strategies.

•      Writing: Writing a small part of a longer story called a Small Moment and practicing starting our sentences with capital letters and ending punctuation.

•      Social Studies: Citizenship and Communities.

1st Grade Homework

● Homework is sent home weekly. It will come home on Monday and needs to be returned on Friday. You can send it back earlier, but I will not actually collect it until Friday.

● There are three parts to the weekly homework: Letterland spelling, math and reading.

● Spelling: See the Letterland step by step homework explanation letter (located inside your child's folder), student wordlist, & Look Say Cover worksheet. Your child has practiced this letterland homework in class.

 ● Math: Each week the students will need to complete the math worksheets that are sent home. Usually there will be two pages, front and back, with problems to practice the skills we have been learning in class.

● Reading: The students have a reading log that they need to record their daily reading.

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Students will be able to purchase books from the Book Fair on A day (Thursday) during their Media Center Wave Day. The Book Fair will also be Open during Open House. Friday is the make-up day to purchase books from the book fair in case your student is absent on Thursday or forgets to bring their money.

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9/25 – Open House 5:30 – 7:00 Book Fair will be open

9/28 – Interim Reports 

 


Newsletter Week of 9/18  
 

Early Release Thursday, September 21, 2017 Dismissal at 12:20

Dear Parents/Guardians,
      We are in the fourth week of school and we are continuing to work on our routine.   We continue to work on Letterland and our Math concepts and strategies in problem solving. The children seem to be doing well and picking up the routine a little more each day.
      Over the next week I will be continuing the Beginning of the Year assessment with each of the students. Through this process I will be able to see their strengths as well as the areas that need more individualized instruction. I look forward to working with you and your child to make this a fantastic year of academic growth.
The following is a list of the homework guidelines. There is a homework calendar that will help keep you and your child on track for this month. Please do not hesitate to email, call or send in a note if there is something that you are unsure about.. Thank you again for your continued support of your child this school year.

1st Grade Homework

œ Homework is sent home weekly. It will come home on Monday and needs to be returned on Friday. You can send it back earlier, but I will not actually collect it until Friday.

œ There are three parts to the weekly homework: Letterland spelling, math and

reading.

œ Spelling: See the attached Letterland step by step homework explanation letter, student wordlist, & Look Say Cover worksheet. Your child has practiced this letterland homework in class.

œ Math: Each week the students will need to complete the math worksheets that are sent home. Usually there will be two pages, front and back, with problems to practice the skills we have been learning in class.

œ Reading: The students have a reading log that they need to record their daily reading.

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Homework Calendar: The homework calendar suggests what homework needs to be completed for each individual day. If you jump ahead of the calendar’s suggested date of completion, please understand your child may not have covered that lesson in class yet.  Unless otherwise noted, all homework during each week of the year will go home on Monday and should be completed and turned in on Friday. If you have questions please contact me through email or phone call.
Snack – Our class goes to lunch at 11:25, and we do not eat snack until the end of the day/ Please remember to include a healthy afternoon snack in your child’s lunchbox or book bag daily. My stock of snacks is already diminishing quickly! If you would like to donate snacks, it would be greatly appreciated.

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               9/21 Early Release

       9/25 Open House 5:30 – 7:00

Please contact me if you should have any questions or concerns: susan.morales@onslow.k12.nc.us

  910-478-3460.


News Letter Week of 9/5/17  

 

Ms. Morales Class News Letter Week of 9/5/17

  • We are all still trying to get to know one another and establish routines in the classroom. I appreciate any interest in parent volunteers. I will be in contact soon. 
  • No Homework this week.

REMINDERS:

  • Please send in $6 for fees if not yet done so.
  • Fill out and send in beginning of the year forms including the free/reducedlunch forms A.S.A.P if you have not already done so.
  • Please let me know when your child’s transportation changes.
  • We have snack every day. Please send in a little something healthy for your child to have during snack time.
  • Please sign up for Class Dojo. This will allow me to share regular feedback about your child’s behavior in class.

 

This Week’s Focus

Reading:   Learning Daily 5 routine   Building our reading stamina

Writing:   Learning writer’s workshop   routines/Getting writing ideas/

Brainstorming  

Word Study: Letterland          

Math: Addition Strategies

Social Studies: Community Building  

Contact Information:

Ms. Morales        

Email address: susan.morales@onslow.k12.nc.us

910-478-3460

 

 

 

 


What Will Your Student Be Learning 1st Quarter  

What will your student be learning this year?   

 

Welcome to First Grade!

What Will Your Student Be Learning This Year?

 

     North Carolina Public Schools have adopted the Common Core Standards. They provide a consistent understanding of what students should know. To get a better understanding of these standards you can go to the website: www.corestandards.org. There is also an app in the iTunes app store you can download to learn more about the Common Core. This year your student will be learning all of the first grade standards. In order to not overwhelm you, I have listed below the things your student will be learning during the first quarter of first grade. At the beginning of each of the 9 week quarters, I will send home what students will be learning.

 

1st Quarter Math

 

1.      Count to 120 and write the number

 

2.      Place Value – Tens and Ones

 

3.      Solving addition and subtraction word problems

 

4.      Solving word problems with 3 addends

 

5.      Adding and subtracting by counting on

 

6.      Time – Hour and half hour

 

7.      2 and 3 dimensional shapes and putting them together to make other shapes

 

1st Quarter English Language Arts

 

1.      Ask and answer comprehension questions about text, read aloud, or information  presented orally or through other media

 

2.      Retell stories (main idea and key details)

 

3.      Describe characters, setting, and events

 

4.      Use pictures and details to describe the main idea

 

5.      Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds

 

6.      Decode one-syllable words

 

7.      Read on-level text (should be reading a level D by the end of 1st quarter) with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

 

8.      Participate in discussions about grade-level topics

 

9.      Produce drawings to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings

 

10.   Write complete sentences

 

11.   Demonstrate knowledge of English grammar when writing and speaking

 

12.   Write all upper and lowercase letters

 

13.   Demonstrate knowledge of English conventions – capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing (use end punctuation for sentences)

 

14.   Use context clues to clarify the meaning of unknown words

 

15.   With guidance and support of adults understand and be able to sort words into categories based upon word relationships

 

1st Quarter Social Studies

 

1.      Authority figures, rules, and conflict resolution in home, school, and community

 

1st Quarter Science

 

1.     Recognize differences in the features of the day and night sky and apparent movement

of objects across the sky as observed from Earth 


WELCOME BACK!!!!  

DEAR FAMILIES,

My name is Ms. Morales and I am so excited to be your teacher this year! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are excited about coming back to school. I am so excited to meet you at Open House on August 24th, between the hours of 3:30-6:00. You are welcome to bring your school supplies. There will be some paperwork to fill out and school fees may be paid that night. You will also have a chance to walk your student around the school and learn where everything is located. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. See you soon!!!

Susan Morales

susan.morales@onslow.k12.nc.us


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