Monday, March 29, 2010

National Boards

Today at 3:00 I will be rushing to the post office and mailing in all of my National Board paperwork. This has been a very tiring, but rewarding time in my life. The worst part about all of this is not finding out if I passed until sometime in November. Only 33% percent pass during their first year. Luckily you have up to three years to pass and I must keep that in mind when November rolls around. I want to thank everyone who showed me support during this process. To everyone who is considering doing the National Boards-I say go for it. You truly learn to think about every aspect of how and why you teach.

Newsletter

First Grade News
For the week of March 29, 2010
Important Information and Dates:

Spring Break will start this Friday. Please remember if your child starts the “I’m bored” complaint you can take them to the library or the museum. I (Mr. Williams) have spent the last month working on my National Boards at the library and it is such a nice place-plus it is free. A nice activity to do is have them write in a journal about what they did each day. They can bring in their journals and share them we return from Spring Break. The movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid has a cool journal your child can write in. You can buy it at any major department store.
• These students were the top AR readers last week: Brasan Johnson(6.8), Trey Hinton (6.3), and Kamren Fitzgerald (3.4).
• We will review these 5 words this week: together, animal, nice, eat and see.
• We are having an Easter egg hunt this Thursday. Your child does not need to bring in anything for the hunt.
• Wednesday is the last day for the “Book It” program. Please bring in your reading logs to receive your free Pizza Hut coupon.
Homework this week:
Blue group will read: Little Red Hen on Monday and Tuesday and The Kite on Wednesday.
Yellow group will read: Matthew and Tilly on Monday and Tuesday and The Chase on Wednesday.
• Sight words every night, math sheet on Tuesday.
Quote of the week: One of the luckiest things that can happen in life is, I think to have a happy childhood.

Thank you,
Your First Grade Teachers

Monday, March 22, 2010

Newsletter

First Grade News
For the week of March 22, 2010
Important Information and Dates:
• We will review these 5 words this week: favorite, when, your, she and this.
• Parents please make sure your child does his or her homework. The weather is turning nice and I would recommend your child do his or her homework right after school. Homework should take no longer than 15-20 minutes
• Big congratulations to Aja Brown for completing her entire word folder.
• Top AR readers last week: Brasan Johnson (4.9), Nathanael Turner (4.3), and Mercedes Basham (3.8).
Homework this week:
Blue group- BIG Book- Monday and Tuesday- Three Billy Goats Gruff Wednesday and Thursday – Little Green Riding Hood
Yellow group- Big Book- Monday and Tuesday-The Big Team Relay Race Wednesday and Thursday- Mary Mack.
Red group- read The Enormous Turnip every night.

Sight words every night, math sheet on Tuesday and Thursday.

Quote of the week: What its children become, that will the community become.

Thank you,
Your First Grade Teachers

Monday, March 15, 2010

Newsletter

First Grade News
For the week of March 15, 2010
Important Information and Dates:

Report Cards will go home this Friday!!

• These students were the top AR readers last week: Zack Hafley(5.5), Marshal Dixon(5.3), and Seth Turner(5.0). Please look at your students AR points. The report is attached to your child’s report card. Your child has the opportunity to earn at least one point each week.

Mrs. Massey’s Math Destroyers, Mrs. Travis’ John Cena’s and Ms. Patsy’s Hot Peppers competed in their first math competition last week. All the students had a great time and the John Cena’s took home first place.

Homework this week:

There will be no reading homework this week due to T-PRO reading testing.

Math homework on Tuesday and Thursday.

Word folders all week.

If you haven’t checked out our first grade blog lately you are missing a lot of good stuff!
Superteacher1.blogspot.com

Thank you,

Your First Grade Teachers

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Smile Friday is picture day!

This Friday is picture day. Remember brush those teeth and comb that hair. Practice your movie star smile in the mirror.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Newsletter

First Grade News
For the week of March 08, 2010
Important Information and Dates:

• These students were the top AR readers last week: Trey Hinton(7.8), Alexie Frantz(6.4), and Mercedes Basham (4.6).

• We will review these 5 words this week: now, show, by, teacher and why.


• Report Cards will go home on the 19th. Please remember if your child needs an extra year in First grade; he or she is not failure and there is nothing wrong with having an extra year in First grade. There were several children who needed an extra year last year, and they are doing wonderful this year. We would rather see your child back in First grade where he or she will learn skills to be successful, rather than go to second grade and hate school.

• Fundraiser money is due this Wednesday the 10th.



Homework this week:
Blue group-BIG Book- Monday- The Bossy Gallito Tuesday- Review The Bossy Gallito Wednesday-Anansi and the Talking Melon, Thursday- Review Anansi and the Talking Melon
Yellow group- Has received their big books! Please make sure to listen to them read every night. Monday – A Game Called Piggle Tuesday- A Game Called Piggle Wednesday-Jafta Thursday- Jafta
Red group will read The Cake.

• Sight words every night, math sheet on Tuesday and Thursday
Quote of the week: Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.

Thank you,
Your First Grade Teachers

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I need your help

Monday, March 1, 2010

Newsletter

First Grade News
For the week of March 1, 2010
Important Information and Dates:



• Report Cards will go home the 19th of this month. There are a few parents who have still not contacted us about making up conferences. If you requested a phone conference we will get to you soon.


• Big congratulations to James Calhoun, Mercedes Basham, Derion McFarland, Zachery Thompson and Chyanne Brown for completing their entire word list. These students were the last students who qualified for the Limo ride to McDonald’s. The date has not been set for our limo ride.


• These students were the top AR readers last week: Trey Hinton (6.5), Cheyenne Fox (5.9) and Mercedes Basham (5.4). Totals for the week: Williams-39.8, Massey-19.2, and Travis -8.5.

• Most of the children are not taking advantage of Tuesday and Thursday Early Bird AR testing. If you read with your child on Monday and Wednesday nights your child should come in and take an AR test. Also, you can come in every Wednesday afterschool and help your child take AR tests in the library.

• This is the last month for the Book It program. We hope everyone has enjoyed the free pizzas.

• We will review these 5 words this week: do, here, best, pretty and give.

Homework this week:

Blue group - BIG Book- Monday- Matthew and Tilly Tuesday-Review Matthew and Tilly Wednesday-The Chase, Thursday-Review The Chase
Yellow Group- Decodable books all week
Red Group- Will read Ten Little Bunnies all week.

• Sight words every night, math sheet on Tuesday and Thursday, Blue group will complete a reading response on Wednesday this week.

Quote of the week: Do your best in all that you do.