Students received report cards on Tuesday, April 25. Please take time to review your child's progress. Mrs. Ramos will be completing her student teaching on Friday, April 28. We wish her the best.
This week we created our "Finishing the Year Strong" poster. The children said, "We will end the year strong by being respectful and caring students who read everyday and practice math facts to build strong muscles for second grade!"
We have concluded the unit on informative writing. Please ask your first grader about the superhero trading cards. With Mrs. Hardy Coley's wonderful help, we created trading cards and had a blast trading our cards.
HAPPY SPRING BREAK ENJOY! WE WILL SEE THE STUDENTS ON APRIL 18th.
The end of the 3rd quarter is April 6. Let's work hard to finish the quarter strong. NO SCHOOL on APRIL 7. Teacher Workday. Take time to enjoy spring break.
TRIP TO MT. VERNON ALERT! Rain or Shine we will still plan on visiting Mt. Vernon. However, if there is thunder and lightening, the trip will be cancelled. A note was sent on Friday about this update.
MONTY MILER FUNDRAISER!!
Parents please help to support our fundraiser! Your child was given a pledge sheet for offline donations in addition to a personal fundraising webpage. To raise money, share your child's personal fundraising webpage address with family and friends around the word by email, text, and social media. EVERYTHING collected goes straight to our school for technology.
Possible snow on Monday night and into Tuesday. If we are not in school, take time to enjoy playing in the snow. How about writing sight words in the snow? Come back inside for a warm drink while reading a good book. Don't forget, to check out all the wonderful reading and math websites listed in the Fun Websites For Everyone. All of you know how to get to this. We do it all the time with Mrs. Hardy-Coley. Last week we gave you your log in account for Reading Eggs. Did you have fun in the snow? Write about it and bring it in for a Lifeskill of effort. Make sure to include a topic sentence, at least 3 sentences with details, and a conclusion. Don't forget to reread your writing for correct use of capital letters, periods, and sight words.
Mrs. Ramos, our GMU intern, has started her independent teaching. She is working hard to design and implement engaging lessons. Please make sure to read her Friday Newsletters inside the green Friday Folders.
Hey dads! Do you love working with your first grader? Then come to our class and help us in reading and math. We would love to have you! Contact Mr. Miller for more information.
There will be lots of warm and sunny March days ahead. Encourage your first grader to count by 2's, 5's, and 10's while jumping rope, skipping, or doing jumping jacks. Can they say their addition doubles while running in place?
It's Read Across Montclair! This week we will celebrate our love of reading and honor Dr. Seuss. We are still looking for Mystery Readers to read to our first graders. If you would like to read to our class, please send us a note. We are very flexible with our time and will work with your schedule. The only times not available are 11:30-12:00 lunch and 1:00-2:00 specials.
Friday, January 27th is a half day for students. I will hold conferences for students who received a conference request form. Your student should have received a second reminder form inside his/her homework folder. Monday. January 30th is a teacher workday. No school for students. Please enjoy your time with your first grader and encourage him/her to review sight word lists, read, and write about the time off from school.
What a PERFECT weekend to take a family walk and explore how people, animals, and plants prepare for the coldest season in the year. This is a great reinforcement for our science unit. Ask your child to use his/her 5 senses to describe the winter walk. Challenge your student to write his/her thoughts down using descriptive words. Don't forget capital letters, periods, spacing. Have your child return the writing in for a Lifeskill!
Please remember to review your child's Friday Folder. Inside the folder, you will find our class newsletter, your student's communication card, and class work. Please look over the work with your first grader and ask him/her to tell you about his/her behavior and work habits for the week.
Last week your first grader received information about the materials needed to make gingerbread homes and parent volunteers. We will make the gingerbread homes on Thursday at 2:20. Please send in 1 container of white frosting. Ask your first grader to retell the steps of how to make a gingerbread home!
This week we will read many versions of the Gingerbread Man. Ask your student which version they enjoy the most. Encourage your student to retell the story. For an extra challenge ask him/her to compare the different versions.
Enjoy the season by taking a walk together. Ask your first grader to use his/her 5 senses to describe what he/she sees and hears. Challenge your student to write his/her thoughts down using descriptive language. Return the writing to school and earn a Lifeskill for effort.
It was wonderful meeting many parents at conferences. If you were unable to attend, please notify me to arrange a conference.
Nov. 4-Teacher Workday
Nov. 7 PARENT CONFERENCES
Nov. 8 Election Day No school
Nov. 11 Veterans Day No School
Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
Don't forget to read and write about your days off. Let me know about your great activities during these days off! What did you read?
Today you got to stay home and enjoy Columbus Day. Please write about your day off from school. Bring it in tomorrow to earn a Lifeskill for effort!
Please ask your first grader about all the skills learned during computer lessons with Mrs. Hardy-Coley. We have completed many engaging projects using word, math, and art smarts.
Parents do you want to learn about your first grader's fantastic day and the curriculum? Then join us at Back to School on September 29 7-8:15
Use your nature smarts to take a walk to observe the seasonal changes. What changes do you observe in plants, animals, and in the weather?
Please ask your first grader how they used the Lifeskill of caring just like Johnny Appleseed
Please Join Us For the Montclair Kick-Off on September 15 at 6:30 pm
Welcome First Graders!
Ask your first grader to retell the story First Day Jitters (the book cover is above).
9:00-11:00 Language Arts
12:23-1:10 Science/Social Studies
1:10-1:57 Encore Day 1Music, Day2/4 PE Day 3 Art Day 5 Smarts Day
2:45-3:20 Core Extension
3:30-3:37 Read With Monty/Dismissal