Farm to Table Presentation

http://qacblogs.org/ronda.hills/files/2018/01/farm.jpegWe are excited to have Sheri Allen ACS CCP with Artisanal Touch Events and a Quest 1st grade  S.T.E.M. business partner come to our class. She will share a Farm to Table Cheese Making presentation on January 22nd.  Since all of you have sign the permission form at the beginning of the year, allowing your student to participate in all learning activities which include food, you don’t need to do anything. If something has changed or you have any questions or concerns, please let me know before then.
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Homework for January 14th-18th

1- Math Homework: Lesson 16 Make a Ten to Subtract
  • A letter titled “Dear Family” will be sent home in your child’s green take-home-folder (Monday).  Please have your student review it as the students still need some extra work on it.  It provides an activity to do together.  Please read the letter and invite your child to share what they know about the concept by doing the activity together.IMG_0613
    • PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS SHOW THEIR WORK   
    • ***Parents, I need YOUR SIGNATURE on the math homework as well as your student’s, indicating you did this activity with your child**
    *These are due on Friday.  When students return this letter with their name and a parent signature (indicating a parent read it and did the activity with their child), the student will earn “Star Dust”
    • Optional: for extra math practice, play any of these Math Fact Activities 2018 also PLEASE have your student work on ways to make ten.                                                                                                                                                    
    2-Fluency Passage:
    YOU DO NOT NEED TO RETURN THE FLUENCY PASSAGE IMG_0612     
    1st- Using a yellow crayon or high lighter, have your student highlight each word in the passage they can read correctly without any help FLUENTLY.
    2nd- Go back through the passage and have a “Good Conversation” about the words they were unsure of or didn’t know. Talk about what strategies good readers use to problem solve/figure out the word. Here are a few suggestions…CVC if there is only one vowel, it USUALLY make the short vowel sound, CVCe-is there an /e/ at the end of the word that makes the first vowel say it’s name. Is there a vowel team that follows the rule…When vowel teams go a walking, the first one USUALLY does the talking  such as ee, ea, ai, oa, etc. Are there words within words like “ants” at the end of elephants…”and” in the word land…Go over the fact that they can skip the word and use the content of the sentence to help them figure out what the word is.
    3rd- Lastly, Time them for ONE, one minute timing each day.  Their accuracy/fluency should increase each time they read the sentences.
    WE are looking for how many words they are reading correctly out of how many they read and then what they can retell.


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    3.-*NEW* Language Arts RAZ KIDS
  • As a first grade, we have decided to add RAZ KIDS  for our LA homework. Please watch our BLOG and DOJO to know when the student accounts are activated (Hopefully in the next couple days). Each Friday I will pull an online report showing student usage for the week and their comprehension scores for the quizzes they have taken.
                                     
    • This weeks PHONICS FOCUS: We will focus on long /o/ and /u/ sounds spelled   CVCe or VCe (consonant/vowel/consonant/e OR vowel/consonant/e  : as in hope, nose, note, use, cute and cube.

    • Below is a bigger overview of this weeks LA focus:Unit 3 Week 4 Parent Newsletter
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Mother and Son All Star Dance

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Homework for January 7th-11th

1- Math Homework: Lesson 15 Add Three Numbers
  • A letter titled “Dear Family” will be sent home in your child’s green take-home-folder (Monday).  Please have your student review it as the students still need some extra work on it.  It provides an activity to do together.  Please read the letter and invite your child to share what they know about the concept by doing the activity together.IMG_0597
    • PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS SHOW THEIR WORK   
    • ***Parents, I need YOUR SIGNATURE on the math homework as well as your student’s, indicating you did this activity with your child**
    *These are due on Friday.  When students return this letter with their name and a parent signature (indicating a parent read it and did the activity with their child), the student will earn “Star Dust”
    • Optional: for extra math practice, play any of these Math Fact Activities 2018 also PLEASE have your student work on ways to make ten.                                                                                                                                                    
    2-Fluency Passage:
    YOU DO NOT NEED TO RETURN THE FLUENCY PASSAGE   IMG_0596   
    1st- Using a yellow crayon or high lighter, have your student highlight each word in the passage they can read correctly without any help FLUENTLY.
    2nd- Go back through the passage and have a “Good Conversation” about the words they were unsure of or didn’t know. Talk about what strategies good readers use to problem solve/figure out the word. Here are a few suggestions…CVC if there is only one vowel, it USUALLY make the short vowel sound, CVCe-is there an /e/ at the end of the word that makes the first vowel say it’s name. Is there a vowel team that follows the rule…When vowel teams go a walking, the first one USUALLY does the talking  such as ee, ea, ai, oa, etc. Are there words within words like “ants” at the end of elephants…”and” in the word land…Go over the fact that they can skip the word and use the content of the sentence to help them figure out what the word is.
    3rd- Lastly, Time them for ONE, one minute timing each day.  Their accuracy/fluency should increase each time they read the sentences.
    WE are looking for how many words they are reading correctly out of how many they read and then what they can retell.


    Non-Fiction Re-tell Rope 3Fiction Re-Tell Rope 3














    3.-*NEW* Language Arts RAZ KIDS
  • As a first grade, we have decided to add RAZ KIDS  for our LA homework. Please watch our BLOG and DOJO to know when the student accounts are activated (Hopefully in the next couple days). Each Friday I will pull an online report showing student usage for the week and their comprehension scores for the quizzes they have taken.
                                     
    • This weeks PHONICS FOCUS: We will focus on SOFT  /c/  /g/  /edg/:  Usually when an  i or e follow the letter c, the sound the letter c makes is the /s/ sounds as in:  rice and nice. Examples of the soft g and edg are: page, age  wedge and ledge

    • Below is a bigger overview of this weeks LA focus:IMG_0598
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Mid Year Assessments

Students will be taking middle of the year assessments this week. A few things that will help the students during this week:
1- Sleep 
2- A nutritious breakfast
3- Attendance, all day long. Please avoid absences or early check-outs this week.

We really appreciate your help with this! It makes a big difference to your student when he/she is in attendance, well rested, and not hungry for testing. We want every student to have the best shot possible at performing well on all mid-year assessments. :)
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Reminder: Scheduled Testing Days This Week

Image result for testing day free clipMonday: Language Arts iReady Computer Diagnostic Test
Tuesday: Math iReady Computer Diagnostic Test
Wednesday: DIBLES reading assessment
Thursday: DIBLES reading assessment

Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest and a good breakfast. Please make sure your student is on time to school. Please reassure them that they can do well. Let the know that we just need them to do their best. Please let them know that I know they are amazing and and so proud of them!!!
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HIP HIP HOORAY!!! It’s Alomost the 100th Day of School

Image result for 100th day celebration free clipWOW, how crazy is it to think that we have been in school for almost 100 days! WE are counting the days on our calendar math board. Today is our 78th day…ONLY 22 more days.

The 100th Day of School lands on Wednesday, February 6th (I think) and we are excited to celebrate!  Each child is welcome to bring a collection of 100 items that day to school (100 buttons, 100 signatures, 100 pom poms, 100 pennies, 100 small Legos, 100 cotton balls etc…) It’s fun to see what 100 of something looks like!  Just a couple guidelines:  
*  Please ONLY have your child only bring in a collection that they can carry and manage by themselves (in fact it would be nice if it could fit in a small Ziplock bag)
* No food items (per Quest policy)
*Please no items that have been banned (like Pokemon cards)
*Have fun thinking of a creative or unique collection you want to bring :) L
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Weekly Reminders

Image result for free winter clipart reminders
1- FRIDAY:  
   Homework due
 Students are welcome to wear a Quest Spirit shirt with uniform pants or traditional uniforms to show their Ram PRIDE

2- Scholastic Book Order.  Orders due Thursday, January 31st.  Click here for easy online ordering, our class code is JBTR2Scholastic Book Club

3- Library day is Monday, January 7th. The kids are really looking forward to getting a new book so please make sure their book in in their backpack Monday morning before heading to school. If they don’t return their book they can’t check out a new one.

Dear Parents,
Just a reminder again, that homework is due tomorrow. Please remind your student to make sure they put their GREEN homework folder in their backpacks each night/morning before heading to school.

I apologize for not getting the kids December reading calendars replaced with a January calendar. I had them printed out and all ready to go this morning but ran out of time to get them in today…UGH… I will make sure they are in their homework folders tomorrow. LOL On the bright side, it gives you one more day/night to make sure you have ALL your students reading minutes recorded.

Also, I REALLY, REALLY wanted to thank each and every one of you for being so awesome to work with. You are one of the best groups of parents I have ever had!!! I consider myself VERY, VERY fortunate, and appreciate your continued help and support with all things classroom…field trips, class parties, in class volunteers who help with centers in the morning or math in the afternoon etc, YOU ROCK!!!
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Homework for January 2nd-4th

1- Math Homework: Understand Sums Greater than Ten
  • A letter titled “Dear Family” will be sent home in your child’s green take-home-folder (Monday).  Please have your student review it as the students still need some extra work on it.  It provides an activity to do together.  Please read the letter and invite your child to share what they know about the concept by doing the activity together.Math Homework Lesson 14
    • PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS SHOW THEIR WORK   
    • ***Parents, I need YOUR SIGNATURE on the math homework as well as your student’s, indicating you did this activity with your child**
    *These are due on Friday.  When students return this letter with their name and a parent signature (indicating a parent read it and did the activity with their child), the student will earn “Star Dust”
    2-*NEW* FLUENCY PASSAGE sample FOR THE WEEK:
    YOU DO NOT NEED TO RETURN THE NEW FLUENCY PASSAGE or THE RETELL ROPE. USE IT TO HELP PREPARE YOUR STUDENT FOR JANUARY DIBELS TESTING. It may take the entire 20 minutes to work through the passage on Monday. ALL the time your student spends on fluency counts toward their reading minutes. IMG_0589
    1st- Using a yellow crayon or high lighter, have your student highlight each word in the passage they can read correctly without any help FLUENTLY.
    2nd- Go back through the passage and have a “Good Conversation” about the words they were unsure of or didn’t know. Talk about what strategies good readers use to problem solve/figure out the word. Here are a few suggestions…CVC if there is only one vowel, it USUALLY make the short vowel sound, CVCe-is there an /e/ at the end of the word that makes the first vowel say it’s name. Is there a vowel team that follows the rule…When vowel teams go a walking, the first one USUALLY does the talking  such as ee, ea, ai, oa, etc. Are there words within words like “ants” at the end of elephants…”and” in the word land…Go over the fact that they can skip the word and use the context of the sentence to help them figure out what the word is and if it makes sense.
    3rd- Lastly, read the passage together,  then using the retell rope,  have your student tell you what they read in order of event of information.

    WEDNESDAY– THURSDAY
    *AGAIN* POINT OUT THE WORDS YOUR STUDENT KNOWS and then GO OVER THE ONES THAT ARE TRICKY.  Have them sound out words that follow “Regular Rules.” Time them for ONE, one minute timing each day to see how far they can read on their own. Their accuracy/fluency should increase each time they read the sentences.
    WE are looking for how many words they are reading correctly out of how many they read and then what they can retell.


    PLEASE use the Re-Tell Ropes below OR the one I sent home, whenever you are reading with your student checking for understanding.  THIS  HELPS STUDENTS PREPARE FOR OUR  LANGUAGE ARTS WORK AND DIBELS  TEST COMPREHENSION.

    Non-Fiction Re-tell Rope 3Fiction Re-Tell Rope 3














    3.-Daily Reading Fluency (available in the Green Homework folders). I am sending home a “Fast and Fluent” page for your student to practice reading this week. There are 10 words and 10 sentences that your student needs to read daily. Have your student do 3- 1 minute timings each day on the words and sentences then, record how many words they read CORRECTLY in each one minute timing, NOT how long it took them to read it 3 times. Let me know if you have any questions.  The goal is to get more words read correctly each day with each timing. The time they spend reading can count toward their 20minutes.

    These sentences contain words that focus on the phonics concept/sounds we will be working on that week. They also help students with what correct sentence structure should look like.

    This week we will focus on LONG /i/:  i_e (aka CVCe consonant/vowel/consonant/e, The Tickle “e” where the vowel e on the end of a word reached over and tickles the vowel and makes it say it’s name)
    as in:
    • bike, spike, mine, and write
    • Below is a bigger overview of this weeks LA focus:
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Welcome Back!

no-toys_circleWe are excited for your return tomorrow.  We hope you had a very happy break with your family and friends.  We know that the children are excited about the gifts they received, but we are requesting that all toys and gifts remain at home. Thank you for your support on this matter.
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