Homework Logs were sent home today. I enclosed a letter to explain the program. If you have questions, please contact me. Students should keep thier homework log at home this week, and return it on Monday. Don't forget to look at the back. There is one math problem on the back of the paper this week.
You don't need to sign the log. You may need to remind your child to do the homework, and set aside a time and place to get it done, but please let them be responsible for the homework. I explained to them that they may have weeks that they only check a few boxes. I understand how busy families are. This homework log is about establishing great reading and study habits that will last for years to come.
At Home Reading with Raz-Kids
In addition to Baggie Books or other pieces of literature, students can log in to Raz-Kids at home. We are very fortunate to have this program donated to our classroom, so please, use it as frequently as your child would like to read on line. You can even have them read the books out loud to you!
Raz-Kids is a great website for students to listen to books at their level, reread the books, and take a quiz on the story. These three reading activities earn them "stars". They can spend the stars in "Robot Builder" or "Raz Rocket". If you have a tablet, there is a free app to download and connect to the site, but it does not allow students to spend thier stars. To spend stars, they must just go through the website, but that can be done from any location as well.
User Name: mrswhawkinsces
Upcoming First Grade Event - Save the Date
First Grade Literacy Night on Thursday, October 2!
Parents as Reading Partners!
CES Media Center What Are We Learning?
Word Study: Short /i/
pin him it miss
win dim sit kiss
hid kid pit big
Students have built their reading stamina to 17 minutes of independent and on task reading! Way to go Mrs. Hawkins' Class!
Writing: Personal Narrative Stories
This week we are practicing the skills of "trimming our stories down" to share imporatant details, and telling our stories across our hand.
This week we continue to practice problem solving skills. These are the steps we follow to solve a problem.
*I can make a model or draw a picture to prove that my math thinking is correct.
*I can write a number sentence (equation) to go with the story.
*I can answer the question.
We will use the strategy "Count On" for addition problems that add on 1,2,or 3.