Thursday, September 14, 2017

County Resources, just for you!

Click here to see videos to help your student in math.

If you click on first grade (the link is located next to the videos) you will find guide that breaks down the standards, as well as parent letters that explain what your student will be learning in 1st grade math.
Unit 2 Parent Letter

Picture Day!

Picture day is Friday, September 22nd. If you plan on purchasing pictures for your child please return the envelope before Thursday, September 21st.
Have a wonderful day,
Mrs. Mitcham

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Comprehension Questions

***Please read to your child and/or have your child read to you EVERY day for at least 10-15 minutes.

Fiction Questions: 
Who was the main/most important character in the story?
What was the main character trying to do?
What was the problem and solution?
What was the setting (where did the story take place)?
What was your favorite part and why?
What character traits did the characters have? How do you know?
Retell the most important events in your own words.
What is the author's purpose?

Nonfiction Questions:
What facts were in the book?
What new facts did you learn?
What questions do you have after reading?
What is your favorite fact and why?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On Wednesday, September 6th, Thursday, September 7th, and Friday, September 8th, your scholars will be taking the the CoGat test. Please have them here no later than 8:00.

In math we have been working on counting to 120 and last week we started doing work problems. For word problems we have been focused on adding mostly, but in the next few weeks we will be introducing some subtraction work problems. If possible please review addition and subtraction flash cards at home with your child. The more practice they recieve the more successful they will be with the skill. Last week I introduced making a group of 10, this week we are working on how to make teen number using groups of tens and how many ones.

The last two weeks we have focused on characters and setting in Reading. We will continue practicing this skill as well as recalling facts from the book. Thank you for all of you that are reading with your child every night, I enjoy seeing this on the homework. For writing we will continue working on small moment, or narratives (telling a story). It has been a enjoy hearing from your students all of the wonderful adventures you had this summer. I am pleased with the progress we have already started making.

We start Social Studies this week, we will be talkiing about where we live. Specifically, what city, state, country, continent, and plant we live on. This is also a good time for you to work with your child on his or her home address.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8/9 What are we doing in 1st Grade?

What are we doing in 1st grade? 
Reading: The next few weeks we will be focused on characters and setting. As you read with your child every night please talk with them about these important parts.

Math: We have been working on counting to 120. Next week we will continue working on counting, but we will be learning about how to represent tens and ones.

Science: We have been learning about the weather . A good way to continue helping your child learn about the weather is by talking about what the weather is suppose to be and helping them pick out cloths that match the weather.  Next week we will be continuing learning about weather but we will be focused on the water cycle.

Sight Words: I have them copied and they will be ready to come home on Friday. Please go ahead and start working with your child on these words. Once your child has complete the list, please send me a note in their agenda and I will be happy to test them.

8:15– 8:40 Social Studies/Science
8:50 – 10:40 Reading
10:30– 11:00 Writing
11:09- 11:39 Lunch
11:39 – 12:59 Recess
12:59- 1:00 Math
1:00 – 1:45 Specials
1:45 – 2:00 Math
2:00 – 2:12 Pack Up/ Dismissal/ Snack

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Important Dates for Back to School!

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Welcome Back! It was so exciting getting to meet all of you and your families today. I hope you are looking forward to Monday as much as I am.

Parents Just a few important dates to remember. July 31st, which is Monday, is the first day of School! On August 8th, you have the opportunity to come in and talk with me about what your child's first grade year! Also if you have a child that is in 3rd or 5th grade this dates is also for you to come meet and learn about their school year. The Open House date for Kindergarten, Second and Fourth Grade will be August 10th.

Enjoy the last few days of Summer Break!