Thursday, October 5, 2017

October 9 - 11

We are almost finished with the first quarter. The students are doing great and time is flying. A few notes for next week we will not have homework. We will also be using our Free Dress Down Day that we won at the school reading night on Wednesday, October 11th.

In Language Arts we will be working on understanding characters, short a words, and writing a complete sentence. We will not have a spelling test but please practice the spelling words and sight words anyway.

Spelling Words:
an
bad
can
had
cat
ran

Sight Words:
away
every
call
hear
come
said

In Math we will continue Addition Strategies.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday October 11th - Free Dress Day, you do not need to send $1.
Fall Break - October 12 - 13th - No School
SEP's - October 18th - 19th Please remember to sign up through Sign-up Genius.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

October 2 - 6th

Hello Parents and Families we had great Johnny Appleseed week. We hope your children enjoyed all the activities we did.

This week in Language Arts we will be learning about story structure, short u words, and adjectives.

Spelling Words:
up
bug
mud
nut
hug
tub

Sight Words:
friend
hold
full
many
good
pull

In Math we will start Chapter 3, Addition Strategies.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 29 - 8:45am Flash Mob

October 12 - 13 Fall Break, no school

October 19 - 20th SEP'S please look for a Sign-up Genius to sign up for a time. We will send it out soon.

October 16th - 20th Book Fair

October 31st - Halloween

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 25 - 29

We have had a fun and and exciting week with our Back to School Jam, and getting into all of our learning. We hope to continue this great learning environment that we have had the last several weeks. The students are really coming along with their First Grade Skills.

In Language Arts we will be doing Text and Graphic Features, adjectives and short e words.

Spelling Words:
yet
web
pen
wet
leg
hen

Sight Words:
all
me
does
my
here
who

In math we will complete Chapter 2 and test on Thursday. Please look over the review with your child Wednesday night. We will begin Chapter 3 on Friday.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 25th - Early Out, school will dismiss at 12:45

Oct. 12th and 13th - Fall Break, no school

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sept. 11 - 15

Another week has come and gone and we are having a great time. We have been working hard at learning new procedures and skills to go along with Journey's, Lexia, and centers. If you would like to do Lexia at home with your child you can down load the app or go to the website. Your child should know their username and password. If you search for Lexia Core 5 you should be able to find it.

Homework is due tomorrow.

In Language Arts we are learning about understanding characters, short i words, and possessives.

Spelling Words:
if
is
him
rip
fit
pin

Sight Words:
for
he
what
look
have
too

In math we will have our first test on Tuesday. They will have a review come home with them on Monday that we will have completed in class. Please go through the review Monday night and help prepare them. We will start Chapter 2 Wednesday, Subtraction Concepts.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 18 Family Reading Night 6:00pm. Free Dinner and entertainment.

Sept. 25th is an early out day. Students will be dismissed at 12:45


Thursday, August 31, 2017

September 5 - 8

Hello Parents and families. We are getting into a rhythm and starting to work well together. We have finished our alphabet and color review and will be starting our language arts program on Tuesday.

Parents, we would appreciate your help on a few things. First, we need you to work with your child to write with the lower case letters. We have a lot of students that will only use capital letters. We are working on this on an individual and group level but need your help at home also. Next, PLEASE help your child learn to tie their shoes! Then, please READ with your child every day. Finally, homework and spelling begins Tuesday, please work with your child each day to complete their homework. Homework will need to be returned each week on Friday.

In Language Arts we will be working on finding the main idea, short a words, and nouns.

Spelling Words:
am
at
sat
man
dad
mat

Sight Words:
and
you
be
play
help
with

In Math we will continue Addition Concepts, in Chapter One.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 4 - No School - Labor Day
September 18 - Family Reading Night
September 25 - Early Out for PLC's


Thursday, August 24, 2017

August 28 - Sept. 1

Hello Parents and families. Welcome to First Grade. We are finally getting our blog up and going so you have a place to stay informed.

This week in Language Arts we will be finishing our ABC review. We will continue with our color review and begin focusing on writing.

In math we will start Go Math. This is the program we use at Valley Academy. Chapter One is Addition Concepts.

We will begin homework Sept. 5th, please watch for it to come home.

Upcoming Events:

August 28th - Early out for teacher training. School will dismiss at 12:45.

Sept. 4th - Labor Day, there will be no school.

Title One Family Dinner (free) and entertainment will be Sept. 18th. Please plan to come and have some fun. Please bring some friends with you from other schools so we can show off what we have at Valley Academy. We are proud of our school and our accomplishments and we want everyone to know.