May 20 - 24, 2013
Theme: Summer Fun/Watermelon
Math Skills: Review Addition and subtraction with double digits;
Adding 3 numbers; Review Fractions
Language/Phonics Skills: Review Letter Writing Skills/Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives
· We will be reading some of our favorite stories this week. If your child has a favorite book at home and would like to share it with the class, please send it next week.
· The last day of school is this Thursday, May 23rd. We will dismiss at 11:30 that day.
· If your child will go home a different way than his/her regular transportation on Thursday, May 23rd, please send a note to let us know.
Thank you for making this a great year!!! We could not have done it without you! Have a safe and wonderful summer vacation!!
Hello! My name is Laura Morris and this is my seventh year to be teaching under the leadership of Dr. Martha D'Amico at Madison Crossing Elementary School. GO MAVS!!!
This year will mark my third year as a First grade teacher. I've completed thirteen years of teaching in various elementary grades but I have most recently enjoyed four years in the Kindergarten classroom prior to coming to first grade. I absolutely love this age group because they are truly curious and energetic and the possibilities for growth are so great! It still amazes me to see just how much each student grows from the beginning of first grade to the end of the year.
I want to officially "Welcome you to First grade!" We are going to have a great time this year as we develop our reading, writing, and use of numbers. We are partners in your child's education. By working together, we can ensure that your child has a successful learning experience this year. I will communicate your child's progress through: a weekly newsletter (telling about class events, any reminders, test items, homework, and skills that are being focused on for that week), calls home or emails, parent/teacher conferences in the Fall and Spring (if necessary), signed paper folders (each Tuesday or Wednesday), as well as report cards. Communication is key, so if you have any concerns or questions during the year, please call the school, email me, or send a note in your child's take-home folder. First grade students will be given Math homework (2-3 times a week), spelling words to practice nightly, and a book-in-a-bag (3-4 times a week) to read to a parent/guardian. I would also encourage you to have your child write during the week as well, whether it is helping you with a grocery list, practicing on readable handwriting, sending a thank you note or letter to a friend or family member, or writing their own story to share at the dinner table. Please help make school a priority by spending time together working on these activities/homework with your child. It will help reinforce what is being taught at school on a daily basis.