Morris’s Memos March3 - 7, 2014
Spelling Words: only knew little work down frown stew spoon crook we’ll
Math Skills: Review Week – Meaning of the Equal Sign/Missing#’s in Addition & Subtraction problems/Time to ½ hour/Adding to 20’s
Language/Phonics Skills: Review Sounds of ou/ow and au/aw Exclamatorysentences/-own chunk (crown, town, etc.)
Homework: Study the spelling wordsevery night. Your child will notreceive a Book-in-a-Bag this week. We are completing assessments for the end of the nine weeks.
ReadingComprehension, Math and Language skill sheets
· SpringBreak is March 10 – 14th.
· Thenext newsletter will go home on Monday, March 17th.
· Ifyour child did not bring a favorite book to write a book review on for our ReadAcross 1st Grade Day, please send one Monday. We will begin using them Monday.
· FunFriday is this Friday, March 7th. Please send $1 if you would likeyour child to participate.
· Pleaseread the attached note about an upcoming field trip.
Have a safe and wonderful Spring Break!! J
Hello! My name is Laura Morris and this is my eighth year to be teaching under the leadership of Dr. Martha D'Amico at Madison Crossing Elementary School. GO MAVS!!!
This year will mark my fourth year as a First grade teacher. I've completed fourteen 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.