May 8, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                             5-8-17

The Greenfield Village field trip permission slips and payment  are due on  Friday. If you would like to chaperone, please do the background check with the office as soon as possible.

Students will be taking the Unit 8 Math Test on Thursday.  I will send home the study guide today.  Please review the study guide with your child.

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign and return your child’s booklet.

Reminders:  Read 20 minutes or more daily for homework.  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

 

 

May 1, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                    5-1-17

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign and return your child’s booklet.

On Thursday and Friday, students will be taking the NWEA Reading Test.  Please encourage your child to take their time and try their best.  Also, please make sure they get a lot of rest and eat a healthy breakfast.

Reading homework continues to include 20 minutes of reading each day.

Reminders:  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

April 24, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                4-24-17

Students will be taking the NWEA Math test on the computer this Thursday.  Please make sure your child gets a lot of rest and eats a healthy breakfast.

Unit 8 Math lessons will focus on counting money; place value; fractions; addition; and subtraction

Reading and writing lessons will focus on informational text.

Social Studies lessons continue to include Geography and ways we learn about places.

Science lessons involve learning about the life cycle of various animals.

Many students need new crayons, pencils and glue sticks.  If possible, please send some school supplies with your child.

Reminders:  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.  Read 20 minutes or more daily for homework.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

 

April 10, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                                 4-10-17

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign and return your child’s booklet.

Also, please sign and return your child’s reading log for March.

The shape robot project can be brought to school when your child has completed the project.

There is a late start on Wednesday.  Students do not have school on Friday, April 14.

Reminders:  Read 20 minutes or more daily for homework.  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

March 20, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                3-20-17

Students will be taking the Unit 6 Math Test on Wednesday.  I am sending home a study guide today.  Please help your child review for the test.

The third report card marking ends on Friday.  Students will receive their third report card soon after that day.

I will be having Spring Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, March 29.  I do not need to meet with all parents at this time.  I will let you know if a conference is necessary at this time.

Market Day was a great success.  We sold almost all of the products produced by the students.  It was a great hands-on learning experience in which students could actually be a part of the process involving producers and consumers of goods.  The money earned by the First Grade will be applied toward the cost of our spring field trip.

Reminders:  Read 20 minutes or more daily for homework and record minutes read on the reading log.  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

 

 

March 6, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                          3-6-17

Market Day is this Friday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Students are really looking forward to selling the products they have made.  Please join us, if you have time.

We are celebrating March Is Reading Month each day.  If  you would like to read a book to our class, please write me a note to let me know which day you would like to read.  The time for reading to our class is 3:00 p.m.

Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes or more daily for homework and recording the time on the reading log.

Reminders:  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

 

February 27, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                                    2-27-17

March is reading month.  Students will be engaged in many reading activities throughout the month as we celebrate reading.  All parents are invited to read to our classroom any day at 3:00 p.m. during the month of March.  I can supply a book to read or you may bring one of your favorite books to read to our class.  Please write me a note and include the date if you would like to read to our class.

Unit 6 math lessons will include learning about fact families; story problems; addition; subtraction; measurement; counting money and telling time.

Reading and writing lessons focus on the narrative.  Students will continue to learn how to write a narrative and read a variety of stories.

Social Studies lessons focus on geography and how we learn about places.  Students will study maps and learn how to use a map key.

Science lessons include the study of animals.  Students will be learning about the life cycle of animals.

Please turn in the February reading log by Wednesday.

Reminders:  Read 15 minutes or more daily.  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

February 13, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                       2-13-17

Students will begin Unit 6 Math lessons.  The lessons will include learning about fact families; fact triangles; addition; subtraction; measurement; pattern blocks; counting money; and telling time.

Wednesday, February 15, is a late start.

Students will be on mid-winter vacation from February 18 – 26.  Please encourage your child to read during vacation.

Reminders:  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs.  Dobronski

February 6, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                        2-6-17

Report cards for the second report card marking period will be sent home today.  Please sign the envelope and return it to school.

Students will take the Unit 5 Math Test on Tuesday.  Please review the study guide with your child.

I am sending home a study guide for our Social Studies unit on needs and wants.  Please review the study guide with your child.  Students will take the test on Friday.

Our class won the lunchroom behavior challenge.  Students earned a pizza party because they made good behavior choices in the lunchroom.  At lunch on Thursday, February, 9, students will be allowed to have cheese pizza at lunch, if you want your child to participate.

Reminders: Read 15 minutes or more daily for homework.  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

January 30, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                              1-30-17

I am sending home a study guide for the Unit 5 Math test today.  Students will take the Unit 5 Math Test on Friday.  Please help your child study for the test.

Report cards will be sent home soon.  The NWEA Reading and Math Assessment  scores will also be sent home soon.

I am sending home a reading log for February.  Please make sure your child reads 15 minutes or more daily for homework.  The reading log will be due March 1.

Reminders:  Wear gym shoes and return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski