Ms. Younce

Oakman Elementary

Week of 9-18-17

This week we are working on:

  • Reading:  Reading “Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon” working on Visualizing, Retelling, Inferring, Connections and Opinion
  • Writing: Handwriting Practice
  • Math: Focus on Numbers 10-14 (Handwriting Number and Word, Tallies, 10 Frames, One More and One Less) & Counting by 10’s
  • Science: What is a Scientist? & Five Senses
  • Letter Practice: Rr, Jj, Gg, Hh, Nn (Handwriting, Poems and Songs)
  • Spelling Patterns: -ig & -id
  • Words of the Day: went, he, look, me, on

Homework:

  • Please check your child’s backpack for Homework Notebook and Oakman Folder!

    • Homework Notebook: Read instructions on first page, sign each day after child has completed ALL TASKS.

    • Oakman Folder: Review Behavior Calendar with your child and check folder and calendar daily. Please remove papers in “Stay at Home”

  • Read 15-20 minutes per day: MYon, MobyMax, Library Books and/or Books from Home
  • Math 15-20 minutes per day: MobyMax, Kahn Academy, Math Games
  • Spelling: Complete Daily Activity in Homework Notebook
    • rid
    • slid
    • kid
    • fig
    • wig
    • twig
    • you
    • it
    • I
    • AND other -id & -ig words

Reminders:

  • Monday:

  • Tuesday: Complete & Return Oakman Order Forms & Clothing Permission Slips

  • Wednesday:

  • Thursday:

  • Friday: Spelling Test- 12 Words (Listed Above & 3 Surprise Words)

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Week of 9-11-17

This week we are working on:

  • Reading:  Reading “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” working on Predictions, Retelling, Connections, Problem & Solution and Opinion
  • Writing: Handwriting Practice
  • Math: Focus on Numbers 5-9 (Handwriting Number and Word, Tallies, 10 Frames, One More and One Less)
  • Science: What is a Scientist?
  • Letter Practice: Cc, Tt, Dd, Ll & Rr (Handwriting, Poems and Songs)
  • Spelling Patterns: -an & -ap
  • Words of the Day: in, like, see, to, went

Homework:

  • Please check your child’s backpack for Homework Notebook and Oakman Folder!

    • Homework Notebook: Read instructions on first page, sign each day after child has completed ALL TASKS.

    • Oakman Folder: Review Behavior Calendar with your child and check folder and calendar daily. Please remove papers in “Stay at Home”

  • Read 15-20 minutes per day: MYon, MobyMax, Library Books and/or Books from Home
  • Math 15-20 minutes per day: MobyMax, Kahn Academy, Math Games
  • Spelling: Complete Daily Activity in Homework Notebook
    • can
    • van
    • plan
    • gap
    • flap
    • rap
    • to
    • and
    • a
    • AND other -an & -ap words

Reminders:

  • Tuesday: NWEA Reading

  • Wednesday: NWEA Math

  • Thursday: Open House 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday: Spelling Test- 12 Words (Listed Above & 3 Surprise Words)

**Please Return Completed Emergency Cards and Forms**

 

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Welcome to First Grade!

Hello parents and students and welcome back to a new school year in first grade!

This is such a rewarding year and I am so excited that I get to share it with all of you. We will be excelling our skills in all subjects including math, science, social studies, writing, and reading. First grade is such a special year because your children will grow so much! We have amazing students, teachers, and principal.  This will be an exciting year of learning. In order to ensure that we have an awesome year, we need to make sure that we are prepared. Please look through the blog so you know where to find our classroom information and pictures!

I will blog each week to keep you posted on our learning (which will sometimes include photos) and any announcements/reminders.  PLEASE SIGN UP FOR IT.  The blog is the only newsletter for the classroom and it is mandatory for EVERY parent to sign up. 

Drop Off/Pick Up

*New this year*

There will be new morning bells this year:

8:25 a.m.: First Bell – Reminder for students to line up to prepare for pledges. We are line #3! 

8:35 a.m.: Second Bell – Pledge of Allegiance and Oakman Pledge as a school. 

8:40 a.m.: Instructional Bell – Students will be in classroom beginning the day. 

Your child should be in our class line (line number 5) by 8:25.  I will be at our line at 8:30 each day.  The bell rings at 8:35 where we will begin our day by saying the Pledge of Allegiance and Oakman Pledge as a school.  After the pledges, I will walk our students into the building and into our classroom.  The second bell rings at 8:35. Class officially starts at 8:40.  Please help your child come to school on time; every minute counts!

At the end of the day, I will walk the class out to where they are dropped off at the beginning of the day. PLEASE BE ONE TIME TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD AT THE END OF THE DAY. Class is dismissed at 3:35! Any child not picked up by 3:45 will be escorted to the office and you will have to pick them up from there as I have other obligations directly following the school day.

Absences and Tardiness

Please remember that the children should be lined up outside at 8:25 to prepare for the Pledge of Allegiance and Oakman Pledge that starts at 8:35a.m. The instructional bell will ring at 8:40 where will be in our classroom starting our day. Our school day begins promptly at 8:40 a.m.  It is important for your child to be on time, we get started right away.  Please help your child be on time by preparing for school the night before: make your child’s lunch, prep snack, lay their school clothes out, and ensure that they go bed nice and early so they are well rested.

If your child is sick, please report the absence to the office by calling 827-6504.

Parent Communication

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be in November.  There will be a conference sign-up sheet in the hallway during Open House.  Open House is Thursday, September 14th.

If you need to contact me, please send me an email; I will do my best to reply back to you within 24 hours. Or send a note in your child’s Oakman Folder.

The classroom blog is the way I will communicate with you on a weekly basis.  I will include quick links to informational and kid friendly websites for your child to practice their skills.  Please take time to visit the classroom blog and enter your email address to subscribe!  By subscribing, you will receive automatic updates on our class events, what we are learning, when tests will be, weekly spelling words, view photos of your child, and stay involved! 

Snacks

We have snack in the afternoon.  I encourage you to send in a healthy snack with your child. We work hard during the day and they get awfully hungry during the end of the day!  To promote healthy eating habits and to avoid food allergies, please send in ONLY fruit, vegetables, or cheese.  We have a friend in our class that is allergic to tree nuts so please refrain from any trail mix or snacks that contain nuts. I will be checking the snacks daily for the safety of our children with food allergies.

Lunch

Our lunch is from 11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. The students eat for about 15 – 20 minutes of that time and the rest of the time is a lunch time recess.  Please put your child’s name on the outside of the lunch box

Recommended School Supplies (Please have by September 8th)

  • Sharpened Pencils (No mechanical please)
  • Erasers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • 10 Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Kleenex
  • Ziploc bags (sandwich, snack, quart and gallon size)
  • Headphones
  • Scissors
  • Pencil sharpener with lid
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • 5 Composition Notebooks
  • 5 Folders (with pockets and brads)

 

Thank you so much and I can’t wait to meet all of you very soon!

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