May 13, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                                        5-13-19

Students will be taking the NWEA tests on the computer this week.  Please talk to your child about taking their time during the test and trying their best.   Also, please make sure your child gets a lot of rest and eats a healthy breakfast.

Haigh students will be marching in the City Beautiful Clean Up Parade today at 1:30 p.m.   Students may wear green shirts or Haigh school shirts to celebrate being a “green school.”  If possible, please come watch students march in the parade around the school as we celebrate the importance of keeping our community clean.

Students have a late start on Wednesday, May 15, and school will start at 9:35 a.m.

Reading homework continues to include reading 20 minutes or more daily and writing minutes read on the May Reading Log.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

May 6, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                              5-6-19

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign and return the booklet.

Students will be taking the NWEA Reading and Math Tests soon.  I will let you know the dates for testing when they are scheduled.

Haigh Elementary School is marching in a City Beautiful Parade around the school on Monday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m.  Please come watch students march in the parade, if you have time.

Please turn in the April Reading Log, if you have not already done so.  Reading homework will continue to include reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the May reading log.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

March 25, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                           3-25-19

The March Reading Log is due when we return from vacation.  Please have your child return it so that they can earn a patch tag.

Students will be on Spring Vacation from March 30 – April 7, 2019.  I am posting the NWEA practice cards on my blog if you would like your child to have some extra practice to prepare for the test.  The Spring NWEA math and reading tests will be given on the computer during May.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

Math NWEA Practice

Reading NWEA

March 18, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                        3-18-19

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign and return the booklet.

Students will visit the Haigh Scholastic Book Fair today.  I can send  students to the book fair this week, if they did not bring money to buy books today.  Also, The book fair will be open Wednesday, March 20, until 7:00 p.m. so that families can visit the book fair.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

March 11, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                            3-11-19

Students will be visiting the Haigh Scholastic Book Fair next Monday, March 18.  Students may bring money to buy books on that day.  There is also a book fair family night on Wednesday, March 20.  The book fair will be open until 7:00 p.m. on March 20.

The March Read-A-Thon is today after school from 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. for students who turned in permission slips.

Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log.  If students reach their reading goal, they can earn a patch tag.  Our goal is to have 100% of students in the class reach their reading goal and turn in the reading log.

On Wednesday, March 13, students have a late start.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

March 4, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                 3-4-19

We are having the K-2 Eureka Math meeting after school today from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.  Please join us to learn more about our new Eureka Math.

The reading log for March is included in the March Is Reading Month packet.  Please continue to make sure your child is reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log.  If students reach their reading goal this month, they can earn a patch tag.

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign and return the booklet.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

February 25, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                              2-25-19

The February reading log is due on Friday.  Please continue to make sure your child is reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log.

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign and return the booklet..

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

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

February 11, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                               2-11-19

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign and return the booklet.

This Tuesday, February 12, is the Haigh Family Game event.  Please join us, if you have time.

This Thursday, February 14, is a half day of school and students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.  We will have our classroom Valentine’s Day party in the morning.  Students may bring a treat or cards to share with other students.

The mid-winter vacation will be from February 15-18.

Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the February reading log.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

February 4, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                           2-4-19

We will use the same spelling list as last week so that students have more time to study the words.

Haigh is having a family game night on Tuesday, February 12.  I sent home a note about the event.  Please join us for this fun evening in which families will get to play a variety of learning games.  If you plan to attend, please return the form.

Students have a late start on Wednesday, February 6, and school will start at 9:35 a.m.

Reading homework will continue to include reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the February reading log.  It is very important that students practice reading at home to develop fluency.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

January 28, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                               1-28-19

Students will be taking the NWEA Reading Test on the computer this week.  Please talk to your child about taking their time and trying their best when they take the test.  Also, please make sure your child gets a lot of rest and eats a healthy breakfast.

Report cards will be sent home today.  Please sign and return the report card envelope.

Math lessons for the third report card marking period will include solving number story problems using addition and subtraction.  Students will also continue to use number bonds as they learn how numbers are related in a fact family of numbers.

The January reading log is due on Friday.  Please continue to make sure your child is reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski