December 10, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                        12-10-18

I am adding NWEA Reading and Math practice cards to my blog.  Please review the practice cards with your child.  We will be taking the NWEA Reading and Math tests on the computer in January and reviewing the practice cards will help your child prepare for the test.

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

On Wednesday, December 12, we have a late start.

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

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

Reading NWEA

Math NWEA Practice

Read by Third Grade – December 2, 2018

Based on Public Law 306 (October 2016), third grade students who are more than a year below grade level on the state ELA assessment are under consideration for retention in third grade.  Dearborn Public Schools staff in elementary schools have been systematically planning to ensure that teachers have the training to teach reading effectively and that students receive small group instruction based on their needs.  The current year second graders are the first group to potentially be impacted by the legislation.
You are invited to join the district task force to strengthen the planning process and to ensure that the community is informed and engaged in the success of every student.
If you would like to participate, please complete the survey.
Principals, please forward to your parents and your school community.
Teachers, please share the invitation with parents on your classroom blogs.
Email addresses will be required to send confirmation and changes/reminders after the first of the year.
Thank you for helping to publicize the task force. As a community working together, we will ensure every student is successful.

Jill Chochol, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Student Achievement

Dearborn  Public Schools

313-827-3026

hhttps://edsa.dearbornschools.org

https://twitter.com/ChochojJill

December 3, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                        12-3-18

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

The November reading log is due.  If you have not already done so, please sign and return the reading log.  I am sending home a reading log for December today.  Reading homework will continue to include reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log.  Reading each day for homework is extremely important as it develops fluency and increase reading comprehension.

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

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

November 26, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                                 11-26-18

On Friday, students will be taking a math test.  I will send home study guides for the test.  Please review the study guides with your child.

The November Reading Log is due on Friday.  Reading homework continues to include reading 20 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log.

Reminders:  Wear gym shoes on Monday.  Return library books on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

November 5, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                11-5-18

Students will receive their report card during Parent Teacher Conferences.  Please return the conference confirmation sheet as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.  As we begin the second report card marking period, students will be learning many new things in the various subjects.

Math lessons will include learning how to solve number stories using addition and subtraction.  Students will also learn how to count up and back as they add and subtract using a number line or number path.  Students will also be learning about place value as they identify numbers in the ones, tens and hundreds place.

Our Social Studies unit of study is called, What Is A Family?  Students will learn about the different ways families work together and ways in which families are alike and different.

Science lessons will focus on learning about light waves.  Students will learn about sources of light as they explore a variety of science activities.

Reading lessons will include narrative and informational reading.  Students will learn more about retelling stories as they advance to higher reading levels.  Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes or more daily for homework and recording minutes read on the November reading log.  I will collect the reading log at the end of the month.

Writing lessons involve informational writing as students read about topics and write facts about the topic.  Students will also be learning about opinion writing in which students state their opinion about a topic and write reasons to support their opinion.

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, students will visit the Haigh Scholastic Book Fair.  Students may bring money to buy books.

Reminders:  Students do not have school on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Picture Re-Take day is Friday, November 9, 2018.  Wear gym shoes on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

 

October 15, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                     10-15-18

The First Grade Parent Meeting is Thursday, October 18, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  We will discuss first grade curriculum and classroom routines.  The meeting will take place in the library.

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

The permission slip and payment for our field trip to the Detroit Zoo is due on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, October 17, students have a late start and school will start at 9:35 a.m.

Homework for reading continues to include reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log for October.  It is very important for students to practice the books at home by reading them several times to build fluency and move up the levels.  Also, please review the spelling words and sight words with your child.

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

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

October 1, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                              10-1-18

The October Reading Log will be sent home today.  Please make sure your child is reading 15 minutes or more daily for homework and recording minutes read on the reading log.  I will collect it at the end of the month.  I will also send home another sight word book to practice as a part of homework.

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

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

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

September 24, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                                    9-24-18

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

Students will start checking books out from the library today.  Our day to visit the library to check out books will be on Mondays.  Please make sure your child returns library books on Monday.

Students read books on the computer during listen to reading time during Daily 5.   If possible, please send headphones to school for your child to use during this time.

Please return the September reading log by Monday, October 1, 2018.

Reminders:  Wear gym shoes on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

September 17, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                            9-17-18

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

I am sending home a Scholastic book order form.  If your child would like to order books, book orders along with payment are due this Friday, September 21, 2018.

On Wednesday, September 19, students have a late start and will start school at 9:35 a.m.

Reminders:  Read 15 minutes or more daily for homework and record minutes read on the September reading log.  Wear gym shoes on Monday.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Dobronski

September 10, 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                                             9-10-18

Spelling booklets will be sent home today.  Please sign your child’s test and return the booklet to school.  Students did very well on the test.  Practicing spelling the words at school and doing the spelling homework really helps your child when they take the spelling test on Fridays.

Reading homework continues to include reading at home 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the September reading log.  Please make sure your child reads for homework because it really improves their reading fluency after reading the book several times to practice.

Open House will be on Thursday, September 13, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  I look forward to meeting everyone at Open House.

Reminders:  Students have a half day of school on Friday, September 14, and will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.  Please have your child wear gym shoes on Monday for gym class.

Have a Great Week!

Mrs. Dobronski