December

Dear First Grade Families,

I am sending home a new reading log for December. Please make sure your child is reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log. Please turn in the November reading log, if you have not already done so.

FamilyGame Night is on Thursday, December 5, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Please join us, if you have time.

On Fridays, we are having Haigh school spirit days in which students are encouraged to wear a shirt that says Haigh on it.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

November 25, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,

On Tuesday, November 26, students will make a holiday craft and have pie with their book buddies. I will provide pumpkin and apple pie for students. Students selected the kind of pie they would like to have with their book buddy.

Also, on Tuesday, we have our PBIS reward for good behavior choices during November. Students who earned the reward will participate in turkey bowling.

Have a wonderful vacation,

Mrs. Dobronski

October 7, 2019

Dear First Grade Families, 10-7-19

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

I am giving students a new sight word book to practice as part of homework. Please review the sight words with your child.

Homework continues to include reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the October Reading Log. Students can reread books several times to build fluency. You can also review the book with your child by discussing who the characters are and describing what happened in the story.

Field trip permission slips are due this Friday, October 11, 2019.

On Friday, students have a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

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

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

September 16, 2019

Dear First Grade Families, 9-16-19

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

For the first report card marking period, students will be learning about the following:

Reading lessons will include reading a variety of stories and practicing retelling the sequence of events. Students will also be reading informational text and identifying facts about topics.

Writing lessons will include writing personal narrative experience stories. Students will also write informational facts about various topics.

Math lessons focus on addition, subtraction, number bonds, and number stories. We are using the Eureka math program.

The Social Studies unit of study is “How To Get Along With Others.” Students are learning about the importance of rules, fairness, and responsibility.

Science lessons will include the study of light waves and sound waves.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, students have a half day of school. Dismissal will be at 11:45 a.m.

Reminders: Read 15 minutes or more for homework and record minutes read on the September reading log. Wear gym shoes and return library books on Friday.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

September 9, 2019

Dear First Grade Families, 9-9-19

Students did a great job learning new routines in our first grade classroom. I am looking forward to another great year of learning.

Spelling booklets will be sent home today. Please sign and return the booklet. Each Monday, students will receive a new list of spelling words and we will take the spelling test on Friday. Homework will include studying spelling words.

Homework will also include reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the September reading log. I will collect the reading log at the end of the month. Please have your child return their book bag to class each day.

I am also sending home reading and math homework for the week today. Students should complete homework for each day and return it on Friday.

Open House will be on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 6:00 – 7;30 p.m. Please visit our classroom with your child so you can tour our classroom.

Students have gym on Friday. Please have your child wear gym shoes to school.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

First Grade Picnic

Dear First Grade Families,

We will be having the First Grade Picnic on June 13, 2019.  Parents and siblings are invited to attend the picnic.  I will send more information about it later.  If you would like to donate something for the picnic, please click the link for the First Grade Picnic Donation  sign up sheet listed below.  The donation list is shared for the entire first grade.

Thank You,

Mrs. Dobronski

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4CA8A92DABFF2-1stgrade

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