Mrs. Jones Class 129
"Class 129 is Divine"

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  Welcome First Grade Families! 
Dear Parents/Guardians,     
  As our students continue to work on making progress toward their individual academic goals, your help is really needed at home to practice and reinforce skills that are taught during the day. 
   Thank you for working to ensure that your child is completing homework neatly and carefully.  Behavior is also an important factor that affects academic achievements.  Encourage your child to respect the rules of the classroom, teachers, and their peers. It is imperative that we work together to maintain a safe and nurturing environment for learning.     
  A big focus for first grade is writing.   This is a very challenging skill for most first graders to grasp, so the more reinforcement, the better! Please remind your first grader to check for their target writing skills when practicing at home.  Here is a list of the target skills for first grade so far: SWAG (Start sentences with a capital letter, Write neatly, Appropriate spacing, Giving punctuation).














 
 
 
 
 













 
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As we wrap up the year, reading continues to be our focus.
In reading we will continue to learn strategies to use when reading, such as looking for chunks of sounds we know, finding words inside of bigger words, and using vowel sounds. Students continue to ask themselves three important questions while reading: Does it look right? Does it sound right? Does it make sense?  Good readers also think about what they are reading, so we continuously practice thinking about the story in many different ways - retelling, expressing our opinions about the quality of the story, thinking about the author’s purpose for writing, and more. While reading at home encourage your child to think about what they are reading.  Thanks for all your help at home.

Image result for put this on your calendar clipartDECEMBER 05 WINTER FESTIVAL $3.00 per family

DECEMBER 16 SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK join in the fun 

DECEMBER 20 CLASS WINTER CELEBRATION

DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 1 WINTER RECESS BREAK





































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