Is it really important for my child to read everyday?
YES, YES, YES!!! In addition to having your child practice reading every night, it's extremely important that your child hears an adult read fluently with natural speech. This allows your child to hear intonation and pitch, character voices, etc. Also, it's a great bonding time for you and your child. Now what are you waiting for...go curl up with your first grader and a good book...a blanket might make it cozy, too! Happy Reading! :)Back to Top
May I volunteer my help?
YES, YES, YES...we love and encourage volunteers. Parents are welcome to volunteer in the classroom, do "grunt" work in the workroom, and/or take work home. We do ask that you be sensitive to the needs of every student. As you volunteer, you will see that every child and his/her needs are different. For example, some students read well and some are just learning to read. Please keep information you learn about students confidential and in the classroom. Thank you!Back to Top
When may I begin volunteering?
For those people who have never volunteered in an Irvine Unified School District classroom before, you will need to fill out paperwork in the office prior to volunteering. We will begin voulunteers after Back to School Night.Back to Top
Why does my child bring home copies of the Phonics Library books?
We use these paper books for a couple of reasons. #1 students get to keep these books and reveiw them at home instead of turning the book in to class. #2 a paper book allows us to mark up the words. Look at your child's book to understand what we mean. Students KEEP THE PAPER BOOK at home.Back to Top
Why do you play card and dice games in class?
We play a lot of card/dice games to review and teach adding/subtracting of basic math facts in class. Using cards takes the boredom out of repetive practice necessary to master strategies and concepts. Please see our games section of this website. Enjoy playing!Back to Top
What time is recess, lunch, and dismissal?
Recess is 9:35-9:55Lunch is 11:30-12:10Dismissal on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri is at 2:10, Wednesday dismissal is at 1:25.Back to Top
How much sleep does a first grader need?
According to http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/sleep.htm#childrens different people need different amounts of sleep. According to this website, the average amount of sleep for a 5,6 & 7 year old is 11 hours.Back to Top
Where do I find homework pages and student activity pages for math?
Math Adoption Online Student Texts IUSD’s K-8 student textbooks are available online. For K-5 students this includes the Student Activity Book and the Homework and Remembering pages. Please click here for more information.http://www.iusd.org/student_resources/Mathematics.html Back to Top