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HARRIETT


News for the Week of 10/16/2017



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CEDAR HILL FARM FIELD TRIP

Our field trip to Cedar Hill Farm is on Thursday, October 19th. Chaperones had to complete a background check by October 3rd. On Thursday morning chaperones can wait at the front of the school. We will load the buses as soon as they arrive. Buses are for students and teachers. Chaperones should plan to drive or carpool. If you would like to go ahead of the bus and meet us at the farm you can. 

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CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM



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Congratulations to Aaliyah, Sam, Margo, Harriett, Hazel, Max, Everard, and Miles! These students met their AR Goal for the 1st 9 weeks of school.



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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST

Don't forget to send in Box Tops for the second quarter.  **If every student collects 10 Box Tops, we will earn approximately $800! If every student collects 50 Box Tops, we will earn approximately $4,000! If every student collects 100 Box Tops, we will earn approximately $8,000!** Here’s how: 

1. Simply clip Box Tops from products and attach them to collection sheet. For a list of participating products, go to www.boxtops4education.com. 2. Check the expiration dates Tops that expire before November 1, 2017 cannot be accepted. 3. Your child’s name MUST be on the collection sheet into be entered in the drawing. 4. At any time in the quarter, send in the collection sheet to your teacher. Teachers will have extra collection sheets in the classroom that your child can request as needed. 5. All collection sheets must be turned in by Friday, October 6th. 6. The drawing will be the week after Fall Break, and the winner will receive a Richland socks and a gift card. 


Wednesday Folder and STAR Binder

Don't forget to check your child's Red Wednesday Folder. Sign and return all work/notes on Thursday. Please check your child's STAR Binder each Monday and Friday for homework and the behavior sheet. Sign the Behavior Sheet and send it back on Monday. 


First Grade Homework

We will use SmartyAnts and Zearn for homework this year. Using these programs will increase your child's reading and math skills by one grade level. Your child should work for 45 minutes a week on each website. If you need your child's username and password please email me to let me know.

Every Friday Can Be... Jeans Day!
Students who have perfect attendance with zero tardies, Monday-Thursday, may wear jeans on Friday with the blue field day/field trip shirt or an approved Richland
uniform shirt. Children wearing jeans when they have been absent or tardy that week will lose the privilege the next week that they are eligible.


Scholastic Book Order
Don't forget to order books for from Scholastic Books.  Our class code is P2TQL.





UPCOMING EVENTS


October
19th              FIELD TRIP TO CEDAR HILL FARM
19th              DOMINO'S PIZZA NIGHT
20th              REEF MOVIE NIGHT
25th              DAYBREAK WITH DADS (LAST NAME A-M) 7:30 AM
26th              DAYBREAK WITH DADS (LAST NAME N-Z) 7:30 AM      
28th              GROUNDS BEAUTIFICATION WITH BELLEVUE CHURCH 8:30-11:00 AM  

 


Weekly Foundational Literacy
(Spelling, Vocabulary, and Grammar)


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Weekly Story
*click on "Links" to find Journeys Stories online*
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Week 10: From Seed to Pumpkin
                
What happens as a seed grows into a pumpkin?

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Eureka Math



Zearn.org - class code CH3C4Y



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Writing


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Accelerated Reader

We will have our second AR Celebration on Friday, December 8th!  Students must have 15 points in all (including points from the 1st nine weeks), read 10 books independently, and have an average of 85% or higher.  All AR books that are read at home should be recorded on the Monthly Reading Log in the STAR Binder. Students can choose books from the classroom library as well. I will make sure they are prepared to test on the books from the classroom. Students who have meet this goal will have a special lunch with me! 

You may have AR books on your bookshelves at home. Click here to find out!

Accelerated-Reader-Parent-Guide.pdf 

First-Grade-AR-Books.pdf

Click here to find titles to more AR Books!

 



Molina's Mystery Readers

During the First Semester, one parent a week may sign up to be our Mystery Reader. Please do not let your child know when you are coming.  We will read the clues that you send to me and try to make a guess!  Our Mystery Reader time is every Friday at 2:45. You may bring your own book or read a chapter from our class Read Aloud. This is a special time for your child and his/her classmates. If possible, please come alone. We will have student readers beginning in January.