Hello Parents,
We have had another wonderful week in 1st grade. Please read below for some friendly tips and reminders. 

I wanted to start this message by thanking everyone for their generous Valentine's Day gifts. I felt truly spoiled and I really appreciate you thinking of me this holiday.

This week in Reading and Social Studies, we have been working on timelines. You should have seen a bright, hot pink note with a rubric attached to it in your child's agenda. We also have been reading Cinderella and teaching the skill of being able to retell details, such as the problem/solution, characters, setting, plot, and beginning, middle, and end.

This week in Math, we have continued to work on our money unit. The students are still struggling greatly with adding and subtracting coins and coin recognition. Please continue to review this at home, as they will have a test and a quiz on it this coming week. We will be studying time to the hour and half hour next, so please get your children familiar with practicing these tasks.

Our Boosterthon Fun Run will take place on March 2nd. More information will be coming home with the students very soon, as the pep rally is on February 21st.

As a reminder, field day is coming up very soon! We are the country Belgium. Please be sure to send your child in with a PLAIN WHITE T SHIRT by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, so Mrs. Thigpen and Mrs. Orem can start working on them for our kiddos.

We are in need of copy help and and filers in our classroom. Please private message me if you are able to assist us.

We have an update in I-Ready. We went to a training this week and the trainer stated that our kids should not EXCEED 60 minutes on I-Ready per week. We do give them time in class, but sometimes the students will fall short on their minutes. We do need to make sure that you are all hitting the "MY PROGRESS" button to check your kiddos in both subject areas so that they are not doing too many minutes. Please partner with us to ensure this is happening so that the students can show their best progress possible.

Please continue to practice your sight words and basic math facts with your children nightly. We still have quite a few of our students struggling with these concepts. 

Our Student of the Month for the character trait of Cooperation is Dylan T. Please congratulate Dylan if you see him on campus. 

We are always in need of prize box items, 3 mil laminating sheets, and extra headphones in our classroom. Remember for every $10 you spend, you receive 1 volunteer hour. 

We will have library on Wednesday, February 21st this week. Please send your child with their library book to return then. 

That's all for now. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me.

Mrs. Dziorney