I am excited to say I am just about finished with reading and math testing. We will begin our reading and math groups next week. In reading this allows me to work with each student on their specific reading level. In math we work in groups to reinforce whole group instruction. Thank you for being patient, we can now settle into our regular schedule 🙂
I sent home our first book order last week. I will keep it open until the last week in September. The easiest way to order is online. Just use our class code, so we get points to help build our class library.
Enjoy the weekend!
Just a little note about our reading homework. During this time of year we are doing a lot of testing to determine your child’s reading level. I have already started sending home books so they can get in the habit of reading every day. The books that I am sending home may not be the perfect fit for your child. It may be too hard or it may be too easy. Once everyone is tested we will form our reading groups and start sending home leveled books. Don’t forget…practice makes perfect 🙂 The more they read the better reader they become!
Don’t forget we have a long weekend. I hope everyone enjoys the extra time with your families. See ya’ll on Tuesday.
The kids got their first set of spelling words today. We will get five words each week and test on Fridays. Please practice them each night both verbally and written.
Thank you for all your help!
We have our first full week of school next week! Please make sure kids are getting to bed early and eating a good breakfast! They were worn out last week (so was Mrs. Goodwin) and we only had a two day week.
We are learning and practicing classroom and school procedures for the next couple weeks. Please remember no lunch visitors until after Labor Day.
Please write notes, transportation changes, or anything else you would like me to know in your child’s planner. This is the best line of daily communication, because I check them first thing in the morning. Please initial the planner daily, so I know you have seen it. We have already had such a great time together, I can’t wait to watch the rest of our year unfold!!!
Pictures coming soon!
If you haven’t signed up for Remind 101, please do! This is a quick and easy way for us to communicate with each other. I will send reminders and other information through this service. It will keep you up to date on all things first grade. Just click the link below and follow the easy directions to sign up!!!
Mrs Goodwin 🙂
Meet the teacher is tomorrow, August 14th from 4pm-5pm. I hope to see you there! I CAN NOT wait to meet my new class 🙂