Individual Picture Day is THIS coming Tuesday, August 22nd! I know that seems earlier than most years, but I sent picture forms home with the students today.
Let me know if you have any questions.
As a school, we are going to continue to use ‘Read Naturally’ as our weekly homework. Your student will still have nightly math homework if they aren’t able to finish it in class as well as 20 minutes of reading each night. Read Naturally’ should only take a couple extra minutes each night and is intended to increase your child’s fluency. Below is the breakdown of how Read Naturally works.
Monday: Students will bring home a reading passage as well as a “Words per Minute” tracker for the week. Go over the vocabulary words with your student and have them write a prediction. Then, have your child read the passage to you for a minute and record how many words they read correctly in the “Words per Minute” column on the tracker. Have your student re-tell to you what they read (that means they tell you as much as they can remember about the passage and they give you the details in order).
Tuesday: Time your student for one minute and record how many words they read correctly in the “Words per Minute” column, go over vocabulary again, and answer the comprehension questions on the back.
Wednesday: Time your student for one minute and record how many words they read correctly in the “Words per Minute” column and write a summary on the space provided on the back of the reading passage.
Thursday: Time your student for one minute and record how many words they read correctly in the “Words per Minute” and have a discussion with your child about a connection they may have between the passage and the real world.
Friday: Turn it in for points. If they do not turn it in or forgot it at home, they will not be able to attend “Fun Friday” that week.
Please let me know if you have any questions about homework!
Way to go Highmark!!! We took 2nd place at the Rubik’s Cube Competition on Saturday. The group competition consisted of 8 students, and collectively they solved 25 Rubik’s Cubes in 5 minutes and 26 seconds. We had 9 Highmark students compete in the solo’s as well. Five of the nine kids on the team were from our class and they all did amazing (the competition was even on Channel 2 News that evening). After the students were finished, each school picked an adult to represent our school, and they each had to solve one Rubik’s cube. Ryan’s brother-in-law Chase took the win for our school! It was so much fun and I am so grateful to have been a part of it.
Yeah! We made it through our Language Arts SAGE testing this last week. We’re trying to make it as anxiety-free as possible and the kids are doing great! This week we will be testing in Math. We will be testing on Wednesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 4th. Friday, May 5th will be our make-up session. The following week we will be testing in Science. We will be testing on Wednesday, May10th and Thursday, May 11th. Friday, May 12th will be our make-up session. Please make sure your kids are getting plenty of sleep and eating a good breakfast. I am so proud of them!
We are looking forward to the Read-a-Thon this Friday, April 14th. Please remind your child to continue collecting donations/pledges for reading. They may also bring a dollar for each additional activity/item listed on the flyer below. There will also be snacks, treats, and drinks available for additional money. There is a link to the price list below and I have also send home a price list with your child. We are getting very excited to spend the day reading!!!! Thank you so much for your support!
*Everyday this week (except for Friday) is Spirit Dress- come to the games & support your school sports teams!
Monday, April 10th
1st grade Tartan Day
Blood Drive – 3:00-7:00
Spirit Day – Soccer game @ Home vs. Mound Fort – 4:15
Tuesday, April 11th
Spirit Day – Baseball game @ Home vs. Syracuse – 4:15
Wednesday, April 12th
Spirit Day – Softball game @ Home vs. Mt. Ogden – 4:15
Soccer game @ Mt. Ogden – 4:15
Thursday, April 13th
Spirit Day – Baseball game @ Home vs. Highland – 4:15
Friday, April 14th
Softball game @ Highland – 4:15
Early Out – 1:00
Easter Egg Hunt (6th grade and under) @ 1:15
I hope you are all enjoying your spring break! Make sure the kids get all rested up- SAGE testing starts a couple weeks after we get back. I will be checking my email every couple of days during spring break, so don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions.
Thank you for having such awesome, amazing kids and for being such supportive parents!