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HOMEWORK

 

Read everyday with your child for 20 minutes.

First Grade Homework sheet is due February 2nd

Practice Sight Words every night. Return them any day of the week when your child masters them.

Bridget Quinn Locker
8/27/15 12:10 PM
12/3/13 6:15 PM
12/3/13 6:13 PM

Lexia and Raz Kids Log In

Lexia Login Information:

 http://www.lexiacore5.com

Parents log in with bquinn@lafsd.org

User name: first and last name no spaces

Password: read

 

Raz kids Information:

http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login

username: r15

WEBSITES

Lafayette School District

http://www.lafsd.k12.ca.us

Scholastic Book Clubs

http://www.scholasticbookclubs.com

access code: QXZ7Q

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

Reading Websites:

http://www.lexiacore5.com/?SiteID=5579-0817-2983-9886

 

http://pbskids.org/

http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.abcya.com/

Starfall

ABC Match

Raz Kids 

Word Blender

Digraph Drive

 

Math Websites:

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.splashmath.com

frontrow math.com

http://www.factmonster.com/

math/flashcards.html

http://nlvm.usu.edu

http://www.nrich.maths.org

Under this site, Stage 1 & 2 investigations are appropriate

click on "Solutions" too (if you're stuck!)

 

Trout Website

Important Forms

Bridget Quinn

Welcome to First Grade!

The key to a successful school year is a good parent-teacher relationship.  Please use this site as a means of communication between Room 15 and your home. Through this site you will find important dates, documents, fun educational games and our newsletter and homework assignments. I hope this helps you stay connected with our classroom.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. The best way to contact me is through my school's email: bquinn@lafsd.org.  I am looking forward to a fun filled, exciting year in first grade!

News

Thank you for working with your first grader on their one hundredth day shirt. The shirts were so creative and innovative! We had some fun and engaging activities as well today including making our 100 day crown, turning the number 100 into an art piece (butterfly, motorcycle, tree, glasses), playing a race to 100 math game, reading 100th day stories, and writing in a 100th day book. Lots of counting, singing and fun!
 
-Homework: February Homework: Please put the calendar and all completed work in a safe place in your home until our due date, March 2nd. If applicable, students should also be practicing their sight words. 
 
-Next week we will be starting our new Writers Workshop Unit: Opinion Writing! The start of our unit requires each student to bring in a collection of items. I will be discussing this assignment with your child tomorrow. As you might already know, six and seven year olds love collecting things! They might already have a collection of items like shells, Pokémon cards, rocks, erasers, stickers, bracelets, or something else. Please have your student bring in their small collection to school on Thursday, February 8th in a shoebox or container with their name printed clearly on it. Please note that collections will be kept at school until the following week to help us with our new writing unit. Students will be able to take home their collections on Thursday, February 15th. Thank you for your help with this fun and exciting writing project!

 

 

​-We will be having a Valentine Celebration on Wenesday, February 14th. Students will be able to participate in various fun and engaging activities. Please sign up with Renee Swanson to donate items for the crafts and activities. Please send these items to school on Monday, February 12th
. ​Students

 have the option to pass out Valentine cards on Wednesday, February 14th. If this is your student's decision, they will need to make one for every child in our class

​ and bring them to school on this day​

. A class list 

​is attached for your convenience.

 

 

 

READERS WORKSHOP

The past few years I have been deeply engrossed in discovering what research says most benefits students as they become readers, writers and lifelong learners.  As a result, the structure of my literacy block may look and sound a little different than perhaps an older child of yours did, and I am EXCITED! 

I am hoping you are hearing your child talk about their Reading and Writing Workshops. 

    Reading Workshop is a way of structuring the reading block so every student is engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. These research based tasks are ones that will have the biggest impact on student reading and writing achievement, as well as help foster children who love to read and write. Students receive explicit whole group instruction (minilesson) and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while I provide focused, intense instruction to individuals and small groups of students.

  We are spending our first weeks of school working intensely on building our reading and writing stamina, learning the routines of the Workshop model and fostering our classroom community.  I am also spending time learning about your child’s strengths and greatest needs as a reader in order to best plan for each student’s instruction.

   One thing you’ll notice that may be a change for you is a direct decrease in the number of worksheets your child brings home.  While worksheets keep students busy, they don’t really result in the high level of learning I want for your child.  Instead, your child will be taught to select “Just Right Books” or books they can read, understand and are interested in, which they will read during Independent and Partner Reading.  They will be spending most of their time actually reading, which research supports as the number one way to improve reading. They will be reading high interest books that are within each individual readers' grasp.  I anticipate the motivation and enjoyment of reading will skyrocket when this gift of choosing their own books is accompanied by extended practice and specific reading instruction for each individual child. 

Our Units of study in first grade reading will include: building good reading habits, being word detectives, learning about the world through nonfiction text, getting to know characters in fiction text, and deepening our comprehension. 

    As you can see, I am excited about giving your child the opportunity to be involved in this workshop model that will have a positive effect on their education.

     Please think of our classroom as you visit garage sales or clean your own child’s bookcase.  It is my goal to make our classroom library as appealing as your favorite bookstore for browsing.  

 

 


 

 

 

 

Math Workshop

We are starting to explore place value with two digit numbers (15 has one ten and five ones). Students have learned expanded form (for 15. . . 10+5 = 15), base 10 form (for 15 . . . one ten and five ones), and word form (for 15 . . . fifteen). Students learned a song to help them remember the ones and tens when representing numbers. Please see a short video of our class singing our new song. :) Also, we are continuing to work on word problems, participate in math talks, and problem of the month activities. .

 

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WRITERS WORKSHOP

-Next week we will be starting our new Writers Workshop Unit: Opinion Writing! The start of our unit requires each student to bring in a collection of items. I will be discussing this assignment with your child tomorrow. As you might already know, six and seven year olds love collecting things! They might already have a collection of items like shells, Pokémon cards, rocks, erasers, stickers, bracelets, or something else. Please have your student bring in their small collection to school on Thursday, February 8th in a shoebox or container with their name printed clearly on it. Please note that collections will be kept at school until the following week to help us with our new writing unit. Students will be able to take home their collections on Thursday, February 15th. Thank you for your help with this fun and exciting writing project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT MRS. QUINN

 

Bridget Quinn

First Grade 

Springhill Elementary

 (925) 927-3580 ext. 8015

bquinn@lafsd.org

Book Orders

February Book orders due 2-7 

Scholastic Book Clubs

https://clubs2.scholastic.com

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access code:  GXZ7Q

Room 15 Needs:

Paper Towels

Clorax Wipes

Please send in a headset in a Zip Lock baggie with your child's name. These will be used throughout the year with our classroom ipads. They will be returned in June.

Thank you!

Whole Body Listening !

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UPCOMING EVENTs

February 2 - 100th Day of School

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 16th & 19th - President's Day School Holiday