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Teacher Jeanna Kelly - First Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to our class webpage! Please check in weekly to find out classroom and school news. I will update my webpage weekly, as well as send important information and reminders of upcoming events through email and Remind 101.
Please remember to check your child's take home folder each night. They will contain important notes and your child's school work. Please be sure to empty folders each evening. Please use the take home folder to send me any important notes as well.
Please pack a healthy snack each day and a feel free to send a water bottle!
The purple fluency bags can be used for nightly practice in addition to any other wonderful books your children love. Please be sure the purple fluency bags are in backpacks each morning. We use them all throughout the school day!

PLEASE.....remember to call the office at 815.469.3366 if your child will be absent for the day! THANK YOU!

Please see our newsletter for our "I Can's" for this week:

What is an "I Can" statement?
You will noticed posted in our classroom are "I Can" statements. You will also see these on my newsletter. An "I Can" statement is a simplified sentence based off of the Common Core learning standards. These simplified sentence help the students understand their learning targets for the week. Each week your child reads our "I Can" statements to help them become more responsible for their learning and more reflective on their own work.

Welcome to the First Quarter!!

ELA Quarter 1
RL1.3 I can describe the characters, setting, and major events in a story using key details.
RL1.7 I can use illustrations and words from the story to tell you about the characters, setting, and events.
RL 1.10 With prompting and support, I can read poetry and prose.
Nonfiction Text Features
RI1.5 I can use the non-fiction text features to find key facts and information.
RI1.6 I can tell the difference between information I read and information I saw in the illustrations.
RI1.7 I can use the illustrations and details in a text to tell you the key details.
RI1.10 With prompting and support, I can read informational texts appropriate for grade 1.
Narrative Writing
W1.3 I can write a narrative piece with at least 2 events in sequential order.
W1.8 With guidance and support, I can recall information or gather information to answer a question.
Basic Reading Skills
RF1.1a I can identify the first word in a sentence and the ending punctuation in a sentence.
RF1.2b I can blend sounds to make a word.
RF1.2c I can tell you the beginning, middle, and ending sound in a word.
RF1.2d I can break words into sounds.
RF1.3b I can read short words that follow a rule.
RF1.3g I can read high frequency words
RF1.4a I can read and understand grade level text.
Speak and Respond
SL1.1a I can follow the rules when talking and listening.
SL1.2 I can ask and answer questions appropriate questions in conversation.
SL1.3 I can ask and answer questions about what a speaker says.
SL1.6 I can respond in a complete sentence.
Vocabulary and Grammar
L1.1a I can write my uppercase and lowercase letters.
L1.1b I can use common, proper and possessive nouns correctly.
L1.1c I can use singular and plural nouns correctly.
L1.1d I can use pronouns correctly.
L1.1g I can use conjunctions, words that join other words together.
L1.1h I can use the correct word before a person, place, or thing.
L1.2b I can use punctuation marks correctly.
L1.5a I can sort words into groups like colors or clothing and explain what each group means.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Beginning the week of August 27th students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by Fast Bridge Learning. Fast Bridge is District 157-Cís universal screening instrument. This assessment will be administered in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals, which students may require intervention and help to determine advanced and honors placements for the following school year. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. Individual fall results will be sent home at the beginning of October after all students have been tested. I look forward to working with your child this school year.

Mrs. Kelly

This week in class

I day: PE

G day: Technology and PE

E day: Art and PE

Last Running Club morning!

R day: Music and PE

Athletic Booster Hot Lunch

T day: ELC and PE
Please remember to return all library books


Important Dates

Last day of Fall Running Club

Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch

Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:30pm

Education Foundation Hot Lunch

End of the First Quarter

Our Class will visit the Book Fair from 9:55-10:30

Popsicle sale $1

Fall Classroom Party!

Fall Parade from 1:00-1:30

Candy Collection/Donations for the Troops

Report cards will be coming home!

Popsicle sale $1


Downloads List

Box Top sheet [8/27/2017]
Curriculum PowerPoint Presentation 2018-2019 [8/23/2018]
High Frequency Word List [10/4/2018]
Newsletter Oct12 [10/15/2018]
Phone tree 2017-2018 [9/1/2017]
Red Ribbon Week Spirit days! [10/15/2018]
Remind 101 [8/14/2017]
School Calendar 18-19 [7/26/2018]
School Supply List 18-19 [7/26/2018]
TIGER Schedule [8/7/2018]
Words their Way research.pdf [8/12/2015]


Cool Links

ABCya for Reading & Math


Eureka Parent Resource

Fun Brain

Galactic Phonics

High Frequency Word game ideas

Highlights for Kids

PBS Kids


Story Starters

Storyline Fun

Turtle Diary

Xtra Math


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