Welcome to 1st grade!! My name is Ms. Parker-Holloway, Ms. P.-H. for short. I am very excited to help your students learn about reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and how to be good students this year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me through classroom Dojo or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.
Here's to a fantasic year!
Kindergarten registration for students starting in Fall of 2020 is coming up. I am attaching the brochure with all the information to this webpage for anyone needing it.
Every student has nightly reading homework. Students are given a Read Every Day R.E.D. folder with a book on their level. Please listen and help your child read this book daily and when they are ready for a more challenging book log it in the pages provided so I can give them a new book. Reading every day is one way to improve a student's reading, vocabulary, and confidence. Thank you for reading with your student!
Update: I have recently read with your students again to see their growth since the beginning of the year. I am so beyond thrilled by the readers in my classroom!! Students are now responsible for picking out, and exchanging their books when they are ready. They do know their level so they should be able to pick books right on their level, but I will still be checking in on them. Thank you for all you have done at home! :)
Spelling tests are given first thing in the morning, on the last day of the week. Words are sent home on paper at least once either the Friday before or that Monday and can usually be found on Class Dojo. Please practice these with your children at home.
This week's words, test on Friday, February 21st:
port shore more
roar door thorn
as tall fork horn
February 24 - 28 - Book Fair!!!
February 25 - Family Involvement Night "Escape School"
March 2 - 6 - Read Across America
March 3 - No school for students - Teacher inservice day
March 12 - Spring Pictures :)
March 17 - Parent Teacher Conferences
March 31 - April 3 - Spring Break
May 22 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal 10:30am
The best ways to get in touch with me are to put a note in your child's folder (I check these everyday), email me at email@example.com , or on class dojo for more immediate contact. I use class dojo frequently to post announcements in the moment and reach out to parents if students have questions for their parents during the day. Our Class Dojo code is P9VVYWE9W.