By working together, we can create a successful learning environment for students at school and at home. Here are some highlights of what's happening in our classroom.
HomeworkEvery Monday each student will come home with a stapled packet with their weekly homework. Typically there will be a ½ sheet of paper detailing the homework for the week. I would like each student to practice their spelling words, practice the newly introduced sight words, read for 10 minutes a day, and complete the math packet. Also, there is a ½ sheet reading page that should be practiced daily.
Each child should read out loud, or be read to, for 10 minutes a day. Please record the titles of the books you’ve read on the ½ sheet listing the assignments. You may read any books you have on hand for reading homework, and it is OK to read the same book over several nights. You may also count any reading homework as the 10 minutes of reading. Repeatedly reading the same book is something children often enjoy, and it is beneficial for them also. If you would like to borrow some extra books from my classroom library to increase your variety at home, just let me know.
We will have our weekly spelling tests on Fridays. To help your child be a successful speller, please help him or her practice the weekly spelling words several times over the course of the week.
The math packet will usually have 2 pages of work that has already been covered in class.
Please supervise your child and help as necessary as they complete their homework. You may suggest changes or corrections as you review their homework with them. On Friday please return the packet with the completed homework.
GradesFirst grade students are evaluated using the Common Core Standards. It is the responsibility of each student to work towards improvement of his or her grade. Students will receive letter grades in the subject area this year and also an outstanding (O); satisfactory (S); progressing (P); or needs improvement (N) in skill areas of each subject. Please note that O denotes that the student is performing well above grade level targets. Here is the scoring reference:
Report Cards-Family AccessElementary school report cards are available at the end of each grading period and students are assessed in accordance with Oak Harbor Public Schools board policy. Account information is provided to each family by the school office at the start of the school year. Talk to your school office about Family Access or learn more here.
ClassroomA game-based program for language artsText database about animals, earth and space, biographies, and social studiesTouch typing fluency and speedLink to Keyboarding Without Tears, Reflex Math, and other programsNeed Google accountEmail address: 28jsmith (graduation year student's first initial last name)@students.ohsd.netPassword: oak XXXXX (lunch number)