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.
HomeworkEach Friday students will come home with a stapled packet of their weekly homework. Typically, there will be a reading log to record your student's reading for the week. Please read at least 10 minutes a day. He/she can read to you, with you, or you can read to them. I would also like each student to practice their spelling words, practice the newly introduced sight words, and complete the math packet. There will also be a fluency 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 reading log. You may read any books you have on hand for reading homework, and it is OK to read the same book over several nights. 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.
Attached to the reading will be a page of math work that has already been covered in class. This should be review for your student.
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 the following Friday please return the packet of 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.
ClassroomSpelling CityA game-based program for language artsPebble GoText database about animals, earth and space, biographies, and social studiesKeyboarding Without TearsTouch 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)
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