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Sent May 11th 2017

Just a quick "heads-up": Today, May 11, 2017- Your child is coming home with their official IREAD scores and break down of the areas and how they scored.  Please look for this in your student's GO folder tonight! ...

1-Miss Madia's 1st Grade Class Message

Sent April 28th 2017

For the week of May 1- May 5 ISTEP IS OVER! YEA! If your student missed 1 or more parts of ISTEP, they will be making it up in the coming week.  Reader’s Workshop: We will be looking at reading articles and how to get information from articles (newspaper, magazine, internet, etc.)  We will also be deciphering true articles from those that are made up or fictional. Spelling: Words that are multisyllabic words are on the list this week..  The list will be sent home on Monday wi...

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Sent April 9th 2017

Good Evening!  I intended to send a message out on Friday, and it escaped me!   On Friday, we were cleared to share with your student if they'd passed IREAD.  I stapled a small slip to the assignment notebook that indicated if your child passed IREAD or would need to retake it at the end of May.  The only data we have currently is the score your child earned.  The maximum score was a 650 and the cut score (lowest passing score) is a 446.  If you have any questions please feel fr...

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Sent April 7th 2017

For the week of April 10 – April 14  Reader’s Workshop:  We will return to Realistic Fiction.  We will also be reviewing aderbs and adjectives as parts of grammar this week. Spelling: words with patterns of VCV and VCCV  are the focus this week.  The list will be sent home on Monday with your student. The list words are: behold, terror, apparent, tender, century, shadow, actual, rumble, major, population, atop, pollute, colorful, adventure, unusu...

1-Miss Madia's 1st Grade Class Message

Sent April 3rd 2017

For the week of April 3 – April 7  Welcome Back!   I hope this finds you having had enjoyed Spring Break!  We are in the final stretch of the year.  Please reinforce with your student as I am here at school:  It is time to show all that you know!  Reader’s Workshop:  We will return to looking into non-fiction this week.  Each week your student is asked to select at least 1 non-fiction book to have and read in their bag of books.&nb...

1-Miss Madia's 1st Grade Class Message

Sent March 3rd 2017

For the week of March 6 - March 10 Reading, Writing and Math: ISTEP is THIS WEEK!!! We will be working through a Magic Tree House book: Leprechauns in Late Winter, and doing some practice using this text.  We will use it for writing and for reading.  In math, we will be working on reviewing past concepts and getting ready for our Q3 math test. Spelling: *We will NOT have spelling during ISTEP/IREAD weeks!*  (Students will still be expected to complete their reading/math log). ISTEP: &nb...

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Sent February 26th 2017

For the week of February 27 - March 3 Reader’s Workshop:  ISTEP Prep is the topic in all subject areas this week.  You will be seeing practice materials coming home regularly this week as we finish up our preperation for ISTEP testing starting next week for 3rd grade.  We are going to be looking at constructed responses, open ended questions, and looking into how to use the text given to help construct answers. Spelling: Words with hard and soft "c" and "g".&nbs...

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Sent February 10th 2017

For the week of February 13 - February 17 Reader’s Workshop:  We are going to be determining theme this week.  You will see daily practice coming home as this is a necessary skill for third grade.  This skill can be practiced at home and is applicable to the state-mandated testing coming up.  It's a great way for your student to spend their 20 minutes of reading required each night.  We will also be reviewing homophones. Spelling: Words with oo, ew; aw, au; al, a...

1-Miss Madia's 1st Grade Class Message

Sent February 10th 2017

For the week of february 13 - February 17 Reader’s Workshop:  We are going to be determining theme this week.  You will see daily practice coming home as this is a necessary skill for third grade.  This skill can be practiced at home and is applicable to the state-mandated testing coming up.  It's a great way for your student to spend their 20 minutes of reading required each night.  We will also be reviewing homophones. Spelling: Words with oo, ew; aw, au; al, a...

1-Miss Madia's 1st Grade Class Message

Sent January 27th 2017

For the week of January 30 - February 3 Reader’s Workshop:  We will continue on with the "Big Question": How can we preserve our traditions?    We continue our  focus on REALISTIC FICTION.  While your student is reading and logging minutes for their homework log, having your student select a relistic fiction text a couple of nights a week, would help tie together what we are doing in school to what they are reading at home. Spelling: Wor...

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