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1st Grade

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss
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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss
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"The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you know, the more places you'll go."
~Dr. Seuss
 
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
~Dr. Seuss
 
Welcome to 1st Grade at MHS!  I am Jamie Taunton.  I have taught the past twelve years in Concordia parish and this starts and my fourth year at MHS.  I am excited to have the opportunity to have your child in my class this year. 1st Grade is a BIG adventure and a lot of hard work and fun too.  If you have not connected with me and our class on Classdojo, I encourage you to do so.  This is my primary way of communicating with parents. It is a free interactive app that allows you to stay connected with what is happening in our class. Your child's classdojo code will be sent home at the beginning of school so that you can connect with our classroom.   www.classdojo.com 
 
Daily Homework
 
Spelling
Monday:  write spelling words 3xs each
Tuesday:  write a rhyming word / ABC order
Wednesday:  write 5 sentences
Thursday:  spelling pre-test
Your child not only needs to be able to spell the words but be able to read them as well.  
 
Eureka Math
Addition and subtraction – concepts, skills, and problem-solving; place value:  Add/subtract within 10
 
Lessons are taught daily and nightly homework that goes with the lesson will be sent home.
Number bonds should be practiced at home too.  This will help build fluency. 
 
ARC Reading
In English language arts (ELA), students must learn to read, understand, and write and speak about grade-level texts independently. In grades K-2 specifically, reading foundations, writing, and language development is essential.
 
Power words for the week are sent home on Monday on the study guide inside the planner. Power words need to be practiced nightly in addition to the spelling homework.  It is so IMPORTANT that your child can read both spelling words and power words.  
I encourage a nightly reading of a book with your child.