Antelope Hills Elementary

Weekly News for the week of August 29 , 2016
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 This Week's Spelling Words.  The Test is Friday.

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 This Week's Rainbow Words.  The Test is Friday. 
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100 Sight Words
Each first grader needs to learn 100 Sight Words by the end of the year.  Most of these words will be our Rainbow Words this year.  However, you can get a list of all 100 words on start working on them with your child.  Here is the link to the page on our website where you can find these words:    All children will be tested on their 100 words at the end of September in preparation for 1st Quarter Progress Reports and Parent Conferences.
The district has purchased a fun reading program for the kids to use at home.  It is called Raz-Kids.  There is a link below for your convenience. Please let me know if you have any questions about the program.  I can't wait to see which of my Dunaway Darlings start rockin' on Raz Kids!   :)  
Raz Kids  
Click on the green KIDS LOG IN HERE icon.
Username and password on green card in your child's folder.
Teacher is   jdunaway2
Dates to Remember
August 29 - Picture Day for the Dunaway Darlings
August 29 - First Scholastic Book order comes home.  All ordering is done online.  :)
Aug 30 & Sept 1 - All first grade teachers have afternoon subs for district math training
Sept 2 - Scholastic Book order DUE
Sept 5 - No School     Labor Day 
September 6 - Literacy Night, Room 10, 6:00 pm, Come learn a little bit about how to help your child learn to read.
 Life Skills Homework
Work with your child every night on tying their own shoelaces.  In these busy times, and with the invention of Velcro, we tend to forget to teach our children this important skill.   Children demonstrating mastery of this will sign our special poster and get to RACE Mrs. Dunaway one day soon on the playground.   ;)
Special Homework Assignment 
 Help your child memorize their nine digit student Username and Password stapled into their folder.  They will use it every day in the computer lab.  We will make a BIG DEAL when kids show us they have memorized this!   :)   They can also use that nine digit student number when they buy a lunch in the cafeteria.  :)
Math Matters
Help your child practice orally counting to 60.  Show them the numbers 1 - 60 out of order - See if they know the difference between 15 and 51, 31 and 13, etc.   Once they master 1 - 60, move on to 1 - 120!   :)   Email me when they can count to 120 and I will test them at school.   :)
 Wish List
Quart size Ziploc bags
Gallon size Ziploc bags
Each Friday, wear a school shirt OR the color of the month to show your school spirit and positive character!  
Aug./Sept......PURPLE for Citizenship  
October........ORANGE for Fairness  
Nov./Dec. .....YELLOW for Respect 
Jan./Feb........RED for Caring 
March/April.....GREEN for Responsibility
May/June.......BLUE for Trustworthiness 
"It comes down to simple arithmetic:  the child spends 900 hours a year in school and 7,800 hours outside school.  Which teacher has the biggest influence? Where is more time available for change?"  - Jim Trelease, author of The Read Aloud Handbook
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