• Back To School Night Agenda

     

    back to school
    Mrs. Simmons' First Grade Class 2017-2018
                                                                                                                                  
     
    • Welcome-
    • Mrs. Simmons, room E-2.
    • Buchanan web site/teachers/Simmons.  psimmons@murrieta.k12.ca.us
    • Extension 2722.
    • 24th year teaching/23 & 1/2 years teaching first grade.
    • First Grade Standards-
    • Not easy. A lot of new learning. Have a chat with your child about the importance of paying attention.
    • Common Core-proving answers verbally and with pictures, non-fiction passages, online learning.
    • Class size between 25-30
    • Need classroom/home support. Check backpacks daily. Need parent helpers for morning rotations.
    • Always check my web page for resources and check for emails for information. 
    • Common Core
    • Will be great for kids
    • MVUSD implementing slowly first with math then L/A and science.
    • Teaches strategies and helps students prove how they got answers verbally and with pictures and manipulatives.
    • Speaking and listening skills key to academic and real world success.  Listening for understanding, taking turns talking.
    • Works well with our P.B.I.S.-behavior support program
    • We will be using classroom dojo for classroom behavior positive reinforcements and concequnces.
    • Sent home on Friday due back signed on Monday.
    • Homework-
    • Daily Mon.-Th. 
    •  Reading and writing homework consists of your child practicing vocabulary, high frequency words, blending, nightly fluency reading and spelling. 
    • Math homework will be one sheet paper with skills we have practiced in class. Please work on it daily and send it back on Friday.  
    • Please check and help fix math homework problems!
    • Think Central
    • Use thinkcentral.com. to clarify assignments.  There is a link on my web page.
    • Use thinkcentral.com to play games reinforcing lessons on mega-math tab.  
    • All thinkcentral.com links are open for you to explore.
    • Spelling-
    • Spelling lists will go home the second week of school.
    • Spelling lists will go home on Fridays and the tests will be the following Friday.
    • Weekly lists will be posted on web page under spelling.
    • Web Page-
    • Has all information needed for classroom activities and homework.
    • Has many links to practice skills.
    • Check nightly for any changes.
    • Lunches/Snack-
    • The kids get hungry!  Please make sure you have a healthy snack and lunch for your child.
    • Separate the snack from the lunch in different paper bags as they get confused at first.
    • School breakfasts-please allow time to finish before class starts.
    • Rest-
    • First grade is a big transition.  
    • They are worked hard from start to finish.
    • Go to bed early (8:30 latest) and eat a nutritious breakfast.
    • Scholastic News-
    • Will be used weekly.
    • Covers science, social studies, elections, olympics, first grade skills.
    • Take home for entire family to enjoy.
    • New online version ready for you to enjoy. Link to games and online magazine on web page.

         Donations- 

             Treasure box items can be gently used books or toys from home as well as items
             purchased.
     
             
             I will send out emails/dojos if school items are needed.  
     
     

     

Last Modified on June 8, 2019