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August 27-31

FOCUS:  Getting students comfortable and acclimated to Shaffer Elementary and to The First Grade expectations.
                  Discussing classroom, building and cafeteria rules and behaviors
                  Fire Drill Procedures
                  Transition period behaviors and expectations
                   Procedures for returning materials in class as well as on a daily basis

PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • THAT ALL MONEY MUST BE SENT TO SCHOOL IN AN ENVELOPE WITH CHILD'S NAME AND ROOM NUMBER LABELED
  • NO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED TO CHANGE TRANSPORTATION METHOD WITHOUT WRITTEN NOTES SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN
  • ALL NOTES MUST BE GIVEN TO MRS. BELL BEFORE HOMEROOM BEGINS.  HENCE, AS SOON AS STUDENTS UNLOAD THEIR BACKPACKS.

     Please continue to practice the following:
            
             Writing

  • Neatness and pride in all written work
  • Proper letter formation
  • Finger space between words
  • Reading what you are writing and writing what you are reading

              Reading

  • Practice reciting spelling words
  • Continue to recognize words in isolation(sitting alone) and in print (inside a sentence or written text)
  • Read books that interest you
  • Read books that are comfortable and easy when you are independent ( by yourself)
  • Read books that are more difficult and challenging when you are with a parent or another adult
  • READ< READ, READ

              Math

  • Practice counting by 2,3,5,10's
  • Counting coins:  pennies, nickels and dimes
  • Telling time on the hour and half hour
  • Simple addition:  placing larger number in your head and (hopping) counting on
  • Simple addition:  placing larger number in head and (bouncing) counting back