I sent the first book orders for the year. If you would like to order books instructions are below:
Order Due Date - Friday, September 21st
1. Go to scholastic.com/readingclub
2. Enter our one-time Class Activation Code. (QBGD7)
3. Shop and submit your child's book order.
4. Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.
There is also a yellow Highlights magazine order form. Please return it even if you do not want to order. We can earn items for our classroom just by having the paper returned. Thank you!
1st Grade Word Work
Good evening parents! In first grade, we do not send home a specific list of spelling (word work) words for the students to memorize. We directly teach the pattern thoroughly throughout the week. The students make words, manipulate the letters, chant, snap & clap and a variety of other word activities with the word pattern. If the student truly learns the pattern and why the words sound the way they do, then the pattern will be internalized and the learning will transfer to their writing. The students will have 5-7 of the word pattern words on their spelling test each week along with 3-5 sight words for a total of 10 spelling words. The students will also have 3 sentences dictated that they will write while listening to the teacher. In January the spelling tests will increase from 10 to 15 words and we will continue having sight words each week.
*Please make note that we will be grading the spelling words and the dictated sentences as two separate grades. The word test will count as a spelling grade and the sentences will count as a writing grade.
I will post words each Monday for you to practice for the week.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11,2017
sight words: an, at, can, have, was
Your child will participate in field day this week. K-2nd grade will be on Thursday from 9:30-12:30, and 3rd -5th grade will be on Friday from 9:30-12:30. Please make sure that they wear the color that their teacher has given them (YELLOW for Bohnert, RED for Guynes), and tennis shoes. Field day attire must follow the school dress code. Kindergarten lunch is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. Grades 3-5 will eat after the games at 12:30. If you did not order a box lunch for your student, please be sure to send your student with a sack lunch. On Friday the cafeteria will be closed, and will not be serving the regular menu to ANY grades. Only box lunches that were pre-ordered, will be served on Friday. Please pack a lunch on Friday as well, if you did not order a box lunch.
Please make sure that your student puts on sunscreen/bug spray before they come to school. Please send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking as well. We are hoping for beautiful weather, but you never know what could happen. Unless it is storming, we will plan to go on with the day. Thank you for allowing your child to participate. We are looking forward to 2 days full of fun!
Coach Baxter & Coach V
Students in grades 3, 4, and 5, will have an opportunity to show all that they’ve learned this year as they take a variety of STAAR tests.
May 8th, 2017: 3rd, 4th, Math STAAR, 5th retest
May 9th, 2017: 3rd, 4th, Reading STAAR, 5th retest
May 10th, 2017: 5th Science STAAR
Due to the security of this testing process, all parents (Kinder through 5th grade), will eat lunch with their children on other dates. Volunteers are also asked to reschedule their time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. Here at Creekside Forest, we have the most amazing parents who provide their time and care to volunteer and make our school a nurturing environment.