Mrs. Curley

 

 

Dear families,

Happy Spring! It is hard to believe how quickly the school year has flown by.  The children have been reading and writing their hearts out! As we begin to wrap up this school year, I look back in awe seeing how much my 1B students have grown in mind, body, and spirit. It is an amazing thing, and I am so honored to have shared in one small part of their educational journey!

 

First grade is an exciting year filled with a great deal of exploration and learning! Together, we will embark on a journey filled with excitement, challenges, and many learning opportunities. One reason that I love first grade so much is because my students will develop and grow a lot over the course of just one year. It is wonderful to watch them as they expand their knowledge and learn new things! From learning to read and write, to growing as young disciples of God, to discovering more about the world around us, first graders do it all, and I love sharing in that process!

 

Please click on the link below to enjoy a video of 1B "performing" their class greeting!

1B's Class Greeting

Please click on the link below to watch 1B's poem presentation on Parent Appreciation Day!

Parent Appreciation Day Poem Presentation

Specials:

Monday: Gym


Tuesday: Music & SpanishWednesday: Library

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Thursday: Art


Friday : S.T.R.E.A.M


Curriculum:

  • Fountas and Pinnell

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  • EnVision Math

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  • Wilson Reading Program

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  • John Collins Writing Program

  • "We Believe" Religion Program

 

Homework:

Homework is a quick review of what we learned in school that day. Every night the children will have either a math sheet or Reflex math, spelling, and reading. Students will start doing interactive reading projects and presentations starting in January. No homework on the weekends!

Monday- Reflex Math (10 minutes) Spelling (5 minutes) Reading (10 minutes) = 25 minutes

Tuesday- Spelling (5 minutes) Reading (10 minutes) = 15 minutes

Wednesday- Reflex Math (10 minutes) Spelling (5 minutes) Reading (10 minutes) = 25 minutes

Thursday- Spelling (5 minutes) Reading (10 minutes) = 15 minutes

Friday- Enjoy your weekend!

Holidays- Please have your children read and play educationally enriched games. This will help them when they return back to school.

Helpful educational links for kids:

1. Starfall.com (free)

2. Readinga-z.com (subscription)

3. PBSkids.org (free)

4. Kids.nationalgeographic.com (free)

5. www.timeforkids.com

Volunteer Spot

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Mystery Reader will be on select Fridays from 2:00-2:30 p.m. through a sign up link, shared with you by our room parents via email. You can come in and read a seasonal book of your choosing to the class. Following the story we can have a class discussion, small craft, or interactive writing activity. This is a great way to get involved and the children will love the surprise guests.

Aside from this, please feel free to come in on your child's birthday to read a story!

Please let me know in advance so we can plan a time.

Thank you!