CCA 1st Grade Newsletter
June 15th 2020:
Welcome back to week 30!
This is our first week of full time back to normal learning. I am so Happy to see all of our first graders in class at the same time once again. I will be trying to get our classroom routines back to normal and focusing on our remaining curriculum for the year. I know many of you were able to see and experience, at least in part, the amazing things we are learning in class and these important foundational skills we have been building. some
Both morning snack and afternoon snack should be provided from home.
Bring your Bibles and folders back on Monday and any other supplies that may have still been left at home.
Phonics club is still postponed until further notice.
Bring a sweatshirt/ coat option for your child, as the weather cannot make make up its mind. I want all students to be able to go outside if they can.
FAMILY DAY BONANZA - This Friday June 19th.
Time 9am to 11am At CCA
Every first grader needs to bring 2 dozen bagels and cream cheese.Activities include; Photo Booth,Fishing pond, sack race,doughnut walk, Spoon race, bean bag toss,Parachute fun, Flickin' Chicken,Music/presentations by students.
Morning Brunch will be served after the festivities. Families are not required to attend. This is a fun event to spend quality time together; however we understand if you choose not to attend.
I.T.B.S. Testing June 22-25: Kindergarten through 6th grade will be conducting ITBS (Iowa Test Of Basic Skills) Mon- Thurs June 22-25. Tests may include - Vocabulary, Phonics, Reading, -Listening, Language -Math concepts
Kindergarten tests will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- NO KINDERGARTEN Thursday or Friday.
1st through 6th will be Testing Monday through Thursday NO SCHOOL FRIDAY ONLY.
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
-Pack healthy lunches and snacks ( limit sugar)
-Give them Lots of Rest/Sleep
Be on time- -Absences and tardies will lead to tests that cannot be made up
-Be quiet in the hallway and office area
_look for "Testing" signs and be respectful of testing classrooms.
-test results will be available within a few weeks.
Thank you for helping your children succeed during this time!
Church at CCA every sunday at 8:40-10 am ( Childrens church provided for grades 4-12)
Family Day Bonanza June 19th
ITBS Testing June 22nd-25th
Off week June 29th-July 3rd ( Daycare is available)
Public Baptism, July 22nd 12pm
Off week July 20th -24th (Daycare available)
August 7th- Kindergarten graduation 9am at CCA
August 11th -Yearbook signing at 9:30am
August 12- CCA Olympics 9-11:30am
August 13th -School clean up day
August 14th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Family Financial checkout
August 17th - Sept 4th Off weeks ( Daycare is Available)
Please practice these skills with your student:
We are working on counting up to 200, counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's, 3's and 25's, 50's. Place value, counting change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents? Addition and subtraction families up to 13. Continue working with clocks, and telling time.
Really use this time to solidify all the letters sounds. It is especially important to recognize, say and spell all special sounds. Homonyms and synonyms, syllables, prefixes, root words and suffix's.We need to work hard on building sentences that make sense. Put words in alphabetical order.
Full sentences and writing with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. Work on reading,short paragraphs in cursive. Have your student write sentences on normal lined paper in print and cursive as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.
Spelling List 29 : (I will fill this in on monday) Please have your student practice their list Monday through Wednesday, the test will be on Thursday!
Health Safety And Manners
Thank you for teaching your children this very important subject. You should be proud of your work during this online and homeschooling time.
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Bring Every Day;
1. Homework folder and any Homework
2. Water Bottle
3. Lunch/Morning and Afternoon Snack
Afternoon snack(not provided through school snack yet)
5. Reading Book
6. Any/all absent work
Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables.
Absent work is expected to be completed at home or at lunch on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Please complete and turn back in by the end of the week (Friday), or following Monday. All absent work must be turned in by the end of the week.
Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning Monday, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it. One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.
Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Tuesdays or Thursdays. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), It is typically 5 pages. Please make sure that you initial the assignment sheet when they have completed their reading for the night. Plea
se make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages, and choose a more entertaining or advanced book from the library for additional reading.
Please take your child to the library to learn to choose and enjoy the many kinds of books out there. After the mechanics of reading is learned it is vitally important that your children learn to enjoy reading as well!
If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!