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1EC
Instructor: Ms. Elefteriou/Ms. Corcione   
Announcements
100th Day/Valentine's Day Celebration
We are 100 days smarter!!! Over the past 100 days, our class has learned to work together and respect one another's differences. Today our class celebrate 100 days of kindness and friendship!

Spreading Holiday Cheer
Today our class was joined by members of the high school Key Club to make holiday cards for soldiers serving oversea. We are very grateful for all their service and wish them a safe and happy holidays.


Coding
Today in class 1EC practiced coding in order to get the character to move in a computer game. Our class had a great time! If your child would like to practice coding at home http://www.tynker.com is a great website that is simple and easy to use.
WELCOME TO GRADE ONE 2016 - 2017
WELCOME TO GRADE ONE...
WHERE LEARNING IS FUN!


Dear Parents,

We hope you had a pleasant and relaxing summer. We anticipate an exciting and positive learning experience for your child this year. We will be happy to assist you in any way with your child's social, emotional, and academic development throughout the school year. Please feel free to contact us with any input and concerns you wish to address. We will be sending a list of procedures and supplies that will facilitate your child's success in first grade on the first day of school. We are looking forward to meeting and working with you this year.

Respectfully,
Mrs. Elefteriou and Ms. Corcione

kelefteriou@flboe.com acorcione@flboe.com

1EC Supply List:
1. 5 Glue Sticks and/or 1 bottle of Elmer's Glue
2. 10 Sharpened Pencils
3. Erasers (large and/or pencil toppers)
4. Scissor
5. 4 Black & White Marble, or any color, wide-ruled
composition books (No spirals or ones labeled
Grade One please)
6. Crayons
7. 2 Plastic Folders
8. Non-electrical/Non-battery Pencil Sharpener
9. Box of Tissues for the class to share

*Please write your child's name on all supplies. If you purchase a supply box, it should be small enough to fit inside your child's desk. Please replenish supplies as needed throughout the year.

Thank you!
High Frequency Words
First graders will continue to engage in shared reading using the Good Habits, Great Readers program. At the beginning of each unit, students will receive a High Frequency Word List. We suggest that you have your child attempt to read each of the words on the list, and practice the ones that he/she is unable to read. Students usually find it helpful when unknown words are written on index cards and practiced on a regular basis. It is beneficial to a child's overall reading fluency if he/she can decode high frequency words with speed and accuracy. Thank you in advance for supporting your child's learning!
Monthly Reading Log
Each month students will be given a monthly class reading goal. Please encourage your child to read as often as possible. Remind your child to keep track of his/her reading on the monthly themed reading log sheet that will be distributed at the beginning of each month. A new class goal will be given each month. This will begin for the month of October.
OUR SPECIALS
Monday: Music
Tuesday: Gym (Students must wear sneakers.)
Wednesday: Gym (Students must wear sneakers.)
Thursday: Art
Friday: Library (Students must return a book to pick a book.)

Homework Folders and Composition Books
Students' homework folders have "Right Back to School" and "Left At Home" sides. Please empty and read the contents of your child's folder each day. Encourage the return of homework and any other necessary notices that require your attention. Please also check your child's homework composition book for daily assignments and special notices.
Daily Homework
Our daily homework includes:

Math- Complete both sides of the workbook page that can be found in the homework folder. A keep home study guide will be provided for each topic test. Please review concepts daily.

Reading- At the beginning of the week an activity sheet will be given to each student that corresponds with the weekly lesson. The written responses must be completed and returned by Friday. Please look for it in your child's homework book. All students should read as often as possible at home and complete their monthly log sheets. In addition, students should review their unit high frequency list on a regular basis.

Spelling- Daily assignments can be found in the packet placed in your child's folder for the weeks that Spelling is assigned. Tests are typically assigned on Fridays.


Scholastic Book Club
Ordering from Scholastic Book Club is optional. If you would like to order books, just return the order form indicating which book(s) you wish to purchase with a check payable to Scholastic Reading Club or go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and use our class activation code: DZFZH.


How To Pick A "Just Right Book"
Practice reading at home each night. Here is how to pick a "just right book":

1.  Pick an interesting book.
2.  Put up one finger for each word you cannot read or understand on one page.
3.  If you have put up five or more fingers, then this is not a "just right book" for you.
4.  If you have less than five fingers, then you have picked a "just right book" for yourself. Enjoy reading
!

Parents can also click Library Media Center, to the left in the orange shaded area, and scroll down to Leveled Reading List K-6.pdf. Our district uses the GR (Guided Reading) levels. This list will have suggestions for book titles at various levels of reading.


Contacts
+ Corcione, Ms.
+ Elefteriou, Mrs.
Click on name to see details.

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