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Welcome to First Grade!

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First-grade homework is a meaningful extension of the day's lesson. It is sent home to reinforce skills learned that day. Homework must be completed each night and turned in the following morning. Each night students will be assigned one reading assignment and one math assignment. Students should also complete their reading log each night.
Students will receive a demerit for missed homework.
Please check here weekly to find your students homework!
Homework for the Week of February 19th  : 
 Homework is due on 2/22/19
 7.1, 7.2
Readers Notebook pages 88, 89, 90
Sight Words 
Continue reviewing sight words 
Spelling List
No Spelling Words This Week 
 Focus Skills For The Week:
ELA: Sequencing 
Math: Greater Than, Less Than
Grammar: Prepositions 
Fundations: Blends and Digraphs 
Writing: Letters 
Social Studies: Presidents  
Upcoming Tests for the week of February 19th:
Grammer: none
Spelling:  none
ELA: Comprehension Summative
Math: none
Fundations: none
Science: none
Writing:  none
Please check your students green folder EVERY NIGHT! Please look for the following:
-Behavior log (please initial it every night and discuss the behavior recorded with your student)
-Important papers that need to signed and returned to school
-Information regarding school events or activities 
Please remember to also check your students grey test folder that goes home once a week.  Make sure that you sign and review the test with your student and return it to school the next day.  Do not remove any tests from the folder.
More information:
Reading: When students are reading at home please continue to talk about ALL the different comprehension skills (setting, characters, beginning, middle, and end, main idea, visualizing, author's purpose, and sequencing events). We will continue to review these throughout the year. It is essential that they understand what these words mean and how to respond when asked about them. 
Math: Continue to practice math facts (addition and subtraction).
Fundations: We are starting unit 7. Please take a look at the unit 7 resource below to help reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. Feel free to use any of the resources to support your child with the skills we will be working on in the classroom. 
Trick Words (words that can't be tapped out) Learned:
** Need to know how to read and spell these words **
Unit 2 - the, a, and, is, his, of
 Unit 3 - as, has, to, into, we, he, she, be, me, for, or
Unit 4 -you, your, I, they, was, one, said
Unit 5 -from, have, do, does 
Unit 6 - were, her, put, there, what, she, been, by, who
Unit 7 - why, by, my, try, put, two
Unit 8- would, could, should, her, over, number
Below you will find more information about our new Fundations program we are using this year. The Fundations units we have completed so far (1-6) and this weeks unit (7) are listed. I will continue to add each unit as the year progresses. In each unit, you will find a letter explaining the unit, activities, optional homework, and other resources to help you assist your child in mastering the skills we are learning in the classroom.
** Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. **
Our Room: 102
Class Size: 26 Students 
 Monday - Thursday
      * 8:30am - 3:15 pm
      * Lunch 12:25 - 1:05
      * 8:30am - 1:30 pm
      * Lunch 12:30 - 1:05
Monday- Gym 
Students must wear gym uniform every Monday!
Tuesday- Tech 
Wednesday- Health 
Thursday- Spanish 
Friday- Music 
Box Tops:
Please send in your box tops. We will be competing against other classes this year!
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Hi! My name is Kimberly Granato and I am going to be your child's first grade teacher! This will be my first year teaching at Franklin Towne Elementary.  I am so excited to be apart of such a wonderful team of educators and students!
Previously, I taught second grade with the School District of Philadelphia.  I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from West Chester University, Go Rams!
I am looking forward to having a wonderful year, and getting to know all of my students and their families!
We are a team! I want to make sure that together we are always making the best decisions for your child. Please don't ever hesitate to contact me for any reason. 
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Text @mskgranat to 81010