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First Grade News

What a busy two weeks we’ve had in first grade! Our take home book bags went home this week! These book bags go home every Monday and come back every Friday. In contrast, the red or blue plastic folder that your child brings home should come back to school every day. In this folder we may put work we are sending home, important information, or homework sheets. Checked homework (with a smiley face or star on it) can stay home.   First grade writers have been working on bringing their stories to life! They’ve learned to unfreeze people by having...
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First Grade News

Our first month of school is off to a busy start! First graders have been working on reading, writing, math and more!   In Reading, first graders chose their “home” spot in our classroom. Each first grader has his or her own cozy spot in our classroom where he or she can curl up with a book during independent reading times. We also talked about how “just right” books are different for everyone and as we learn more about reading, the books that are “just right” for us will change. We also introduced the reading app “Raz Kids” this week....
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First Grade News

We had an exciting and productive first week of school! First graders have been thrilled to be with their old friends and to meet new ones. We had such a wonderful day on our apple picking field trip. The first graders picked more than enough apples for the whole school for Rosh Hashanah!   In the first week of school, we began our “kindness chain.” Each time a student in our class does something kind, they can add a link to our paper chain. Our goal is to have the chain stretch from the General Studies classroom to the Judaics classroom...
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Welcome to First Grade!

Dear Parents,   Welcome to first grade! The upcoming year will be filled with many new and exciting adventures. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your children. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4th.   Please send your child with the following things:   A labeled pre-lunch snack Lunch (unless your child is receiving school lunch) A labeled water bottle A change of clothing that will remain in his/her cubby A sweater or sweatshirt incase the air conditioning is too chilly   We are responsible for the dismissal of your children and will be...
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