to all the parents that were able to meet with your child's teacher(s)
during our parent/teacher conferences at the end of January. It was
exciting to share with you all the progress that your child has made up
to this point in the year!
In February we are studying a
new unit called "Safe and Sound". Young children learn about the world
around them by starting with what they already know and then building
upon their knowledge through expanded experiences in the larger world.
What greater knowledge do they possess than the knowledge within their
own homes? But as children grow they venture out into the world and
often deal with new, unfamiliar situations. With "Safe and
Sound" children will become familiar with the many people and places
that are part of most neighborhoods and how these people and places
cooperate to help them and others in the community.
Math we are continuing with our unit "Make a Shape, Build a Block". The
students will develop ideas about 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional
shapes - their characteristics and attributes and the relationships
between them, as well as ways to describe and name them and to compose
and decompose them.
Our writing in kindergarten continues
as our students focus on writing prompts. We are learning to organize
our thoughts, develop sentences, and write at least two sentences in
response. Upper case letters, spaces, and punctuation are just a few
things we emphasize on our final drafts.
First Grade Firecrackers
is Black History month. Your child has already learned a great deal
about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby Bridges, and Rosa Parks. Each
of these brave people were a part of creating the freedom that we have
in our country today. Your child will continue learning about great men
and women who have fought for equality.
First grade will
be celebrating Valentines Day/Friendship day February 14th. Please be
sure to check your child’s folder for additional information about the
celebration. If you would like to volunteer to help out, please call
your child’s teacher. We can always use extra hands.
your child know their academic goals? Encourage your child to attend
Rise and Read every morning, Tuesday-Friday at 7:30. This will increase
fluency and comprehension. Homework practice is a great way to discover
the concepts your child is mastering and that are a challenge. Listening
to you child read is another great way to help them reach their goals.
If your child is struggling and you need ideas to use at home, your
child’s teacher can be a great resource.
First Grade Achievement Goals:
- First grade fluency goal: 60wpm by the end of the year.
- Score of 85% or better on Galileo Math and Reading tests.
Be at school everyday by 7:55 am
Second Grade Stars
second graders are busy learning many important skills in all
subjects. It is more important than ever to make sure your student gets
to school on time and stay in school all day to benefit them. Please
make every effort to schedule appointments before school, after school,
or the afternoons of half days.
February S.M.A.C booklets
came home the first of the month. There is a parent survey attached to
the front of the booklet. Please take a moment to complete the survey
and send it back to school with your child. Your feedback helps to make
this a better program each year. Also, if your student completes and
returns the February booklet by Feb. 15th, he/she qualifies to receive a coupon for a free brownie at the annual district Arts Alive in March.
remember it is important to have your child read every night for 20
minutes. Rise and Read is also available for extra practice in reading
in the mornings at 7:30 a.m.
Thank you for your continued
support in educating your child. When parents and teachers work
together, the students know we care about them and take their education
SECOND GRADE STARS
Second grade is off to a fantastic start!
The students have been busy learning new routines and procedures in their new
classrooms in order to have a successful year of learning.
We wanted to thank all the parents that took the time to come meet the teacher on
August 10th. We had a great time meeting our new students and their wonderful parents.
Please make sure you look inside your child’s backpack each night for important
Information and to see how your child is progressing in class.
The 2nd grade teachers are looking forward to a fabulous year of learning for all of our
Back to School Poem
Today I hurry off to school,
To work and learn and play.
I'm in a brand new grade this year,
What a happy day!!!!!
Third Grade Lightening Bolts
Graders are busy, as always, and are especially enjoying some of our
ELAS (English Language Art Standards) and Math lessons!
ELAS, we have been researching Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We watched
videos about Dr. King, as well as reading articles and books. We took
notes and used our notes to create research papers and projects. Also,
we have been studying different types of poetry, including haikus,
cinquains, and free verse. We tied it all together by studying a poem
about Dr. King.
In Math, third graders are learning about
multiplication. We are using repeated addition, arrays, number lines,
and many other strategies to help us understand how to multiply. Also,
we are starting our multiplication Rocket Math. Students practice their
multiplication facts and take a 1-minute timed test once a week. If
they meet their goal, they can move up a level on their Rocket!
Students can use the multiplication flashcards they received to help
them memorize their math facts.
Please remember attendance
is extremely important everyday. It is also important to be on time.
Classes begin at 7:55 so it is important students arrive at school by
7:45 so they don’t miss any important learning. AIMS Testing will be
here soon, and every minute of learning counts!
Music and Art Notes
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Counts! At Carol G. Peck Elementary School, and to encourage good
character, teachers nominate a student each month to receive the
“Student of the Month” award. Each student receives an Award
Certificate, a “Panther” backpack, a new paw pencil, certificates to
Peter Piper Pizza and Sonic Drive In.