Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Word Wall Week 11


Muffins With Mom

Thank you to all of the moms that came out this morning to have muffins with their kiddos! We had a great turnout! Watch the blog and the newsletter for Doughnuts with Dad that will happen on January 25th.


Please don't forget that we don't provide snack to the first graders. Most of the kids have hungry little tummies by the afternoon, so I'm sure they'd appreciate a snack in their backpacks. Kids seem to do way better in school when they are happy and fed. Have a great day!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

IXL at home

This year our Title 1 Department has purchased a great tool for practicing math skills. We will start doing this at school, but luckily for you the kids can access it at home as well. Please read the following information about IXL. If you need usernames or passwords, please contact me.

Your son or daughter has access to IXL at home. IXL is a math website that offers engaging problems, detailed explanations and unlimited practice. This will help your child potentially master thousands of math skills. IXL also offers cool virtual prizes for meeting math challenges, which encourages your child to spend more time practicing math.

1. Go to the website

2. Enter your username and password.

3. Click on the appropriate grade level to view relevant practice skills.

4. Click on a skill to start practicing it.

5. Answer each problem. You will get immediate feedback.

6. Continuing practicing the skill until you get a mastery score of 100.

7. Click on the awards tab to view each skill that is mastered.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2011! I hope that everyone had as wonderful of a holiday as I did! It was great to see the kids back this week, ready to get started. I missed their little faces so much! We did a lot of reviewing expectations and procedures the last few days, so I think we are off to a great start. Here are a few announcements and reminders:
  • Congratulations to Hailey and Jacob! They were Decembers Good Citizens.
  • Yesterday I sent home the IXL log-in and passwords. Please make sure your child is getting on and practicing their math skills a few times a week. In the next few weeks, this will become homework. If their is a computer issue at home, please make sure to take advantage of the computers at the public library.
  • I do have a few volunteer projects that can be taken home, so please let me know if you'd like to help.
  • We will be doing a project in February and each child will need a cereal box. Please send in an empty box with your child.
  • PTC is sponsoring "Muffins with Mom" next Wednesday January 12th from 8:35-9:00am. Hope to see all of our moms there! "Doughnuts with Dad" will follow on Tuesday January 25th.
  • Please continue to check your child's Monday envelope, sign and return it. Thanks for your help!
I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and blessed 2011!