Important Dates: Feb. 22nd: Field trip to the art museum
-Students went home with a book and their reader's response notebook on Tuesday this week. Please keep the items in the plastic bag.
-Our first field trip is February 22nd! Thank you to those that have signed up to be a chaperone. We will leave school at around 9:45. The tour starts at 10:30. We should be done and headed back to school at around 11:30. We will have lunch in the classroom that day. Let me know if you have any questions about the trip!
-mClass testing has officially ended. I am so proud of the growth that the students have made in first grade already! Some students have already grown 5 reading levels! In order to keep the ball rolling this year, here are some things that I noticed:
TRC (Read leveled book and answer written response question) -Some students could fluently read grade level text, but had a hard time reading and deciphering what the written response question was asking them to do. -Some did not pass the level I nonfiction text, solely because of the written response questions. -Students have to get to a J by the end of the school year. They are going to have to learn how to inference. When you are reading with your child at home start asking them “why” questions. “Why is the character feeling that way?” “Why did they do that?” “Why did they say that?” “Why is this a good title for the book?”
Dibels (fluency passages and nonsense words) -Every child is currently on grade level or above for dibels fluency. -The end of the year the standard for fluency is higher. They have to read the passage in 1 minute and retell what they read. They have to be able to retell at least 3 sequential details. -At home start asking your child to retell what they read to you.
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