First Grade- Stockton

October Newsletter

NWEA Testing – NWEA testing began the week of Sept. 18th.  Reports will be available at fall conferences.  Our class did a great job staying focused on their tests!  They earned extra recess for their efforts.

Math Night – Evergreen is having a math night on Oct. 25th from 5-7 pm.  Parents and students are invited to attend the event.  We will be playing and participating in math activities.  It will also serve as an open house so parents who would like to check out their student’s room may do so at the event.  Please look for the math night flyer for more information.

Fall Harvest Party – Our Fall Harvest Party will be held on Friday, October 27th at 1:30pm.  Students may bring their costumes to school to change into but please no scary costumes, masks, or inappropriate props.  Some acceptable costumes would be favorite characters, superheroes, or animals.  We will enjoy a costume parade, crafts, and watch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!  A note will be sent home for parents to sign up for snacks.  Please feel free to join in on the fun.

Book It – We will begin the Book It program this month.  It’s a great incentive program for reading that runs from October to March. Students will receive a calendar at the beginning of each month stating their reading goals for the month.  The parents must sign and return the calendar so that their student may receive a free pizza from Pizza Hut!

Fall Conferences – Fall conferences will be held the week of November 6th.  I will send home a time sheet a couple of weeks before so that parents may have the opportunity to pick a time that suits their schedule.  Please let me know if the scheduled times do not work and we can work out a time.

Campbell Soup Labels and Box Tops – Please remember to send in your child’s Box Tops and Campbell Soup Labels.  Our school earns points toward great merchandise.

Online Resources – We will be using spellingcity.com this year to help practice our spelling words.  We will have our spelling lists put up each week so that students may practice their words using fun games.  If you search for MStockton, you will find my name and click on it in order to find specific lists. Our school and students also have access to IXL.com. Logins will be given out at parent/teacher conferences. If you used this website at home last year with our school, your child’s login has not changed. If you would like access to this website before conferences, feel free to ask!

Character Counts: At Evergreen we honor students each month with awards for character, math, and writing. We will be practicing our character trait all month and the student who does a great job representing that character trait will earn the award. September’s winners are Dorian T. for the character trait friendly. Our math award winner is Arya M. and our writing award winner is Charlotte M. Congratulations and keep up the great work! October’s character trait is responsibility! We look forward to seeing the students grow.

Ways To Help At Home – Aside from homework and spelling being sent home please have students work on a couple of these math skills.  (In the car is a great time to practice these).  Also see the sites above for more activities/games.

-skip counting (2’s, 5’s, 10’s)
-counting backwards from 150
-putting numbers in order smallest to largest
-writing numbers 1-120

Thank You!
Ms. Stockton