Sunday, March 29, 2020

First Grade News
Week of March 30


"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books!"


Dear Parents,

Grades K-3 have been working diligently to acclimate ourselves in the virtual learning format ZOOM.  Please be patient as we all adjust to this style of teaching and learning.

A few reminders:
  • Please do not work ahead in the packets sent home.
  • Projects are meant to be spread out over a period of time.
  • If for some unforeseen reason the teacher can not log on, she will email you to alert you of technical difficulties.
  • Please remember to check the enrichment classes’ individual blogs for weekly videos and activities.
  • We will be available once a week to meet individually from 1:00-3:00 if needed.  Please schedule with your child’s teacher 24 hours in advance.
  • Check your child’s classroom blog for materials needed for that day’s ZOOM session.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation,
Mrs. Crocker
Mrs. Compton
Mrs. Briggs
Mrs. McDonald





My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

First Grade News
Week of March 16


"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books.
 "


WCDS is adjusting during this time of uncertainty. I appreciate your understanding and patience as the school adjust, advises, and updates our instruction. Grades 4-12 will be virtual. Our lower school children will be given instructional learning packets. I am preparing a packet for your child to work at home. The activities will be reviewing and reinforcing concepts we have covered thus far in first grade. Please encourage to your child to try first and then seek help.You may pick up your child's packet Tuesday (3/17) from 7AM - 9AM or 12:00 noon - 2PM at the Lower School entrance. If this will not work for you please let me know. Please do not hestiate to contact me. Stay safe!




My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Monday, March 9, 2020

First Grade News
Week of March 9


"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books.
 "

It is the flu, crud, and virus season! PLEASE keep your child home if he or she isn't feeling well. I have no way to isolate a sick child from the group. Upon the recommendation of Goldsboro Pediatrics a child needs to remain at home until he or she has been symptom free( fever, vomitting, and diarrhea) for a full 24 hours. I will catch up all  missed work/concepts. I appreciate your co-operation. My goal is to keep us all as heathy as possible.

 After you look over your child’s homework please initial the homework assignment sheet. Please continue reading nightly with your child.   Each child needs to read at least 10 – 15 minutes each night

Reading/Language Arts:
First Reader: "Clouds, Rain, Snow and Ice"
                      " A Good Day for Kites"
Phonemic awareness: Long e spelling _y and _ie_, /s/ spelled s, ce, ci_
Comprehension Strategies: visualizing, clarifying, discussing a selection
Comprehension Skills: Compare and Contrast
Grammar:
Journal Writing
Writing a friendly letter
Capitalization
Spelling:
short e  words
Please practice  Previous High Frequency Words
Math:
Please continue to review the basic addtion and subtraction facts 0-12.
Topic 13: Measurement
Science/Social Studies:
Saint Patrick's Day Fun
PI Day



My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

First Grade News
Week of February 10


"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books.
 "



It is the flu, crud, and virus season! PLEASE keep your child home if he or she isn't feeling well. I have no way to isolate a sick child from the group. Upon the recommendation of Goldsboro Pediatrics a child needs to remain at home until he or she has been symptom free( fever, vomitting, and diarrhea) for a full 24 hours. I will catch up all  missed work/concepts. I appreciate your co-operation. My goal is to keep us all as heathy as possible.

Winter Break will begin at 3:00 Friday, February 21. After School Care will run as normal.

 After you look over your child’s homework please initial the homework assignment sheet. Please continue reading nightly with your child.   Each child needs to read at least 10 – 15 minutes each night

Reading/Language Arts:
Unit 5: What's the Weather
Story: "A Storm Is Coming"
Phonemic awareness: Long e spelling e, ee, ea
Comprehension Strategies: visualizing, clarifying, discussing a selection
Comprehension Skills: main idea and details
Grammar:
Journal Writing
Writing a friendly letter
Pronouns
Spelling:
short u  words
Please practice  Previous High Frequency Words
Math:
Please continue to review the basic addtion and subtraction facts 0-12
Topic 12: Comparing and Ordering Numbers
Science/Social Studies:
Weather
Famous Americans





My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

First Grade News
Week of February 10


"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books.
 "



It is the flu, crud, and virus season! PLEASE keep your child home if he or she isn't feeling well. I have no way to isolate a sick child from the group. Upon the recommendation of Goldsboro Pediatrics a child needs to remain at home until he or she has been symptom free( fever, vomitting, and diarrhea) for a full 24 hours. I will catch up all  missed work/concepts. I appreciate your co-operation. My goal is to keep us all as heathy as possible.

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Thursday. It is always a fun time. The children will also be exchanging Valentines. A class list is in the homwork folder.

 After you look over your child’s homework please initial the homework assignment sheet. Please continue reading nightly with your child.   Each child needs to read at least 10 – 15 minutes each night

Reading/Language Arts:
story: "A Busy Day at Mr. Kang's Grocery Store"
Phonemic Awareness: review long vowels a, i, o, and u
Comprehension Strategies: visualizing, clarifying, discussing a selection
Comprehension Skills: main idea and details
Grammar:
Journal Writing
Writing a friendly letter
Review adjectives, introduce adjectives that compare
Spelling:
_ip and _in  words
Please practice  Previous High Frequency Words
Math:
Please continue to review the basic addtion and subtraction facts 0-12
Topic 12: Comparing and Ordering Numbers
Science/Social Studies:
Weather
Famous Americans





My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

First Grade News
Week of January 27


SPIRIT Week:
Monday: Hat Day
Tuesday: Team Day
Wednesday: Wacky Tacky Day
Thursday: PJ Day
Friday: WCDS Day (Red, White, Blue)

Please continue reading nightly with your child.  

Reading/Language Arts
Phonemic Awareness: long i spelled i and i-e 
Comprehension Strategies: visualizing and asking questions
Comprehension Skills: main idea and details

Grammar:
Journal Writing/Writing a Friendly Letter
Declarative, Imperative, Exclamatory, and Imperative Sentences

Spelling:
-op and -ot words

Math:
Topic 11: Tens and Ones

Science/Social Studies:
Our Neighborhood at Work

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

First Grade News
Week of January 13


"The single biggest indicator of high academic achievement and high ACT scores is reading to children.  NOT flash cards, not workbooks, not blinking toys or computers, but Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night (or both) to sit and read them wonderful books.
 


Important Dates:
Tuesday, January 14: Parent Meet and Greet Dr. Taylor 2:30 - 4:00
Thursday, January 16: DIBELS parent meeting @ 5:30 
Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Day - NO school
Tuesday, January 21: Parent Meet and Greet Dr. Taylor 8:00 - 9:00


Please continue reading nightly with your child.  

Reading/Language Arts
Phonemic Awareness: long a spelled a and a-e,  _le, 
Comprehension Strategies: visualizing and asking questions
Comprehension Skills: main idea and details

Grammar:
Journal Writing/Writing an Invitation
Declarative, Imperative, Exclamatory, and Imperative Sentences

Spelling:
short o

Math:
Topic 10: Making Numbers 11 - 20
Keep drilling the basic addition and subtraction facts 0-12

Science/Social Studies:
Our Neighborhood at Work

My e-mail address is: Mcompton@waynecountryday.com.  PLEASE see me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are a team striving for the very best education for the children.