West Wonderful Weekly Message 3-17-19

Greetings West Wonderful Parents: 

THIS WEEK

Thank you Thank you Thank you to all my Chaperones for the SC State Museum Field Trip!  I TRUULY appreciate you!!  


Open Court book and Library books - All students need to turn in their Open Court Book and any library books that they checked out from the Media Center ASAP!  I do not want students having a bill to pay for any books. 

VERY IMPORTANT FLU INFORMATION:  As a result of several students in our class who has had the flu, it is imperative to send in the following items ASAP.  We are down very low. hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and Kleenex to help keep germs from spreading.  Big Thanks to the parents who sent in items last week.


HEADPHONES -   If your child has not brought their personal headphones to class, please do so
ASAP!! I do not want any of your children to not be able to use their Chromebook because of
no headphones. Thank you so much.


UPCOMING EVENTS, UPDATES, REMINDERS, AND OTHER INFORMATION

Thursday March 21st - CiCi’s Killian Pizza Night - HAS BEEN CANCELED!!!


Wednesday March 27th -
End of 3rd 9 weeks.. WOW!!


Report Card Assessments - We will begin our reading and math assessments for report card grades
THIS WEEK and NEXT WEEK. In order to meet reading rubric, students need to be on a
Level 14 independently for our District Reading Assessment.


IMPORTANT: 
Items Needed  - Parents, we have a lot of 1st grade students being out sick with the
flu.  Please, Please send in hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and/or Kleenex to help keep germs
from spreading.
  Thanks in advance.


ACADEMICS

 Homework - Homework pack will be sent home on tomorrow.  Remember:  Homework is important because it is practice work for students to maintain skills already learned or to practice First Grade skills that are upcoming.  Homework is also a time for parents to have a look at what your child can do independently and where your child is academically. 

Study 3rd Quarter words.  All words are listed here on the blog.  Look at the top tabs. They will be assessed at the end of 3rd Quarter.  Also Read, Read, Read!!!  Students should be practicing and building their reading skills by reading for about 10 -15 min. EVERY Day!!!  

Students are supposed to be on Reading Level 14 by end of the March in order to be on a First Grade Reading Level!  Students are supposed to be on a Level 16-18 by the end of the 1st grade year. (reading with fluency and comprehension)

High Frequency Words - Please continue to study sight words with your child.  They are located in the top tab of the blog.  

New Phonics Words:  Please continue to have students study these phonics words with vowel teams listed below.

3rd Quarter Phonics Words     

Make sure students know how to sound out and read these words and words with these vowel patterns and NOT memorize the words.

clay    tray   snail    chair  
free   speed   wheat   scream  
sight   bright   pie   try
show   toe   crow   throat  
glue  grew  blue   stew
hitting   sleeping   saying    throwing  
skips    snails   floats    pens
jumped   shopped    melted    toasted


West Wonderful Weekly Message 3-10-19

Greetings West Wonderful Parents: 

THIS WEEK

Congratulations to our West Wonderful Students:  Deon Smith (Mr. 1st Grade) and Angela Davis (Ms. Killian Elementary).  I am Super Proud of our students.  Great Job!!

VERY IMPORTANT FLU INFORMATION:  Parents, due to us having several cases of students with the flu in my class, my class is on high alert.  The nurse came by and gave me a handout on the flu that was placed in each student's Blue Folder on Friday.  

As a result, it is imperative to send in the following items ASAP.  We are down very low.   hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and Kleenex to help keep germs
from spreading.
  Thanks in advance.


HEADPHONES -   If your child has not brought their personal headphones to class, please do so
ASAP!! I do not want any of your children to not be able to use their Chromebook because of
no headphones. Thank you so much.


UPCOMING EVENTS, UPDATES, REMINDERS, AND OTHER INFORMATION

Thursday March 14th - Field trip to the State Museum Parents, I only have 1 parent that has told me they would chaperone. I want this to be an enjoyable trip for all students where they can have an opportunity to explore as much as possible. HOWEVER, if I cannot get more chaperones, the students exploration will be significantly limited.
Please let me know ASAP if you are able to chaperone. As I shared earlier, I want them to really enjoy themselves, and being able to divide them into groups will be VERY helpful.  Thanks in advance for your support!! March 15th - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. It is a Teacher Workday!


Thursday March 21st - CiCi’s Killian Pizza Night - Please come out and support, and help some of our funds go back to our school.  I look to see you there.


Wednesday March 27th -
End of 3rd 9 weeks.. WOW!!


Report Card Assessments - We will begin our reading and math assessments for report card grades this week and some over the next two weeks so we won't be too much on the students at one time. In order to meet reading rubric, students need to be on a Level 14 independently for our District Reading Assessment.


IMPORTANT: 
Items Needed  - Parents, we have a lot of 1st grade students being out sick with the
flu.  Please, Please send in hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and/or Kleenex to help keep germs
from spreading.
  Thanks in advance.


ACADEMICS

 Homework - Homework pack will be sent home on tomorrow.  Remember:  Homework is important because it is practice work for students to maintain skills already learned or to practice First Grade skills that are upcoming.  Homework is also a time for parents to have a look at what your child can do independently and where your child is academically. 

Study 3rd Quarter words.  All words are listed here on the blog.  Look at the top tabs. They will be assessed at the end of 3rd Quarter.  Also Read, Read, Read!!!  Students should be practicing and building their reading skills by reading for about 10 -15 min. EVERY Day!!!  

Students are supposed to be on Reading Level 14 by end of the March in order to be on a First Grade Reading Level!  Students are supposed to be on a Level 16-18 by the end of the 1st grade year. (reading with fluency and comprehension)

High Frequency Words - Please continue to study sight words with your child.  They are located in the top tab of the blog.  

New Phonics Words:  Please continue to have students study these phonics words with vowel teams listed below.

3rd Quarter Phonics Words     

Make sure students know how to sound out and read these words and words with these vowel patterns and NOT memorize the words.

clay    tray   snail    chair  
free   speed   wheat   scream  
sight   bright   pie   try
show   toe   crow   throat  
glue  grew  blue   stew
hitting   sleeping   saying    throwing  
skips    snails   floats    pens 
jumped   shopped    melted    toasted