HOMEWORK

Students will have nightly homework to reinforce math, vocabulary, writing skills, and comprehension. Please review the homework with your student if you can, however I understand that all of our schedules are busy!  Best practices recommend 10-20 minutes of homework for first grade.

*SOME HOMEWORK WILL REQUIRE INTERNET ACCESS 


Want more homework? If you would like your students to practice more, please have them use the following programs after they finish their written work.

: LexiaCore5 (phonics,) IXL Math, 


​How Much Is Appropriate?

The National PTA recommendations fall in line with general guidelines suggested by researcher Harris Cooper: 10-20 minutes per night in the first grade, and an additional 10 minutes per grade level thereafter (e.g., 20 minutes for second grade, 120 minutes for twelfth). High school students may sometimes do more, depending on what classes they take (see Review of Educational Research, 2006).


SOURCE: http://www.nea.org/tools/16938.htm



BIRTHDAY PARTIES

If you would like your student to celebrate a birthday with their classmates, you may send them with a small treat or gift. Please make sure to have at least 25 pieces so that everyone can be included.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE REFRIGERATED!



PICK UP TIME: 3 P.M. PLEASE!

As our days get more busy, please make sure to pick your student up at door #2 at 3:00 P.M. If you are running late please call the office so that they may wait safely with the office staff.



WANT TO DONATE TO 102??

Besides the furniture and school computers, everything in room 102 is funded by Ms. Casey and generous donors.  My mom made the curtains, my nieces donated books, my husband donated his iPad, and donors choose donated everything from wobbly chairs to glue sticks! So if you can help, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Here is a list of items we need in room 102!


https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/12I2TRGCQ3JP2



OUR DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast, SEL, & Morning Greeting

8:30 - 9:15 Reader's Workshop

9:15 - 9:45 Mixed Centers

9:45 - 10:15 Phonics with Fundations

10:15 - 11:15 Math

11:15 - 11:25 Calm Classroom

11:25 - 12:10 Recess & Lunch

12:10 - 12:30 Vocabulary 

12:30 - 1:00 Writer's Workshop

1:00 - 2:00 Social Studies/ Science 

​2:00 - 3:00 Specials Class




TAKE HOME FOLDER & AGENDA

Each student has a take home folder and agenda that they bring to school and home everyday. Their agendas will have their homework and important notes for you to read. The folders contain homework and have important information on both covers. 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT PACKS THESE IN THE BACKPACKS BEFORE BED EVERY NIGHT!



CLASS DOJO

Please join our classroom communication app CLASS DOJO. It is an easy way to see pictures of your student and receive school information.  Students earn points for being on task and participating in class. Once they reach 4 points they earn a buddy for the day. Note: do not worry if your student does not reach 4 everyday, some days are just more busy than others!

Each student was given a code that can connect several parents. If you need this code again please email me at mcasey4@cps.edu .



PARENT VOLUNTEERS

At open house I sent our a volunteer form. If you would like to volunteer please fill it out and return the form to Ms. Casey.



SPECIALS SCHEDULE

A Music

B Gym

C Drama

D Library (bring your library books!)

E Gym

F Drama & Computer Lab



1st grade OnlineGoals

KidsdA-Z Reading: Your student will be able to read J level books before entering second grade.

IXL Math: Receive a medal of completion in all skills in the IXL first grade tab.

Lexia Core 5 Phonics: Students pass level 11 on this program.



Main Office: (773) 534 - 2480

5120 N. Winthrop Chicago, IL. 60640



102 TEAchers

Ms. Casey mcasey4@cps.edu - 1st grade teacher

Ms. Magiera bmagiera@cps.edu - Learning Specialist

​Ms. Rosito syrosito@cps.edu - Teacher Assistant

Ms. You syou@cps.edu - Teacher Assistant