My name is Mrs. Irwin, and it is my pleasure to be your child's teacher this year! First grade is an important year in your child's education, and I consider it an honor to be a part of this journey with you. It will be an exciting year full of wonderful learning!
February 23, 2017 Attached are the resources for your child to complete his/her Young Authors' project. The project is due by Monday, March 20th. I look forward to reading the kids' wonderful work! We have some great authors in Room 107! young_authors_2017__1_.pdf
October 13, 2016
Trouble accessing Front Row?? Log in to student.frontrowed.com and enter your child's first and last name. Enter our class code: 3aykbw.
Please let your child complete the Front Row assignments on his/her own. It is an adaptive program, so if you are helping them then I can't see what they know independently. Feel free to assist with problems AFTER you've let them problem solve on their own.
It is expected that students are using Front Row and/or XtraMath at least 3 times per week.
Let me know if you have any questions!
October 12, 2016
We are off and running in Room 107! Beginning of the year testing is finished, which means we are ready for centers and small groups! We also have a student teacher (Miss Molly) joining us for the month of October, so that is a great help to have. Please check the updated Secret Reader schedule, and let me know if you still would like to sign up. Also, a big CONGRATULATIONS to our September Leaders of the Month: Eloise and Abhishek. Way to be proactive leaders in our class!
Here is what we are up to this week:
Readers Build Good Habits
Take a sneak peak
Check your sneak peak
Do SOMETHING at the end of a story
Reread to notice more
Reread to make your voice smoother
Ways to make 10 (6+4, 5+5, 7+3, etc.)
Using ten frames
September 18, 2016
Here are a few helpful resources to reinforce learning at home:
Open House is on Tuesday, September 20th, from 6:15-7:15 PM. We will be going over many important items to ensure a successful school year, so your attendance is very important. Childcare is not provided, so please make arrangements for children. Also, there will be a mini farmers market beforehand to raise $$$ for our spring garden. Come early for some fresh produce!
September 11, 2016
We had an amazing first week! Please have your child complete the All About Me book in his/her homework folder. We will be getting to know each other by sharing our books with the class on Friday, September 16th, so have them completed by then. This helps to build a strong community of learners. Feel free to make the books more personal by adding real pictures or bringing in artifacts! Please help your child, but I encourage independence when possible. Thank you for promoting student success!