I wanted to send out a quick tutorial on the MyMath online. I am sending the usernames and passwords home in the homework folder today on an instructional sheet. If you don't get it, please let me know! When you first log in, you will see a picture of your student's textbook. If you click on the book, it will take you to a screen that looks like this:
On the left side above the video, you can pick the chapter and the lesson your child is working on. Once that is done, you can scroll through the Lesson Resources section on the right to see videos explaining that lesson, extra practice, and a page with the manipulatives that the students use in class. Below you can see a picture of this page. You can pick which manipulative you would like to use and then drag as many over on the page as you need (we will use the connecting cubes, two-color counters, attribute blocks, currency, and base ten blocks this year). You can also pick a background to match the mats we use in our book and in class (we will use tens and ones charts, ten frames, number lines, hundred charts, and part-part whole this year). If you want to look at the pages from the book itself, you can click on eBook on the right side of the page. This is a great resource for your child, especially the manipulatives page. There are also several fun math games on this site. If you have any questions, please email me and I will try to answer it!
We had a great first week of school in first grade! We've learned the letters N, O, and T in phonics. We started adding in math. We did several worksheets helping us get to know each other and helping the students get to know each other. We've talked about school rules, bathroom rules, and recess rules. The students had computer class with Mrs. Dixon and art class with Mrs. Fagnani for the first time. They also had Spanish, gym, and library. Monday will be our first music class of the year. We've read stories, played games, and even did a science experiment! It went so well, I just know this year is going to be great!
In addition to our class work, this coming week we will be doing some of our beginning of the year testing and we will have our first school Mass in the church at 8:30 Friday morning. All are welcome to celebrate Mass with us! Please remember that on Monday, September 4th, the students have off school for Labor Day. We will be talking this week about what Labor Day is, what our parents do, and what we want to do when we grow up. Reading logs will be sent home this week. I will start collecting them on September 11th. Have a wonderful week!
Welcome to First Grade!
Hello! I am Stacey Biggins, the first grade teacher at St. Joseph School. I am so excited to be teaching first grade! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or by sending a note with your child. I can also be reached at the school office by calling 717-632-0118. By working together, we will all have a blessed school year!
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First Grade Specials
Tuesday: Computer and Spanish