• Mr. Rontarius Robinson

    Posted by RHEA FOSTER on 1/27/2018
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  • March First Grade News

    Posted by RHEA FOSTER on 3/6/2017

    Hello First Grade Family!

     

    It is that time again when we are starting to review and prepare for end of the year assess-ments. We want to get an early start on our preparation to ensure that our Fantastic First Graders enter the testing sessions equipped with all the tools and skills necessary to be suc-cessful. Please allow students to read books on Tumblebooks.com. The user name is atlantaps, and the password is books.

     

    It is important that your child is building his/her "reading stamina." During testing, students will have to read 4-5 short stories and answer comprehension questions about each passage. Reading for 20-30 minutes every day will provide the practice of reading for longer periods of time. After your child has read a story, check to see if he/she was really paying attention to what was read. Students can often read the words very well, but they do not understand what they have read. Here are some questions that you can ask: Who are the characters? What happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story? What happened to the character? Has something like what happened in the text ever happened to you? What was the problem in the story? What was the solution? What is your favorite part and why? Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

     

    Thank you for all of your support.

     

    The First Grade Team,

    Ms. Tranell Galloway, Ms. Brittney Harris, and Ms. Andrea Mitchell

     

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  • First Grade News

    Posted by First Grade Team on 12/5/2016

     

    Greetings from the First Grade Team:

     

    Parents, the school year is running full speed ahead. There have been so many academic accomplishments thus far, but there are a lot more to come.  Here are the skills we will be focusing on for the next several weeks:

     

    • English Language Arts- Genres of Reading and Writing.  (fables, literary, informative, fantasy and realistic fiction)
    • Sight Words are still of high importance. Students should be practicing these words daily as part as their homework routine
    • Math- Counting and/or adding objects in different ways using more than one strategy. Practice adding single digit numbers to single digit numbers and double digit numbers to single digit numbers
    • Social Studies- Important figures in American History
    • Science- Plants and Animals 

     

     

    We have a field trip November 17, 2016 to Georgia Tech.  Please be sure to sign your child's permission slip and have him/her return it to the teacher.

     

    The First Grade Team,

    Ms. Tranell Galloway, Ms. Brittney Harris, and Ms. Andrea Mitchell

     

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  • First Grade News

    Posted by First Grade Team on 10/25/2016

     

    Happy Fall!  We'd like to thank all of you for utilizing the agenda communication method for a great correspondence tool between home and school. We ask that you continue to check the agendas daily for up-to-date news and information concerning your child's academic progress. Please feel free to schedule a conference time with your child's teacher should any questions or concerns arise.                                                                                            

     

    Currently, the students are working on Place Value in math, and learning to count by group-  ing items together in 5s or 10s as a most effective method for counting. Students are also learning about Folk Tales and Folk Heroes like John Henry and John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and why they are important to our National History.  Please keep reading and practicing the pre-primer and primer sight words. We are in the midst of assessing sight words for mastery.  As always, we appreciate you for being an AWESOME part of our first grade team.

     

     

    Ms. Tranell Galloway, Ms. Brittney Harris, and Ms. Andrea Mitchell

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Welcome to First Grade

    Posted by RHEA FOSTER on 9/28/2016

     

     

    Welcome to another awesome school year. We are off and running. Each student received a  personal agenda. This agenda will be used to help students get organized with their homework and for communication between the parent and the teacher. Please check it daily, sign it, and make sure your child returns it. Each student will only receive one agenda for the entire year.

     

    Currently, the students are working on creating bar graphs, using tally marks and counting to 100. In reading, we want all of the students to learn each of the pre-primer sight words by the end of September. We are asking that you make flash cards and review them nightly with your child. If your child is able to read sight words fluently, (quickly), he or she will become a better reader. So, please work with your child nightly.

     

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact your child’s teacher for a conference. 

     

    Thank you for all you do.

                                                          

     

    The First Grade Team,

     

    Ms. Tranell Galloway, Ms. Brittney Harris, and Ms. Andrea Mitchell, and Ms. Natarsha Robinson

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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