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Welcome to 1st Grade!

Hello and welcome to 1st grade! My name is Ms. Gillian and I am super excited to teach 1st grade here at Key Academy! I am originally from Canada and love the bay area! I am married to my best friend and have the cutest daughter Grace who I just adore. I love to teach and have been for the last 10 years. I love music, food, coffee, shopping, and having fun. Teaching children is my life and I am very happy to dive into the new school year with your kiddos. See you all soon!
 

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October Fun!

Parents of room 7,
 
October is a fun time for the kids with the Fall Festival coming October 26th. I hope you can all make it that evening for food, fun, costumes and games! Information will be sent home soon for donations and help. 
October 22nd is a NO SCHOOL Day for the kids so please remember to mark that on your calendars. 
This month has been a lot of fun learning the Weather and soon we will be learning how a pumpkin grows. Science is what the kids love best and I will do what I need to continue the love of learning in our classroom. We are also doing great on our spelling tests and subtraction will come to a close soon as we get back into larger number addition. 
Thank you parents for all of your love and support for our school!

Spirit Week!!!!

Next week is Spirit week!
Mark your days and I hope to see all the kids participate.
MONDAY September 24- Sports Day
TUESDAY September 25- Wacky Tacky Day
WEDNESDAY September 26- Professional Dressed Day
THURSDAY September 27- Super hero Day
FRIDAY September 28- Retro Day

What to work on....

Parents,
We are working on so many things in 1st grade, and I am happy to let you know that we have started testing! Your child will be tested in Language Arts, Vocabulary, Phonics, Comprehension, Spelling, and Math. Not only does your child need to be able to know all letters, and site words but reading sentences is huge right now! continue reading and practicing at home with your child, it will only benefit them more when they are fully able to read the questions given to them in class. Thank you for all the hard work, love and support you give everyday!!!! Keep it up!

What to work on....

Parents,
We are working on so many things in 1st grade, and I am happy to let you know that we have started testing! Your child will be tested in Language Arts, Vocabulary, Phonics, Comprehension, Spelling, and Math. Not only does your child need to be able to know all letters, and site words but reading sentences is huge right now! continue reading and practicing at home with your child, it will only benefit them more when they are fully able to read the questions given to them in class. Thank you for all the hard work, love and support you give everyday!!!! Keep it up!

Dates for your calendar

Hello 1st grade families,
Here are some dates to put into your calendar for the remainder or 2018.
-September 20th is our Chuck E Cheese night!!!5-8pm San Leandro
-October 22 No School for kids (teacher workshop day)
-October 23-26 Minimum Days for Parent Conferences 
-October 26 Fall Festival!!! 5-8pm
-November 5-9 San Leandro Book Fair Time
-November 12 No School for Veterans Day
-November 15 Science Fair 5-8pm
-November 19-23 No School for Thanksgiving Break
-December 20 Minimum Day
-December 20 Multicultural Day !!!!

Some Dates Coming Up

Thursday August 30th from 5:30-7:00pm is our BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT. Hope to see you all there!!!!
 
Monday September 3rd will be a NO SCHOOL DAY due to Labor Day
 
Tuesday September 4th I will be out of the classroom and a sub will come in for that day.
 
Thursday September 20th 5-8:00pm CHUCKY CHEESE FUNDRAISER in Hayward. Please note information was on the pink form sent home already.

Homework

Hello Parents of room 7! Homework has started this week. Please turn in every Friday in their folder. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Classroom stuff

Hello parents,
The folder that has your child's name with the work "homework" needs to be turned in daily to our classroom. This will be the main folder throughout the year for Homework and parent forms. Today I will be sending home a bio of myself, and our first Scholastic order. If you would like to order please do so ONLINE and use our classroom code TJMMK. This will allow our class to obtain free books throughout the school year. Thank you!!!

Welcome Back!

Hello 1st Grade families, I am so excited to be teaching 1st grade here at Key Academy!!! Don't forget to gather all your last minute school supplies to help keep our classroom full of resources. Just a reminder that Tuesday is your child's first day of school and yes it is a minimum day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Thursday is a full day). Cant wait to see you all this coming week!