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  7710 W. Kingston Dr, , Frankfort, IL, 60423
 Phone (815) 469-3176


Jason Isdonas

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Student Attendance: 9:00 - 3:30 Half-Day Hours: 9:00 - 12:10 Office Hours: 8:35 - 3:50



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This week in class


PE 1:20 - 1:55

Art (every other week) 1:55 - 2:30


Library 11:10 - 11:30

PE 1:20 - 1:55



PE 1:20 - 1:55

Music 1:55 - 2:30


Tech Integration 9:10 - 10:10


PE 1:20 - 1:55

Music 1:55 - 2:30


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First Grade News with Mrs. Sobczak
September 14, 2018

What’s New?
 We had a good week!  We took our ELA MAP test on Tuesday, and it went much smoother this time!  There were no technical difficulties so that was great!  Now I kind of have a starting point as to where to meet the needs of the children, so I will be starting Guided Reading next week. We did start Guided Math this week.  Just getting the children to understand the routine and expectations is going to take some time, but we will get there. The children were excited for our first early dismissal today.  Please always remember to still pack a morning snack when it is a half-day like this.
We read Curious George Goes to School .  This was our last story on the sheet you have at home.  I will test the children on the high frequency words from the first three stories on Monday.  They will just come up individually to my desk and read them aloud to me.  I already sent the words to the next three stories on a bright yellow paper.  Please keep that for the next three weeks so you can refer to it. Just a note about our end-of-the-week tests…Right now I am reading everything on the test to the children.  As we go on, the children will read the phonics and vocab tests completely on their own.  The comprehension tests will still be read by me for a while. Due to a new district policy, if your child gets a D or F on a test, I will allow them to retake it the following week, and they will get the new score.
We continued our first chapter on addition strategies.  We learned that the addends can be in any order and you still get the same sum.  We call these turn-around facts.  ie 2 + 3 = 5, and 3 + 2 = 5. We also learned that any number added to zero equals that number.  We took our first formative assessment, so I could see where we are all at.  So far, so good! We will take our first math test (summative assessment) next Wednesday.  I will send a study sheet the night before.
We learned what verbs are.  We did some activities showing verbs (action words).  We also did a Curious George project in which we wrote about the events in sequence.  We started our DLPs.  This stands for Daily Language Practice.  Each morning, we fix mistakes in sentences and write the sentence correctly.  MTW, we do it together on the board.  Thursday and Friday, the children do it on their own, and I take it for a formative assessment.
We discussed schools from long ago.  The children were surprised that long ago, children all were in a one-room schoolhouse and all ages were being taught by one teacher. (That would be hard!)  They brought their lunches to school in buckets or baskets.  They played jump rope and circle games.  We went outside to learn to play marbles, which was one of the games.
We did not get to science this week.
   Have a great weekend!
If you ever have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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  • October 8, 2018 : No School
    Columbus Day

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