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Beginning Monday, August 29th, your child will bring home a sight word workbook for homework.  Complete directions will be stapled inside the front cover and I will attach a copy of that document to this e-mail for your reference.  The book is the only thing you will need to send back to school each day.  The workbook activities will require a pencil, scissors, and tape or glue.  We can send those home if the cost is a burden.  Just send me a note in the folder and we will take care of it.   Our goal is to become 100% fluent with this word list.  

Sight Word Homework

When sight word books come home, your child’s job is:

  • Choose any two sight words in the book.
  • Complete the activities on the selected pages.
  • Turn to page one and check off the two boxes for the words you completed.
  • Choose any two activities from the back cover to practice your words 2 more times.
  • Remember your words.

Parents can help by:

  • Reviewing the words already practiced using the techniques on the back cover.
  • Helping your child read the words and phrases on pages 95 and 96.
  • Keeping a list of the words your child has learned and practicing a few minutes each evening.

Sight word goal:  100% fluency   

Ms. Noell's Grading Policy

First graders are assessed in the areas of personal and social development, literacy, math, social studies, and science.  In lieu of grades, a narrative report is prepared every quarter in which a student's individual progress is communicated along with information regarding benchmarks, expectations, and topics of inquiry.  Student work samples, photographs, anecdotal records, and other data are collected throughout the year for assessment purposes. 


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