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Callie Cain

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                                                                                                                                        8-10-17

 

                                                                             Welcome Back!


Dear Families,


I would like to welcome you and your child to what will be a wonderful year in 1st grade. I am looking forward to meeting you and spending this school year with your child. I hope you are refreshed and ready to start the year.


First grade is an important year for your child, as it is a transition year with an emphasis on learning to read and write, developing collaboration skills, and furthering number sense. The first few days of school we will be focusing on learning routines and getting to know each other. Homework will begin the week after Back to School Night, at which time I will go over it in detail. In the meantime, please be reading with your child as much as possible.


In order for me to get to know your child and family, you will receive a short form for you to complete. It will give me a better understanding of your child and how I can support him/her this school year. Please send the form back with your child to return to me.


I am looking forward to sharing more details about our daily schedule, curriculum, and the year ahead with you at Back to School Night, which will be held on Thursday, August 17th from 6:30 to 7:15. If you have any questions, please email me at ccain@smfc.k12.ca.us.


I would greatly appreciate donations of tissues and baby wipes.


I’m looking forward to a wonderful year!

Sincerely,

Callie Cain

 

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CALLIE CAIN

(650) 312-7500 ext. 4062

ccain@smfc.k12.ca.us


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Important Dates

August 15: First Day of School

August 17:  Back to School Night (6:30-7:15)

August 18: Picture Day

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Spelling Words

 

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Word Wall Words

Students should be able to read and spell these words.

the, I, to, a, is, my, go, me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up, at, see, he, do, you, an, can, no, am

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Word Families

short a: 

long a: 

short e: 

long e: 

short i: 

long i: 

short o: 

long o: 

short u: 

other word families: 

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Helpful Links

Geography Games

Math Playground

Raz-Kids

Starfall

Scholastic Reading Club-P9BYL

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Daily Schedule

8:20-8:40 homework check/number of the day/handwriting practice

8:40-8:50 calendar activities

8:50-9:10 phonics

9:10-9:30 literacy activity

9:30-10:25  writing workshop

RECESS

10:45-11:40 reading workshop

read to self (guided reading groups)

partner reading (guided reading groups)

11:40-12:05 center rotations

LUNCH

1:10-2:10 math/PMT

2:10-2:30 social studies/science

2:30-2:40 read aloud

Music-Tuesdays 8:55-9:25

Computer Lab-Thursdays 9:00-10:00

Library-Fridays 9:00-9:25