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Welcome to 1A's website.  This is our interactive classroom webpage. Here you will find useful information about first grade.

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Reminder: Fall is in the Air

Please send a jacket to school with your child daily, or provide one for them to store in their locker. Your child may need these extra layers as they enjoy their outside recess time. Thank you!

Red Ribbon Week - October 23-27

Next week, JMES will be observing Red Ribbon Week. The following activities are being used to celebrate topics related to safety and saying no to substances: 
Monday- Wear Pajamas
Tuesday- Rainbow Day
Wednesday- Athletic Wear
Thursday- Crazy Hair & Sock
Friday- Wear Red or Camo
Additional Information:
Hop for Leukemia - during Gym Class

Classroom Homework Assignments Outline 2017-18

Families- attached to this post is an outline of the general instruction and expectations of class work and homework in 1A. This may be used as a guide to reference what is required of your child each evening or what concepts they may be covering during their school day. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask. This outline is tentative and is subject to change as needed. I hope that you find this helpful!

Parent Teacher Conferences

You may participate in a Parent-Teacher conference on Friday, October 6 during our scheduled Act 80 Day. Please contact myself or the JMES office to schedule a time. Thank You.

High-Frequency Word Assessment Change

Unit 1 Week 3's High Frequency Words will be tested on Tuesday, September 26, due to this shortened week. The spelling test will remain on the regular scheduled Thursday of this week. 
Thank you!

Welcome to our 2017-2018 Classroom Website

Welcome to our 2017-2018 Classroom Website for 1A. Here, you will find information that can assist you in supporting your child's learning. We will also be using the classroom binder and the Message For Me Application to communicate. Please contact me with any questions you may have at

Happy Tuesday!!

Due to the short school week, 1A will be tested on their spelling words on FRIDAY, February 24, 2017.

1A just wrapped up Reading 'Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime.' Our students are excited to celebrate Valentine's Day next Tuesday.
Reminder: Please have your child create a Valentine's Day Box and cards for our class and deliver them to our classroom by Friday, February, 10. If you have any questions, please ask. Thank you!
A Message From Our Student Teacher:
Hello Everybody! My name is Miss Kapp and I am the student teacher in Mrs. Moore's first grade classroom. I am in my final semester at Waynesburg University where I study Early Childhood Education and I am finishing my last months as a JM Rocket! I have been working with your children in Mrs. Moore's class since last fall and it has been amazing to watch them grow intellectually and as people. I am looking forward to continuing my journey in first grade this spring and I am thankful for the opportunity to work with your child. 

Let's Celebrate!!!

The next few weeks will be jam packed with celebrations of both National Holidays and classroom events. FYI:
January 31, 2017 : THE 100th DAY OF SCHOOL! We will be celebrating by making trail mix out of 100 snacks. Students are permitted to wear pajamas OR to dress as if they are 100 YEARS OLD!
February 2, 2017: Groundhog Day- Will Spring arrive early?
February 14, 2017: Valentines Day *Stay tuned for updates about this event*
February 20, 2017: Presidents' Day - tentatively NO SCHOOL
Please contact me with any questions.

Long time, no talk, but still learning!

Hello All,
I haven't posted new info in quite some time. I'm sure that you are aware that your child is now to read a passage every evening. The repetitious reading of an on-level passage will allow your child to improve their fluency. Fluency is the process of reading words and sentences at a pace that is pleasant to the reader and the listener. Reading fluently allows for comprehension of what is being read. 
I often use the analogy of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Similar to the items in the story, reading fluently means that a person reads:
                                   "Not too fast, not too slow, just right."
Your children use this phrase to explain appropriate reading skills to myself and their peers.
Please stay tuned to your child's homework assignments, as they will be modified in the coming weeks to adjust for the passage. Some activities will be omitted or modified. I thank you for being flexible and supportive in regards to your child's learning.