Our Award's Day Program will be on Tuesday, May 20th from 9:30 - 10:30 in our classroom. This is a time to celebrate your child's accomplishments this year. This is their time to shine and I am very proud of them! I look forward to seeing everyone there.
The students will continue to bring home their baggy books each night to practice with mom or dad.
They need to practice reading their book several times and return them each day
so they can get a new book. Parents please don't forget to initial the
form in their bag to let me know that they have read it to you. Students
have also started bringing AR books from the Media Center. Please have
them read it at least 2 or 3 times, then write me a note in their agenda to let
me know when they are ready to test on it. They are working so hard for
me and I love hearing them read! Please continue to have your child complete the reading homework that comes home every Monday and answer the comprehension questions. Please review over these with them. Remember this sheet is due every Thursday.
You are able to see weekly spelling words and high frequency words (HFW)
in several places. They are
available on the website calendar below and our monthly
newsletter. The spelling words are also in your child’s
binder. Students should be able to read and spell
spelling words and read HFW. Reading and spelling tests are on
I encourage you to get
involved and become a partner in your child's education. I welcome parent
involvement and strongly encourage it. I know that is not always possible to do
everything all the time, but helping with your child's homework or checking out
my webpage is a wonderful start. This is going to be a wonderful
year! I am honored to have the opportunity to assist in your child's
education by providing an exciting, engaging and safe experience for them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with me for this school
year. I look forward to a very rewarding year and working with each of
you to ensure that your child will have a successful year!
As always if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! You can contact me through email, a note in your child's agenda or a phone call. I will get back with you as quickly as I can and will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Mrs. Melissa Danford
Important Dates/Events to Remember:
May 5-9 End of Course Exams (Special Area Classes)
May 6 Buffalo Pride Meeting
May 7 Florida Fish and Wildlife Presentation
May 13 Second Grade tour
May 14 Pancake Breakfast (25 AR points)
May 20 Award's Day Program (9:30 -10:30) Classroom
May 23 Last day of school
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs. Melissa Danford
First Grade Teacher
The Villages Charter School
Spelling City(practice Spelling words on this fun website)
The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is a computer program that provides teachers and children with a fun and exciting way to boost reading skills. This program also serves as an assessment tool that allows me to monitor both the quantity and quality of reading practice that your child is engaged in.In my classroom we use Accelerated Reader in order to help students improve reading comprehension as well as to help them develop a love for reading. Accelerated Reader is an independent reading program based on the principle that practice improves reading. to view your child's progress in the AR (Accelerated Reader) program you can visit the website listed below. It is easy to get signed up and use this great service. You will receive emails to your personal email address when you child has tested. It is a valuable tool to use keeping in touch with your child's progress. Please take advantage of this resource offered to you. We are already racking up AR points so that we can earn as many AR points as possible. The first grade goal is 25 points by May. All first graders earning 25 points will get to attend the annual pancake breakfast. I have also encouraged students to aim higher towards the 100 point club. Students who earn 100 points will get to attend the annual pizza party.