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Mrs. Bankston's First Grade Class


Welcome to First Grade!


2019 Glenwood Spirit Dress Up Days

8/23- Orange Out *wear ALL ORANGE

8/30- USA Day *Wear your red white & blue. Show your patriotic side!

9/6- Camo Day *Pull out your hunting gear.

9/13- Black Out *wear ALL BLACK

9/20- Hawaiian Day *grab a lei, hula skirt or tropical shirt

9/27- Spirit Day (HOMECOMING)

10/4- Space Day *think sparkles, space buns, NASA, stars, planets, aliens J

10/10- OPEN

10/18- Jersey Day *wear your favorite jersey!

10/25- White Out *wear ALL WHITE

11/1- Neon Day *Find your brightest colors. Put them all on!

Weekly Lesson Plans for August 19th- 23rd
Reading and Phonics:  We will review all of the Short Vowel sounds and review consonants.  We will be reading in our Fun with Pets reader.  We will have a Chart Test on Friday, Aug. 23rd over all the letter sounds.  Example:  "a" in apple is the letter a, "c" in cat is the letter c.  (Use the inside cover of the Handbook to review.)
Spelling:  List 1 words:  man, ran, net, sit, hot, cub, sun, bus, the, a
Monday- Spelling Once due
Wednesday- 10 sentences due
We will test on List 1 on Thursday, Aug. 22nd.
Math:  Concepts: adding 1-5 fact families, counting 1-10, number words, patterning, and writing numbers.
No Weekly Math Test this week.
Environment:   We will learn about Manners at School, Church, Home, and out in Public.
Language: We will learn that a sentence makes a complete thought and has a capital letter and ending mark.  We will learn about Statements, questions, and exclamation sentences. 
Bible:  We will do Daily Devotions.
Homework Assignments:
Monday:  Work on Sentences
Tuesday:  Do Math Sheet and finish Spelling sentences
Wednesday:  Study for Spelling Test
Thursday:  Study for Chart 2 Test
Friday: Spelling Once
 AL.ELA.21.) Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). 
AL.ELA.22.) Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
AL.ELA.23.) Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
AL.ELA.36.) Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation
AL.ELA.37.) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
AL. ELA.38.) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
Welcome to First Grade!  I have been teaching for 21 years, with 9 of those being at Glenwood.  I am married and have two boys that attend Glenwood and one attending Southern Union.  I also graduated from Glenwood many years ago and Columbus State University.  I enjoy cooking, spending time with family, and ,of course, teaching.