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DUE:  Coming Soon

Class Code:  JVRDX

Contact Me:

mxf2306@lausd.net or 323-938-6275

First Grade with Mrs. Arato :-)

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment."  ~Dr. Maria Montessori

What are the children learning right now?

The best way to discover what your child is learning about is to ask your child.  Your child can show you his/her current learning in the following places, all of which is on their school-issued iPad that goes home:

 

Reading, Listening, Speaking:  Seesaw app:  Find out the strategies your child is learning to become a better reader.  You'll hear examples of your child using the strategy, and you can also read my explanation of the strategy being used.  Sometimes I officially grade a post and provide comments.  These are good indicators of how your child is doing.

 

Writing:  Google Classroom:  Once you log into your child's account, you can see the latest book your child is working in.  The books take varying times for the children to complete, based upon the child.  A new book is uploaded about every month.

 

Math:  Google Classroom:  Once you log into your child's account, you can see the latest math lesson your child did each day.  I've attached an audio recording of me reading each lesson, which is what the children listen to when completing their work.  This allows them to hear the word problem as many times as needed, to ensure they understand the problem.  Sometimes I officially grade the assignment and provide comments.  These are good indicators of how your child is doing.

 

All other subjects:  Seesaw app and/or Google Classroom:  The postings will vary based upon what we're learning about in science, social studies, gardening, music, dance, art, etc.

 

Homework

Please check your child's folder daily.  There may be papers for your information or for you to sign and return back to school.

  • The suggested reading homework will be the same every day.  It is recommended that your child reads to you for 10 minutes.  It is helpful if you're able to ask your child questions about the book, such as their favorite part of the book, or asking him/her what certain tricky words mean in the book.  On the iPads, your child can use Kids A-Z (free) or Epic (paid monthly subscription).
  • The suggested math homework will also be the same every day.  It is recommended that your child works on Dreambox for 10 minutes.

High Frequency Words:  Please help your child study the high-frequency words emphasized each week, which can be found behind the title page, in the black and white little decodables that are sent home weekly.

Physical Education

Your child will participate in PE daily.  For safety reasons, please make sure your child wears sneakers daily.

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Flexible Daily Schedule

8:06 - 8:30 BIC, Attendance
8:30 - 9:50 English Language Arts
9:50 - 10:10 Recess
10:10 - 10:50 English Language Arts
10:50 - 11:50 Math
11:50 - 12:35 Lunch
12:35 - 1:35 English Language Development
1:35 - 2:00 Science / Social Studies / Health / Art
2:00 - 2:05 Prep for Dismissal
2:05 - 2:30

Physical Education

Tuesdays 1:00-1:30 Library
Wednesdays 11:15-12:00 PE w/Coach Andy
Thursdays 8:30-9:00 Music w/Ms. Aimee