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  •     Important Information from Ms. Anderson 2018-2019

    Daily Communication Folder

         Your child’s folder will be sent home each day.  The folder will contain a Weekly Behavior Log which will be in the center of the folder and should not be removed. Please check your child’s folder DAILY for any home learning assignments and/or teacher comments and return it to school.

         On Wednesdays, your child’s folder may have important school notices and newsletters. On Fridays, your child’s folder will contain graded papers, more important notices, artwork, etc.  Please go through the folder with your child, taking out papers that need to stay at home, read any teacher comments, and signThe folder should be returned the following Monday.

         Your child should be reading at least 20 minutes of an AR book or other book if AR book already read.  A Reading Log will need to be filled out as well. Please read the next heading titled, Accelerated Reader and Reading Log for more information.

         Your child may also need to complete a Home Learning assignment. Home Learning assignments allow students the opportunity to practice a newly learned skill, remediate on a deficient skill, or enrich an already acquired skill. I may suggest your child work on Reading/Math computer programs for working on weak areas or for enrichment. Please keep me informed on any connection issues or if you do not have internet access. Your child might have some at home long-term projects to work on together with parent help. Supporting good work habits requires us to work together.  I will support your child and encourage good work habits at school.  Your child will benefit a great deal from your support and encouragement at home.

          A weekly information sheet titled “What We Are Learning this Week” will be emailed on Mondays (it will also be on my website). If requested, I will send home a hard copy in your child’s Communication Folder as well. The information sheet will list the weekly Sight/Vocabulary Words and the Phonics Pattern/Skills for the week.  It will also list the current Reading, Grammar/Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies skills.  The items that change weekly are Sight/Vocabulary Words, Phonics Skills Focus and any upcoming Tests or graded assignments that are due.

     

    Accelerated Reader and Reading Log            

    Reading every night reinforces learning at school and a love of reading.  Each student should read for a minimum of twenty minutes each night.  Please allow your child to read to you as well as independently. Also, each night, the Reading Log (will be in the center of the Daily Communication Folder) needs to be filled out. Students will be given an AR point and book level goal to work toward each nine-week period.  Students may take more than one test per week, but a limit of three is encouraged.  Students can take AR tests in class each day as well as parents can bring their child to the media center each morning from 7:30 – 7:50. Reading to/with your child or having your child read independently is very important.  Additional information about AR is available on the school website.  As we progress through the year, students will have the opportunity to check out two books (one fiction/one nonfiction).  Students’ book reading levels will be determined by their individual performances on the STAR test which will be given the first weeks of school.  The test will be given again at the end of each 9-week period, so book reading levels will change throughout the year.  Individual goals will be set using student reading levels each grading period. I give time in class for AR reading. I give time in class for AR reading/test taking each day. Students will need to bring their AR books to school each day and take home each night to read/discuss/reread with parents/guardians. Please encourage your child of this responsibility. AR books that aren’t brought to school (by students) will result in a lowered conduct grade for the week.

     

    Special Schedule

     

    Day of Week

    12:30 – 1:20pm

    1:20 – 2:10pm

    MONDAY

    TECHNOLOGY

    DANCE/PE

    TUESDAY

    DRAMA

    DANCE/PE

    WEDNESDAY

    VIDEO PRODUCTION

     

    THURSDAY

    ART

    DANCE/PE

    FRIDAY

    MUSIC

     


    ** Breakfast and Lunch are both FREE for all students!  (A la carte items such as ice cream and chips have additional charges.)

     

    Breakfast Time = 7:30am-7:50am

     

    ***Lunch Time = 10:42am-11:07pm (Fill out a volunteer form and come enjoy lunch with your child.)

     

    Water Bottles

    Students are allowed to have a water bottle at their desks.  The bottles must be the kind that snap shut (no twist top or just a straw).  Bottles should be taken home each day and washed.  The water bottle should be filled with clear, unflavored water. NO GATORADE or other drinks allowed in the water bottle. If the water bottle becomes a problem for a child, the bottle will be sent home and will not be allowed back. The classroom does have a water fountain to use at appropriate times during the day.

     

    Volunteer Forms

    You must fill out volunteer forms each year.  You must also scan your driver’s license.  Try to do this ASAP.  Having an approved volunteer form allows you to chaperone field trips, eat lunch on campus with your child, volunteer on campus, help in the classroom or special area class, help with the Fall Festival, watch your child on the morning show, or join our class for holiday events. You do not need a volunteer form in order to attend share shows or class celebrations. 

     

    Ms. Anderson’s Website and Instagram

    Please visit my website often. I have a wealth of information for you and upload class documents weekly/monthly. Also, follow me on Instagram. I will be uploading pictures and videos of the class participating in many creative learning activities. My website address is: https://www.marionschools.net/Domain/13697 and my Instagram is: ms. dma.

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  • Family and Student Access (Parent Portal) and Set Alerts

    Marion County Public Schools is pleased to announce the implementation of Family/Student Access by Skyward, Inc.  Family/Student Access is a secure internet-based website that will allow you to easily keep track of nearly everything your student(s) does while at school.

     

    This service will allow you to view your student’s  attendance, grades, schedule, progress, assignments, test scores, emergency contact information and much more. You can even set an alert to when I update any information on my webpage.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Madison Street's IPC, Christine Dienes at 671-7250. You can also click on the below county website link for FAQs: 

    https://www.marionschools.net/Page/52062 

     

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  • CHARACTER EDUCATION (BUCKET FILLERS PROGRAM)

    Bucket Fillers is our character education program at Madison Street. Bucket filling is an easyto-understand concept: We all carry an invisible bucket. This bucket contains our feelings. When our bucket is full, we feel great; when it’s empty, we feel empty. A Bucket Filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people’s buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time. On the other hand, a Bucket Dipper says or does things to cause other people to feel bad. This simple but profound philosophy applies to every aspect of life. Check out these read alouds of 2 Bucket Filler books: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2r9pAd4bE8 

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWe6Z3zFwoA

     

         ** Two students from each class will be recognized monthly for demonstrating bucket filling characteristics.

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  • Friday Spirit Shirts

    msa owl Each Friday have your child wear a MSA Spirit shirt. Each Monday it is announced on the Morning Show which 1st grade class had the most "spiriteers". That class then has the "Golden Owl Trophy" to be housed in their classroom for the week! Go Anderson Spiriteers! :-) 

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  • Click here to email me: dawn.anderson@marion.k12.fl.us

      

    Ms. Anderson’s 1st Grade Class Schedule for 

    2018 – 2019 School Year

    MONDAY

    12:30 – 1:20

    TECHNOLOGY

    1:20 – 2:10

    DANCE

    (1st Semester)

    PE

    (2nd Semester)

    TUESDAY

    12:30 – 1:20

    DRAMA

     1:20 – 2:10

    DANCE

    (1st Semester)

    PE

    (2nd Semester)

    WEDNESDAY

    12:30 – 1:20

    VIDEO PRODUCTION

     

     

     

     

     

    THURSDAY

    12:30 – 1:20

    ART

    1:20 – 2:10

    DANCE

    (1st Semester)

    PE

    (2nd Semester)

    FRIDAY

    12:30 – 1:20

    MUSIC

     

     

     

     

     

    **LUNCH: 10:42 – 11:07 at Tables 7 and 8A**

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