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Grade 1 News

Friday, December 13, 2019

Dear American Academy Parents, 

We had a nice, quiet, more normal week! Please read on to find out some important information!

Go Math! Workbooks

We are need of math page help. You are welcome to sign up with any first-grade teacher. If you are willing and able to help out more teachers, please let us know ahead of time so we can have more math books ready to go for you. We appreciate your help! 

Go Math! Sign up

Test Corrections

In first grade we are excited to begin implementing optional at home test corrections. It is our hope that this will give each student an opportunity to view their math test and have the opportunity to correct any mistakes they have made and further enhance their understanding of that math concept.  All students will be given the opportunity to compete test corrections. Student’s will receive a ½ point back for each correct question. After each student has completed the test, and the test has been graded, and the test grade will be entered into Infinite Campus.

The test will then be sent home and you will have two school days to review and complete the corrections and turn them back in. Remember you have access to online lessons and tools to review and help your child further understand any concepts through think central.

Test corrections are optional and do not have to be completed. 

Food Project next week

In history we have been studying the three major world religions. On Monday we will be learning about the Islam faith and making fruit kabobs for the Ramadan celebration. The kabobs will have mini marshmallows, pineapple, and red grapes. Please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher if you would not like to have your child participate or if you have questions. 

December Curriculum Focus

In history we finished our unit on the Ancient Egyptians and started learning about the three major religions. We will be covering the Judiasm, Islam and finish with Christianity next week.

In math, we are working on subtraction strategies. Please use the online tools to help with homework and any additional practice your child may need. These kids love the Math on the Spot videos and you may find them helpful also as your child starts to dig into these new strategies.

Our literacy concepts continue with forming complete sentences, using our knowledge of phonograms to help with our writing and reading, using a plan to help organize our writing and building our fluency to help with comprehension and retell.

Thank you for your continued support each night with homework and reading!


Upcoming Events                                                                                                    

Dec 13

Parent’s Night Out

Dec 19

Classroom Holiday Party 1-2 p.m.

Dec 20

Start of Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

For more event dates, please visit the Event Calendar on For questions or concerns about an event date, please contact Michele Quintana.