Tuesday, December 18, 2012

myOn Reader

Don't forget to use myOn over our break.  You will find some great stories on many different topics!  Below is just another reminder about the tool:

Our school is proud to announce access to the myOn Reader program for every student in our building! MyOn Reader is a personalized literacy program that provides access to the largest integrated library of digital books with reading supports, customized to a student's interest and reading abilities. Students can access myOn Reader through the Internet at www.myon.com:

1. Your child will need to type in the name of their school and click on the name as it appears in the drop down menu.

2. The username which is the student's 10-digit ID number. (This is the same number they use for lunch and to log onto the computers at our school.)

3. Type in the password as 123. If they are logging on for the first time they will need to take an interest survey and a short assessment (for 2nd-5th grades only).

MyOn Reader provides access to over 3000 digital books. We encourage students to always click on the "Recommended" button. This will bring up a selection of books at their reading level and interest. For more information go to www.meridianschools.org, click on the "Student" tab, click on "Elementary Links" button, and click on myOn Reader on the left-hand side of the page.

Homework - Tomas Rivera

Homework: Click here
Irregular Words: Click here
Spelling City: Click here

Monday, December 17, 2012

Discovery Education for Students!

I'm happy to provide another online tool for your child.  You may want to take some time over Christmas to explore all that Discovery Education has to offer.  Your child's login information is in their yellow folder.

More information:

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Discovery Education to deliver high quality, digital solutions to engage our students and inspire lifelong learning across our classrooms.

With this partnership, every student has access to Discovery Education’s best-in-class,
standards-aligned content that addresses the Common Core State Standards via the alwaysaccessible
Student Center. Designed to support independent and self-directed learning as well as
encourage student ownership of projects by allowing students to explore great videos, complete
assignments, and accomplish class projects anywhere, we encourage you and your child to take
advantage of this great resource. Log on to DiscoveryEducation.com and start using the Student
Center today!
Website: http://discoveryeducation.com/
Login:  check yellow folder for student login
Password: meridian2
We appreciate all you do to help your child reach his or her best potential, and we hope you are
as excited as we are about this partnership to make learning come alive across our classrooms.

Don't Peek!

The kids will be bringing home a special gift for you.  Don't peek until Christmas!  Thank you to Mrs. Marchello for coordinating!  Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Party

Just a reminder, our class Christmas party is Friday, December 21st. Everyone is welcome to attend! THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteer or supported or party!  I am very THANKFUL for you!! Merry Christmas! Melissa :)

1st Grade Christmas Music Program Next Wednesday!

Just a reminder!! You might want to come early and get a good seat! It's a popular event!

1st Grade Christmas Music Program will be held on Wednesday, December 19th at 10:00 am in the gym.

Grinch Houses

I'm looking for volunteers to donate graham crackers and candies for our Grinch houses. I will need the supplies by Monday, December 17. Also would any volunteers be available to prebuild houses Tuesday and Wednesday for our party on Friday? I can send home supplies next Monday or you can build them at school. THANKS!! Happy Grinch Day! Melissa :)

Homework - Did You See Chip?

Homework: Click here
Irregular Words: Click here
Spelling City: Click here

Friday, December 7, 2012

Grinch Day!

We will be celebrating Grinch Day on Friday, December 21st. Our class will be having a pizza party and Seussville Storybook Morning.

· Please send $2.50 to school by Wednesday, December 19th for your child to participate in our pizza party. We will be eating pizza at lunchtime on the 21st.

· Have your child bring his/her favorite book to school for our Seussville Storybook Morning on Friday the 21st.

· Don’t forget to wear green in honor of the Grinch!

Christmas Music Program

Just a reminder!!  You might want to come early and get a good seat!  It's a popular event!
1st Grade Christmas Music Program will be held on Wednesday, December 19th at 10:00 am in the gym.

December Birthdays!

We will be celebrating December birthdays on Friday, December 14th!  Happy Birthday to Annabelle and Kylie P.!!

Timeline Homework

Social Studies Homework – My Time Line

Due: Thursday, December 13, 2012


Students will put important events in their life in chronological order.  We started a time line at school, please help your child complete it by adding 3 to 4 more important events to it such as a birthday, when they got their first pet, learned to ride a bike or learned how to swim, when a younger sibling was born, or other special events.  Students will write the name of the event and draw a picture to match.  Please have your child color the pictures with crayons.  Students will be sharing time lines with the class on Thursday, December 13th.  Thank you for your help at home. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Homework - I am a Butterfly

Homework: Click here
Irregular Words: Click here
Spelling City: Click here

Spelling - Irregular Words

As we head into the 2nd trimester, I want to remind you that the weekly irregular words will count towards the spelling grade.  Thanks! :)

You can practice your words here:  http://www.spellingcity.com/melissaslocum/.