Mrs. Qureshi

Welcome to Mrs. Qureshi's Classroom

Amanda Qureshi
Amanda Qureshi

1st/2nd Grade Teacher
610-983-4080 ext. 194
amanda.qureshi@rak12.org


Important Dates/Reminders: 

week of 12/9-vision and hearing screenings 
12/13-fun Friday 
12/17-lower school winter concert
12/18-house shirt day 
12/20-classroom holiday party 2:50-3:20
return on January 2


(email sent on 11/20, posted to webpage 11/21) 
Good morning, 
This year we have decided to do a Secret Snowflake gift exchange!! Each student will receive a classmate to exchange gifts with by picking out of a hat. 
Once names have been drawn, please take your child shopping and let them pick out a gift (no more than $5) for their Secret Snowflake. Please wrap and send the gifts into school by Wednesday, December 18th labeled with both your child's name (from) and who it is for. I told the students that some stores they can go to are 5 and Below, a couple of items from the Dollar Store, etc. We also had a discussion about that since our Core Value is Hope, I want the students to experience this as they are giving someone else from our class a gift, rather than just focusing on ourselves and what we are hoping to get for the holidays.
If your child is not going to be at school on the 20th it is up to you if you want them to participate - if they do choose to participate please make sure to have their gift sent in BEFORE their last day of school. Please don't let financial reasons make you choose not to participate. I would be happy to help if this is the reason! Just let me know.
Once we choose names, I will email the list home in case the students forget who they pulled. Remember, these are supposed to be SECRET! I know how excited the students are and I've been encouraging them to make sure that they keep their name secret. If you are NOT participating in this, please let me know by Friday morning.
Any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you,
Mrs. Qureshi

Thanksgiving food drive-second graders are asked to bring corn. 

Please fill out and return forms that were sent home. 


Be sure to check the skyward grade book once per week or so to keep up with and know your child's grades! 

We will eat snack at 9:30 each day. Please send one with your child. They do not eat lunch until 1:00.
 

Classroom Wish list:

  • wipes
  • tissues

Thank you to those who have been donating!


Thursday, August 23-first day of school, 11:00 early dismissal 

 

Tuesday, August 28-picture day 

 

Friday, August 31- 11:00 early dismissal 

 

Monday, September 3- school closed 

 

Tuesday, September 4- Spirit Wear day (any RA top with khaki bottoms) & lower school academy night at 6:30

Thursday, August 23-first day of school, 11:00 early dismissal 

 

Tuesday, August 28-picture day 

 

Friday, August 31- 11:00 early dismissal 

 

Monday, September 3- school closed 

 

Tuesday, September 4- Spirit Wear day (any RA top with khaki bottoms) & lower school academy night at 6:30

English Language Arts

Thi Week in ELA: 

  • This week, students will complete unit 2, week 4. 
  • Some things we will be working on are: cause and effect, expression, and plural nouns. 
  • We will read: drama/fairy tale "The Bremen Town Musicians." 
  • Spelling words: lunch, lunches, story, stories, tune, tunes, switch, switches, baby, babies, note, notes. 
  • The spelling test and weekly test will be on: 12/17. 
  • Homework: reading log, Monday-Thursday nights. Please have your child read for about 15 minutes. This can also be studying for a test. For example, if they have a science test coming up, they can read their science book online or their study guide. This can be written on their reading log.  

 

I will be providing your child with a user name and password to access Pearson Reading Street online materials via the Pearson Realize website from Pearson. Pearson Realize is an all-in-one learning site that provides access to digital books, activities, readers, and more.

The login for your child is:

Student Username: their school email address, firstinitiallastname@student.rak12.org
Student Password: Knights1! 


Follow these simple steps to access online materials

and assignments:

1. Go to http://www.pearsonrealize.com/

2. Click on Sign In

4. Enter your user name and password.

5. Click Log In.


Things to practice at home: 

  • When your child is reading to you, stop them at the end of each page/paragraph and ask them to retell what it was about. Make sure they answer in complete sentences with details.
  • When your child goes on reading eggs, have them practice logging in themselves. firstname.lastname@rak12     password- Knights1

​ELA General:

Students will bring their ELA bag, orange folder, and agenda back and forth to school each day. Their homework will be a reading log. Their spelling words are posted above. They also write their words on day 1 to bring home. 

Shared Stories will be read on a four day cycle instead of 3.  Your child will be given points for a signed read and respond form and this will be applied to their grade.  Also, please make sure the back of the Read and Respond form is completed each night.

 

Next, your child should only read to Alphie’s paw.  It is located on the bottom of the page.  On Day 1, your child should read to Alphie’s first paw, NOT ANY FURTHER (if this takes less than twenty minutes, have your child keep practicing this portion of the story to help with their fluency, or choose another book).  On the second day, your child should read to Alphie’s second paw, NOT ANY FURTHER.  On days 3 and 4 (and 5 if applicable), your child should read the entire book.  We are teaching prediction and inferencing in Level 4 and reading beyond the required page will hinder your child from mastering these concepts. 

 

They will also be given a written story test each week. They will still have a 5 word spelling test each week. 

Shared Stories will be read on a four day cycle instead of 3.  Your child will be given points for a signed read and respond form and this will be applied to their grade.  Also, please make sure the back of the Read and Respond form is completed each night.

 

Next, your child should only read to Alphie’s paw.  It is located on the bottom of the page.  On Day 1, your child should read to Alphie’s first paw, NOT ANY FURTHER (if this takes less than twenty minutes, have your child keep practicing this portion of the story to help with their fluency, or choose another book).  On the second day, your child should read to Alphie’s second paw, NOT ANY FURTHER.  On days 3 and 4 (and 5 if applicable), your child should read the entire book.  We are teaching prediction and inferencing in Level 4 and reading beyond the required page will hinder your child from mastering these concepts. 

 

They will also be given a written story test each week. They will still have a 5 word spelling test each week. 

Shared Stories will be read on a four day cycle instead of 3.  Your child will be given points for a signed read and respond form and this will be applied to their grade.  Also, please make sure the back of the Read and Respond form is completed each night.

 

Next, your child should only read to Alphie’s paw.  It is located on the bottom of the page.  On Day 1, your child should read to Alphie’s first paw, NOT ANY FURTHER (if this takes less than twenty minutes, have your child keep practicing this portion of the story to help with their fluency, or choose another book).  On the second day, your child should read to Alphie’s second paw, NOT ANY FURTHER.  On days 3 and 4 (and 5 if applicable), your child should read the entire book.  We are teaching prediction and inferencing in Level 4 and reading beyond the required page will hinder your child from mastering these concepts. 

 

They will also be given a written story test each week. They will still have a 5 word spelling test each week. 

Math

This week in Math: 
Topic 5-Subtract within 100

TEST ON: 12/12

Homework: 

Monday-5-8
Tuesday-5-9
Wednesday-review
Thursday- NA (TEST TODAY)
Friday- read math letter 

Homework assignments will be listed on our website and in your child's agenda each day. Each night, students will have the option to complete math homework online OR to do the worksheet sent home.

**If you would like to see the teaching videos, workbook pages, etc. for each lesson for extra support, please do the following:

  1. Log into math website
  2. Click the box for first grade math
  3. Select the unit/topic we are on
  4. Select the lesson we are on (this corresponds with their homework)
  5. I usually post the homework on Friday for the following week if they would like to start it over the weekend and make the weeknights a little less hectic!

Science/Social Studies

This week in Science/Social Studies: 

Topic: Location 

Test On: 12/10
HW Review (vocab crossword puzzle) due on: 12/10

Lessons: 
Location, Location, Location
Maps Show Location
Map Grids
From Photo to Map
Your Place in the World
Where You Live
Mapping the World
Maps Change Over Time 
 


​Our Science topics for the year are: 
The Nature of Science
Technology and Tools
Plants and Animals
Growing and Changing
Earth's Materials
The Solar System
Weather
Matter
Energy, Motion, Force 

Our Social Studies topics for the year are: 

Interactive Science, Math and ELA:

Helpful/Fun Websites:

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