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: 

11/15-bowling field trip 

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

Please fill out and returns 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

This Week in ELA: 

  • This week, students will complete unit 2, week 2. 
  • Some things we will be working on are: author's purpose, expression, and proper nouns.
  • We will read: informational text "Abraham Lincoln." 
  • Spelling words: can't, I'm, she's, haven't, it's, didn't, aren't, hadn't, he's, who's, isn't, I'll. 
  • The spelling test and weekly test will be on: 11/21. 
  • 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 4-Fluently Add within 100   

TEST ON: Tuesday 11/19

Homework: 

Monday-4-6
Tuesday-4-7
Wednesday-4-8
Thursday-NA
Friday- NA

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: Leaders and Government

Test On: Friday 11/15
HW Review (vocab crossword puzzle) due on 11/15

Lessons: 
Citizens Everywhere
For the People
Follow the Leader
Three Equal Parts
Washington, D.C. 
Local, State, and National
One World, Many Nations
A Playground of Nations
 


​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:

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