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:


Please fill out and return field trip permission slip. 
MAP testing is 1/16 and 1/18. 
1/21-no school

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 10:50 each day. Please send one with your child. They do not eat lunch until 1:00.
 

Classroom Wish list:

  • hand soap
  • wipes
  • tissues
  • pencils

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: 

  • We are now in level 4! This is the last level of Roots. The email I sent  is pasted below with some changes from level 3 to 4. 
  • This week, students will read story # 45. 
  • We will work on sound: x
  • Spelling words: son, father, daughter, feathers, extra  
  • The spelling test for this story will be on Thursday January 17th due to MAP testing on Friday. The words are from the current book we are reading. I use the red words (in the bottom box of words on the inside front cover of the book. We use 5 words. If there are not five in the last box, I choose another one from that same page.) 

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 inference 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. 

Please let me know if you have any questions! 

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, purple folder, and agenda back and forth to school each day. Their homework will be a reading log. Their spelling words are posted above, as well as written in their agendas on Mondays. 

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 6-Represent and Interpret Data

Homework: 

Monday-review
Tuesday-NA (test) 
Wednesday-NA (MAP test)
Thursday-NA (skill day)
Friday-NA (time to finish MAP, extensions, centers) 

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:

  • The topic we are working on is: Matter
  • Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Monday-Mixtures and Solutions 
Tuesday-review
Wednesday-MAP test
Thursday-Test for unit 7
Friday-MLK activity 

​Our science topics for the year are: 
Chapter 1-The Nature of Science 
Chapter 2- The Design Process
Chapter 3- Living Things and Their Environments 
Chapter 4-Plants and Animals 
Chapter 5-Earth and Sky
Chapter 6-Weather
Chapter 7-Matter
Chapter 8-Energy
Chapter 9-Movement ​

Interactive Science, Math and ELA:

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