Welcome Mrs.Dye's Web Page!
Welcome to our classroom web page. My name is Judy Dye. I have taught at Howard Elementary school for 21 years. I have taught many different grade levels, but first grade is my favorite. I enjoy watching the children grow during their first grade year. It always amazes me how they learn to read.
Making a web page is a new experience for me. Please understand that it is a work in progress. I hope that you find it beneficial.
I am enjoying working with your child this year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
RECESS EVERY DAY: 11:15-11:45
Mon. Music & Gym ( 12:30-1:30)
Tues. Art (1:30-2:30)
Wed. Centers (1:30-2:45)
Thurs. Music (12:30-1:00)
Fri. Library (2:45-3:15)
A Math homework page and math fact page will be sent home daily. Your child is expected to do side B of their homework and have it checked by you. This is daily communication to you concerning how your child is doing in math. If they are struggling with their homework, they are probably struggling with those concepts at school.
Each Friday your child will bring home a Reading Homework page. The list consists of words and concepts we have studied during that particular week. Your child should read it to you and practice any words they do not know. They should return the list to school with your signature on Monday. This is my communication to the parents to show how your child is doing in reading. If your child is struggling, extra practice at home may be needed.
We will have a Spelling test each Friday. I send home the words to be tested on Monday. We practice these words daily in class. Your child is expected to practice at home also. If they are missing spelling words, extra practice at home will be needed.
Now that we are have the Reading for Ribbons program, your child may take a book home daily. They should read it to you. Then please sign a reading slip and send it back to school with your child. Also, please mark the "I love to Read" calendar with how much time your child spent reading. Your child may read books from the Library or from home to be counted for both of these programs.
Reading for Ribbons and I Love to Read Program
The first grade Reading for Ribbons Program is a mandatory program for first grade. Each child is able to take a book from my classroom daily to read to their parents. After listening to your child read the book, the parents should sign a reading slip stating the name of the book, the date, and who listened to the child read.
When a child reads 10 books, they receive a white ribbon. After 25 books they receive a green ribbon. After 40 books the child receives a red ribbon, and then is able to chose books from the red dot shelf which have higher level of vocabulary. After 60 books are read the child receives a blue ribbon and is able to choose books from the blue dot shelf, which again has even higher level of ability. When the child reads 80 books they receive a purple ribbon. When they have read 100 books the child receives a gold ribbon and they may choose books from the yellow dot shelf, which contains books with more content and higher vocabulary also. There are also chapter books in the yellow dot books, which count the same as reading several books.
Recognition and special awards will be given at the end of the year to those children who read well above 100 books.
This program lasts from January until May. The purpose is to help each child gain reading vocabulary and strong word attack skills. It also gives parents an opportunity to spend time with their child listening to them read.
The I love to Read program is sponsored by Wish TV. As your child reads for the Reading for Ribbons program, simply keep track of how much time they spent reading the book, then record that amount of time on the calendar that was sent home. Any time you spend reading to your child, you may be recorded on the calendar.
The I love to read Challenge lasts only during January and February. All calendars are due March 2nd.
Four years ago, Mrs. Stites' class won a $500 drawing and attended a ceremony with the Governor. Last year, a student in my class won the $1000 savings. This is a very worth while program!