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Learning is our SUPER power!






Welcome to the 2016-2017 year in room 10 at West Elementary School. We have a superhero themed classroom this school year so I am looking forward to soaring into learning with your first grader. I hope you enjoy this web page as a way to stay in touch and enhance home and school communication. Be sure to stop back often to see the exciting things we are doing in our classroom. Take a peek at work,photos,schedule,routines and all of the fun we have on a daily basis.

Our Class Mission Statement

We will work as a team to do our very best so that we are learning the most we can. We will learn to think,challenge ourselves, and be lifelong learners. We know we all make mistakes and can learn from them. We will be respectful to each other. We will be safe and caring citizens. We know we are responsible for ourselves. We will do tons of reading,math, writing, and other fun things so that we love learning. At home we will read and do homework so we can be the " BEST WE CAN BE!!!"


Why Read Every Night?

Why Can't I Skip My
Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?

Let's figure it out -- mathematically!

Student A reads 20 minutes five nights of every week;
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night...or not at all!

Step 1: Multiply minutes a night x 5 times each week.
Student A reads 20 min. x 5 times a week = 100 mins./week
Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 minutes

Step 2: Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month.
Student A reads 400 minutes a month.
Student B reads 80 minutes a month.

Step 3: Multiply minutes a month x 9 months/school year
Student A reads 3600 min. in a school year.
Student B reads 720 min. in a school year.

Student A practices reading the equivalent of ten whole school days a year. 
Student B gets the equivalent of only two school days of reading practice.

By the end of 6th grade if Student A and Student B maintain
these same reading habits,  Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 
whole school days Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school 

One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened 
considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance. How do you think 
Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?

Some questions to ponder:

Which student would you expect to read better?
Which student would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful  in school....and in