8-101 First Grade

Mrs. Ressler

First Grade Room 101

Dear Parents,

Our class will begin our Iditarod unit next week.  It is a short two week unit that incorporates all curriculum. I am excited to say that we are able to have a bit of Alaska in our classroom when we Skype a park ranger from the Denali National Park on Friday, February 23rd. Did you know that some of their employees have four paws?

RAZ Kids and IXL allow the students to practice for reading and math testing skills. Please sneak onto IXL and complete any and all from A.1-D.6 and F.1-H.7.  (I will be adding more next week.) Please let me know if you have any questions. http://www.IXL.com 

We are in the final days of selling raffle tickets for our school.  Please do your best to sell as many as you are able.

Check out a quick link to all the calendar events for school activites:  http://epiphanyschoolmn.org/calendar/

If for any reason you need to contact me, please feel free to call or email me.


Mrs. Ressler

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Dear parents,

You will find all the useful weekly information in the following picture.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Please log into RAZ Kids today!!

If you are interested in a direct link to Math IXL: IXL Math
This is the link to our Spelling City page: Spelling City
This link is a list of the weekly spelling sentences to be tested with the words.   Spelling sentences

**Each Tuesday and Thursday your child will bring home reading homework. Please read the books together and return them to the folder as soon as you are finished.   Please sign the folder indicating thatyour child read to you or another. Return the signed folder and book the very next day. Your child will receive a punch on his/her reading card. Once your child has 8 punches, a reward will be given.

Tuesday reading- decodable reader featuring a specific genre and the vocabulary words (not spelling words).

Thursday reading-featured weekly story.

Please find time to read each day! Be sure your child is reading to his/her level.

Specialists’ Schedule:


Monday: Computer 8:00, Art 11:35-12:20

Tuesday: Mass 8:00 (Please no shorts), Music 11:30, *PE 12:00

Wednesday:  Adoration 11:30-11:45,Spanish 1:00

Thursday:  Library 12:00, *PE 1:00

Friday:   Music 11:35

Lunch: 10:35 (recess) 11:00-11:25 (lunchroom)

Outreach: ♥Fourth Grade Reading Buddies will be on the first Tuesday of the month 1:30-2:00.

* Please remember to bring PE shoes on the assigned days.

Mrs. Dawn Ressler
101 First Grade
St Francis of Assisi
Epiphany Catholic School
11001 Hanson BLVD
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 754-1750 ext. 420

These are a few websites to check in on….

Simply cut and paste the link.

Math websites:

Addition Facts: http://www.aaamath.com/B/addk7cx1.htm#section2

Coin Math: http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=569

Counting Coins: http://www.mathnook.com/countingmoneybas.html

Counting Money: http://www.hbschool.com/activity/counting_money/

Fun School Games: http://games.disney.com/

Garage Sale: http://mrnussbaum.com/wizard/

Harcourt Math Games: http://www.harcourtschool.com/thinkmath/grade_1.html

Matching Money: http://www.mhschool.com/math/2003/student/activity/courses/grk/ch11a/

Math Baseball: http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

Money, Money: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/matching/memoryMath_coins_level1.htm

Second Grade Math Games: http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2

Stop the Clock: http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/StopTheClock/sthec1.html

Sum Sense- Addition: http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/SumSense/sumadd.html

Sum Sense –Subtraction: http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/SumSense/sumsub.html

What time is it? http://www.primarygames.com/time/start.htm

Reading and Writing Websites:

Favorite Reading and Writing Links Book Adventure: http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx

Dictionary for young children: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/DictionaryA.html

Grammar Gorillas: http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/

Magic Key Adventures: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/adventures/index.shtml

PBS Kids: http://pbskids.org/

Scholastic Book Leveler: http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/

Spelling City: http://www.spellingcity.com/

Starfall: http://www.starfall.com/

Writing your name: http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/names/_mynameis.htm#

Religion Websites:  Please enjoy these with your child



  1. It was great to see you at conferences. Time to celebrate 101 days of school!

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