Michelle Yarger

Welcome Mrs. Yarger's First Grade Frogs!

Welcome Mrs. Yarger's First Grade Frogs!
Welcome to our class page!  On here you will find helpful information, links, and downloads!  We are having a great year and I am really enjoying getting to know our little leaders!

Class Newsletters

Important Information/Reminders

Important Information/Reminders

Important Information

=          If you haven’t signed up yet, parent teacher/conferences are this Tuesday (14th) from 3:30-8:00.  Please sign up online, call the front office, or let me know when you can come in.

=          We still need donations for our “Family Fun Night” basket for the craft show this weekend.  Please consider either donating money or an item for the basket.  Your support would be greatly appreciated!

=          Mr. Lueders will be our long-term sub for my maternity leave.  He is a certified teacher.  He has been in three times already to get to know the kids and how our classroom runs.  He will be in our classroom for about 12 weeks.  My plan is to be back sometime after President’s Day.  He will be sending an intro. letter home soon!



  • 11/14 Parent/teacher conferences 3:30-8:00
  • 11/15 Donations for the “Family Fun Night” basket due
  • 11/18 Mohawk Craft Show
  • 11/22-11/27 Thanksgiving break, no school
  • 12/5 Progress Reports go home
  • 12/12 5th/6th Band and Choir concert
  • 12/19 PJ and movie reward (50 pts.)
  • 12/20 Christmas sing along and classroom holiday parties (2:00)
  • 12/21-1/2 Christmas Break 
Here is the information that was shared at curriculum night. A copy was also sent home with your child.
This is where you can find what we will be learning this school year for language arts and math!

What we are working on this week!

What we are working on this week!

Weekly Learning Objectives:

Reading test on Monday Nov. 20th

Phonics and Sight Word Quiz on Friday Nov. 17th

*Students are called back individually on Friday to see if they can read our weekly sight words and also words that follow our phonics skill/spelling pattern.  You can have your child practice reading the “Extra practice” words at the bottom of the spelling list.  Another resource to practice with is the half sheet of words that is sent home each week. 


Reading: Wonders – Unit 2, Week 3- A Community in Nature

Essential Question- Where do animals live together?

Reading strategy- reread

Comprehension skill- main topic and key details

Genre- Non-fiction

Phonics: reading words with ending blends (-st, -nd, - nk)

Structural Analysis- inflected ending –ing (ex: helping)

Mechanics- apostrophes with possessive nouns

Grammar- possessive nouns

Spelling- spelling words with ending blends

Writing- ideas

Math- Topic 7- Counting and Number Patterns to 120/start Topic 8- Tens and Ones

 Topic 7 test is on Thursday Nov. 16th

Leader in Me- Habit 5- Seek First to Understand, then to be understood

Social Studies- Unit 1- People and Traditions


**Spelling test on Monday Nov. 20th

Spelling Words:

Look under tab 4 in your child’s binder!  A pretest is given to see if your child will be given the regular list or the challenge list.  If you see a challenge list just practice that one with your child and the extra practice words at the bottom of the regular list.  If your child gets the challenge list I put an automatic 100% in my grade book for the pretest.  This adds some cushion to their spelling test score on Friday since they are getting harder words.  Any questions please ask!  
Sight Words-

We are now focusing on the Unit 2 list in class.

eat, no, of, under, who 

Monday- Art

Tuesday- P.E., Library

Wednesday- Music

Thursday- Library, P.E.

Friday- Art




Mandatory: Reading log (due on Mondays), sight word practice (list in binder), and practice spelling list (tab 4)


Optional: Un-Homework- For each choice that your child completes, please fill out a ticket and have your child turn it in.  Classroom coupons will be awarded during our weekly drawing!

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