About Ms. James

Hello!! My name is Lacey James and I am so excited for this year!! I am a fourth year teacher and am so blessed to be teaching at White Oak where it is filled with love and care! I have a wonderful family, an amazing boyfriend, a super awesome dog, and great friends that support me and have molded me into the woman I am today. I love to go to the movies and to paint and go fishing! I also love music, animals, and the outdoors. My favorite color is purple and I love Chinese food and sushi. I absolutely love teaching and can't wait to guide these kiddos into exploration, imagination, and learning. You will be amazed at how much your child will grow and learn in 1st grade. I am super excited to meet you and your kiddo! If you ever want to talk or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime. Let's make this school year GREAT!! :)

Graded Papers and Spelling Test

There are several graded papers coming home today. Please take time to look over the papers and talk with your child about their grades.

Tomorrow we are having a spelling test. A spelling preview will be coming home to study and look over so you know which words are giving your kids trouble. The current words and all the previous ones will be tested…that is why it is important to learn how to read, write and spell them and practice them in their writing.

In math we are working hard on time to the hour!

We are beginning a penguin study… this is my personal favorite!!

 

Book Order

I am sending a book order home today. Remember, this is a great way to get your kids reading something that interests them to SPARK or further their love for reading. Ordering from scholastic also gives me an opportunity to expand our classroom library with books and games FOR FREE with bonus points!

Please send CHECK only or you may order online. Our Class Code is: NGZ2M

The order is due January 20th

Thanks for all that you do!!

January 9-13

Please be aware of the temperature in the mornings, last week there were several kids that would come to school with no coat on and/or in shorts and short sleeves. Please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat on. We don’t go outside if it “feels like” 35 degrees or below, but when we can go out, we are going! Please just be aware of the weather forecast.

This week in…

Reading: It’s time for the mid-year TPRI (Texas Primary Reading Inventory), so students will be tested to see their improvement in these reading/writing/comprehension skills.

Word Work: We will continue analyzing and sorting nouns and now adding adjectives to describe them. This will be assessed in their writing.

Spelling: will, each, about, how, up, out, them, then, she, many 

The spelling test will be next Tuesday over these 10 words along with words from the past. The spelling grade on the report card is a grade from spelling test and also for using spelling words in their independent writing.

Math: Measurement will continue, as well as, problem solving with addition and subtraction. We are also introducing money and time in our number corner.

Please be aware of some upcoming events:

January 16- School Holiday

January 25-Early Release/Faculty Inservice (Please be sure there are arrangements made for going home early.)

Thank you

-Lacey James

CHAMPS awards!!

Our first CHAMPS assembly was fun and Mrs. Barlow’s class did great on stage!!

CHAMPS awards are given to kiddos who have been doing the right thing around the school whether it be behavior or academics. The awards can be given from anyone for great behavior in the halls, cafeteria, car pick up line, or in the classroom.

 

 

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Lainey Reynolds- Being a CHAMP during Character Ed

Taran Green- Being a CHAMP all the time!

Hunter Rhodes- Having great manners at all times AND great reading improvement!

Way to go!

 

 

Happy Happy New Year!!

Welcome to 2017!! It’s going to be a fabulous year!!

I am so excited to see all my precious kiddos tomorrow! They are all so amazing and THANK YOU all for being so amazing as well! You’re the first teacher and together WE GOT THIS!

 

We are going to keep pushing and expectations will be higher as the students push through to the end of the year.  Report cards will go home this Thursday.

Reading: Students will continue to being books hope to read every night.  Remember, if they are reading something that you think is too easy, it’s to improve fluency. Some students will begin bringing home chapter books. I do not expect the book to be read in one night. Simply record the chapter read on their reading log and make sure it is completed by Friday. They can bring home self choice picture books also if they want.

Word Work: We will begin analyzing nouns and classifying them. This will lead into describing these nouns with adjectives. This will not only be our focus in our word work but also in our writing.

Math: We will begin our unit on measurement and how important it is to understand how to measure with non-standard units. We will also be introducing time to the hour and half/hour along with identification and values of coins.

Science will be Winter and weather changes.

Champs Assemblies begin this week. They are held every Friday morning at 8:00 with one particular class hosting and presenting the week’s character trait. We will be presenting much later in the year. I will send more information home about this closer to the date.

Happy New Year!

-Ms. James

Christmas Party

We had a super busy and great Christmas Party Day!! Thank you all so much for helping with the Christmas Party: from arranging,  setting up, working with the kids, or just attending! I had so much fun and so did our little ones!! Y’all REALLY treated them to some awesome treats! Too much to carry, even 🙂

I am so very blessed to have each one of your kids in my class and in my heart! This  is truly a special class!

Thank you for my amazing gifts! I am so thankful and feel so loved. (Thank you cards are being made for your babies) 🙂

 

Everyone have a safe, merry, and blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!! Enjoy  your break!

SEE YOU IN 2017!!

 

Important information!

Hey guys! Primary parents will not be allowed to come in through the intermediate entrance for the Christmas party. Please make sure you come in through the primary office. This is the entrance/exit for car pick up.

Also, kindergarten through fifth grade will be having parties tomorrow at the same time, which will make the parking lots full! Parents are not allowed in the building to set up until 8:30, but I would recommend getting here before that. That way, you will not have to park in the band parking lot if/when ours fills up!

THANK YOU!

 

Tomorrow

polar-express

 

Pajama day tomorrow to celebrate the Polar Express!  Please make sure the PJ’s are within dress code aka no spaghetti straps etc… and please wear tennis shoes.

Please bring a wrapped puzzle by Wednesday. And please write “From:” the wrapping or bag so we know who the gift is from!!