Mrs. Dash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Welcome to Mrs. Dash's Class!
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Hello!  My name is Laytora Dash and I am excited to be your child's teacher this year.  I have been in Elementary Education since 2007 and at Woodrow Wilson since 2014.  I am originally from South Carolina and have lived in Concord since 2005 with my husband and son.  I believe building strong relationships between my students and their families in order for them to be successful in the classroom.  I am eager to listen and assist with any concerns you may have regarding your child's progress within the classroom.  My door is always open and please feel free to contact me at laytora.dash@kcs.k12.nc.us or call at 704-933-2935.  I look forward to helping your child have a successful school year! 

College(s) Attended/ Degrees Earned
NC Teacher Certification - UNC Charlotte
M.A. in Education (K-6) - Montreat College
B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6) - College of Charleston

Education Philosophy/Vision:
"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." -Rita Pierson
         




We will progress monitor students throughout the quarter to help us plan our lessons and target individual needs that will help them build strong reading skills. The information gathered from these assessments will be communicated to you through graded classwork in your child's green work folder and progress reports.  

Please make sure your child is reading nightly (even on weekends). It is very important that students read at least 20 minutes each day. After your child finishes reading, ask some of these questions: Where did the story happen? Who were the main characters in the story? What was the main idea of the story?


This quarter we will be working on:

ELA: We will be working on identifying the parts of a poem that helps us to understand the meaning of it. We will also be working on identifying the different points of view of characters in a story. We will begin identifying the main idea of a paragraph or passage using details to support our reasons. We will also be comparing two different passages on the same topic and describe how the author supports this reason.

Please try to integrate written comprehension questions with your child nightly. Check their notebook for written comprehension question stems and calendar to see if they have reached their incentive awards.

In writing, we will begin writing paragraphs to explain information learned from a given topic.


MATH: We have begun to work on subtraction Rocket Math (math facts) and we will continue reviewing addition facts. We will start to focus on three and four digit numbers and being able to show them in standard, expanded, and word form. We will turn our word problem focus to two-step equations. We will be comparing numbers, working with number lines and adding and subtracting money using dollar bills. We will begin to tell time to the five minutes. Please work with your child at home on these math skills.

SCIENCE: We will be working on life cycles and life science in the STEM lab. We will also be working on Weather in the classroom.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will learn about maps, how they are created, and the importance of them. We will also begin to learn about how environments affect our living.

 

Websites for at home practice - Please refer to your child's take home binder and green folders for login information regarding our learning programs:

www.Mobymax.com - Math and Reading Skills

www.lexiacore5.com - Reading Literacy Skills

www.dreambox.com - Math Skills

www.storylineonline.com - Online books for reading 


 

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