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Parent teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  I will be unavailable Thursday afternoon until 5, due to tutoring. 

If you have not signed up for a time, please contact me.  I want to discuss your child's growth in reading, writing and math. 

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Click here for extra money practice


These are two new reading strategies we have learned:

“My name is Dexter the Detecting Deer, I help you look for picture clues
To determine tricky words so you don’t get the reading blues.
Simply look at the pictures to help you figure out
What the words are all about!”

“Hi, I’m Paco the Pointing Porcupine.
Point with me as you read each line.
I’m here to help keep your place
And remind you that reading is not a race.”

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Please click here for the homework this week.

Make sure your child reads for twenty minutes every night!  Be sure to fill out the reading log and turn it in on September 23rd.

These will be sent home Monday, September 9th. 
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Please note that students are not completing a homelink for math on 1.11, it is 1.13 instead.

If you have any questions, please call me or email me at 

Dress your best!!!Click here to order pictures

There will be no school on Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday!

The students took time to explore with a math tool, the pattern block template.  Many teachers and students were very impressed with this!

Dear Families:

Welcome back to school!  I had a wonderful summer full of travel, rest and relaxation! I’m excited to meet your child! I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Elementary Education.  I graduated from Appalachian State University with a MA in Reading Education.  Two years ago, I earned my National Board Certification. I previously taught first grade for 5 years in North Carolina.  This is my third year at Dora Moore.

I believe that all children learn differently.  By using Howard Gardner’s learning styles (logical mathematical, spatial, linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic and existential) I adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of all students. 

Reading and Writing Workshop are taught based on what YOUR child needs, although explicit lessons are taught every day. For instance, the whole class may be learning about making predictions while some students are working on forming letters, while other students are working on writing beginning, middle and end.  Some students are at the very beginning stages of reading, while others are reading chapter books.  I will work toward creating a positive classroom atmosphere, where the students respect each other’s learning.  They know and understand that you have to start at the first step to get to the top. The math program we are using is called Everyday Math.  Homework will be sent home every night (except Friday’s or Holidays). 

Your children receive the best education when you and our dedicated teachers work as a team. It's a parents enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspires children to do their best; and a teacher's ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve wonderful things.

There's a lot of excitement ahead of us, including new books to read, new friends to meet and new skills to master...and I look forward to you sharing in those exciting times. One year your child's in 1st grade and seemingly in the blink of an eye they're in middle school, or in their senior year of high school for that matter.

I encourage you to fully embrace the moment and urge you to take the time from your busy schedule to become familiar with our school, as well as create a homework-friendly home environment that will allow your children to excel.

I also encourage you to come and volunteer in our class. 

I do allow students to bring water bottles (as long as it is a pop top-NOT a cap).  Only water is allowed due to spillage.

Our classroom blog is  Check it often for updates!

You may contact me at Dora Moore before or after school at (720) 424-5300. You may contact me on my cell phone before or after school at (336) 577-0315.  My school email is
Thank you for your commitment to your child's education and I look forward to seeing you in the very near future.
Ms. Feinman
1st Grade Teacher, Dora Moore


We will alternate weeks for specials (gym, music, and art).  Please use the weekly Newsletter from Ms. Feinman to help you identify if it is an A week or a B week. It is crucial that students wear or bring tennis shoes with them on the days we have gym.  We will start school on an A week.

Week A

Monday- Gym

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- Gym

Thursday- Music


Week B

Monday- Art

Tuesday- Gym



Friday- Music

Spelling  “Franklin” or “Feinman”

  Have your child read to you for 20 minutes .  (You may also read to them)


Have your child read to you for 20 minutes .  (You may also read to them)

Have your child read to you for 20 minutes .  (You may also read to them)
Have your child read to you for 20 minutes .  (You may also read to them)

Today was the first day of school here at Dora Moore.  Room 116 had a wonderful day!!  These first graders are eager to learn! 

This first week we will be focusing on the routines and rituals of the school day. 

Please talk about these rules with your child:

1. Follow directions
2. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
3. Use only school language
4. Bullying is not allowed
5. Fighting is not allowed

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I hope everyone had a restful spring break!  Please click the link for all of the homework. Homework

As a reminder- I am still requiring that your child read each night for 20 minutes.  They earn prizes from me for the reading logs they turn in (so if you have some stashed away---SEND THEM!) 

Also, I have modified Spelling Homework for some students.  So this will not apply to them. Your child MUST complete one spelling activity each night. 

Ms. Feinman talked about her trip to Ireland with the class.
Ask the students what they learned about Ireland!  (pssst....I told them about Blood Pudding!)

I hope these students ate until they were full!!  Aviana's salad, carrots and kiwi look yummy!!

Please remember to send in pictures of your family eating healthy food and I will post them on this blog!!!!

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