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Mrs. Chabica's class:  

1 Art (red) 

2 Music (white)

3 PE (gold)


Specials Calendar 2018-19

Nancy Chabica

Ms. Chabica - First Grade

SALES.jpgI can be reached via phone before and after school, and sometimes at lunch. My extension is #22. If you get into the answering system please leave me a message. However, it may be best to send me an e-mail by clicking the small envelope next to my name below:

2017-18 Calendar

Daily Schedule

7:50-8:15       Morning work/planner check

8:15-8:30       Check work and morning meeting     

8:30-9:10       Math

9:10-9:35       Whole Group Reading

9:35-9:45       Recess

9:50-10:50     Reading Centers (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday)  Tests on Friday

10:55-11:15    Recess

11:15-11:35    Lunch

11:40-11:50    Quiet time

11:50-12:20    Writing/Grammar or finish whole group reading 

12:20-1:10     Science/Social studies    

1:10-1:25       Recess

1:30-2:10       Specials--Art, Music, P.E.     

2:10-2:50       Read Aloud/Finish Projects/Pack Up




Grading Rubric

4 - Excellent = The student works independently and shows a consistent display of strength in this area, above average on most assignments.

3 - Good = The student works independently and is making appropriate gains, average on most assignments.

2 - Progressing = The student is doing what is expected and is making gains but is not fully independent in this area.

1 - Needs improvement = There is a significant discrepancy between the student's work or actions and what is expected, OR the student has more potential than is evident in his work.

/ - Not evaluated


Academic Behaviors Rubric

4 - Consistently

3 - Frequently

2 - Occasionally

1 - Rarely

Report Cards

A report card is not a judgment of your child's worth as an individual. It does not measure the delight he or she gives, the humor in those young eyes, or the hope for tomorrow. It measures only one aspect of a young life with so much untried potential. After only a few years of life we cannot judge their lives to be successes nor failures. Please look at your child's report card with love and acceptance of how things are right now. Give it only the importance of the moment - notice and point out the good and the positive, emphasize what your child is doing right and build on that to improve what needs improving. Young developing egos are fragile - handle with care and nourish all that your child is and can be. 

This week's work

Here are copies of the resources sent home this week (May 6):


Spelling List  Unit 5.5   


High frequency words:    Alexander Graham Bell


built      early      learn      science      through


(Students should practice the high frequency words until they are automatic upon sight)      


Topic 20 math review


Link to math vocabulary


Ways to help your child with reading from home. 


Fry word list.   (1-200)


(A new way to access leveled readers)   Remember to access the leveled readers from the Pearson Realize link on the GCE general links page.  These are all from the material that we have already read this year and they will help your child keep up with reading skills.  Use the username and password from the front of your child's planner and click on the "my work" icon.  Then, choose any of the books which have been posted.  If your child gets stuck, he may click on the triangle next to the text and the words will be read aloud.  This is a great way to build automaticity and fluency in reading.  Also, reading the same text over several times will help to build automaticity and fluency.  


Weekly News

You may check the calendar on this webpage for classroom scheduled activities and to verify homework assignments.


Most news will be sent home in the planner note each day.  For important items, I will send home a special email as a reminder.  Please check your child's planner daily.  Homework assignments for the week will be sent home on a blue half sheet of paper on Mondays.  Also, very early in the year, we will be sending leveled books for your child to read from his book bag each night.  Please email or call me at the address/phone below if you would like to discuss anything.    


Nancy Chabica

719-327-2820, ext. 22

Morning Snack

Snacks:  This is an important item in first grade because students arrive at school before 8 am and they don't eat lunch until 11:30.  Six-year-olds get very hungry when they are working hard!  We will usually have snack at about 9:40 each morning.  If it is easier, you might consider putting a week's worth of snacks in the backpack... say, five granola bars... That way if your child normally has hot lunch, it only has to be addressed once a week.  


Gold Camp News

The Gold Camp Newsletter is posted monthly on the GCE website on the first Thursday of the month.  Please be sure to check the link to the newsletter by logging onto the GCE home page and scrolling to the bottom.  You will see the "Newsletter" link there.  

Teacher Information

Originally from the California Bay Area

Raised four children and currently have seven grandchildren

BA in Liberal Arts-Elementary Education

MA in Curriculum and Instruction-Reading

Previously taught 2nd grade for 7 years

Third grade at Gold Camp Elementary for 8 years

Teaching first grade at Gold Camp since 2016