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1st Grade News


The first graders have been using Accelerated Reader this year.  Students are able to take quizzes over books at their level, which is determined by the Star Reading Test.  

Each child has been given a goal of 6 or more points for the 2nd quarter.  Most books are worth .5 points, so the students will be responsible for taking 12 or more quizzes this quarter.  There will be a reward at the end of the quarter for students who meet their goal.

Quizzes will only be done in the classroom and are not allowed to be done outside of school time. Students can quiz over library books, books off the bookshelf, and books that we work on together during centers.  Books can also be brought from home and quizzed on. You can go to arbookfind.com to see if a book has a quiz and what level the book is.

This is a great way for teachers to check if students are understanding what they are reading.  It also provides students with an extra incentive to read more books!

We would like to thank the parents who are taking the time to read the Take Home books with their first graders.  We are seeing an improvement in their decoding and fluency skills.  It’s great to see their confidence in reading take off!


Mrs. Brisby, Mrs. Heisdorffer, Mrs. VanDerHorst

2015-2016 Pekin Continuous Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Pekin Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kim Ledger, PK-5 principal/Curriculum Director,1062 Birch Ave.,Packwood, Iowa 52580,Telephone: 319-695-3707, Email:Kim Ledger