8 weeks left of school! 8 weeks to be prepared for second grade! 8 weeks left together!
April sharing is the week of April 15th. Students received this assignment in Friday Folders on April 12th.
Please wear CREW blue on Wednesday April 24th.
Wow! March is Reading Month and is filled with lots of fun things you will want to know about:
1. One School, One Book. Every Lincoln Park family received a copy of Roald Dahl’s BFG. Please follow the reading schedule on the included bookmark and enjoy this book with your little one. CAUTION: The first few chapters of this book might be scary. Remind them that the giant is friendly, even if he doesn’t seem so nice at the beginning of the book.
2. March Sharing – student readers. Students were assigned a day of the month to read a book of their choosing to the class. Please help your child practice repeatedly this book and ensure they are fluent at reading it. Please choose a book that can be finished within 5 minutes.
3. First Grade Book Collection – First grade students are hosting a book drive to dontate books to another elementary in our community. More details in the newsletter.
February brings two very fun first grade celebrations. To celebrate 100′s Day, students will have a day filled with all things one hundred. That same week, students will enjoy a Valentine exchange with thier friends.
Check out the helpful links on the right, including important dates to remember this month.
The holidays are over and January is here. It’s time to get back to school and focus on learning once again. I’ve updated the important dates area of the blog. Please visit that page to stay up to date in January. Our sharing project for January will help us make some goals for the new year. My school goals are to get these first graders reading, reading, reading!
With a busy last week of school for 2012 in front of me, I want to wish each of my special first graders and their families a wonderful holiday season. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and an especially Happy New Year! Enjoy your extra time with your extra special little ones.
Remember, we return to school on Monday, January 7th.
It’s December in First Grade…so where’s the snow! When it does decide to turn into winter, please remember how toasty your children will feel playing outside in the proper gear. Boots, gloves, and hats can make for happy outside play. It will be important to remember to send in shoes to change into as well, so those wet boots can dry in the hallway during the day.
It is so exciting to see all of the new readers in room 24 grow in their love of reading! This class is excited to read every day, which makes my job a little easier. Remember to read at home as well, and record those minutes on the December Book It recording sheet.
Be on the lookout for links to volunteerspot.com in future e-mails as we begin to plan our Holiday party. We’ll need your help to make this event fun for the little ones. You can find the date for the Christmas party, as well as other important dates on the right hand side of the page.
I am looking forward to meeting with all of my first grade families at conferences this month. It is always fun to brag about children and how well they are doing to parents! Conferences are November 12 and November 15. If you have misplaced your time, I’m happy to remind you.
November is also a time of giving thanks. I am sooo thankful for the great group of kiddos I get to work with this year. I am also thankful for the wonderful amount of parent volunteers and helpers I have working with me this year.
Be sure to check out the important dates for the month of November. It’s filled with 1/2 days to plan ahead for!
Wow! Where did September go?
We are really settling in to first grade. Students are getting more comfortable with their full day of school, their new friends, and with me. We are learning the expectations and are working diligently every day!
This week we had our first CREW reward drawing and assembly. Nathan Opfermann won lunch with the principal and Jersey VanderWall owns a brand new CREW shirt. Congratulations to all of our first graders for the bucket full of CREW tickets they earned this month!
Welcome to the first grade! We are glad you are here and look forward to a great year of growing, learning, and fun.
Thanks for checking out our classroom blog. Be sure to check back regularly to read the weekly newsletter (which will no longer be printed in hard copy), for helpful updates, if you need copies of lost Book It forms, and to have your child visit the web links I select for extra practice under the “blogroll.”
Be sure to check out the “Important Dates” page on the right to see what dates you will need to know for September.
It was great to see so many of you at Open House. Please keep the parent packet of curriculum information you received for future reference. Need a new one or an extra copy? click here!. I also had a general information sheets included in this packet that you should keep safe.
Please remember to fill out all of those important papers and send them back in the envelope as soon as possible.
August letter to parents with a list of needed supplies…click here. :)