It’s December in First Grade and already it’s beginning to feel like Christmas! With winter here, 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 their wet boots can dry in the hallway during the day.
It is exciting to see all of the new readers in our classrooms grow in their love of reading! Our classes are excited to read every day, which makes our jobs that much easier. Remember to read at home as well, and record those minutes on the December Book It recording sheet.
Don’t forget to help your child earn a little extra money to buy a new toy for our “Toys for Tots” campaign. These can be brought to school before December 18th. Thank you!
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.
We are looking forward to meeting with all of our 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 18th and 21st. If you have misplaced your time, we would be happy to remind you.
November is also a time of giving thanks. We just want to say how thankful we are for the great group of kiddos we get to work with this year. We are also thankful for the wonderful amount of parent volunteers and support we are experiencing these first few months – thanks for all you do!
Be sure to check out the important dates for the month of November. It’s filled with some half days you’ll need to plan ahead for and also some “NOOOO Early Release Mondays”.
Wow! Where did September go?
We are really settling in to first grade. Students are getting more comfortable with their days in first grade, their new friends, and with their teachers. We are learning the expectations and are working diligently every day
Last week we had our first CREW reward drawing and assembly. Congratulations to all of our first graders for the buckets full of CREW tickets they earned in their classrooms this month!
Things to look for in October: Walk-A-Thon fundraiser, Halloween celebrations, and Pet sharing. Please find more information in the links on the right side of the blog and in newsletters.
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!
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!. :)