Book Orders came home today, they are due back next Tuesday, December 10. If you choose to order online, our classroom code is HC3B3. Thank you for supporting our classroom reading!
Today we had a special dental health presentation and the students learned all about taking care of their teeth. They each received a great “goodie bag” from the presenters too.
Mrs. Adams was our mystery reader today and helped the students to make “Snowman Soup” to go along with her story. The students had a lot of fun working together in their groups to make their special treat.
Happy Hump Day!
Welcome to December! This is going to be a jam packed month of learning and fun that will make our days fly by!
Reminders and News:
- Wednesday we will have a special Dental Hygiene Presentation to teach us how to take care of our teeth and keep them healthy.
- Students are bringing home a Book Order today. Order forms and payment are due Wednesday, December 11. Checks are preferable, but cash is fine too. Please make checks out to Scholastic Book Clubs.
- Students will be bringing home a spelling homework packet. The last page is extra credit and the packet is due back on or before Tuesday, December 10.
- Our next Spelling Test is Wednesday, December 11.
- We are collecting food items to help out local families. Our goal is to collect 1000 items as a school. 1st grade is responsible for canned corn and/or canned peas.
- Tuesday, December 10, is the Winter Concert. We will watch the dress rehearsal as an assembly during the day. You are welcome to enjoy the concert that night at 7PM.
- Wednesday, December 18, will be the 1st Grade December Delight! This is similar to our Fall Fest, but with a Holiday/Winter theme. More info will come, but keep that afternoon open if you are interested in helping out!
- After visiting my classroom, some of you may have realized I am a little ob”seussed” with a certain author, and so of course we need to celebrate a special character this month! Thursday, December 19, will be Grinch Day in our classroom. We will be doing special Grinch themed activities all day long! Students are encouraged to wear green that day. I will let you know more details as we get closer to the date.
- Friday, December 20 is a 1:30 Dismissal. Students are encouraged to wear red and green that day.
I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend and is able to relax and enjoy some quality time with family friends as we give thanks for all that we have in our lives. Our class has a message for all of you as well!
You may have seen your child’s super high tech tool for learning doubles yesterday, you know the super sweet iPod? Well today we watched a few brave teachers, not from our district, rap the doubles rap for us! You can check it out below!
Don’t forget our Spelling Test tomorrow!
This is a short and busy week for us in first grade! We will continue to “talk turkey” as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Thanks for your help disguising Tom Turkey’s family, we saved quite a few turkeys this year! Take a peek below at just a few of the disguises!
Reminders and News:
- Because of Thanksgiving break, our spelling test will be on Day 5 instead of Day 6. We will take our spelling test on Wednesday, November 27.
- We will be doing some special Pilgrim activities with our 5th grade buddies on Wednesday.
- There is no school Thursday, November 28-Monday, December 2. We will see you Tuesday December 3!
- Central Manor students and teachers are teaming up to help families in need this holiday season. Each classroom is being challenged to bring in food items between December 3rd – December 13th. Our goal is to donate 800 food items. If we reach this goal, students will have a special “FUN” day! We are collecting food items between December 3 and December 13. First grade is collecting canned corn and canned peas. This effort not only helps others but students know they are making a difference in their school community.
- Winter Concert December 10
- Early Dismissal Friday, December 20
- No School Monday, December 23-January 1
Our class met their goal of 20 points yesterday! They earned these points through great work in the classroom, specials, and in the hallway! These boys and girls think win-win and synergize to make things happen! They voted on their reward today, and so Friday is FURRY FRIEND FRIDAY! All students are allowed to bring in one stuffed animal to spend the day with. Please no extra large critters!
Also, many students have already returned their turkey in disguise. Make sure you send yours in on or before Friday!
We have been working on building our stamina in reading to someone. Today we made it to 10 minutes! This is great. Students know that stamina is being able to do something for a long period of time and are really proud of themselves. Take a peek below, and ask your child what reading to someone should and should not look like. (Warning, you may get some hysterical should nots….)
It was great seeing and talking to all of you at conferences last week! Thank you so much for coming in to discuss your child’s progress. I cannot believe we are so close to Thanksgiving already! I am thankful for the wonderful students in my class and their amazing families that support them at home!
Reminders and News:
- Tuesday, November 19 is picture retake day! If your child missed picture day, he/she will have his/her picture taken. If you want to order pictures please send in the order form and a check or payment. If you were unhappy with your child’s photos, please return the package you purchased and they will get their picture retaken.
- Wednesday, November 20 is our Spelling test, don’t forget to study your words each night.
- Your child brought home a very special homework assignment on Friday. This is meant to be a fun activity for you and your child to do together. Turkeys are due back on or before Friday, November 22. We will be doing a special writing assignment with them. If you need anything or have any questions don’t hesitate to email me.
- We will be taking our Mid Chapter Test for Chapter 5 on Friday, November 22.
- No school from November 28-December 2 in honor of Thanksgiving.
Students are bringing home Math homework tonight, Skills Practice 4-6. The back is extra Credit.
Students are doing a fabulous job with organizing data! We did a very tasty graphing activity today, ask your child about it!
It’s parent conference week and I am looking forward to meeting with each of you! Your child has been learning and talking about Veterans Day yesterday and today. They wrote thank you letters to local Vets that I will be dropping off at the VFW down the street from my house. I can’t tell you how much they appreciate the art work and kind words from first graders! Have you thanked a Vet lately?
Reminders and News:
- Monday, November 11 is a special Veterans Day Shine Time! We will be supporting our Vets by wearing Red, White, and Blue on Monday.
- Tuesday, November 12 is our next spelling test.
- Thursday, November 14 will be our Chapter 4 Math Test. The students are really doing a great job Organizing and Analyzing Data with tables, charts, and graphs.
- We will be visiting the PTO Book Fair on Thursday, November 14 first thing in the morning. You are welcome to take your child to the book fair before or after our conference or you may send in money or a check with them and I can help them pick out books on Thursday.
- Picture Retake Day is November 19!
**A special announcement from the office regarding pick-ups at the end of the day….
Dear CM Parents, Guardians, & Family Members,
We are looking to you for help with a very important end of day bus procedure. If you pick your child up at the end of the day, PLEASE park in the EAST parking lot. (the side lot near the gym entrance). With the recent addition of another bus to our end of day departure, there is no room for parents to depart safely while parking in the front of the school. If you pick up your child between 3:00-4:00, please use the EAST parking lot. This will enable us to safely and efficiently get the students on the bus and for our drivers to stay on schedule.
*Please share this information with anyone who may pick up your child at the end of the day from 3:00-3:30.
Don’t forget only ELEMENTARY does not have school tomorrow, the middle and high school are still in session. Central Manor is a polling place for tomorrow’s election.
We talked about elections, ballots, candidates, and voting today so that the students understand why we are not in school tomorrow. You should be able to ask them:
- How old do you have to be to vote?
- Who are people “electing” tomorrow?
- What are the pieces of paper that people vote on called?
- What kind of election did we have in class today? Who won? (Hint, they brought home the winning “candy”date in their backpack today. Ha ha!)