Snow Day
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 1:06 pm
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Just a few reminders:

Tomorrow is still a day 6, so be ready for gym.

Our spelling test is tomorrow! Be sure to study; her, fur, turn, bird, girl, first, quit, when, name, work

Don’t forget! Our Valentine exchange is on Friday. Today is perfect day to put the finishing touches on your valentine box assignment! I can’t wait to see all of your creative ideas! :)

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Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

 

 



Super Bowl, Mystery Readers, and a New Friend…Oh MY!
Monday February 01st 2016, 9:44 pm
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This week Student Council is celebrating the “soup”er bowl. Students may bring in canned foods and vote for which team they think will win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday! Students may also wear any sports jersey on Friday to prepare for the big game!

 

I am looking for Mystery Readers from now until the end of May. You would come in on Fridays at 3:00 to read to our class. If Fridays or 3:00 do not work for you, I can be flexible to accommodate more parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Please email me if you are interested. :) Thank you for considering being a reader in our room!

We are welcoming a new friend to our class! We are excited to welcome Riley P., she will be joining us tomorrow! Please be sure to add her to your Valentine list. :)



Weekly News February 1-5
Thursday January 28th 2016, 10:17 pm
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Well, this was a very short and snowy week for us! Here’s to hoping that is the end of our blizzards. :) The class has been working extremely hard on writing personal narratives and adding extra details to their writing. They have been doing a great job! We are all looking forward to a full week together next week.

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News & Reminders:

  • Our next spelling test will be on Tuesday, February 2.
  • Tonight is the talent show at 6:30 in the CM Gym. Doors open at 6, the show starts at 6:30.
  • Report cards are coming home today (Friday). Please sign the envelope, write any comments on the sheet inside the envelope, and return it to school. You may keep the report card.
  • I am also sending home your child’s writing journals from November and December. Please look for these journals to be coming home each month. Enjoy their fabulous stories and illustrations!
  • I will collect reading calendars on Monday.

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, February 8 is our 100th day of school (pending any snow days)! We will be having a special celebration at school.
  • Friday, February 12 will be our Valentine exchange and celebration in our classroom.
  • Friday, February 19 is the PTO Movie Night! Doors open at 5:30 and the movie begins at 6:15.There will be plenty of food and drink to purchase at affordable prices!  Students may come dressed in PJs. Please feel free to bring comfy chairs and/or blankets so you can enjoy the movie while on the CM gym floor.Click on the link below for more information!

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFA82EABFF2-movie

  • Due to snows days, we are now in session Friday, February 12 and Wednesday, March 23.


Monday Snow Day!
Sunday January 24th 2016, 10:43 pm
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I’ll miss seeing all the smiling faces in our class tomorrow, but I hope you all have some fun on your snow day! On top of the usual fun of sledding, snowmen, snow angels, etc, here are some fun things you can try! If you do, feel free to email me a picture of you having fun in the snow!

Colorful Icicles

Snowball Potato Heads

Glow Sticks in the Snow

Snow Volcano

Snow Candy

Ice Balloons

Snow Ice Cream

 

You can also check out these Winter Videos:

Cat in the Hat: A Long Winter’s Nap

Cat in the Hat: Snowman’s Land

 

Happy Snow Day!

snoman



Weekly News January 25-29
Saturday January 23rd 2016, 8:55 am
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I hope you are enjoying the winter wonderland that is outside your door! I hope you all stay safe and warm this weekend. Please be sure to tune in to WGAL tomorrow and Monday for information about school on Monday. If you have not sign up for the text messaging alerts here are the directions for how to do that:

TEXT the following on your cell phone:

@cmnews  to  23559

Fingers crossed that I’ll see 24 sweet smiling faces on Monday!

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Reminders & News:

  • Our next spelling test will be on Friday, January 29.
  • Friday, January 29 is the talent show at 6:30 in the CM Gym. Doors open at 6, the show starts at 6:30
  • Friday, January 29 is a 1:30 dismissal.

Looking Ahead:

  • Thursday, February 4 is our 100th day of school (pending any snow days)! We will be having a special celebration at school. A letter will come home this week explaining the special thing students can do that day.
  • Thursday, February 11 will be our Valentine exchange in our classroom. I will send home a class list this week!
  • Friday, February 19 is the PTO Movie Night. The doors will open at 5:30 and the movie will begin at 6:15.

There will be plenty of food and drink to purchase at affordable prices!  Students may come dressed in PJs. Please feel free to bring comfy chairs and/or blankets so you can enjoy the movie while on the CM gym floor.

Click on the link below for more information!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFA82EABFF2-movie



Weekly News January 18-22
Sunday January 17th 2016, 9:36 pm
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Reminders & News:

  • 0ur next spelling test will be on Thursday, January 21.
  • Monday, January 18 there is no school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Tuesday, January 19 is a day 4. There is a cycle day jump due to the end of the marking period.
  • Friday, January 22 is the talent show at 6:30 in the CM Gym.

Looking Ahead:

  • Friday, January 29 is a 1:30 dismissal.
  • Thursday, February 4 is our 100th day of school! We will be having a special celebration at school. More information will come as we get closer. (Pending any cancellations due to weather)


A few reminders…
Wednesday January 13th 2016, 9:42 pm
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Just a few quick reminders:

Friday is a 1:30 dismissal. The elementary schools ARE in session, the middle and high schools are not. This is the end of the 2nd Marking Period.

Book Orders are also due on Friday, don’t forget you can order online with our class code: HC3B3 

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 18  in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Weekly News January 11-15
Sunday January 10th 2016, 2:47 pm
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I hope you all enjoyed your weekend despite all of the rain. It’s hard to believe but the end of the 2nd marking period is here, we are already half way through our year together in 1st grade! On Tuesday, I will be doing some mid year reading assessments with the class, so there will be a substitute in the classroom. On Wednesday, I will be at a district Science Committee meeting in the morning, so there will be a substitute in the morning as well. Please give your child a pep talk both mornings to remind them of ways to help out the substitutes and show that they are great first grade leaders. :)

Specials:

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Reminders and News:

  • After tomorrow, 0ur next spelling test will be on Monday, January 11.
  • We will begin to have practice dictation sentences on our spelling tests. Students will listen to a sentence and write it correctly on their own. They will need to use appropriate capital letters, finger spaces, and punctuation, as well as spell the words correctly. All words in the sentence will be words students should have mastered at this point. Next month these sentences will be graded as part of your child’s spelling grade.
  • The end of the 2nd Marking Period is Friday, January 15. It is a 1:30 dismissal. Secondary does not have school this day. It is a make up day 1 from earlier in the year.
  • Book Orders came home last week and are due back to me or put in online by Friday, January 15.

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, January 18 there is no school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Tuesday, January 19 is a day 4. There is a cycle day jump due to the end of the marking period.
  • Friday, January 22 is the talent show at 6:30 in the CM Gym.
  • Friday, January 29 is a 1:30 dismissal.


Weekly News January 4-8
Sunday January 03rd 2016, 9:18 pm
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Happy New Year! Welcome back to school. I hope you all had a relaxing break and enjoyed your time with family. I am looking forward to seeing all my firsties again and getting back into our routine of fun and learning!

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Reminders & News:

  • I will be checking poetry folders and collecting reading calendars tomorrow.
  • Our next spelling test will be on Monday, January 11.
  • The end of the 2nd Marking Period is next Friday, January 15.
  • January 15th is a 1:30 dismissal. Secondary does not have school this day. It is a make up day 1 from earlier in the year.
  • Don’t forget to study flashcards and spelling words each night!

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, January 18 there is no school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Tuesday, January 19 is a day 4. There is a cycle day jump due to the end of the marking period.
  • Friday, January 22 is the talent show at 6:30 in the CM Gym.
  • Friday, January 29 is a 1:30 dismissal.


News!
Tuesday December 22nd 2015, 4:21 pm
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We had an excellent time with our Grinch Day. Students enjoyed doing Grinch Math and activities to accompany the book. Ask them what their favorite activity was! Here are just a few peeks at our day:

 

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Students also brought home a packet marked with EC at the top. This is extra credit work for over the break, it is not required to be completed!