Cookies and Conversation

To celebrate the students’ hard work, we would like to give them time to decorate cookies while enjoying some conversation with their classmates.  In order for this to be a success, we need your help.  We appreciate any donations that you are willing and able to provide.  Click the link below to be taken to the SignUp Genius form. Please send all donations to school by Wednesday, Dec 19th. Thank you for your generosity!!! 

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“Sharing Makes Us All Richer”

Calling all fruits! Students have read the folktale Stone Soup. We have discussed how to find the central message of a story. A central message is the moral or life lesson the author wants the reader to learn. In this story, monks visit a village that has been through hard times and teach the villagers how to make soup from stones. The villagers learn that sharing with one another creates more for all, leading to the moral that sharing makes everyone richer. As a culminating activity, we’d like to make a friendship fruit salad. Please consider sending ONE piece of fruit ( banana, one small bunch of grapes, one apple, etc.) to school with your child on Thursday, December 13th. PLEASE NOTE: Due to an allergy, we cannot have strawberries as part of our fruit salad. 

The students will help cut up the fruits and combine them to create a fruit salad to model the lesson that sharing makes everyone richer. Look for the paper in your child’s folder that is coming home today that you can use to communicate with me as to which type of fruit you would be willing to help contribute.

In addition, I will need a few volunteers to help with preparation and clean up on Thursday, December 13th. If you have submitted clearance paperwork to the district and are interested in helping, please indicate that on your child’s paper, so I can be sure to email you with the specific details. Thank you so much for supporting your child’s education 🙂

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Reminders and Requests

Just a reminder that this evening is the PTO’s Santa Shop from 6-8pm.

Also, our classroom could use more tissues and dry erase markers. If you have any that you would be willing to donate, we would be VERY grateful! 🙂

We are still in need of some lightbulbs for an activity that we would like to begin toward the end of next week. If you have any regular sized lightbulbs (they do not need to work!), please send them in with your child. Thank you so much!!!

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Sub Sale Pick Up- Wednesday 11/14

If you sold subs for our fall fundraiser, you can pick those up at the Conestoga Fire House on Wednesday, starting at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Thank you!

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Reminders for next week…

We have book exchange on Tuesday, so please be sure your child has their library books for that day.

Early Dismissals – Wednesday 11/7, Thursday 11/8, and Friday 11/9. Students are dismissed at 1:30pm.

This week the PTO is holding the Scholastic Book Fair. 

Book Fair Hours:

Tuesday, 11/6 – 9am-3pm

Wednesday, 11/7 – 9am-7pm

Thursday, 11/8 – 9am – 3pm

Please Note:

The book fair WILL be open Wednesday evening during conferences so you can bring your child to shop with them. If your child brings money to school with them, they will be permitted to visit the Book Fair and shop for books with the help of a PTO book fair volunteer. Students who do not bring in money, will not be “window shopping”.  Please place your child’s book fair money in an envelope or baggie marked with their name.  If you would like your child to purchase a specific book or item, please tuck a note in with the money. 

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Field Trip Fun

Check out these fun field trip pictures. We had a great day! Thank you to the parents that chaperoned and our PTO for helping to fund the trip!!

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Red Ribbon Week

Good morning! Starting tomorrow, Wednesday October 24, we will be celebrating Red Ribbon week. Students will be encouraged to keep their bodies healthy by making healthy choices. Starting tomorrow we will be having the following themed days:

October 24 – Be a Drug Free team! Wear a team jersey or any team spirit wear.

October 25 – I’m “Red-y” to say NO to drugs! – Wear red.

October 26 – Pink Out Day – Wear your pink t-shirts that were purchased or dress in anything pink.

Look for field trip pictures to be posted this week along with pictures from our energy presentation! Have a great week 🙂

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Two Reminders…

Field trip forms and money are due tomorrow. Look for the announcement of chaperones to come at the beginning of next week!

Students do not have school on Friday, September 28th. Therefore, don’t forget that our spelling test is TOMORROW! Practice, practice, practice.

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And we are rolling…

Students are learning the routines and working hard. We have spent time discussing the importance of perseverance. Learning new skills is difficult and often messy, but if we remember to keep trying to do our best it is amazing what we are able to do. In math, we are working on using our math language in order to correctly describe numbers using place value. In reading, students are working on identifying the story elements by completing a story map and determining from which point of view a story is being told. Social studies has the students looking and thinking about where they live in the world. A lot of learning has taken place in the few weeks that we have been in school. Above all, students are reminded that as long as we work together as a team we will have a successful year!

Check out these pictures of the students working in the garden from last Friday 🙂

Students had to find things in and around the garden and classify them based upon opposites, such as things that are rough and things that are smooth.

 Then, students had to look at the other groups’ items and try to determine how the items were classified.
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Off to a GREAT start!

The students worked hard during the first two days in order to learn classroom routines. Below are a few things to recap in order to keep in mind as we head into next week:

Each student received a take home folder. The students are held accountable for completing and returning their homework on a daily basis. Beginning Monday, homework is given each night, Monday-Thursday. The cover sheet of their folder outlines what can be expected each night. Please help support your child by getting in the habit of asking your child to see his/her folder each night.

If your child has not yet created a ME poster to share with the class, please make every effort to create one this weekend so that your child will be able to share it with the class on Monday. This is a great way for us to get to know more about one another:)

Reminder that if your child is getting picked up from school, a note must be sent in including the date, time of pick up and the person’s name who will be picking up your child. It is often difficult for me to check my email throughout the school day, so if you email me about picking up your child there is a high probability that I may not see it in time. Please either send a note in with your child or call the office (872-9535) by 3:00 as this will give Mrs. Williams time to relay the message to me before dismissal.

Our first day of physical education will be Monday. Please be sure your child wears sneakers and appropriate clothing.

Look for the first spelling list to come home on Wednesday of this week. Typically, spelling lists will be given on Friday with the test being given the following Friday. Because of the holiday weekend, I will be sending the list home on Wednesday with our first spelling test scheduled for Friday, September 7th.

Hope to see you at Conestoga’s Open House on Wednesday, August 29 from 4:30-6:30pm. This is a drop-in event where you can come with your child to have her/him show you around our classroom as well as our school.

Mark your calendar! There is an early dismissal on Thursday, August 30th. Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm. Please be sure to let me know of any changes with dismissal as soon as possible. We do not have school Friday August 31st or Monday Sept. 3rd due to Labor Day.

I’m looking forward to another great week. Relax and enjoy the weekend!

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