April 5

Reminders for next week

Spirit week 4/8-4/12:

  • Monday- Wear blue and gold
  • Tuesday- Wear bright colors
  • Wednesday- Dress like a superhero
  • Thursday- Hat Day
  • Friday- Wear pajamas or sweats

4/9: We will be visiting the book fair on April 9th from 10:25-10:55. You are welcome to join us if you like. All books are buy one get one free!

4/9: Spring concert- The concert will start at 7:00. Please bring your kids to our classroom at 6:45, before you grab your seats in the cafeteria. If you can’t make the performance at night, we will be performing at an assembly during the day. I can let you know the time if you would like to come to the assembly.

Looking Ahead:

4/15 PTO Meeting at 6:30

4/18 School is in session

4/19 No School

4/22 No School

We enjoyed working in the garden today!

March 29

4/1: Has your child been working on their reading calendar? It will be due Monday April 1st. The goal is 200 minutes or more!

4/3: 4:30-6:30- Candy Sale Pick up in the lobby. 

4/5: We will working in the garden on April 5th. If your child has sunglasses or gardening gloves they may bring them to school.

4/9: We will be visiting the book fair on April 9th from 10:25-10:55. You are welcome to join us if you like. It’s buy one get one free!

4/9: Spring concert- The concert will start at 7:00. Please bring your kids to our classroom at 6:45, before you grab your seats in the cafeteria. If you can’t make the performance at night, we will be performing at an assembly during the day. I can let you know the time if you would like to come to the assembly.

March Pictures!

March 3

Read Across America Week:

  • Monday: Wear red and blue like thing 1 and thing 2.
  • Tuesday: Dress like fox in socks and wear some fun, wild socks.
  • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday- dress your wackiest and wear your tackiest
  • Thursday: Dr. Seuss and the Cat both wore funny hats… Hat day!
  • Friday: Cozy up with a good book. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite book for a relaxing reading time!

I am looking for mystery readers for March and April. Please e-mail me if you are interested!

Please note the dates below for some changes due to the recent snow.

Special Reminders for this week:

  • *Monday – Gertrude Hawk fundraiser due
  • *Friday – CM PTO Movie Night at 5:30

Looking Ahead…

  • *March 11 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM in the CM Library
  • *March 26 – End of the 3rd Marking Period
  • *March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • *March 29 – We ARE in school today!
  • *April 8 – Report Cards Distributed

100th Day on Monday

100th Day: Since school was closed today we will celebrate our 100th day of school on Monday, February 4th. Please have students bring their collections of 100 items by Monday. We will dress like we are 100 years old on Monday!

Report cards: Report cards will be sent home tomorrow. Please keep the report card itself, but return the signed envelope and comment sheet as soon as possible. Please contact me with any questions! If you would like to know more about how your child is doing in school, please feel free to call or e-mail me! I would be happy to discuss your child’s progress and answer any questions you may have.

Mystery Readers: I have openings for mystery readers! If you or a family member is interested in being a mystery reader please e-mail me to schedule a time.

January 29

Scholastic Book Orders are due on Thursday. You can order online at https://clubs.scholastic.com/home by entering our class code NX4ZH

Friday (2/1) is our 100th day of school! We will be doing several different activities to celebrate our 100th day.

  • Collections: Students may bring in their collection of 100 items any time before Friday.
    • Dressing like we are 100: All of first grade is celebrating our 100th day by dressing like we are 100 years old.

Spelling Words this week- quit, quick, quiz, whiz, which, when, arm, part, house, put

Spelling Test is on Friday!

Report cards are coming home on Friday! Please keep the report card itself, but return the signed envelope and comment sheet as soon as possible. Please contact me with any questions! If you would like to know more about how your child is doing in school, please feel free to call or e-mail me! I would be happy to discuss your child’s progress and answer any questions you may have.

Looking Ahead…

  • *February 1- 100th Day of school (Dress like you are 100)
  • *February 5 – Kindergarten Information Night 7PM at Hambright (Snow Date is Feb. 6)
  • *February 7 – PTO Meeting
  • *February 8 – Freaky Friday (in support of PM High School Musical) Spirit Day (Students dress like teachers, teachers dress like students)
  • *February 13 – Restaurant Night at Friendlys from 5-8 PM
  • *February 14 – Candy Sale starts
  • *February 15 – No School or Weather Make Up Day
  • *February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)
  • *February 22 – Kids At Work Day (More info to come!)
  • *March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

We had a lot of fun last week working on the ar sound! We read pirate books, practiced our spelling words with eye patches, and even went on a treasure hunt!

January 3

Spelling:  We got our new spelling words yesterday. We will have our spelling test next Friday. Starting with this test, students will be given a sentence to write. The sentence will had a few spelling words. This will be worth 10 points (1 point for each word spelling correctly, 1 point for the capital, 1 point for the punctuation, and 1 point for spaces between words).

Poetry: We will get a new poem next week!

Reading: Students have been working hard during their reading groups to learn different strategies to figure out unknown words. Our goal for this time of year is for students to use those strategies independently. We are also focusing on reading in short phrases rather than word by word. One way to practice this at home is to have your child go back and reread the page if they get stuck on a word. This will help them remember the world and also hear themselves reading fluently. Please make sure your child is reading the books in their reading baggies and practicing their karate belts at home.

Mystery Readers:  Are you interested in being a mystery reader? Mystery readers come in and read a book to the class. I will give the students clues to try to guess the reader. Shhh- don’t tell your child when you are planning to come in and be our reader, they’ll love the surprise!

We are looking for mystery readers for the following dates:

Friday, January 11

Thursday, January 17

Friday, January 25

Friday, February 8

Friday, February 22

Friday, March 1

Friday, March 8

Friday, March 15

Friday, March 22

If Fridays do not work for your schedule please send me an e-mail and we can find a date that works! Please spread the word to grandparents, older siblings, aunts/uncles. We love having any family member come to read to the class!

Gingerbread Plays

Reminder: We will be performing three different versions of The Gingerbread Man on Wednesday, December 19th. We will start at 1:30. Right after the plays, families are invited back to our classroom to help decorate gingerbread houses! Grandparents and younger siblings are all invited! If you plan on coming please let me know. We will finish by 2:40 so they can get to library at the end of the day. 

The students have been working hard to add expression to their lines. They will have their scripts with them on Wednesday so they do not need to memorize their part. They are getting very excited!! 

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a great short week before Thanksgiving. We learned all about the first Thanksgiving and we got to weave place-mats with out 5th grade buddies. We also enjoyed making pumpkin pie in a cup! We had our own feast in classroom and enjoyed sitting at long tables. 

Enjoy your 5 day weekend. School starts back up on Tuesday!

November 5

Reminders for this week

Early Dismissals: We have early dismissals Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for parent-teacher conferences.

Book Fair: We will be going to the Book Fair tomorrow from 2:40-3:25. You are welcome to join us or send in money with your child. Please make sure money is in an envelope or baggy with your child’s name. The book fair will be open during conferences as well.

We had a lot of fun last week working with pumpkins. See some pictures below!