Students do not have school on Monday, January 13th. Please mark your calendar.

I had such a fun time on Friday with the kids. We reviewed our sight words by playing basketball with my Nerf Net. Students would read a word, or two, or three, and would then be allowed to shoot a hoop. The kids knew that making a basket wasn’t the goal of our game, but they sure were having fun cheering one another on. I think they forgot they were learning to read!

Tuesday, January 14 – The order of our specials has changed for the second half of the year. Today we will have Phys. Ed. Scholastic book orders are due. Students will have the Jump Rope for Heart kick off assembly this afternoon with Mr. McCabe.

Could you please take a few minutes to register your child on the heart.org/kidsheart challenge site? The teacher with the highest percentage of students signed up online by the day of our event (2/28), will earn a $50 Amazon gift card for our classroom!

Wednesday, January 15 – Our special is Music. Miss Trish and Declan will be in to read with the class today. Please practice AR spelling words for our test on Friday.

Thursday, January 16 – Our special is library. Today is our book exchange day too. We will now have book exchange every week! I tell the kids to place their books directly into their book bags when they are finished reading each night so it’s always at school for book exchange day.

Friday, January 17 – Our special is Art. We have a spelling test on our AR words. We’ll have a PIRATE day today. Students are welcome to dress like a pirate – gold jewelry, mustaches, handkerchiefs on their head, pirate costumes, boots etc… We’ll made hooks for our hands and I have extra handkerchiefs for anyone who needs one.

Looking Ahead:

There is no school on Monday, January 20

Tuesday, January 21 – I will have a substitute. Our special is Phys. Ed. New spelling words will be sent home.