Snow Day

I hope everyone is enjoying the unexpected long weekend. Due to the cancellations, our spelling test will now be next Friday, February 22. Don’t forget your Valentine holders are due tomorrow! 🙂 I can’t wait to see all of your creative ideas!

Below are some things to help your child review some math skills or learn some fun new information.

Here are a few fun activities to help with cabin fever since it’s not as fun to go out in today.

Snow Ice Cream
Dish Soap Silly Putty

Make homemade play dough

1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tbsp. cream of tartar, 2 tbsp. oil, 1 cup water food coloring (optional), Scent (cinnamon, vanilla, mint, etc. – also optional).

In a saucepan, mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, scent ingredient, and oil. Slowly mix in water until it’s all smooth. Then turn the heat on medium and stir until it forms a ball of dough. I used a heat-resistant rubber spatula so I could scrape the bottom of the pan easily. Once it’s a ball, plop it onto some wax paper until it’s cool enough for you to touch.

Weekly News December 17-21

Today was Miss Glah’s last official day with us for this semester. She has been very helpful in our classroom and has done a great job helping us to grow an learn. We are so excited for her to join us again in the middle of January. She will be with us every day until the middle of May! 

Central Manor is having a holiday spirit week this week!  Please see the days below!
*Monday – Central Manners Monday!  Dress your best for a formal luncheon! We’ve been working hard to use our manners in the lunch line!
*Tuesday – Tacky Sweater Tuesday
*Wednesday- Wear red and green
*Thursday- Wear your PJs!
*Friday- Holiday hats

*Thank you for all of the donations for our holiday fun!  We could still use a few supplies!  Please click the Sign Up Genius link to help!  Thank you!

*I want to wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season!  Thank you for sending the gift of your child to school each day!  We love that he/she is a part of our class!  

Special Reminders:

*No Spelling test next week!

*Wednesday – 1:30-2:30 Winter plays and special activity. We are looking forward to seeing you in our room!

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 24 – January 1 – Holiday Break

Can you help?

Hello! I am looking for some help with a few projects! 
First, I am looking for some donations for our special activity next Wednesday. We will be making sugar cone trees after our plays, and we could use some treats to use for decorating. Donations would be needed by Monday, December 17. If you are interested in donating any supplies, please click here

Second, I am looking for some at home help! Are you interested? I am looking for 4-6 volunteers to rip out the pages, collate, staple, and paper clip. Each parent will get 4-6 books and I will need them back by Friday, December 21st. If you are interested in this at-home job (instructions provided!), please contact me. Thanks so much! 

Book Order

Just a reminder that I will be submitting our book order on Wednesday. If you are interested in ordering online, remember to use code QP4Q6. Otherwise send in your paper order and check tomorrow or Wednesday. 

If you would like me to “disguise” your order so they can be a gift, please just send me an email or text! 

Weekly News: December 3-7

How can it be December already?! Time sure flies when you’re having fun and learning in first grade! We are so excited for the holiday season and all of the joy and creativity it brings with it! 


We did not bring home our lists this week! Our spelling pattern for the next lesson is /or/. For the weekend, if you’d like to practice the pattern with your child, here are the regular spelling words! Your child will bring their list home on Monday!

  • or
  • for
  • form
  • sort
  • store
  • more
  • long
  • bring
  • your 
  • head