Goodbye and Have a Great Summer!
Wednesday June 07th 2017, 4:27 pm
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Dr. Seuss said “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Well I found that very hard to do today. I have loved working with each of the students in my class this year and it was very hard for me to send them off today. I can smile because it happened though, because each child has touched my heart and made me a better teacher and person this year. Thank you for sharing them with me and for being such great parents to work with. Please know your child has an already addressed envelope that they can use to write to me. They may also email me at my school email address. I will respond to any mail I get! 🙂 And one last time, here are your sweet, sweet, 2nd graders. Have a great summer!


Today was a little crazy/hectic and emotional. If you asked for a summer packet, I apologize, they did not make it home! If you are able to, I will put them up in the office with Mrs. Smith tomorrow if you want to stop by and grab one. Please email me if you plan on doing so. If you can’t pick one up, I will mail you a copy! 🙂 I apologize for my mistake.


Also, I do special gift involving all of the pictures for the year, unfortunately my computer was not cooperating. As soon as I can figure out what is causing the issues, I will share that special surprise with you either through a disc or digital copy, depending on how I can get it to work.

Last Weekly News of First Grade :(
Saturday June 03rd 2017, 1:02 pm
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This is it! Two and half days until you have yourselves a 2nd grader. Wow, I am already emotional thinking about it, I am not ready to say good-bye to this year.

Friday Fun
Thursday June 01st 2017, 3:13 pm
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Tomorrow we are celebrating W on our countdown with water balloons in the afternoon. Please send in a change of clothes for you child in case they would get very wet. Students are welcome to bring a towel as well. I will have them take their socks and shoes off so they won’t get wet. If you want to send in water shoes or flip flops for them to walk in during our fun activities, that is fine too. 🙂


If you ordered a yearbook, your child will be bringing it home tomorrow.


Please send in your child’s Tie-Dye shirt on Monday (or tomorrow!). We were so excited about them yesterday, but we are going to sign the backs of them! 🙂 Thank you.

End of the Year
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 8:57 pm
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Next Tuesday is our “Year End Celebration”! We will be celebrating as a first grade in the afternoon. We will also celebrate any summer birthdays, June, July, and August. If your child has a birthday that won’t be celebrated during our time in school, feel free to send in a treat next Tuesday!


If you haven’t done so already, please take the time to fill out my end of the year survey. 🙂


Don’t forget tomorrow is the school picnic from 5:30-7:30.

Weekly News May 29 – June 2
Friday May 26th 2017, 2:41 pm
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Reminders & News:

  • June 7 is our last student day. We will be dismissing at 11:30, so no lunch will be served that day.
  • I have loved working with you and your child this year, and cannot tell you how incredibly sad I am getting as I think about them heading to 2nd grade in 7 1/2 days! If you are so inclined, please take a few moments to fill out this survey to help me grow as a teacher. Please be as honest as possible so I can become a better teacher in the future.


Animal Presentations!
Thursday May 25th 2017, 8:51 pm
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I’m sure you have hear all about your child’s chosen animal over the past few weeks. Check out these awesome presentations and learn some new facts about all of these amazing animals!

Deer        Bats     Snakes     Wolves      Lions        Cheetahs      Tigers


Pandas     Horses     Koalas      Frogs       Leopards      Rhinos      Spiders


Zebras    Turtles     Rabbits     Bald Eagles     Giraffes     Sharks    Owls


Polar Bears

Tuesday May 23rd 2017, 2:18 pm
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A few things for tomorrow:

  • It is Olympic Day (Awesome Activity Day) from 1:15-3:15. Please be sure your child wears sneakers and dresses for the weather as we will be outside and running around the entire afternoon.


  • Please remember to send a t-shirt for tie-dying to school tomorrow, it doesn’t need to be new. We will be tie dying on Friday!


  • Does your child want to read during the summer, but you have trouble getting to the library? The Bookmobile will be visiting Manor Heights twice a month this summer, bringing the library closer to you! Want to see what the Bookmobile is like? It will be at Manor Heights Community Center (Right off of Columbia Avenue across from Kline’s)on Wednesday, May 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Cruisin’ Creamery ice cream truck will also be there and if you explore the Bookmobile with your child, he or she can get free books and free ice cream!

We are down to our last 11 days of first grade! 🙁

School Picnic
Tuesday May 23rd 2017, 12:24 pm
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The school picnic has been rescheduled due to rainy weather. Our picnic will now be next Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30-7:30. Hope to see you there!

Weekly News May 22-26
Sunday May 21st 2017, 7:26 pm
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Reminders & News:

  • Friday, May 26 is out Tie Dye day students will need to bring in a shirt with their initials by Wednesday, May 24. Remember they do not need to be new.
  • I am preparing a summer packet to help keep students practicing skills over the summer. If you are interested in one, please email me to let me know and I will make one for your child.
  • Wednesday, May 24 is Awesome Activity Day, we will be outside from 1:00-3:00 so please check the weather and dress your child accordingly. Please be sure that they wear sneakers. 🙂
  • Can you believe we’re down to our last 12 days?! I can’t even think about it yet!!!!!

Weekly News May 15-19
Sunday May 14th 2017, 10:51 pm
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