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News from First Grade: January 18

Dear Parents,
The week sure does fly by when you have a holiday AND a "snow" day! Looking forward to getting back to normal next week (and our field trip!). Hope you are all staying warm in this chilly weather!

Library Tomorrow: Please help your kiddos remember their books!
Report Cards: Our report cards and data binders for the second nine weeks went home with your child today. Your kiddos have been working super hard. I am looking forward to seeing continued progress throughout this second semester!Please review the report card, then sign and return the envelopeTake a look at your child's hard work in their data binder. Please leave all of the papers in the binder and return it to schoolField Trip: Our field trip to the Thinkery is on Tuesday, January 23. Don't forget to send your kiddo with their lunch (unless they signed up to order a sack lunch from the cafeteria). We will be eating at school before we leave (an EARLY lunch), so you can just send it in their normal…

News from First Grade: January 12

Dear Parents,

We had a great first week back to school! We had a fun-filled Friday - we got to watch a performance by students from a school in South Korea (it was amazing!), had some fun in Innovation Station, and took a trip to the reward lockers to celebrate reaching 4,000 Dojo points this year!
Field Trip: Our field trip to the Thinkery is on Tuesday, January 23. If you signed up to be a chaperone, I will be sending you an email with details next week! If you didn't sign up to chaperone but would still like to attend, you are welcome to meet us there!
Morning Snack: After talking with the kiddos about what makes "a perfect classroom," one student mentioned they would like to have a snack in the morning (instead of just the afternoon). I told them we could start doing a morning "working snack" - feel free to send your child with two snacks each day (if desired).
Mystery Readers: We still have some time slots available on our Mystery Reader sign up - we would lov…

News from First Grade: December 17

Dear Parents,

Hope you all had an amazing weekend! I really enjoyed listening to all of the kiddos' Holiday Traditions Timeline presentations last week. It was so neat to learn about the various holidays that our class celebrates. 
The last week before winter break is here! We have a fun week planned, packed with a lot of activities! 
Monday: Grinch Day - students are welcome to dress in green or wear any Grinch-themed outfits. Tuesday: Elf Day Wednesday: Gingerbread Day (this is also our Winter Party day from 1:30-2:15) Thursday: Polar Express Day - students are welcome to wear PJ's to school

Thank you to everyone who has donated items for this week's fun activities. There are still a few items on our sign up genius that would help to make this week fun! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e48aba728a13-donations

Winter Party: Our class will be having a Winter Party on Wednesday, December 20 from 1:30-2:15 pm. Here is the sign up genius for volunteers http://www.signupgenius.com/g…

News from First Grade: December 8

Parents,
How fun to come to school this morning with snow on the ground! We had some snow-themed fun today and turned our room into a Winter Wonderland! Below are some class and campus announcements for the week.
Festive Winter Week: The last week of school before break, we will be having several fun themed days (Grinch, Elf, Gingerbread, and Polar Express). For some of the activities we are planning, we could use some donations. Please see the sign up genius if you are able to contribute. Thank you so much! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e48aba728a13-donations 
Winter Party: Our class will be having a Winter Party on Wednesday, December 20 from 1:30-2:15 pm. Here is the sign up genius for volunteers http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4bafa82baaf94-winter 

Holiday Timeline Project: Last week, our Holiday Timeline Project paperwork went home. This is a grade-wide project and will be due on December 13. There is a sheet in the packet that students need to fill out in addition to creati…

News from First Grade: December 1

Dear Parents,

It's December! I can't believe how fast this year is zooming by. We have a lot of fun learning planned for the next three weeks before Winter Break! Below are some announcements for our class.
Class Announcements:
Holiday Traditions Timeline Project: Yesterday, our Holiday Traditions Timeline Project paperwork went home. This is a grade-wide project and will be due on December 13. I know some of your kiddos may have talked about their favorite holiday already for our November Oral Presentations - if they would like to do the same holiday, that is fine! They just have some different requirements for this one. Please let me know if you have any questions about this project!
Winter Party: Our class will be having a Winter Party on Wednesday, December 20 from 1:30-2:15 pm. Be on the lookout for a sign up genius with additional information from our homeroom parent, Keri Gold! 
Field Trip: Permission slips for our January field trip to the Thinkery went home on Monday. Plea…

News from First Grade: November 16

Dear Parents,

I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving Break! Enjoy some time with family and friends! 
Flat Turkey: Tomorrow, your kiddos will be coming home with a fun Thanksgiving assignment. They will bring home a "Flat Turkey" and it will spend the holiday break with them. They will fill out a page that tells about everything Flat Turkey did over break and will share with the class when we return on November 27! Students will also have the option to take photos of Flat Turkey's adventures to show the class.
Oral Presentations: If your kiddo forgot their oral presentation today, they can still bring it tomorrow! We will be presenting tomorrow afternoon.
Library: Tomorrow is library day - please help your kiddo remember their books so they can check out new ones.
Scholastic: I am placing our November Scholastic book order tomorrow afternoon. If you are interested in getting any books for the holidays, this will be the last order that will arrive in time. You can order o…

News from First Grade: November 9

Dear Parents,
One more week until Thanksgiving break - I can't believe it! We are having a great week and have been working really hard!
Veteran's Day Assembly: Tomorrow morning is our school Veteran's Day Assembly. Please have your child wear red, white, or blue if possible. We are inviting all veterans to join us from 7:00-7:30 am for a reception in their honor in the library. The assembly will begin at 7:35 am.

Soil: Just a reminder, if you haven't already done so, please help your child to collect a soil sample and send it to school in a ziploc baggie tomorrow. We will be observing and comparing these soils next week!

Library: We have library tomorrow! Please help your kiddo remember their library books so they can check out some new ones.

Oral Presentations: Today, your child is coming home with a letter about oral presentations and our first presentation assignment (due Thursday, 11/16). Students will be using the template to write about their family holiday traditio…