March 2, 2018
HI Room13 Parents,
Just wanted to give you a quick update on some of the notes that have gone home.
Projects are due April 20
I think that about does it, I apologize for part of last week and this week’s paper not being returned in a timely fashion, the bag I use to carry my papers got wet when my water bottle leaked so I graded and tried to dry what I could. My new parent volunteer list also didn’t make it. I will email time to those who wanted to help. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you all for being such a wonderful supportive class. Your extra time of reading nightly and practicing math facts with your children is making a wonderful impact. The whole class is becoming much more fluent and confident in math.
February 1, 2018
Just wanted to give you a quick classroom update.
Our First Grade Love Show is on Valentine’s Day February at 9:00am in the MPR. The two first grade classes will sing, dance and recite poetry. Please have your child bring in a medium sized stuffed animal for the show this week. Also, it would be nice if they wore red, white and or pink for the show. Hope to see you there.
We have begun the second Language Arts Pilot and the kids are enjoying the stories. This series has an online component the students can access it at home via the district portal firstname.lastname@example.org then clicking the McGraw Hill button. The username and password are their student id number and password is their birthday in numbers. This district portal also gives them access to Reflex math and Typing.com: two programs they use in class and the computer lab.
The class has begun working on an animal report power point presentation in the computer lab. Each child was given an animal to report on. They are enjoying picking pictures and typing the facts for their power point presentation.
In Math we are working in Chapter 8. It covers different strategies for adding and subtracting to twenty. Please help your child memorize the addition and subtraction facts to twenty.
I want to thank you all for all your help and support and donations.
Donations needed for February:
By Feb 5: two bags of pretzel sticks, two bags mini marshmallows, two bags chocolate chips, Big Box or Chex Mix Cereal (nut free), bag of regular MnM’s (nut free).
By Feb 13: white paper doilies, 3 bags of Cotton Balls.
With the new Language Arts pilot, I can use volunteers on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:15am to 10:25am. If you would like to help in the classroom please print page and return or send info via separate email.
Circle preferred day: Tuesday Or Thursday
Check all that apply
_____ working with small group
______ clerical jobs (copy, staple etc.)
_____ working one on one with student
RETURN INFO BY FEB 16
I will send new schedules home Feb 20th