Our school fundraiser this year is in full swing. I sent home an information sheet last week that has all the instructions on how to begin. This is a great way to encourage reading and raise money for our kids at the same time. Students can also win prizes by asking for donations from friends and family. We have already started reading in class and I have entered their reading time daily. I send home a book every night, all you have to do is enter their reading time on our class page. We have already received some donations and we are so grateful to those who have given. Thank you for supporting our kids and helping them become better readers!
Our Easter Party will be here before you know it. We plan to hunt eggs, play games, and then return to the classroom for snacks. I sent home a note with all the details. We hope to see everyone and plan for a good time!
We will begin our end of year parent teacher conferences Monday March 6th. I have sent home letters with each student stating wether or not you need to attend a conference. If you can not attend the scheduled time, please let me know. We can also have a phone conference if need be. I am so proud of the progress our class has made and appreciate your attendance in advance.
Over the past few weeks Strep and the Flu have hit our class hard. Over half of the class has been out with one or the other. Unfortunately I came down with the Flu on Thursday. It has taken me several days to recover and let me tell you it has not been fun. Please pay close attention to your kiddos and watch for symptoms. If your child comes down with something please allow adequate time to recover. Sending them back too early puts the rest of us at risk and leads to more absences. They must be symptom and fever free for at least 24 hours. I hope the worst of it has passed and everyone has had time to recover.
I can’t believe February is already here and we have a lot going on this month. This week we are celebrating our 100th Day of School as well as Groundhog Day. Wednesday is our 100th day of school. I am sending home a fun activity for students to complete and return to me no later than Wednesday morning. We will use this to celebrate the day. The following day is Groundhog day. We began talking about and researching groundhogs today and will continue throughout the rest of the week. We also have President’s day and our Valentine’s Party coming up later in the month. I will send home a letter about the party this week.
Last week I sent home spelling homework and it did the trick. Our test last week was night and day compared to the last few we have taken. Please practice these words with your child every night. They need to write them as well as spell them out loud. Knowing these words increases their reading fluency and helps in writing as well. Here are the new words we worked on today in class. Please work on them throughout the week. Our tests are usually on Fridays.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. The holiday has passed and it’s time for us to get back to work. We are starting this week off with new spelling words. The words become more complex as we go, so please practice with your child at home. They should be spelling them aloud, as well as writing them frequently. I have listed the words below.
Thank you and have a great week!
Just a quick reminder! Our Christmas party will be Friday @ 9am. Please come and join the fun. The kids have worked hard and are excited to show off all they have done. If you are able to attend you are more than welcome to take your child home early, so you don’t have to fight the traffic for a second time.
See you soon!