Biehl's Blurb 2/12/16
Ms. Biehl's Class, Room 103- Great things happen here!
Line Creek Mission Statement
Monday- No School
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 5-8pm
5801 Northwest Waukomis Drive
Kansas City, MO
Take Your Child to Work Day
As parents and guardians begin to make plans for Take Your Child To Work Day (April 28, 2016), we want to make sure you have accurate information regarding attendance for that day. I have no doubt it will be a beneficial day for students in the workplace and at Line Creek. However, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires students attending work with their parent(s) to be counted absent.
At Line Creek, we do not formally recognize perfect attendance. We strive for student attendance to be at or above 95%. I encourage you to make the decision that best meets the needs of your student for Take Your Child To Work Day and inform your child’s teacher and/or the Line Creek office if your student will be absent on Take Your Child To Work Day (April 28, 2016).
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education language regarding attendance states, “Students must be in attendance in an instructional capacity under the direct supervision of a certificated employee of the district to be counted for attendance purposes.” Therefore, if students are absent, for part or all of the day, on Take Your Child To Work Day (Thursday, April 28th), they would be counted as absent for the time they are not in school.
At the elementary level, we do not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. Therefore, when a student is absent, it is simply counted as an absence.
In the past, a letter has been sent home with all students stating that if they completed a signed form and reflection activity, they would be counted as present. This will not be the case moving forward.
We Are Wild About Learning
Here's what we will be studying in first grade next week:
- I can know the characters in my books just like I get to know my friends, noticing who they are, what they do, how they act, how they feel and what they learn.
- I can use the pictures and the words in my books to learn important information about the characters.
- I can participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about 1st grade topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
- I can write an information piece all about one topic.
- I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
- I can read, write, and represent numbers up to 120.
- I can make numbers 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, and 10 less using a hundreds chart.
- I can compare numbers using the greater than, less than, and equal to symbols (>,<, and =).
- I can order three numbers.
- I can identify famous Americans and their accomplishments including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Barak Obama.
iLearn: Hands on Literacy and Innovation
I am excited to share with you our classroom project recently posted on DonorsChoose.org:
iLearn: Hands-on Literacy and Innovation
I want to make sure all students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org. My project is focused on building 21st century skills across the curriculum.
Give to our classroom by November 23, 2015 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).
If you chip in to help our first grade students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
Today, your child will be bringing home a permission slip in order to be photographed, if our project gets funded. Please sign and return the permission slip to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your support!
Thanks so much,
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!