February 5, 2016
Valentine's Day Party is Thursday at 2 pm!
You may send in Valentines for the class, we have 10 girls and 13 boys.
Names on Valentines are not required (it's much easier for the kids to pass them out that way) so just write To: My Friend, From: Your Name.
Please sign up if you plan on attending the Valentine's Day Party on February 11th in our classroom from 2:00 PM -2:45 PM. There is a limit of 4 volunteers per classroom and 2 guests per child. Thank you!
Parent Teacher Conferences (Half Day for Students)
If I have not requested a conference, but you feel one is necessary, please email me to schedule a time. Limited conference times are currently available for the 12th, but we can also do a phone conference on another day.
NO SCHOOL MONDAY THE 15th
Reflex Math is a fantastic program that students love! Help build your math fact fluency in a fun game format. Logins and passwords are inside your daily folder.
Learning.com builds computer readiness skills. Students are required by the district to utilize this great resource. The class with the most logins wins! Logins and passwords are inside yourdaily folder.
First Grade Important Event Dates
- America Program- February 25, 2016 (You won’t wanna miss this!)
- Dad’s Day Picnic- TBA-Usually in March (Dad/Special Someone Must Attend!)
- Earth Day Bookswap- April 22, 2016 (No need to come, send in gently used books from home.)
- Field Trip –May 19, 2016 @ Children’s Museum (We love chaperones!)
- Mother’s Day Tea- May 6, 2016 (Parent/Special Someone Must Attend! So sweet!)
Reading is the Most Important Homework
The most important homework you do each night is to READ!
The other homework assigned is meant as an extension of learning, daily good habits, and building responsibility.
Students will keep 3-4 books inside their Guided Reading Bag at all times and I will rotate the oldest one out as we get a new book each week. The Book Log inside the Guided Reading Journal is for Teacher Use Only, please.
Water bottles: Remember, no water bottles with “screw on” caps. We need a secure, pop up or flip up lid. Thank you so much for your help!
We eat snack at about 1:45 each day. You may send a small snack to school with your child. Grapes, apple slices, cheez-its, goldfish, pretzels, plain popcorn, or crackers are a great snack. NO peanut products are allowed for snack.
Please sign the bottom of your child's homework each week. Homework should only be about 20 minutes a night in first grade. Don't stress over it!
An email must be sent to Mrs. Miller before 2:15 p.m.
***Email must include the following:
a. Student’s name
b. Teacher’s name
c. Your name and relationship to student
d. Your phone number for verification purposes
e. Time of pickup (no dismissals after 2:45 p.m.)
f. Reason for last minute change
Absence Excuse Notes also need to be emailed or cc’ed to firstname.lastname@example.org