A108 News

by: Mrs. O'Hara


Hello Parents!
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you this week at parent/teacher conferences. You should have received an email reminder about your appointment time. Email me if you are unsure about this. We will be meeting in our classroom, A108. You do not need to sign into the office. Please keep in mind that conferences are only 15 minutes each, so it is important that you be on time. I would like to give each and every parent the full 15 minutes to focus on their child's academic performance.

Spell-A-Thon pledges are due this Friday! I truly appreciate your support with this fundraiser. We will be able to purchase things for our classroom with the money raised. The first half of the test will be given on Thursday and the rest on Friday.

We had a wonderful Arts Attack lesson on Friday. Here is a brief summary about it: This month’s Arts Attack lesson involves portraying a clown. This is a lesson in “value,” meaning the lightness or darkness of a color. The boys and girls each chose one color to work with, and painted their clown using only that color by adding white paint to make the color lighter or black paint to make it darker.

We are going to begin practice for our upcoming cultural show. If you haven't already, please send in your child's outfit A.S.A.P.

I'll be posting activities to our class Twitter account, @A108_OHara, so you can see what we're doing! Twitter accounts are free! Please join us!

Please email me directly with any questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful vacation and Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. O'Hara

Helping Hands

Some parents have asked what we need for our classroom. Here is a list that I will update as needed. Thanks!

~baby wipes
~skinny (low odor) Expo markers
~antibacterial wipes

Upcoming Events:

11/17-11/19 Teacher/Parent conferences
11/19 - Spell-a-thon test (#1-25)
11/20-Spell-A-Thon test (#26-50), pledges due
11/20 Spirit Day-Disney Day!
11/20-permission slips due for field trip
11/23-11/29-Thanksgiving Break-no school!
11/30-Book orders due
12/1-Field Trip to SJ Museum of Art
Eureka Math-A Guide for Parents, Module 3

This link will prepare you to help your child with their math homework.