Mrs. Luther's Class News

October 9, 2015

Donors Choose Project Update

I want to make sure your children have the materials they need to succeed so I've created a classroom project request at, an award-winning charity.

I'm asking for donations of any size to help our class. Through October 11, 2015, any donation you make to my project will be doubled (up to $100). If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten your students' school year, and you'll get photos and thank yous from our class.

Here's our classroom request:

21st Century First Graders

To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code SPARK on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through October 11.

I greatly appreciate your support!


It's almost time for our fall conferences! As you know, this year we will be conducting student-led conferences. Student-led conferences allow your child to be a part of the conference. They will have the opportunity to share what they have been learning so that we can celebrate accomplishments and discuss future goals.

DATES: October 5 – October 21

TIMES: 15-minute increment at various times of the day

PLACE: Room 41


To schedule your conference, please enter the following link in your Internet browser:

Once the page opens, you will be prompted for your Entry Code, where you should enter RFG164890

If you have signed up for an after-school conference, you are welcome to meet me at door 13 which is the first grade pod door. This will save time from having to walk to and from the front office. If you have signed up for a morning conference, I will meet you at the front doors of the school.

I look forward to discussing your child's progress with you.

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for August and September! They enjoyed a special lunch on the stage with Mrs. Curran and Mrs. Fiesback.

August: Josue and Meera

September: Ben and Izzy

Liger Mile

The 2015 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 15th at Hamilton Southeastern High School! This race/run/walk is for all K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for the intermediate and elementary competition.

The link below will take you to the official Liger Mile site where you can register. If you register by Monday, you will receive a T-shirt!

Curriculum Update

Reading - We will continue discussing character traits and how they effect the plot of a story. We will also continue our Amy Krause Rosenthal author study.

Writing - We will continue to learn and write personal narratives.

Grammar - We will continue to learn about nouns, plural nouns and proper nouns.

Math - We will continue working on place value.

Spelling: Our next spelling test is scheduled for Friday, October 16th. Spelling tests include both spelling words and sight words.

Fall Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser has started! A blue information sheet came home with your child earlier this week. This is a no-sell fundraiser in which all proceeds go directly to TCE. The fundraiser will continue thru October 31st. Every child who raises $10 or more will bring home a prize and every family who donates $50 or more will be entered in a raffle to win an iPod Touch! Thank you for all of your support!

Global Read Aloud

We enjoyed Skyping with a first grade class in Massachusetts. We discussed the Global Read Aloud book of the week: Chopsticks.

Vision Screening

On November 16th, 1st grade students at Thorpe Creek will be given a vision screening. Dr. Jim Daugherty and Dr. Jillian Pall from Fishers Eye Care will be doing the vision screens for all of our 1st grade students throughout the district. There is no cost for the vision screening and you will be notified if your student’s results indicate a concern.

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - P.E. and Library

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - P.E.

Friday - Music

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, October 9th - End of the first grading period

Friday, October 16th - Colts Spirit Day

Friday, October 16th - Movie Night 6:15-8:30 pm

Tuesday, October 20th - Study Trip to Ritchey Woods

Thurs., Oct. 22 & Fri., Oct. 23rd - Fall Break...NO SCHOOL

Makerspace Fun!