December is Here!
To-Morrow's Minds: December 4, 2015
Bring in your Gingerbread Items by Tuesday!
Make sure you let me know if you are having trouble getting off work to be here or can't find a family member/friend to fill in for you. In some cases, Mrs. Prine or my mother-in-law have been here in the past so that each student has someone special. Let me know.
Gingerbread Houses Day is Friday!
Friday, Dec. 11th, 9-10:30am
Austin Parkway Elementary
All About ME!
If your child has a June, July, or August birthday, they may bring cookies to share with the class on their All About Me Day in honor of their summer birthday. Storebought only, no nuts. We have 22 kids in our class. :)
First Grade Important Event Dates
- Gingerbread Houses– Dec. 11, 2015 at 9:00 am - 10: 30 (Parent/Special Someone Must Attend!)
- 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
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.
The most important homework you do each night is to READ!
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