December is Here!

To-Morrow's Minds: December 4, 2015

Bring in your Gingerbread Items by Tuesday!

Assigned Items are due to school by Tuesday. Bring your tray as well. Let me know if you can't find one--I did get a few extras. :) First come, first served on those.

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

This is the special event of the year! You will need to make arrangements to be here on this day. (Or find someone special to fill in for you.) Bring in your foil baking pans (or foil-covered shoe box lids) and your designated items by Tuesday the 8th. And we'll see you on Friday!

All About ME!

Choose your All About Me date! You may choose the Friday you'd like so that you can coordinate with your work schedule. I have slots open for the spring semester--book yours now!

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!)
Look for more information to come for all these special events.

Scholastic Book Orders

Get those holiday book orders in! They have great deals at only $1 a book.

Be sure to let me know if you want me to keep a certain book a SECRET from your child if it is a birthday or holiday gift.

You'll need my class code the first time you sign up: LRB4F

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!

Dismissal Changes

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

Please initial the DAILY folder every day. RED FRIDAY FOLDERS go home every Friday. Please read, sign and return all important papers the following Monday.