Fabulous First Grade in Rm. G3

Weekly News About 1st Grade in Mrs. Takeshita's Class

Spellathon and Spelling Bee

Last week a packet came home about the Spellathon and Spelling Bee. It is foremost a fundraiser for our classrooms. The packet has a green sheet and an envelope for you, grandma and grandpa and any other trusted friends and family members to donate to our school. The class with the most donations gets a free pizza party! We have had a few donations come in but we would love more! Each $25 donation gets your child's name entered in a drawing for a mini ipad. Spelling Bee pledges are due by Thursday, January 14. Thank you in advance for helping us have the materials we need for learning!

In addition, the Spellathon is related to spelling (Thank you for not shunning me as I point out the obvious!) and there is a list for first grade in the packet that your child should be studying. These are high frequency words that are important for your child to be able to read and spell anyways. The spelling test for these words (the Spellathon) will be on Wednesday, January 20 so make sure your child is starting to write out these words for the test. Each child gets a card for a free kid's meal at Chick-Fil-A for participating.

FYI-- This Wednesday, January 13: Please send your child to school wearing "Bee" colors of black and yellow to show our school spirit for the Spellathon and Spelling Bee!

Thanks for the Milk Carton Donations!

Wow! You are all so AWESOME! We had 28 milk and juice cartons come in and we only have 25 students in our class. We will begin our project on Wednesday, January 13. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR DONATIONS!

Upcoming Dates to Add to your Calendar

Jan. 13 Black and Yellow Spirit Day

Jan. 14 Spelling Bee Pledge Sheets and Donations Due

Jan. 15 Professional Growth Day (no school)

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

Jan. 20 Spellathon and last day for Principal's Challenge Round 1

Jan. 21 Principal's Challenge Names Due

Jan. 27 Family Math Project Sharing after Wed. Gathering

Jan. 29 Principal's Challenge Reward (after school)

Feb. 2 100th Day of School

Feb. 10 Jump for Heart

Feb. 12 Professional Growth HALF DAY (dismissal at 12:30)

Feb. 15-19 Presidents Week Break

Feb. 22 Science Fair Drop Off of Projects

Feb. 23 Science Fair Viewing (2:30-3:00 and 5:30-7:00)