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Classroom News

Hi families! Another week in the books! Thank you to everyone who came to Back to School Night! I hope you learned all about first grade! Please don't hesitate to ever come to me with questions!

Some highlights from this week:

-Our butterflies hatched from their chrysalides! Sadly, we had to let them go fairly quickly so that they could get the food they need

-Buddy walk with fourth graders! Be a buddy, not a bully!

-We had a lockdown drill on Friday, so now we know what our procedures would be if there was ever an intruder in the school.

If you have one you're willing to part with, please send in a family photo that we can put up on our All About Me Wall! If you have a digital copy of one, feel free to email it to me and I can print it out here at school :)

There is still an opening on the signup genius for next week! Please consider coming in and helping out! We'd love to have you! Here is the link:

We will begin Star of the Week next week with Amelia! Also look for homework to start coming home next week as well!

Our butterflies!

Which furniture is best in the Wonder Lounge?

Reading with Pandas

The Six Pillar Shuffle! Mrs. Joyner shared this video with us during guidance this week.

Joe Scruggs - 6 Simple Words & The 6 Pillar Shuffle

Next Week!!

Dot Day is on Monday! Dot Day is a day that we celebrate making our mark on the world. We will be doing various "dot" activities :) I encourage everyone to wear dots as well!

Next Week we will start our guided reading groups hopefully on Thursday, and that will give us some much needed consistency in our days. On Wednesday we will have Buddy PE day with Ms. Hamel's class and we will also write our first books of the year. Having learned about and discussed our family communities this week, we are also ready to start learning about our wonderful community of Crozet! Look for a homework project to come home in Tuesday Folders.

Upcoming Events

9/15 International Dot Day!

9/17 Buddy PE Day

9/19 Wear Green to support Kindergarten's Green Week

9/22-9/26 Book Fair!

Design 2015: Under Construction!

For First Grade's Design 2015 project this year, we plan to use our fabulous new teacher, Sarah Miller's connections with Camp Friendship to "adopt" a teensy little pony named Mokie and learn and discover all that goes into caring for, riding, and loving one of these amazing creatures! Sarah has been riding horses her entire life, so we are going to use her knowledge and experience to make this first grade year unforgettable! We will keep you updated on anything and everything Design 2015 as it happens, but we are still in the planning stages at this point! Check back here for updates :)

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