Mrs. Lahr's Classroom News
We Have Baby Chicks!
Enjoy the videos and photos below to get a sample of our classroom experience! As of Saturday morning, we have 15 chicks! Adjust the volume on the video to hear the chicks peeping.
Don't squeeze too tight.
Can I take them all home?
A little uncertain about holding one of these squirmy buggers, but more than happy to pet them!
Our New Teacher
Mrs. Needham is going to do her best to maintain the status quo, but I've also encouraged her to use her creativity to do some fun and exciting activities and projects with the children. The hard part of first grade is over; they have all learned to read. The last few weeks can be more relaxed!
Guided reading groups have been changing often in recent weeks. I'm so pleased with the progress I am seeing, and it shows in the way the children are rapidly changing levels. The benchmark reading goal for all first graders is to be at level J, which is the 50th percentile, by the end of the year.
If your child makes it to level J by the end of May, it is equally important that he or she continues to read all through the summer to either maintain or increase his/her level to ensure your child enters 2nd grade at a level J or above. If children do not read during the summer, they typically lose ground (AKA, The Summer Slide), and return to school one or more levels below where they left off in May.
Bringing Books to Life Week
Monday, April 4th, 8am to Friday, April 8th, 2:45pm
504 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN
DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) will be taking place each day from 2:20-2:40. This is an opportunity for students to read a book of choice for 20 minutes each day (except Wednesday early release).
Storybook Character Day will take place on Thursday during the school day to show support for the big night! Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. Please refer to the flier that was sent home last week for costume suggestions and guidelines. Please encourage your child to also wear his/her costume that evening when you attend Bringing Books to Life.
A Storybook School Assembly is scheduled for students and staff at 1:45 on Thursday.
Bringing Books to Life Evening Events
- Our 2nd annual Chicken Que provided by Premier Catering will take place on Thursday evening from 4:30-6:30 along with entertainment by Emma Blank. Tickets are available at the door while supplies last.
- Enjoy Mrs. Baudek's Art Walk throughout the school and in the small gym.
- Preview the night's schedule of readers at https://docs.google.com/document/d/11O3jFDgBFauNHeFX2rS-eePIqmFbRtpv26IwYp404eM/edit?usp=sharing
Friday Pajama Day: After a long night of reading fun, students and staff will get comfy on Friday for this last day of DEAR!