Mrs. Smith's Weekly Newsletter

What's New in Room 112

Mrs. Kristin Smith, 1st Grade Teacher

Thanks for taking a moment to look at our weekly newsletter! Here you will find what we've been learning this week, important announcements/reminders, and upcoming events. Please let me know if you have any questions!

May 19, 2017

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 24- Report cards will be coming home in your child's blue data folder

Tues, May 23- Last Day of School, Variety Show 10 AM, Early Release @1:10 PM

June 5-29- Summer Adventure

Note from Mrs. Smith

Dear Families,

Wow, it's hard to believe that the school year is already coming to an end! This has been an amazing year with an outstanding group of students. I am so proud of all the hard work these kids have put in and how much they've grown since August! I hope your child showed you their beginning of the year writing compared to their end of the year writing that they brought home on Thursday- they got a kick out of seeing how much their writing has improved over the course of a year! It's really true that I couldn't have asked for a better group of students to finish out my time at Schumacher with. I will miss them so much! If your child is interested in being my pen pal, send me an email and I will give you my address so they can write to me this summer.

Thanks for all your support this year! I hope you and your family have a fun and relaxing summer!

Mrs. Smith

Summer Adventure Donations Needed!

Help Summer Adventure by recycling the following items:

  • Used Crayons
  • Used Markers
  • Old flat Tennis Balls
  • Toilet and Paper Towel Rolls

Just send your donations to the Schumacher office. Thanks so much!

Schumacher Garden Volunteers

The Garden Club is needing help on the weekends and in the summer. If you would like to help with Garden Club chores that need to be kept up with outside of normal Garden Club meetings, use the link to sign up! So far they only have two volunteers so they would really appreciate any help!

Rangers Reading Crew

This summer, we will be partnering with the Swope Park Rangers (farm team of Sporting KC) to offer a FREE ticket to all students who read 5 books during the summer. Sheets will be coming home this week. Students will fill out the bottom of the form and return it to the library to earn their free ticket to the game. Kids will also be given a discount code for their family to buy additional tickets.

Perhaps the most exciting part of this program is that the Rangers want to recognize one student at each grade level who reads the MOST this summer. These students will be selected and will get to be honored on the field at a Rangers game. In addition, if they have read the most books of all the participating schools, there is an even greater prize that has yet to be announced.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

See information by clicking the link below!

Play Day

We had a great time on Friday during Schumacher's Play Day!
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Reader's Workshop

We have been comparing and contrasting fiction stories this week using fractured fairy tales! We've enjoyed reading these silly stories and finding similarities and differences between them.

Writer's Workshop

We have been writing in our first grade memory books this week! What a fun way to end our year!


This week we finished learning about coins. We have learned about the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. Students should be able to identify all four coins and their values.