Room 212 News #15

December 13

Spirit Week!

  • Monday - animal day (dress as an animal or bring your favorite stuffed friend)
  • Tuesday - wear your favorite color
  • Wednesday - Pajama Day!
  • Thursday - mismatch day (wear a crazy outfit)
  • Friday - Bryant spirit-wear day

Lunch with a Loved One

PTO invites you to Lunch with a Loved One on Friday December 18 at Bryant. Any loved one is encouraged to come to school and eat lunch with his/her student. Please sign in at the office. The first grade lunch starts at 12:02. (Pattengill lunch with a loved one is on Dec. 17)

Winter Celebration

Our class will be reading about, and investigating penguins during this week. We invite you to join us on December 18 from 1:45 - 2:45 for penguin crafts and a special snack. A reminder, any food sent in to share with the class must be completely nut-free. See sign-up below.

Introducing the "Sharing Bag"

Students will come home about once every two-three weeks with a "sharing bag" in their backpack. S/he should select something to share with the class the following day.

Some guidelines:

  • The item should not be of great sentimental or monetary value.
  • The item should not be electronic.
  • The item should not be related to violence (toy gun).

Some suggestions:

  • Students can bring in a piece of art, writing, or a book.
  • Students can teach the class something instead of bringing an object. For example, a joke, a word in another language, a movement, or physical skill. In this case, just put a note in the bag so I can help the student remember what h/she wanted to share.
  • Students can bring in 3 clues and allow the class to guess the object.

The student with the sharing bag will have a few minutes to tell about the object. The class will ask 3 questions using Who, What, Where, When, Why.

The bag in your child's backpack serves as the reminder that his/her turn has arrived. This is a great way to encourage the practice of having your student empty the backpack each night - looking for papers, folders, wet gloves, old snacks...and the sharing bag.

We look forward to learning more about our classmates through the "sharing bag!"

Hour of Code

Our class did a great job helping the kindergartners code last Monday. They also had the chance to do more coding on their own during Thursday's Media class.

To find out more about the Hour of Code, or try it at home, click on these links:

Practice Math and Reading Over Break

There will not be math worksheets sent home over break. On Thursday, watch for your child's blue homework folder to come home with information about how to build and maintain skills during our two weeks off.

Brrrr... Winter Gear

Please put names/initials in or on all winter gear. Students go outside unless the actual temperature or wind chill is zero or below. A doctor's note is required to stay indoors during recess.

Thank you!

The students have been enjoying the many snack donations.

Dates to Remember:

  • 12/18 Winter Celebration 1:45
  • 12/21 - 1/1 No School for Winter Break
  • 1/5 NWEA winter testing begins
  • 1/15 9:20am MLK assembly at Bryant