Room 110 News

September 19, 2014

Dear Families:

By now I am sure that you have heard tales of pirates and treasure hunting around our school. We celebrated "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" with a first grade treasure hunt. The kids were very excited when we discovered the treasure hidden in our very own cafetorium! Every first grader came home today with a bit of the pirate booty that we found! A great day was had by all.

We also had our first gardening class this week. Our garden teacher is Ms. Jeanette. We learned the rules of the garden and then explored some our plants. You might have found some catnip in your child's pockety--a very fragrant plant.

Ooops! There is a mistake on the field trip permission slip. The date of our trip is Tuesday, October 7th (Not April). Please let me know if you are wanting to chaperone on this day.

Our first homework packet be sent home next Wednesday, 9/24 and be due the following Tuesday, 9/30. The homework will be sent home in the communication folder. Homework will have math practice, spelling/handwriting, a poem of the week, and occasional writing.

Our nightly book bag program will begin Monday, October 7th. Directions for reading and filling out reading logs will be sent home with the book bag. The book bag will go home each night, and return to school every morning. The book bag will even go home over the weekend!

We will begin our first science unit next week. We will be studying weather. We will be learning about different types of weather, local weather patterns, different tools used to study weather, and clouds.

We finished our "Classroom Agreements"! You can find them listed below,

The Back to School BBQ is tomorrow from Noon-2pm. Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at: susannereed@berkeley.net

Thank you,
Susanne Reed
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In Class...

Language Arts--Learning Reading and Writing Workshop procedures
Math--Ways to Make 8 and 9, Word Problems, Addition Fluency through 10
Spelling/Word Study-- Short /o/ sound and word families (continued)
Science-- WEATHER--noticing patterns and making predictions

Classroom Wish List

Nothing needed right now! Thank you for all of your donations!