To-Morrow's Minds

Weekly News: November 13, 2015

THIS COMING FRIDAY November 20: Cornshucking Race and Butter-Making Day!

Each child will need to bring in 2 ears of corn with the husks STILL ON. We will shuck them and send them back home.


Each child will also need two small containers for making butter. One container should fit inside the other container. Use a sharpie to write your name on them.


Please send these items to school next week BY THURSDAY. Thanks!

All About ME!

Choose your All About Me date! You may choose the Friday you'd like so that you can coordinate with your work schedule. I have slots open for the spring semester--book yours now!


If your child has a June, July, or August birthday, they may bring cookies to share with the class on their All About Me Day in honor of their summer birthday. Storebought only, no nuts. We have 22 kids in our class. :)

First Grade Important Event Dates


  • Corn Shucking- Nov. 20, 2015 (Send in 2 ears of corn and 2 small containers. Check the sign up link to donate other needed items too.)
  • Gingerbread Houses– Dec. 11, 2015 (Parent/Special Someone Must Attend!)
  • America Program- February 25, 2016 (You won’t wanna miss this!)
  • Dad’s Day Picnic- TBA-Usually in March (Dad/Special Someone Must Attend!)
  • Earth Day Bookswap- April 22, 2016 (No need to come, send in gently used books from home.)
  • Field Trip –May 19, 2016 @ Children’s Museum (We love chaperones!)
  • Mother’s Day Tea- May 6, 2016 (Parent/Special Someone Must Attend! So sweet!)
Look for more information to come for all these special events.

Scholastic Book Orders

Thanks for all the book orders! I was able to get red and yellow magnetic counters AND ten frame flash cards to help us at math time! Thank you for ordering and helping me earn free stuff for our class!

Be sure to let me know if you want me to keep a certain book a SECRET from your child if it is a birthday or holiday gift.


You'll need my class code the first time you sign up: LRB4F

Do Your Guided Reading Homework

Students will keep 3-4 books inside their Guided Reading Bag at all times and I will rotate the oldest one out as we get a new book each week. The Book Log inside the Guided Reading Journal is for Teacher Use Only, please.


The most important homework you do each night is to READ!

Dismissal Changes

An email must be sent to Mrs. Miller before 2:15 p.m.

iris.miller@fortbendisd.com


***Email must include the following:

a. Student’s name

b. Teacher’s name

c. Your name and relationship to student

d. Your phone number for verification purposes

e. Time of pickup (no dismissals after 2:45 p.m.)

f. Reason for last minute change


Absence Excuse Notes also need to be emailed or cc’ed to iris.miller@fortbendisd.com

Please initial the DAILY folder every day. RED FRIDAY FOLDERS go home every Friday. Please read, sign and return all important papers the following Monday.