Pirate Points from Mrs. Lee's Class

Week of September 4, 2013

Thank You, India Hook PTA

I want to give a shout-out to all of the wonderful families that contribute to our school's PTA. Our school is fortunate to have a great group of PTA volunteers that organize fundraisers to support our teachers. PTA gave each teacher $200 to buy new books for our classroom library. The kids are so excited about these books and now have a great selection of books to select for independent reading. Continue to support the PTA and know that your support is appreciated!

MAPS testing

First graders take part in a MAPS testing on the computer. This is not something for your child to stress about. We will take these test in the chilly computer lab, so please send a light jacket with your child on these days. Please read the attached letter with information regarding the testing. We will do MAPS testing on the following dates:

September 26

October 1, 8, and 15

Scholastic Book Order

Your child is bringing home a Scholastic Book Order form. This is a great way to build your child's library at home at a reasonable price. Also, for every book ordered, our class earns points for free books. If you would like to order, you may use the online code (on the form) or send in a check made payable to Scholastic. Orders and money are due by Friday, September 13.

What We Are Learning

  • Reading Workshop- selecting 'just right' books for independent reading; concepts about print
  • Writing Workshop- planning a book from beginning to end, authors get ideas from things they do, staying focused on writing
  • Math Workshop- number sense, collecting 20 and showing it in multiple ways, counting from one number to another, number order
  • Social Studies- democracy, rights and responsibilities

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, September 2- No School for Labor Day

Friday, September 13- Scholastic Order due (Checks only, please)

Wednesday, September 18- Late Start

Friday, October 4- No School (teacher inservice)

Wednesday, October 9- Late Start (This date has been changed from 10/16)