News from Ms. Maher's Class!

Read all about everything going on in first grade! 11-15-13


Check out new videos and pictures!

Parent Volunteer(s) Needed

We have just started our Writer's Workshop Unit in writing this week. It is quite a process! I would love if I could have a parent volunteer to come in during writing time to help monitor and check for student understanding.

I would need help at the following times:

Monday: 11:10-12

Tuesday: 11:10-12

Wednesday: 11:30-12

Thursday: 11:10-12

Friday: 11:30-12

Times are subject to change based on the school schedule. I would love to have a set schedule where the same parents are coming into help at the same time each week. If you can only commit for a few weeks, that's fine! Let me know by email!

Guided Reading

Parents- Please make sure that you are signing your child's reading log EACH night! They get incentives for reading to their families and the proof is in the signature!

Ms. Maher's Wish list!

Thank you to all the families who have graciously donated to our classroom. Your contributions are helping our learning each and every day!

Special Thanks to the Susa's, Brey's, and Stukenberg's for their contributions this week!

Our current needs include:

Eraser caps!!!!


Headphone Splitter

Crayola watercolors

Clear plastic ball ornaments (PAWS Pals) need 36.

3 pencil boxes that are able to clasp when they close.

Scholastic books from Book Orders - Identify the donated book for the class on your order.

If you are able to help us at this time, please contact me at or through the contact form on our class Weebly!


"Making Choices" Color Chart!

I had some parents contacted me asking for what the colors mean on out color chart.

Purple: Role Model (highest possible color)

Blue: Outstanding (above normal)

Green: Ready to Learn (Following classroom expectations for conduct and learning)

Yellow: Think About It (Not making the best choices/frequent reminders)

Orange: Make Better Choices (Consistent reminders)

Red: Not First Grade Behavior and Parent Contact (Lowest Possible color)