The Hays Team

Take a chance. See what happens. --Me

December 7-11

Monday--Mrs. Coupal/PE
Thursday--Music/Mrs. Coupal
Friday--Singing Christmas Tree performance~9:15 AND 1 pm dismissal

Cold Weather

We will go outside for recess as long as the temperature is 20 degrees (give or take a few degrees). The kids and I have had several discussions about wearing coats, hats and gloves. We will pretty much go outside as much as possible.

It can get chilly in our room. Some of us have been keeping an extra sweatshirt in our book bags or cubbies in case we feel chilly--which is a really good idea. I have talked with the kids about wearing layers as well.

Singing Christmas Tree

On Friday, December 11, we will load buses at 8:45 to travel to CCCHS for a performance of the Singing Christmas Tree. We will return to LES around 10:30.

We will not have Rise and Shine.

Please notify me if you DO NOT want your child to attend this performance.


We are running low on snacks.

We could use:
cereal (any kind)
granola bars
ritz-type crackers
peanut butter


Spelling Words for December 7-11

**same list as last week**

which when
wish shut rush shop
what who

What can I get when I shop?
Who can rush and shut the pen?

1st Grade Music Program

Our program is Tuesday, December 15 at 7 pm in the LES gym. Kids will need to be in our room about 6:30 that night. The program will be about an hour long. Students will return to the room and you may pick them up from there.

Questions? Email Mrs. Tiffany at

Christmas Bowling Party

We are going to go bowling as a class on Friday, December 18 from 12-1pm. We go bowling instead of having a gift exchange. The cost of bowling is $2 per student--please send this money as soon as possible. I will also need to know what size of shoe your child wears. To save time, the bowling alley gets the shoes all ready for us in the lanes and everything!!

NOTE: The actual cost of bowling is $3.50. We are going to use part of our Box Tops in Education money that PEP shares with us to fund the remaining $1.50 of bowling costs. So keep collecting those Box Tops!!

Friday, December 18

Friday, December 18 will be a very fun day for us! We will have the All School Sing (time TBA), our bowling party, celebrate a real birthday and a half birthday.

It is also the last day of second quarter--we are almost half done being first graders! Time is flying.

School will dismiss at regular time on Friday, December 18 and resume on Tuesday, January 5.

Upcoming Events

December 11-- 1 pm dismissal

December 15--First Grade Music Program, 7 pm

December 18--Class Bowling Christmas Party

December 21--January 4--Winter Break

January 18--NO SCHOOL--Teacher Inservice

February 12--1 pm dismissal/Valentine's Day Party

February 22-25--Parent Teacher Conference Advisory Week

February 26--NO SCHOOL--PTC comp day

March 11--NO SCHOOL--end of 3rd quarter

March 14-18--NO SCHOOL--Spring Break

Follow The Hays Team on Instagram!

We now have an Instagram account for our classroom!

We have a daily class photographer who will be taking pics of various activities and the photographer will choose 1-2 pics to post (I will do the posting--the photographer will pick the photos to share).

Download the Instagram app and request to follow us at The Hays Team!