What's the Buzz?

Happenings in Mrs. Griggs' First Grade Class

Happy New Year!

Welcome back! I hope everyone has enjoyed their break and spent lots of time with the ones they love! I am looking forward to a great 2016 with your children!


It is hard to believe that half of the school year has already flown by! At the end of December, we were busy with assessments!!! We also took our 2nd round of NWEA tests. You should be getting results soon with your child's NWEA scores as well as his or her Quarter 2 Report Card. I know that you may have questions about both of these things, as well as just want updates on how your child is doing in class in a more personal way.


I would like to make myself available to you if you would like to talk about your child. So, I am going to have OPTIONAL parent-teacher meetings next week if you would like to schedule one. If these times don't work for you or you would prefer to just talk over the phone that is fine too! Just let me know! If you don't have any concerns at this time, please don't feel like you need to schedule a meeting. Follow the link below to sign up for a time if you would like!


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We Have Inquiring Minds!

ASK, EXPLORE, MODEL, EVALUATE, EXPLAIN

We have been learning about the "Inquiry Process" lately. A great deal of this has been happening in the time of the day that we have typically done "science" and "social studies." This does NOT mean that we aren't doing science and social studies, but what it does mean is that we are trying to make those subjects more student-driven. We are trying to build deeper understandings of these subjects as opposed to just memorizing facts. In upcoming weeks, we are going to continue exploring together, but also start researching our own wonders and using the inquiry process to start our own investigation into something that we find interesting. We hope to have a celebration of our inquiries in upcoming weeks for parents to be able to attend. More information to come!

Leadership Skill for January

Win-Win is the Best Solution


o I am a PROBLEM SOLVER when an issue comes up with another person.

o I am FLEXIBLE by thinking about what other people want and not just what I want.

o I am COOPERATIVE with others and try to think of ways to help everyone be happy.