Category Archives: Room 104

Box Tops & Coke Caps!

COLLECT BOX TOPS & COKE CAPS

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

COKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.

Welcome to 1st Grade!

Are you visiting our blog because you will be in this class next year?

If so, WELCOME!!!

Please take some time to explore all of the pages, posts, and links on our blog. While you are looking around, be sure to sign up for email updates by filling in your e-mail address in the subscribe by e-mail rectangle located on the upper right-hand column. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, special events, pictures, curriculum, assessments, and so much more. A school supply list will be posted on July 1. Later in the summer, I will provide information on the blog about the August open house.

Also, remember to sign up for email updates on the Georgetown School Blog.  The school blog will provide updates all summer long about school wide events and important details about open houses and calendar dates.

Week 38!

Our final week of the 2017-2018 school year is here!!!  I can still picture each cute little first grader on the first day of school.  It is hard to believe that 37 weeks of being nice, working hard and learning well have passed.  In celebration of our amazing journey this year, we will be enjoying fun activities each day this week just like last week.  We will also be working on a special Memory Book all week as we take a look back at our favorite events and learning from the year!

June 4 – Autograph Day with Fancy Pens

June 5 – Twin Day

June 6 – Outdoor Fun Day!!!

Send in beach towels, sunglasses, and don’t forget to apply sun tan lotion before school!!  Thank you for all the donations that have been sent in over the past few weeks!!!

June 6 – Our Last Chat with our Friends in England!

June 7 – Movie Day

June 8 – Classroom Awards

June 8 – Last Day of School & Early Release Day

Students are dismissed from school at 12:15.  (Sack lunches can be ordered through Food Service and will be sent home with your child.  Please make sure your child knows if he or she needs to order a sack lunch.)

June 15 – Report Cards E-mailed

Report cards will be sent via e-mail on June 15 @ 4:00 PM. Information about your child’s second grade teacher will be on the comments page. Class lists will not be posted due to confidentiality.

It is going to be a great week!!!

Don’t forget to continue to empty and send backpacks and blue folders right up until the last day of school. Lots of goodies are still being sent home. Thank you!!!

Week 37!

THANK YOU so much to all the moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas that came with us to the zoo last Monday!!!  We had a great time touring the zoo, ate a delicious picnic lunch, and managed to avoid most of the heavy rain!!  The kids loved sharing about all the animals they saw and their favorite parts of the day. 🙂

We will be enjoying some fun themed days over the next two weeks.  All of these special days are a surprise that will be revealed to the kids the day before.  (Shhhhh – please help me keep all of the fun a secret!!!)  I will send an e-mail the day before if something special from home is needed at school.  Thank you for your help!

May 28 – Memorial Day: No School

May 29 – Pizza Lunch in the Classroom

Pizza and juice will be provided for each student (and some extra yummy treats!). You are welcome to supplement your child’s lunch with any snacks you would like. If your child is not a fan of pizza, feel free to send in their lunch, as normal, and we will all picnic together in the class.

May 29 – Last Homework Packet Sent Home

Thank you so much for helping your child complete their home work packets each week!!!  Look for an e-mail with some ideas for summer learning later this week.  I will also send home some books lists at your child’s just right level to help when you are looking for books to read over the summer.  If you are wondering about tutoring or additional resources, just send me an e-mail.

May 29 – No Shoes Day

Send your child to school in their shoes, but we will take them off and let our feet relax in the classroom.

May 30 – Hat/Crazy Hair Day

May 31 – Sports Day

June 1 – Toy Day

June 1 – Talent Show

The 3rd-5th graders are performing.  We get to watch the afternoon show!

Please make sure your child continues to come to school with their blue folder and backpack. A lot of materials, creations, and goodies will be coming home over the next two weeks.  It is hard to believe that our year is almost done – only 8.5 more days!

One last note, every year, we look forward to celebrating the end of the year together outside with bubblessidewalk chalkpopsicles, and fun!  We are all stocked up on FUN, but…we would LOVE if you would add bubblesLARGE bubble wands (Dollar Tree), or popsicles to one of your shopping lists in the next few weeks.  We will hold our celebration on Wednesday, June 6th, so if you are willing to help supply us, you can feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that day.

Week 36!

We had so much fun celebrating our realistic fiction writing this past week!

Thank you so much for reading our Friday Letters each week and writing letters back to your child.  We enjoyed looking back through all the letters in our books on Friday.  What a great artifact to hold on to from our year!  We hope you enjoy them too! 🙂

May 21 – Zoo Field Trip

We will leave school around 9:40 and meet our chaperones at the zoo @ 10:00ish.  Remember to dress your child for the outdoors, apply sunscreen, and send your child’s sack lunch to school (use a paper bag labeled with his/her name, if possible).  We will tour the zoo, eat our lunch, play on the playground, and head back to around 1:15ish.  We can’t wait!!!

May 21 – LAST LIBRARY DAY!!!

Please send your child’s book back to school.  We will head down to the library to turn our books in and listen to one more story from Mrs. Vandenberg.

May 22-25 – Realistic Fiction Writing Post Assessment

Our class will be writing our last realistic fiction book this week.  I will use this piece of writing to assess each child’s understanding of writing narrative books.  If you are able, before school on Tuesday, brainstorm with your child about a character, setting, and trouble they would like to imagine for their story and check in with your child about how their writing is going throughout the week.  I can’t wait to read these amazing books!!!

May 23 – Spelling Assessment

We will take one last spelling assessment over our 35 “no excuse” spelling words.

May 23 – Math Assessment

May 25 – Red, White, & Blue Day!!!

Wear your USA colors to school.

May 28 – No School: Memorial Day

We will be wrapping up with a lot of assessments this week and next week, it’s hard to pinpoint the date for each, but when I can I will add it to our schedule.  Make sure your child gets a good nights sleep, eats a yummy breakfast, and has two healthy snack to eat during our school day.

Week 35!

HAPPY MOTHER‘S DAY!!!

I hope you had time to relax and enjoy those you love!!!  I also wanted to share how thankful that I am for all that you do each day to support your child as he/she grows in kindness, wisdom, and character.  We could not do what we do at school each day without your support, encouragement, and care!!  THANK YOU MOMS!!!

May 14 – Library Day

May 17 – PTC Meeting @ 6:30

*** Zoo field trip chaperones – check your e-mail for more information about the field trip tomorrow!! ***

Week 34!

I had a great first week back in Room 104! We had lots of fun adventures and I tried to remember to take pictures along the way. Don’t forget to check out the photo stream to catch a glimpse of the fun throughout the rest of the school year!!!!

May 7 – Library Day

May 10 – Jet’s Pizza Night

May 11 – Take Home Books Due

Please return all take home books to school by May 11.  We will no longer be sending books home each night.  Thank you so much for your support with this nightly practice!!!  Our first graders have made AMAZING progress as readers this year.

May 11 – Early Release Day

Students are dismissed from school at 12:15.  Sack lunches can be ordered through Food Service and will be sent home with your child.  Please make sure your child knows if he or she needs to order a sack lunch.  Feel free to send me an e-mail to let me know if a sack lunch is needed.

** This week we are switching our specials time with the 4th graders on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  They will be taking the M-STEP test during the morning on these days.**

Week 33!

We have been enjoying the warmer weather and have been taking lots of breaks outside – we even spent time outside this past week studying the natural and man-made parts of our world as a part of our social studies curriculum!  It looks like next week’s weather will not disappoint. We are hoping the nice weather stays around for our zoo field trip too!

In preparation for our trip, I would love to have you fill out this short survey about sack lunches.  Each student will need a sack lunch on the day of our trip, Monday, May 21.  You can choose to pack your child’s lunch or you can purchase a sack lunch from school.  Please fill out the survey by this Friday.  Thank you!   * FIELD TRIP SACK LUNCH SURVEY *

April 29 – Library Day

May 3 – Spelling Assessment

Be sure to practice our spelling words at home: but, all, what, were, when

May 4 – Popcorn Day

May 4 – Zoo Field Trip Survey Due

Week 22!

We had a lovely writing celebration on Thursday!!!  Be sure to check our photo stream for picture updates.  The kids had a blast acting out each other’s how-to directions.  So cute!!

We are looking forward to a fast week!!!  Enjoy the snow and the Superbowl!!!

February 5-6 – Winter Break: NO SCHOOL

February 8 – Jet’s Pizza Night

February 9 – Popcorn Day

No homework this week or library time due to our winter break.

Have fun working on valentines!!! We have 23 students in our class.  Remember to leave the “to” line blank.  Just have your child sign his or her name on the “from” line.  Feel free to send your child’s finished valentine’s into school when you are done – I can hold on to them here until Valentine’s Day!  Thank you!!!