Category Archives: Room 104

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!!!

Week 21!

We had a great week of learning and are really enjoying our Readers’ Workshop in the afternoon!!  Moving our reading time to the afternoon has allowed us to read for longer and meet with reading partners everyday.  Check out our new daily schedule to see how our day has changed.  Click here –> DAILY SCHEDULE.

I will begin reassessing each first graders’ reading level soon to gather data for our March report cards and conferences.  Keep up the great work practicing sight words (if your child is still working on them), spelling words, and reading our take home books at home.  Your practice at home helps to build your first graders confidence and strategies when they are reading at school.  THANK YOU!!!

I sent an email out on Friday about our Zoo Field Trip in May.  We were able to secure a date in the spring: Monday, May 21.  We would love to have you join us!!!

January 29 – Library Day

January 30 – PE Apparel Forms Due

January 31 – Spelling Assessment

Covering all of our words this year: a, and, the, of, to, in, it, is, you, that, he, for, was, on, are, they, at, as, his, with

February 1 – How-To Writing Celebration

We will fancy up our writing and act our How-To directions with some of our buddies.

February 2 – Groundhogs Day

February 2 – 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 e-mail me to let me know.)

February 5 & 6 – NO SCHOOL: Mid-Winter Break

Have fun working on your valentines!!!  When you finish, please send your child’s valentines into school in a bag labeled with your child’s name.  I can store them here so they are ready for Valentine’s Day.

Week 20!

I hope your family had a chance to get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures this weekend!!! This January thaw has felt amazing, but our playground will likely be soggy, especially tomorrow.  Make sure to continue sending in those snow pants & boots.

We will be starting some new routines and switching our math time to the morning and our reading time to the afternoon.  This will allow for a longer Readers’ Workshop for our growing readers!!!  I will post our updated daily schedule to the blog later this week.  Be sure to check it out!

January 22 – Library Day

January 25 – PTC Meeting @ 6:30

January 26 – Vision/Hearing Re-screen

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  If your child is eager to get to work on his/her valentines, I will be sending an e-mail later this week. 🙂

Week 19!

We had a great 4.5 days back at school last week despite the slushy and then cold weather outside!!!  I was so impressed with the way that everyone in our class was helping each other, sharing with each other, and making mindful choices!!!  Here’s to another great week!!!

January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15 – Library Day

January 17 – Dress Up for the Job You Want Day

January 19 – Popcorn Day

Week 18!

Welcome back, first grade families!!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful break!!  I am looking forward to seeing your first grader’s smiling face tomorrow.  🙂 🙂 🙂   I also can’t wait to hear about your favorite adventures over break and share some of the fun that our family had, too.  We will be reviewing a lot of routines tomorrow, begin studying nonfiction book, get new partner spots, and start our math switch groups!!!  Bring on the learning!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

January 8 – Library Day

January 12 – 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 so I know to order a lunch for your child.

A few reminders:

Library: Our check out day is on Monday. Please help your first grader find his/her library book and make sure that it is returned to school. Right now, our class can check out any books from the picture book section or the nonfiction section of our library. These books are just for fun and can be read with your child.

Snacks: We eat snacks throughout the day. Please send in two healthy snacks so that your child stays fueled for learning.  Don’t forget a water bottle too!

Recess: We go outside for a lunchtime recess every day unless it is raining or the “feels like” temperature is below zero degrees. Please send your child to school with boots, hats, gloves, snow pants, and coats every day. Even if there isn’t snow on the ground, spending 30 minutes outside can get really chilly.

Sweatshirts: Our classroom can be on the chilly side so if your child would like to bring a sweatshirt to keep in their locker or on the back of their chair, that would be no problem!

Transportation Changes: If your child will be leaving school a different way than normal or if your child will be leaving early for an appointment, be sure to send a note in his or her blue folder or call the office to let us know of the changes before 3:00 pm.

Take Home Books:  Remember to return your child’s take home book back to school each day so he or she can choose a new one to bring home.

Week 17!

What an amazing Holiday Program this past week!!!!  The kids sure did sparkle and shine up front.  A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Bretz and our first graders who practiced tirelessly to perform our wonderful songs!!!

December 18 – Library Day

December 20 – Writing Assessment (Persuasive Letters)

December 21 – Spelling Assessment

Covering all of our words this year: a, and, the, of, to, in, it, is, you, that, he, for, was, on, are

December 21 – Writing Celebration!!!

December 21-22 – Holiday Fun Activities

We will enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and even a movie throughout the day on Thursday and Friday.  Shhhhh!!  These activities are a surprise – don’t tell your first grader!!!

No homework packet will be sent home this week.

Week 16!

What a snowy weekend!!  I hope your family had lots of fun playing, building, and sledding outside.  Thank you for sending in all your child’s winter gear this past week.  The kids were experts at putting on their snow clothes.  We’ve been trying our best to carefully put everything away in our lockers.  If a hat or gloves end up missing, please let me know, and we will make sure to check for them here at school.

December 4-15 – Candy Cane Sale

December 11 – Library Day

December 14 – Dress Rehearsal @ Fair Haven Church

We will ride over to Fair Haven Church on busses in the late morning to practice for our program with all the first graders and second graders that will be performing with our class.

December 14 – Holiday Program @ 6:30

The first graders should arrive @ 6:15.  There will be signs showing you were to drop off your child.  Please see Mrs. Bretz’s post for more details!  Click here –> Holiday Program

December 15 – All School PJ Day!!!

Week 15!

It looks like cold weather (and maybe snow) is coming!!!  Remember to send in your child’s boots, snow pants, gloves, hat, scarf, and coat labeled with their name. We can’t wait for some fun, snowy recesses!!!

December 4-15 – Candy Cane Sale

The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our fifth-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities. This year the sale runs from Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you for your support and happy holidays!

December 4 – Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe

We will head down to shop in the morning.  If your child is going shopping, please send your child’s money enclosed in the Holiday Gift Shop envelope.  Make sure to fill out the information about who your child will be shopping for and how much to spend on each person!  Thank you!

December 7 – Jet’s Pizza Night

December 8 – Math Assessment

 December 8 – Popcorn Day

We will not have library this week due to the holiday gift shop.

Be sure to check out the class photo stream to see photos of our holiday reindeer!

Week 14!

I hope that your Thanksgiving weekend was filled with family, fun, food, and a little relaxation too.  I had so much fun with my kiddos and caught up on a bunch of household chores, but I am missing my first graders!!!  Get ready – these next four weeks will be jam-packed with holiday fun!!!

November 27 – Library Day

December 1 – 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.)