Category Archives: Room 104

Week 32!

What a crazy weather week from snow to rain to seventies!!!  Even with all the puddles, the kids loved running/walking laps on the track for Mileage Club. They felt like such big kids! 🙂

April 22 – Earth Day

April 22 – Art Show Reception @ 5:30-7:30

April 26 – Library Day

April 26 – Popcorn Day!!!

Our trip to the zoo is approaching (May 20) and I would love to have all first grade families fill out a quick survey about the trip to help me gather information about volunteers & sack lunches. Please click on the following link:  Zoo Field Trip Survey

Week 31!

What a great first week back, but can you believe the snow!?!  We got outside as much as possible at the beginning of the week to enjoy the warm spring weather – hopefully it will be back again soon!

This week, we also started a new social studies unit: geography. The kids have loved studying maps and globes, reading about different places around the world, and practicing their home address, too.  Make sure to check in with your child to see if he/she can recite their home address (including their zip code).  I will check in with each child later this week to see if he/she can say all the parts to their home address.

April 19 – Library Day

Week 30!

Welcome back!!!  I hope that your family enjoyed a lovely break.  It’s hard to believe, but we only have 9 short weeks left in first grade.  There is a whole lot of learning and fun to squeeze into our remaining days together.  This week we will start up our social studies unit that focuses on geography, work on understanding what we read, and begin organizing and comparing data during math.

April 11 – Jet’s Pizza Night

 April 12 – Library Day

April 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 to let me know if a sack lunch is needed.)

Week 29!

March 25 – Spelling Assessment

March 25 – On Demand Opinion Writing Assessment

Our class will be writing our last persuasive review this week.  I will use this piece of writing to assess each child’s understanding of opinion writing.  If you are able, before school on Monday, brainstorm with your child about a toy, restaurant, place, food, etc. that they love. I can’t wait to read these amazing pieces!!!

March 25 – Math Assessment

March 26 – Body Safety Presentation @ 11:00

(Presented by the Children’s Advocacy Center)

March 29 – April  6 – Spring Break: No School

Have a wonderful spring break!!!  Enjoy lots of rest, relaxation, and hopefully sunshine and warm weather, too!!!  I wish you safe travels if your family is vacationing somewhere outside of West Michigan.  See you soon!!!

Week 28!

Thank you so much for a wonderful week of parent-teacher conferences!!!  I am so proud of each and every first grader!!!  🙂

The rest of our year is going to fly by at lightning speed.  We will be covering a lot of fun social studies curriculum topics after spring break and getting ready for our field trip to the zoo.  We can’t wait!!!

March 21 – PTC Meeting @ 6:30

March 22 – Library Day

March 22 – Popcorn Day!!

March 22 – Dress-Like-The-Job-You-Want Day!

We will discuss what they might like to dress up as and talk about what is school appropriate. I’ll plan to talk with the kids and make a plan on Wednesday and then we can have Dress-Like-The-Job-You-Want Day on Friday. You might want to ask your kiddo what job they might want to dress up like and brainstorm what kind of clothes would match that.  Last year, we had some chefs/bakers, dancers/gymnasts, teachers, scientists, athletes, engineers/builders, policemen, and coaches. We will supplement their outfits at school, so please don’t feel the need to buy anything. I promise to take pictures! 🙂

Week 27!

As the snow finally begins to melt, pack some extra clothes in your child’s backpack.  We try to wear our boots and avoid the mud and puddles, but sometimes our clothes/socks/shoes end up soggy.

March 11 & 13 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 12 – Book Fair Preview

We will head down to the book fair so your child can make a wish list of the books he or she would like to get.  You do not have to purchase these books.  This experience gets the kids excited about new books to read and possibly buy!!

March 14 – Book Fair Buy Day

Today our class has the opportunity to visit the book fair to purchase books.  If your child would like to buy a book, please send his/her money to school on Wednesday in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and the phrase “Book Fair Money”.  Remind your child to hand me the envelope when they get to school.

March 15 – Library Day

Week 26!

What a fun end to our week!!  We visited Mrs. Stadt’s first graders to share our favorite nonfiction book with them.  We had so much fun reading with a partner from a different class!  We also wrapped up our nonfiction writing unit and created a cover for our nonfiction chapter books.  Check out the photo stream for more pictures.

March 5 – Send in a Collection to School

We are starting a new writing unit that focuses on reviewing some of our favorite things. To kick off the unit, we would like each first grader to bring in a small collection of things from home. The collection should be able to fit inside their backpack and should be sent to school by Tuesday, March 5.
Examples include: seashells, matchbox cars, rocks, Shopkins, buttons, legos, etc. (Nothing too valuable or violent.)
Please send the collection to school in a ziplock bag. Feel free to send it with your child on Monday. We can save it at school until Tuesday.

March 7 – Jet’s Pizza Night

March 8 – Library Day

March 8 – PJ Day!!!

Wear your cozy pajamas to school!!!  This is an all school event.

March 8 – 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.)

March 9 – Boys Event – BAM in Holland

March 10 – Daylight Savings – Spring Forward

Thank you so much to all the moms and dads that have volunteered so far for our Zoo Field Trip on Monday, May 20.  I would love to have as many chaperones as we can get.  It is always a very fun day!!!  Just send me an e-mail if you would like to attend.  No rush – if you aren’t sure of your schedule right now, I can keep adding volunteers to our list until the end of April. 🙂

Week 25!

Our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for March 11 & 13.  An e-mail was sent out on Friday with your day and time.  Please look over your scheduled time and send me an e-mail to confirm or reschedule.  Thank you!

February 25 & 26 – Math Assessment

March 1 – Library Day

We will be writing our last nonfiction book this week. I will use this piece of writing to assess each child’s understanding of writing nonfiction books. If you are able, before school on Monday, brainstorm with your child about a topic they are an expert on that he or she might want to write about and check in with your child about how their writing is going throughout the week.  I can’t wait to read these amazing books!!!

Week 24!

What a fun Valentine’s Day celebration!!  The kids had a blast passing out their valentines and loved decorating their bags, too.  If you haven’t checked out our photo stream, please do.

February 21 – Jet’s Pizza Night

February 22 – Spelling Assessment

We will assess our most recent words: be, this, from, I, have, or, by, one, had, not

February 22 – Popcorn Day

February 22 – Library Day