Category Archives: Room 104

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.

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Week 38!

Our final week of the 2018-2019 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. 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 3 – Stuffed Animal Day

Please help your child choose a small to medium sized stuffed animal to bring into school to snuggle with.

June 4 – Toy Day

Please send your first grader to school with one of their favorite toys.  We will keep them on our desk and have some extra “play time” throughout the day.  Please keep any violent or electronic toys at home.

June 5 – Outdoor Fun Day!!!

Send in beach towels, sunglasses, and don’t forget to apply sun tan lotion before school!! Other optional ideas include: sunglasses, a hat, flip flops, and/or a sand toy. Thank you for all the donations of bubbles that have been sent in over the past few weeks!!!

June 6 – Fort Day & P.J. & Movie Day

Send your child to school with a blanket and pillow and in their jammies.

June 7 – First Grade Diplomas

June 7 – 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 14 – Report Cards Mailed

Report cards will be sent via post mail on June 14. 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 38!

THANK YOU so much to all the moms, dads, grandpas, grandmas, brothers, and sisters 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 stay warm in the cool weather!!  The kids loved sharing about all the animals they saw and their favorite parts of the day. 🙂

May 27 – Memorial Day: No School

June 1 – Talent Show

The 4th & 5th graders are performing.  We get to watch the show in the morning!

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, I have received some chalk and bubbles donations so far (Thank you, Thank you!!).  If you have not donated anything yet, please consider the larger bottles of bubbles or popsicles!! Feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that day.  Thanks so much!

Week 36!

I can’t believe we are just 3 weeks away from the end of the school year!!!  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 5th, so if you are willing to help supply us, you can feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that day.

May 20 – Zoo Field Trip

We will leave school around 9:30 and meet our chaperones at the zoo @ 9:50ish.  Remember to dress your child for the outdoors, apply sunscreen, and send your child’s sack lunch to school (use the 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 school around 1:20ish.  We can’t wait!!!

May 21-24 – 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 24 – 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 24 – Red, White, & Blue Day!!!

Wear your USA colors to school.

May 27 – 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.

Bubble, Chalk, & Popsicle Fun!

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 5th, so if you are willing to help supply us, you can feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that 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 17 – Library Day

***To the excitement of our first graders, we have finished with our homework packets for the school year. Your child will no longer have a homework packet to work through and turn in each week. I have also collected all take home books. (If you still have one at home – send it into school anytime during the next few weeks.) A few kids have asked if they could continue taking home books. That is no problem at all! 🙂 If you would like your child continue to bring home a book, too – just let me know. ***

Don’t forget… our Zoo Field Trip is happening next Monday, May 20.  Look for an e-mail later in the week for reminders about how to prepare for the day.

Week 34!

We are down to FIVE weeks of first grade left! To the excitement of our first graders, we have finished with our homework packets for the school year. They will no longer have a homework packet to work through and turn in each week. Ahhhh, I can smell summer coming. 🙂

May 6 – Culver’s Night @ 5-8

Come have a yummy dinner or dessert and support our school!  Many of the Georgetown teachers and staff will be there to deliver the food to your table or car.

May 9 – PTC Meeting @ 6:30

May 9 – Jet’s Pizza Night

May 10 – Take Home Books Due

Please return all take home books to school by May 10.  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 10 – Library Day

May 10 – 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 and Wednesday.  They will be taking the M-STEP test during the morning on these days.**

Week 33!

Thank you so much for filling out our Zoo Field Trip Survey!!!  We have so many volunteers that are able to join us!!!  Woohoo!!!  More information about our trip and answers to some of your questions will be coming soon.

April 29 & 30 – Math Assessment

May 3 – Spelling Assessment

May 3 – Library Day

Be sure to practice ALL our spelling words from this year at home. Check out the homework packet for a reminder of our 35 no excuse words.

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