Category Archives: Room 104

School Supplies!

I am so excited to be your child’s teacher next year!  I know that back to school sales will be coming soon and if you are as eager as I am to catch all the good deals, check out the list below to see what your first grader will need for this coming year.  I will provide most of the essentials, but we need some help!

School Supplies 2017

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 (LAST WEEK)!

Our final week of the 2016-2017 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.  Check out the list below – but don’t share too much with your first grader.  Shhhhhh – each special event is a surprise!!!

June 5 – Mo Willem’s Day

June 6 – No Shoes (in the classroom) Day 🙂

June 7 – Movie and Popcorn Day

June 8 – 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 9 – 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 16 – Report Cards Mailed

Report cards will be sent via mail on June 16.  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!!!

Thank You, Volunteers!

We have benefitted from the support of volunteers in the classroom all year. We had loads of parents & grandparents in for our Halloween party. Parents volunteered to help at home by taping books from our classroom library. We’ve had parents come in to copy and bind books for us. On our zoo trip, we had almost as many parent volunteers as students in the class. For the generous gift of your time and energy as a volunteer, we are so thankful!

Week 37!

THANK YOU so much to all the moms, dads, 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 had lots of fun playing on all the playgrounds around the zoo and picnic area.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather!!!  It was a perfect day!!

May 29 – Memorial Day: No School

May 30 – PJ Day

May 31 – Twin Day

June 1 – Crazy Hair Day

June 2 – Hat Day

June 2 – Talent Show

The 3rd-5th graders are performing.  We get to watch the morning 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, I have received some bubbles donations so far (Thank you, Thank you!!).  If you have not donated anything yet, please consider the larger bottles of bubbles!! Feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that day.  Thanks so much!

Outdoor Fun Day!

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 & chalk, but…we would LOVE if you would add bubblesLARGE bubble wands, or popsicles to your shopping list in the next week.  We hold our celebration on the second to the last day of school (Thursday, June 8), so if you are willing to help supply us, you can feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that day.  This is always such a fun day for the first graders and we can’t wait to celebrate all the hard work they did this year with this fun celebration!

Week 35!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and an enjoyable Mother’s Day! I hope that all you moms out there felt appreciated for all the big and little things you do to support your families. We are so thankful for you!

May 17 – Library Day

May 18 – Marco’s Pizza Night

May 19 – Math Assessment

We finished up our nonfiction writing post assessment last week ,and have had some WONDERFUL parent volunteers that have helped to laminate, cut, remove staples, and bind books of each child’s portfolio of writing from the year!  These books are incredible!!  Thank you so much Mrs. Nelson, and Mrs. Hammersmith for your help!!!  We have a few more to finish up this week – I can’t wait to send them home!!!

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

Week 34!

Guess what?!?!  We have BABY CHICKS!!!  I stopped into school each day this weekend to check on the hatching progress.  On Friday night, one egg was ever so slightly cracked.  On Saturday evening, two chicks had fully hatched and were drying out their wet wings.  A few other eggs were also starting to crack.  Today, I went in to visit we had a total of 16 chicks!!!  Here are a few pictures to share.  I’m hoping we’ll be able to watch some of the remaining chicks hatch tomorrow too!!!  SO MUCH FUN!!! 

May 8 & 9 – Nonfiction Writing Assessment

May 10 – Library Day

May 11 – PTC Meeting @ 6:30

May 12 – Scholastic Book Order Due

May 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.)

** 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.**

We are getting excited for our field trip to the zoo and have loved studying animal life cycles – especially chickens!!!  If you signed up to be a parent chaperone for the field trip, look for an e-mail early next week with all the details about the tour and your responsibilities.  If your availability has changed and you are no longer able to attend – just let me know!

Week 33!

What a wet, soggy weekend.  Here’s to a bright and sunny week!!!

May 2 – Math Assessment

May 2 – Nonfiction Writing Celebration

May 3 – Library Day

May 4 – Beach Day

Your child can dress in a summer outfit (underneath some warmer clothes, if it is chilly), bring a summer hat, sunglasses, and a beach towel ! 🙂 🙂 🙂  We will enjoy summer time here in the classroom!!

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

May 5 – Popcorn Day

A quick egg update:  our eggs have been in the incubator for 15 days now.  On day 18, I will remove them from the egg turner so they can prepare to hatch.  The eggs should hatch around day 21.  Next Monday morning, we should have some chicks to greet us at school!  Here’s a picture of them staying nice and cozy.