Category Archives: Room 104

Week 13!

We have a short, but very fun week ahead with some festive Thanksgiving projects!!!  We will also be reading several books to get our brains ready to begin writing persuasive letters.

We had a fun writing celebration on Friday complete with a toast.  I kept your child’s celebration story at school, but all their other writing to came home on Friday.  You will be amazed at how easy it is to read!!!

November 20 – Library Day

November 21 – Spelling Assessment

Our spelling words are: in, it, is, that, you

November 22-26 – Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL

November 23 – Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thank you so much for all your donations for our PE CARES food drive.  Our school collected nearly 4,000 items!!  Way to go, Georgetown families!!!

You may have noticed that your child came home with their yellow handwriting workbook on Friday. Since the beginning of the school year, we’ve focused on the pages teaching the correct formation of the capital and lowercase letters.  There are lots of additional pages that we didn’t complete and we wanted to send the books home for you to use as a resource.  Please keep the book handy and pull it out so your first grader can try a page from time to time.  We know that PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT, so let’s keep practicing the correct way.  Thanks for your support from home!


Spread The Word!

I found a great opportunity to help supply our classroom with new, inspiring books for the kids to read. We are already half way to our goal toward funding these new books. Any donations made in the next 6 days will be matched up $50 (use the code – LIFTOFF). If you feel the desire to donate, we are so appreciative. But, you all support us in so many ways, so please don’t feel pressured to do this. If you do know anyone in your family or community who would be interested, please spread the word to them to help us reach our goal. Thanks so much for all your support!

Week 12!

It was a pleasure to talk with all of you at conferences last week!!!  Thank you so much for all of the support and encouragement that you provide your child at home working on math homework, take-home books, sight words, Raz-Kids and MobyMax.  I can’t wait to see how these sweet little ones continue to grow!!!  If you have any questions or concerns as the year continues please let me know.

November 1-16 – P.E. C.A.R.E.S.

November 13 – Library Day

November 14 – Vision Screening

November 16 – Parent Club Meeting @ 6:30

November 17 – Popcorn Day

Brrrrr!!!!  It has sure been cold outside!!!  Just a reminder to send your child to school with their cold weather gear – our lunchtime recess is a long one.  Also, don’t forget to label EVERYTHING in case a mitten, hat, or boot goes missing!

Our classroom has been a tad on the chilly side too.  Feel free to send your child to school with an extra sweatshirt or sweater to wear in the classroom.

Save the date…

November 22-26 – Thanksgiving Break: No School

December 14 – Holiday Program @ 6:30

Week 11!

Happy November!!!  We had some great conversations this past week as a part of our Be Nice * Be Safe focus. We talked about being a buddy on the playground and how to stand up for ourselves and others.  We will continue our discussion this week, focusing on the difference between tattling and reporting.  The kids loved sharing and thinking about what they might do if their feelings get hurt at school.  What a kind, caring, helpful, and sweet group of first graders!!!

November 1 – 16 – P.E. C.A.R.E.S. Food Drive

November 6 & 8 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 6 – Book Fair Preview Day

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 or look at!!

November 8 – Book Fair Buy Day

This day 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”.

November 9 – Jet’s Pizza Night

November 10 – Western Day

Dress up in your cowboy/cowgirl gear in honor of our book fair this week!

November 11 – Veteran’s Day

*We will not have our normal library time this week due to the Book Fair.*

*Check out our class photo stream for pictures of our cute, feathered turkeys.*

Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Parent/Teacher conferences will take place this week Monday and Wednesday.  I look forward to meeting with all of you to share some of the AMAZING growth your child has made since the beginning of the year!!

I’ve posted the conference schedule above.  We have a lot of wonderful things to talk about in just 15 minutes.  Please remember to be prompt and I will do my best to stay right on schedule too!

Thank you!!  Report cards will be handed out AT YOUR CONFERENCE.

Week 10!

What a fun Friday!!!  The kids LOVED dressing in their costumes, and had a blast making their toilet paper pumpkins, playing Halloween Memory, and eating TONS of yummy food. THANK YOU so much to the many parents that volunteered in our classroom during the party and donated all of our supplies and treats.  We are so thankful for all of you!!! I have added all of the pictures from our party to our class photo stream – let me know if you need the link to check them out.

Oct. 30-Nov. 3 – Be Nice * Be Safe Week

October 30 – Library Day

October 31 – Happy Halloween!!!

November 1 – P.E. C.A.R.E.S Begins

November 3 – 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.)

November 5 – Day Light Savings – Fall Back

Week 9!

It looks like we might be in for some wet and cool weather this week!!!  As your child begins to bring their cold weather gear to school, don’t forget to label everything.  Hats, gloves, and even boots frequently go missing and we want to make sure all these items get returned to the correct owner.

We are excited for some fall fun activities this week!!!

October 23-27 – Be Nice * Be Safe Week

October 23 – Toy Day

Room 104 has done it again!!! 🙂  We’ve reached our 20-star goal and this time around the kids have chosen a Toy Day as their prize.

Toy day will take place on: Monday, October 23, 2017 .  Your child may choose a special toy from home to sit on their desk and play with at special times throughout the day. Please choose something small and no violent toys (guns, swords, etc.) and NO electronic toys (DS, MP3 player, iPad). Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

October 23 – Library Day

October 24 – Turkey Trot

If your child would like to participate and you did not sign up already, late registration can be filled out at the race.  The races begin at 5:00.  Gates open at 4:30.  If your child signed-up for the race, Turkey Trot t-shirts/goodies will be sent home on Monday.

October 26 – Picture Retakes

Send back in your child’s picture folder, and I will make sure they head down to smile.

October 26 – Math Assessment

October 27 – Halloween Party @ 12:45

Click on this link for information about our party –> Halloween Party Details

Our fall parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled!!!  Look for an e-mail on Monday with your designated time.  Please respond to the e-mail to let me know if your time looks good or if we need to reschedule for a different date/time.  Thank you!

Thank you for supporting your first grade reader at home with their take home books.  Remember to return these books to school each day, so your child can bring home a new book to read to you!!!

Halloween Party!

Our Halloween Party will take place this Friday, October 27, from 12:45-1:30.


On FridayOctober 27, your child can bring their Halloween costume to school in a bag. Please keep all swords, weapons, makeup, etc… at home for the real Trick-or-Treating.  We will change into our festive gear around 12:30ish. Your child will wear their Halloween costume during the party and change back into their school clothes (or stay in their costume) after the party before we have recess.

Thank you so much to all the parents who are donating supplies and volunteering during the event. Please send in your party donations by Thursday, October 26th, so I can double check that we have everything we need.  Food items can be brought in the day of the party.

We are looking forward to lots of fun!!!  I’ll take pictures to share on our photo stream for you to see if you haven’t signed up to volunteer at the party!  Please remember, if you plan to attend the party, you need to sign up to help with our craft, game, or snack and complete a background check. Please leave younger siblings at home to allow for space in the classrooms. I am planning on the following volunteers as of today: Laurie Tolsma, Jayme Santana, Sarah Bottrell, Lindsey Burns, Stacey Nelson, Tricia Lozon, Heather Dunbar, Meghan Asher, Shannon VanderPloeg, & Jenn VanPernis.*  

*If your name is not on this list and you would like to attend our party, head to our sign up page and add your name to help with our game, snack, or craft.  Also, fill out a background check.

Week 8!

We had a fabulous first writing celebration on Thursday!  The kids were so proud of their writing.  I kept this final piece at school and will be saving it to go in a special book that you will receive at the end of the year.  The rest of your child’s writing was sent home for you to enjoy!  Our next writing unit will focus on making our writing “easy to read” using neat handwriting, finger spaces, capital letters, punctuation, and spelling words correctly.  We are excited to get started!

October 16 – Culver’s Night from 5:00-8:00

Come have a yummy dinner or dessert and support our school!

October 16 – Library Day

Please help your first grader return his/her book.

Thank you so much to our parent volunteers who will begin supporting students with our sight word intervention this week. We are very excited to have your support!

Please feel free to begin sending in any Halloween party donations.  I can hold on to these items at school.