Sunday, December 18, 2016

Week of December 19-21

Only 3 more days of school! What a fun year this has been so far and I look forward to another exciting 18 weeks! This week we will be wrapping up with some fun holiday math centers, ornament making, and holiday stories.
**Please don't forget to bring in a book for our book exchange on the 21st!**

Important dates for the week!
Monday, December 19th:Wear something sparky!
Tuesday, December 20th: 1st grade Polar Express Day (Students can wear their PJ's and holiday socks) - we will be doing activities based on the book, enjoy some hot chocolate, and watch the movie!
Wednesday, December 21st: Holiday Party and book exchange! Volunteers only please - students will participate in different game and snack centers. Addison's flannel (pj) day! Or just a flannel shirt :)
Thursday, December 22 - January 4th: Holiday Break

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 12-16

Congratulations to our Leader of the Month Samuel!
**Don't forget the first grade play will be this Thursday December 15th at 6pm. Students need to arrive in our classroom by 5:45 to get lined up and ready. I will walk the class down to the cafeteria for the performance. Thursday morning during school students will have a dress rehearsal so please send your child in their costume or have them bring it to change into/out of.

What is your child learning this week?
Even though we are only a little over a week away from the winter break we still have plenty of learning to do. In math we will continue to take our gumball math assessments and review graphing with some fun winter themed activities. During writing and phonics students will participate in different writing experiences such as how to make a snowman and how to decorate a tree. Students will also be learning about reindeer and creating their own "pet" reindeer. Throughout the week I will be working with students one on one to assess their current sight words and reading levels for their second 9 weeks report card. On Thursday morning students will have their first grade play dress rehearsal at 8am. Friday will be Grinch Day! Students are asked to dress up in green and will participate in Grinch themed activities all day. Along with Grinch day, Addison is having several different themed dress up days. A calendar will be coming home with students on Monday with information about each day.

Important Dates:
Thurs. Dec. 15 - First Grade Play, 6pm (Students arrive in class by 5:45)
Sat. Dec. 17 - Hot Wheels,10am-11pm
Mon. Dec. 19 - 5th Grade Soiree
Tues. Dec. 20 - 3rd & 4th Grade Parties (Polar Express Day 1st Grade- Wear your PJ's!)
Wed. Dec. 21 - K, 1 & 2 Holiday Parties
Dec. 22 - Jan 4 - Winter Break, No School
Thurs. Jan. 5 - Students return to school