Today was High Five Friday! Students (and teachers) were greeted as they entered Willett by a High Five from an Attleboro Police Officer! Students were so excited as they entered the classroom to share that they were able to high five a police officer! Thank you to the Attleboro Police Department. :)
Report cards come home today. Please be sure to check your child's folder for his/her report card. Only the report card envelope needs to be returned with your student tomorrow. If your child sees another teacher for small group instruction, please review and sign/return what needs to be sent back with your child tomorrow as well.
While I was on leave students were told to bring their pencil boxes home. If your student still has his/her pencil box at home, could you please send it back to school with your child? Those were essential in keeping our crayons off the floor (and not lost)!
Additionally, students should only have crayons. Markers (other than expo markers) and colored pencils should be used at home. Please check with your student to see if he/she needs crayons at school. Many students are completely out of crayons at this time.
Additional classroom supplies that we are in need of are: cleaning wipes, expo (dry erase) markers, crayons, and tissues. If you would like to donate some classroom supplies, we would greatly appreciate it!
Tomorrow, Thursday, we have Library and Gym. Please be sure to send your student in with his/her library book and wearing sneakers for gym class.
I am officially back! :) Students are doing a great job adjusting and I am so happy to be here. It was tough dropping Ben and Carly off at their schools today, but seeing all of these smiling faces sure made it easier.
We have been very busy this morning working on classroom routines and expectations. It is so nice to see that students have not forgotten my classroom expectations.
This week we are taking a break from Reading Street. Instead, we are going to discuss the life cycle of a caterpillar and butterfly. We will research about the life cycle and write about each stage that a butterfly goes through. This information will be used in our "journal" where we are writing about what it is like to be a caterpillar/butterfly. Today we are writing about what it is like to be in an egg.
We will be taking our Unit 6 Math Assessment today. Tomorrow we will start Unit 7.
Since we are taking a week off of Reading Street, we will not have spelling words or a homework packet. Instead, students will just have a Reading Log. Please be sure students are reading for twenty minutes each night and filling out the reading logs.
I am working on getting Scholastic Book Orders home. I will get them out this week so if you would like to order books, you can. Book orders will be due back 3/31. If you would like to start looking and ordering in the meantime you can order online using our unique code GZV3K.
Have a great week,
Hello My First Grade Friends!
I hope you are enjoying your snow day! The snow is coming down pretty good in Norwood. Carly and Ben love looking out the window with Rocco to see how fast it is coming down.
I am excited to see you all on Monday! I can't believe it is already time for me to come back and be with all of you. I have missed your smiles and laughs. I am ready to get back into Room 101 and finish the year with you. You're almost second graders!
Ms. Kopel has kept me well informed about the classroom and how everyone is doing. I am so proud of all the hard work you completed .
A lot has happened with my family as well. Ben was born and Carly graduated from daycare and now goes to preschool! Here are some pictures:
See you soon!!
Yesterday was my last day as the student's long -term substitute teacher. I will miss them terribly, but I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet and teach such a lovely group of kids. Thank you for all of the support, and for welcoming me into the Willett community.
Book Character day was so much fun! We had a great time celebrating Read Across America!
Mrs. Bower is a First Grade Teacher who loves her family, her dog Rocco, teaching, the Patriots, and being outside!