Student council essays and posters are due tomorrow for those who would like to run for student council. Voting takes place next week! Good luck!
Parent Teacher Conference forms are coming home today! They are bright yellow. Please be sure to look them over and confirm or request a new time. Please note, all my evening times are full. The only times I have available (should you need a change) are on Wednesday afternoon. I can always schedule the conference as a phone conference if need be.
Also, as previously mentioned, please be sure to show up on time as each conference is only 10 minutes long due to limited time. I will set a timer to keep myself on track!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather was perfect for HarvestFest and I loved seeing a lot of you there! :) Carly loved meeting you too! I'm sorry if I missed some of you!
This upcoming week is a busy one. I know Friday is Halloween, however we do not celebrate it in school. This means students cannot come to school in costumes. However, we encourage students to wear orange and black if they would like to be festive.
For Reading Street we will be continuing our theme of Animals Tame and Wild by reading the story Animal Park. This is our first Photo Essay story of the year. This means we will be discussing Nonfiction features. We will also talk about Cause and Effect, Short u, and final blends. This is the last of our short vowels (next week we will just review them).
In Math this week we are finishing Unit 2. We will have a Unit 2 Assessment on Wednesday and Thursday. If you have no had a chance to check out the Everyday Math Website (Mrs. Coates sent home user names/passwords and the link)- this is a great week to do so! It has lessons of what we have done this whole unit. :)
Parent Teacher Conferences are approaching quickly. Be on the look out for your Parent Teacher Conference Appointment. Once you receive it, please return it ASAP indicating whether you can attend that given time or not. Also, conferences are only 10 minutes long. Please be sure to confirm your appointment and show up on time out of respect for all families of Room 101.
While I know many students will be excited for Friday, we have to remember that when in school we are here to learn. Please remind students of this as we will each day as well.
We had such a great week this week... and today we had a special treat. Mrs. Riley's 4th grade class invited us to her room to do a special pumpkin craft! The students loved it! Plus, it was a great way to remind us that Harvest Fest is tomorrow from 12-4!
Thank you Mrs. Riley! You're the best!! :)
Yesterday students came home with their lunch codes.These were sent home for students to practice so they know their codes if/when they buy lunch. This is a request from the cafeteria. Even if students never buy lunch, it is still important to know the code in case one day they get milk or a cookie. Currently it is taking first grade a very long time to get through the lunch line. Students who need their lunch code will still be given their card; however, we hope all students learn their codes by November. Next week there will be a substitute in all week for the cashier, who currently knows almost each first grade student, which will cause even more delays for those students who do not know their lunch code.
A great way to practice your lunch code, is by entering it on a calculator at home! :) Students enter their own lunch codes on a key pad prior to getting their lunch.
Also, Harvest Fest is this Saturday from 12-4pm! My family and I will be there at the beginning for about an hour as we have another commitment to attend to in the afternoon. I hope to see you there! :)
If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.
Today I sent my first group email! :) Did it work? Did you get it? If not, please let me know! I used all the family email addresses that were provided to Willett at the beginning of the year. Here's what the email read:
A few reminders! :)
HarvestFest is this Saturday from 12-4pm here at Willett! A note will be going home this week!
Homework packets went home yesterday. Students should return these on Friday.
Many students are still forgetting to bring a snack in. School does not provide snacks for students. Please be sure to send a snack in daily with your child.
Below is the yellow note that came home in folders yesterday. Please be sure to read it over and send the bottom portion back asap.
Be sure to bookmark our classroom website! :)
Have a great week,
Hello Families of Room 101,
It has been a wonderful week and a half back in Room 101! The students have adjusted well from the transition and we are getting into our new routines for the year. I wanted to send a quick note home about what students (and you) can expect during our weeks for the remainder of the year.
Picture day was a success! Everyone looked adorable and did a great job following directions from all the adults. Great work!
Tomorrow (10/20), students will receive a yellow note home from me. Please read it over and return the bottom portion ASAP - it is in regards to Parent/Teacher Conferences. Thank you!
Students will also receive their homework packet for our story this week - An Egg is an Egg. We will be focusing on short e, Initial Blends, Realism and Fantasy, and Story Structure. We will have our first official spelling test this upcoming Friday!
In Math this week we are focusing on labeling units (for example: 5 cars) and solving number stories (change to more, change to less).
We will start taking books out from the library on Oct. 31st. While we do have library every Friday, Mrs. McNulty has been busy teaching students about the proper way to handle and take care of books.
Please be sure to practice tying shoes with your child at home. Many friends are struggling with this. It is a skill we would like for students to be able to do independently. :) Also, it is important to remind students to use sneeze and cough catchers, a tissue, keep our hands/thumbs out of our mouths, and to wash their hands frequently. Thank you!!
Many students are coming into school without a snack. Please remember to send a snack in with your child every day.
Have a great rest of the weekend!
I have received emails and notes from parents asking what supplies are needed in our classroom. On the left hand side you will see a classroom wish list that has some suggested ideas. However, what we are in need of currently is:
Others have asked about Scholastic Book Orders. PTO has requested we hold off sending home book order forms until after book fair (which will be held around conferences). I will send our first book order home mid-November. However, if you would like to order books before then, you can do so at our private Scholastic Book Order site: https://orders.scholastic.com/GZV3K
If you have any questions, please let me know. :)
This is just a reminder that this Friday (October 17th) is PICTURE DAY! :) Picture day forms were sent home last week. If you need another form, please let me know so I can send one home tomorrow. :)
Students are bringing home an orange form about HARVEST FEST! Be sure to read it over. I hope to see you there! :)
Homework is due Friday. Please be sure to return it on time.
This letter will go home next week.
Yesterday students brought home their first homework packet. Typically homework is due on Fridays, however since we do not have school on Friday, homework will be due on THURSDAY this week. Students are excused from Thursday night's reading on the reading log.
Today, students are bringing home their log in information for the Everyday Math site. It has a lot of great information and goes along with what we are learning in the classroom. Please be sure to check it out! If you lost your user name/password, please let me know and I will get you the login information as soon as I can. :)
Please be sure to return the PTO Fundraiser coupon books or money.
Friday, October 10th there is NO SCHOOL due to professional development.
Monday, October 13th there is NO SCHOOL due to Columbus Day. Enjoy the long weekend! :)
Friday, October 17th is Picture Day.
Mrs. Bower is a First Grade Teacher who loves her family, her dog Rocco, teaching, the Patriots, and being outside!