Sunday, March 20, 2011

Green BINGO Basket

Coming up on Friday April 15th, PTC will be hosting a BASKET BINGO night. Each classroom chooses a theme for our prize basket. We then ask for parent donations to fill the baskets that will be given away as prizes. This year our class basket will be GREEN GALORE. Donations can include balloons, gardening tools, candy, army men, toys, books, socks, hats, dishware, bubbles, home décor, water toys, art supplies, beads, school supplies, candles, or anything green that you can thing of. Our only limitation is that it is green. We’d really appreciate any donation that your family is able to make, so please be creative and have fun! If you would like to donate, but don’t have time to shop, you can donate cash, and I will do the shopping for you. Even just $1! We need to have the baskets done early, so please have donations in by Friday April 8th. Thank you so much for your support! This is a great fundraiser for our school and it has had great success the last several years. It also makes for a great time at PTC BINGO so make sure to come out and play.

Happy Spring Break!

I hope that everyone has a great spring break! I sent home a decent homework packet of math and writing, and I believe that most reading groups sent home reading homework as well. Please just make sure that your kids are reading everyday, or that you are reading to them. Have a great week and enjoy the extra time with your kiddos!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Conference Wrap Up

Thank you all so much for coming to conferences! We had a FANTASTIC turnout, so I really appreciate it! I just flew in from Philadelphia last night, so I will try to get some recent pic up tonight. Last week just got too crazy.
Few things to remember:
*Thursday is St Patrick's Day so don't forget to have the kids wear green.
*Make sure to check backpacks daily, and return your Monday folder. (Because of my sub yesterday, they didn't go home)
*Read every night and have your child get on IXL as often as possible. We are going to start a weather unit today, so we will be doing a lot of science for the next few months.
*Make sure to sell you cookie dough! Packets are due back after Spring Break, Tuesday March 29th.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Time flies when you're having fun!

Where has the time gone? I've blinked and 3 weeks have passed. We have been awfully busy here in first grade, especially with conferences coming up this week. Thank you to everyone for returning your conference papers so quickly. Now please just make sure to make your appointment. Conferences are a critical part of your child's education, and it's so helpful for parents to be involved. If something comes up and you are unable to make it, please call and let me know. Also, please be mindful of others, and try to be on time. Our schedule is very tight so we could accommodate all of the busy schedules, so please be ready when we are.

We have had some big happenings in class, like 100 day, and Valentines Day, so later today I will try to post some pictures. The kids have been doing so well on all of their assessments. I am so happy with all of the progress that they have made. Please make sure you're doing their weekend homework with them. Writing is a big focus of our school this year, so I'm asking you all to work on it at home as well. Please HELP your child hear the sounds in the words, and write them. Please don't go crazy spelling everything for them. Part of becoming a good writer, is trying new words, and developing an independence. I can't wait for you to see what they've done!

Happy Monday! More to come later...