Looking ahead at the calendar….

Looking ahead at the next couple of months, I have noticed that we have quite a bit going on.  Something crossed my eye and I wanted to give advanced noticed to families…we have FOUR field trips between the middle of March and beginning of May.  Yes!!!  Four!!!!  We will be going to the Dearborn Historical Museum and the Detroit Science Center at the end of March, the University of Michigan Nature Center at the end of April, and the Dearborn Fire Safety House at the beginning of May.  Plus, we have the Ann Arbor ScrapBox coming to do a project with us in the middle of May.  These dates are all marked on our class calendar (calendar tab at top of iblog).

I wanted to give families advanced notice because there will be a somewhat large sum of money that needs to be collected to cover the cost of these five activities ($20 for all activities, for each student).  I am collecting it starting after Winter Break (beginning February 23).  This should give families plenty of time to begin saving for these great educational experiences that your child will be a part of this year.  Parents will be needed to chaperone, but those will be asked for as we get closer to the dates.

Thank you for being supportive!!!!

Spelling Week of January 26

This week’s spelling words are r-controlled vowels: er, ir, ur.

pattern words:  turn, hurt, clerk,  third,  burst

dolch words:  never,  mother,  sister, other, first

Please remember that there will be an additional 5 pattern words on Friday’s test.  Also, handwriting will receive a grade on spelling tests beginning this week!

Study Island

Our contract has been renewed for Study Island!  Student logins are in their planner.  Please try to incorporate this site into you child’s homework routine.

No Spelling!

Because of the short week this week, we will not have spelling.

Spelling week of January 12

This week’s spelling words are “r controlled” vowels – ar, or.

Pattern Words:  part, park, sort, horse, short

Dolch Words:  or, more, large, favorite, cart

Please remember that there will be an additional 5 pattern words on Friday’s test!

Happy Holidays!

I really enjoyed stopping by and seeing everyone, even if only for a brief time this afternoon. I really miss seeing everyone each day. I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.  See you in 2015!!!!

Thank you to all the parents who helped Mrs. Bazzi with today’s Holiday Party.  Whether you donated items or donated you time by volunteering….you helped make the party a success.  THANK YOU.



Spelling Words Week of December 15

This week’s spelling words will end in the sh, ch, th, and tch digraphs.

Pattern Words: each, match, dish, with, which

Dolch Words:  always, been, around, before, because

Please remember that there will be an additional 5 pattern words on Friday’s test!

Holiday Party Information

We will be having a holiday party on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 2:30-3:30.  We will be having activity stations for the hour, which will include making a teddy bear sled, cookie decorating, BINGO, and making ornaments.  I am looking for 2-3 parents who are willing to come in and assist with running the centers.  Please sign up by clicking the ornament to the left of this post, or by sending a little note to Mrs. Bazzi expressing your interest in attending.  I’m sure she will welcome any assistance that she can get!

We are looking for donations of the following materials to help with making the activities run smoothly (please comment by clicking the ornament on the left to let me and the other parents know what is already being sent in to reduce multiples being sent in):

2 jars of vanilla frosting

2 bags of miniature Milky Way or Snickers candy bars

1 box of Teddy Bear Graham Crackers

50 miniature candy canes

24 sugar or chocolate chip cookies (undecorated)

Sprinkles and other small candies to decorate the cookies such as M&M’s and Sixlets

Paper plates

Paper napkins

Plastic knives to spread frosting

Please make sure these items are brought into school no later than Thursday, December 18 so that we can make sure that we have everything ready for Friday.


Also, if you wish to send any other items in for the party (cupcakes, cookies, chips, juice, etc), please feel free to do so.  Please keep in mind that we have 22 students in our class and that we have a gluten allergy to which we would prefer if you could send the miscellaneous items in off of this list.  Fruit and veggie plates are always an excellent choice of snack for those students who wish to eat a more healthier snack.

Happy Holidays!!!

A letter from Mrs. Burkholder

Dear Boys and Girls,

I just wanted to let everyone know that my surgery went great.  I am home and resting.  I don’t have a lot of pain right now because the doctor gave me medicine that makes it stop.  Thank you all for the caring video – I showed it to my family and they all think I have a fantastic, caring group of students this year.  I miss you all and look forward to a speedy recovery so I can see you all soon!

Love you!  Miss you!!

Mrs. Burkholder

View the video here:  Students’ Message to Me


This is me right after I got home from surgery.

This is me right after I got home from surgery.

Spelling Words Week of December 8, 2014

This week’s spelling words are digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh).

Pattern Words:  chill, sheep, think, while, chase

Dolch Words:  where, such, thank, what, their

Please remember that there will be an additional 5 pattern words on Friday’s test.