***Tonight is movie night. Doors open at 6:00pm
Polar Express starts at 6:15pm
movie is free but accepting donations that will be put toward the hat and glove drive
accepting donations of canned goods as well
Popcorn and baked goods for sale. You can also donate items for this.
***Holiday shop is this Tuesday the 12th (I hope I got it right this time!) Send them with money on Tuesday if you’d like them to purchase items.
***It’s feeling like winter. Make sure they have a warm coat, hat, and mittens for recess time. Practice zipping if they are unable to do on their own yet. When it snows, they will need boots and snow pants on for recess, if they don’t have them they have to go on the blacktop only .
***Some students do not bring snacks in. I usually have crackers but sometimes run out. If you would like to donate nuts, crackers, cheeze-it’s, pretzels or goldfish for me to have on hand for them just send it in with your child. Thanks in advance:)
Have a Wonderful Weekend
Just a reminder…I’m allergic to scented products. Scented products like perfumes, scented lotions, strong shampoos, and especially laundry products make breathing difficult for me and cause headaches. If you could use laundry products that are labeled “free and clear” (detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets) on your child’s clothing that would help me out greatly. Your support with this issue is appreciated.
I am sending out a hard copy as well, just in case you don’t get a chance to read this and for those who do not subscribe.
First graders will be shopping tomorrow at the PTA Holiday Shop. If you would like them to buy something for themselves or as gifts, send them with money. Also, you may send them with a list of names that they should buy for.
I just want to let you know the spelling words will be hard for some students this week. If your child has been struggling with his/her spelling tests please have them spend extra time practicing them.
I’m sending home a time quiz the students took on Tuesday. Please look it over with your child and practice time to the half hour or hour with them, depending on which ones gave them trouble. We have been working on time to the half hour for a couple weeks and it’s still proving to be difficult for some. My plan is to give them their unit 3 test on Friday so they will be bringing home a practice test on Wednesday for homework. Check their work when they are done with it and reteach any items that gave them trouble.
Enjoy Your Day!!
I just want to let you know that picture retake day is tomorrow. Also, there is no spelling test due to the short week but they do have math homework today. It’s clocks and telling time. They have been working very hard to understand how to read and write the hands on a clock for time to the half hour. There will be a quiz tomorrow on it.
Enjoy the extra time with your kids this week:) They grow up fast!!!
Stay warm and Happy Thanksgiving
We have started a unit in social studies on families. I have sent home a sheet of paper for you to fill in. We will be making family trees and need that information. Please return by tomorrow or Thursday.
Some students are having trouble zipping coats and tying shoes, have them practice at home.
If you have not turned in your conference form, please do so tomorrow.
Thank you and have a great rest of the day!
Thank you chaperones for your help today. The kids had fun. Here is a quote from one of our students as we were walking back to class, “I don’t like school it’s boring, I want to go back to the science center!” The students are putting on small plays tomorrow, come join us if you can. 11:15 am in our room.
Tomorrow is a half day- dismissal is 11:45am
Thursday November 9th is our first round of conferences. I’ll be sending home reminders tomorrow with your time (for the 9th). Some of you did not sign up at Open House so I found a slot for you. Please return the bottom portion of the reminder and check the appropriate box. If you check Sorry….need another day/time… I will call you so we can find a different slot.
For the week of November 13th conferences, your forms will be sent home later next week.
Here is a copy of the parent chaperone letter I will be sending home tomorrow.
Our first field trip is this Thursday November 2nd. Thank you for volunteering your time. Please meet in your child’s classroom at 8:55am to receive the list of students you will be responsible for. We have attached the itinerary and will let you know what time your group will be going to the Sounds Learning Lab. Unfortunately, there is limited room for adults as you can see below. On the student list we give you, we will indicate if you will be one of the chaperones going in or if you will be taking a little break. There are several parking options and they are listed below. Talk to other parents going if you are interested in carpooling.
Itinerary is as follows:
Arrival 10:00 AM
Lunch 11:30 PM (Atrium)
Sounds Learning Lab Group 1 (30 students 4 chaperones) 12:00 PM
Sounds Learning Lab Group 2 (30 Students 3 chaperones) 1:00 PM
Departure 2:00 PM
Parking Options-(go to their website to see a map for each of these — www.mi-sci.org)
MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER LOT
Enter on John R Street
Free on weekdays
WSU LOT – PARKING STRUCTURE #3 (RACKHAM GARAGE)
Enter at westbound Warren, between John R and Woodward
Weekdays, 6:30 A.M. – 10:45 P.M.
$7 per day
CULTURAL CENTER LOT
Enter on John R, between Frederick and Farnsworth
Monday – Thursday, 7 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Friday 7 A.M. – 10 P.M.
Saturday, 8 A.M. – 10 P.M.
Sunday, 9 A.M. – 6 P.M.
$7 per day
WSU LOT – PARKING STRUCTURE #6 (WELCOME CENTER GARAGE)
Enter at Putnam, between Cass and Woodward
Weekdays, 6:30 A.M. – 12:00 A.M.
$7.50 per day
I mentioned we would be doing plays today and we are. We are going to do them for the 3rd graders down the hall from us. However, we will do them again on Friday the 3rd (it’s a half day) at 11:15 am for any parents that would like to come and watch. This is their first one so the goal was to have them follow along while others read their part so that they would know when to read their character’s part. We also worked on reading their lines with expression. Some students had more than one part in their play which made it more challenging. If you get a chance ask them how they did today for their audience 🙂