As you know, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. We will be enjoying a pizza lunch party. No need to send a lunch tomorrow. We will enjoy pizza and a treat.
We will be exchanging Valentines during our party. I have included a link above with all of our classmates names. Please have your child address a Valentines to each student in our class. We already decorated pizza boxes for our Valentines. Please send the Valentines in a box or baggy. Our party is quick and will be during our regular lunch time.
Thank you to our homeroom moms for organizing the party. We appreciate you sooo much!
I want to start off by saying a very sincere thank you to all of you who have reached out to me regarding my mom. She is doing better and is back at her group home….she no longer lives with my dad. 🙁 She is in a really nice place and seems to be happy. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her and has some good and bad days. Thank you for praying for her and my family. It means the world to me!
Yesterday we said good-bye to our sweet girl. She was almost 16 years old. We got her when my youngest son was 3. She was a great dog and brought us so much love, joy, and laughter. We will miss Riley so much!
It has been a tough couple of months, but with your love and support, my days are looking brighter. Thank you again!
Tomorrow is our student council pencil and eraser sale. Everything is 25 cents. Your child may bring a maximum of $2.00 to spend. They will purchase items first thing tomorrow morning, so don’t be late.
Also, tomorrow is the last day to purchase candy grams for Valentine’s Day. They are $1.00 each. Please fill out the pink paper that was sent home and include the money in an envelope or Ziploc bag.
I will be sending home your child’s NWEA scores this week. Please look them over. I have highlighted their percentile ranking. You need to look at the middle number that I circled. If your child is in the 69th percentile or lower in reading, he/she is being targeted for intervention. The district is looking at these students as a concern for the Read by Third Grade law. Also, the district has identified students performing at the 69th percentile or lower as not being proficient on the M-Step. They feel the two are linked. So, what can you do to help your child? Please see the letter I am attaching to the NWEA profiles. There are a lot of good suggestions and strategies. I will be working diligently in the classroom to get your child up to speed, as well. Remember, this is just a test. I know your child much better than a computer test ever will. Take it with a grain of salt.
I know this is probably hard to believe, but the 100th day of school is on Wednesday. So as part of our first grade tradition, we wear 100 things to school on the 100th day. It can be as simple as wearing a necklace with 100 Fruit Loops. You also might want to use an old shirt to make something like this:
You can Google 100th day t-shirt ideas and a ton of ideas pop up. I thought I would give you the weekend to look for ideas in case you wanted to get started on it. Remember to have fun! Your child will wear their 100 things on Wednesday! 🙂
Hello there! We took the math portion of the NWEA today. Most improved a ton! I am so proud of them. Depending on how they were doing, some students were challenged with multiplication and division!
The reading portion of the NWEA also went very well. Most students shot up 10 or more points. Keep reading every night at home, it is working! The reports should be coming home soon. I think you will be very pleased!
Friday is Student Council Inauguration Day! They are having a contest to see which 3 classes wear the most spirit wear! So, if your first grader has a Howard shirt, please make sure he/she wears it on Friday. If not, a blue and white shirt will do. Go Dragons!!
Today is going to be a great day! My mom should be coming home from the hospital today or tomorrow! Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers. She is definitely weak and will need some intensive PT and OT, but she is improving! Yay!!
We will be taking the reading portion of the NWEA today. We will take it on our Chromebooks in the classroom. Please give your first grader some love this morning and emphasize to take their time and do well. We got this!
I will blog maybe tomorrow with some updates. The spelling words have been updated for this week. Math homework will start up again. Thank you for helping your child complete the homework packet. This counts as a homework grade. On the report card where it states completes homework independently, that is where I get the grade. If your child repeatedly does not turn in homework, he/she will not receive a 1 or 2 on their report card.