Please read!

Real quick-

In your child’s folder today is a paper that says, This Week’s Focus. This paper will be going home every Friday and shows what we will be covering for the following week in our reading Benchmark curriculum. Next week we start unit 1. The spelling words and high frequency words are starred on the sheet. These are the words that your child will be tested on each Friday. Please have them study throughout the week. The words will always also be listed at the top spelling word tab of the blog. There is also a tab at the top of the blog with spelling/sight word practice activities to do at home with your child if you would like. The words start off fairly easy in the beginning but the spelling patterns will get progressively more difficult. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Enjoy your weekend!

Field Trip info!

I am sending home last minute permission slips and ichat volunteer forms in red folders today. If you get one please return it to me by Friday or email and let me know you will not be attending the field trip. Both forms must be completed to attend the field trip.


Field trip info- This is an all day field trip on Tuesday, October 11th. We are supposed to be there at 9:50 am and classes start promptly at 10 am. We have a nature hike, animal adventure class, farm tour, and pumpkin program on that day! The three classes that are going (kindergarten/1st/2nd) will be split up evenly into four groups. More will come about that. We should finish at Kensington no later than 2:30 pm so everyone can make it back in time to pick up siblings. Please remember every child must have their own parent chaperone them! We are also NOT allowed to have younger siblings attend because this is a district paid field trip. More information will be coming in October…. but we wanted you to know some of the details so you can plan ahead.   

Happy Monday!

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. This week September 19-23:

  • This Wednesday the 21st is our first late start of the school year. School will start an hour later at 9:55.
  • Awesome job to those of you that have joined the PTA! Currently our class is at 52% participation. Please support our school and join the PTA. We would also like to earn donuts and cider for our class too! Please join by before this Friday.
  • The PTA flower fundraiser comes in tomorrow. Keep an eye out for more info posted later today or tomorrow.
  • If you have a Chromebook that was issued to you from Howe School you will need bring the computer back to school to have it reactivated and checked out to your student. All computers that have not been checked out have been disabled at the district level and can no longer connect to the internet until we update them. Thank you!
  • Field trip permission slips are due this Friday. The trip is free, you will only need $10 the day of for parking. Please send me a quick email if your child will not be attending the trip.
  • This week in math we will be completing lessons 8-12.
  • I have noticed many of you have visited Raz Kids and have taken the placement test and have started reading. Way to go! Raz kids is an excellent reading tool for your child to read books at his/her level at home. Keep it up!

Have a great week 🙂

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. This week September 12-16:

  • Reminder, our NWEA computer reading and math tests are this week on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • This Friday is a half day for students, 12:05 dismissal.
  • Going home today is the field trip permission slip. It is due September 23rd. Some of you will also be getting a chaperone form that has to be returned with a copy of your driver’s license ASAP.
  • PTA flower fundraisers are due tomorrow. The last page and money are due. No late orders will be accepted.
  • Don’t forget to sign up for the PTA. Get those forms sent in! Please attend our first PTA meeting this Thursday.

September PTA meeting is this Thursday, 9/15/22, via zoom, at 6:00pm. 

Topic: PTA Meeting September
Time: Sep 15, 2022 06:00 PM 
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  • This week in math we will be completing lessons 4-7.
  • There has been some discussion about the student dress code. Per the handbook, students should dress modestly and avoid distracting influences. Shorts should go past students fingertips when arms are at their sides and no bare stomachs should be shown. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
  • We now have 22 students in our class! Please keep that in mind for birthdays.
  • Happy September birthdays to Amira and Anesa (today), Aiden (tomorrow), and Lena (16th)!!

Have a lovely week!

Real quick…

Today I sent home the Succeed math homework book with your child. Please read the note I sent home about it in your child’s folder.

Also, I sent home your child’s Raz Kids login info. If you aren’t familiar with it, Raz Kids is an online reading program. When your child follows the easy steps to login they will take a reading placement test and it will place them at their particular reading level. Then your child will have access to many books at their level. They can then chose to read the book or have the computer read the book to them. Then they will take a short comprehension quiz. If students read all the books and take the quizzes then they can move up from there. Your child should be reading at least 20 minutes a night at home. Raz Kids is an excellent way to read at home.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful weekend. See you Monday!

Please read!

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone is doing well. It was so nice to see/meet everyone last night at Open House. It was a great turnout.

  • If you didn’t already know, there is a competition for joining the PTA. The class(es) with 95% PTA participation gets cider and donuts in October! If you haven’t already please join the PTA. They do wonderful things for our school. A form is going home today. Please fill it out and return it with $10. Currently our class only has 18% participation 🙁 Please join!
  • Tomorrow is the last day for the Book Fair! Please send in money in the morning with your child if you would like them to buy books. Thanks so much to those of you that sent in donations for our class for the book fair. We were able to buy some great books for our class! See pic below.
  • Remember, your child should have a water bottle and a healthy snack everyday for school.
  • Next week we will begin testing the students. We will take the NWEA reading test on Tuesday morning and the math test on Thursday morning. Please make sure your child is on time to school those days. Also make sure they got a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Results from the NWEA tests will be discussed at conferences in November.
  • FYI- our first field trip will be Tuesday, October 11th. Forms will be sent home next week. All students must have a chaperone attend with them. We will be going with kindergarten and second grade. More info to come.

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. This week September 6 – 9:

  • Thanks to those of you that have returned the beginning of the year paperwork and family picture. Keep them coming!
  • Reminder that tomorrow night- Wednesday, September 7th is Howe Montessori’s Open House from 6-7:30 pm. Please come join us to see your child’s school! The students can go to their classrooms and show you around. After we will have a scavenger hunt to work on. A prize will be given out by PTA for those who complete it. PTA has also paid for the Kona ice truck to be here! We are looking forward to seeing you and your family at this event. 
  • Today we started our Second Step program with our social worker. There is a note going home today with more info. It is taught every Tuesday and there may be homework some days too.
  • The Book Fair starts tomorrow! Flyers are going home today.
  • We started our Eureka math curriculum today. Going home this week will be the Succeed homework books and login info for Zearn. We will be completing lessons 1-3 this week.
  • Please remember to read at least 20 minutes a night at home.
  • Right now we have 20 students in our class and we do have a nut allergy. Please keep that in mind for birthdays.

Enjoy your week 🙂

Happy long weekend!

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone is doing well. We have had a great first week in 1st grade!

I think everyone is finally signed up for the blog now. Thanks to everyone for all the school supplies and to those of you that have turned in the paperwork that was sent home the first day. If you haven’t turned it in yet, please do so next week. Please read below for some important info:

  • September 2-5: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day Weekend
  • If your child arrives at school after 9 am you must escort them to door #15 (playground) and sign them in.
  • September 7 (Wednesday): Open House from 6:00-7:30- Come meet your child(ren)’s teachers and see your child(ren)’s classrooms and learning environment.
  • Remember your child should pack a healthy snack and a water bottle everyday.
  • Going home today is a PTA Mum fundraiser (please participate if you can), info about birthday celebrations, field trip form (must be completed to attend field trips), and a September reading log. The expectation is that all students read at least 20 minutes a day at home.
  • The Book Fair is next week. We will preview the Bookk Fair on Wednesday and students will come home with a wish list. Thursday students can bring in money to buy books. Friday is a make up day. you may also purchase books during Open House Wednesday evening. Please sign up to help if you can. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4fa5ad2fa1f85-scholastic

I hope everyone enjoys their four day weekend and I will see you on Tuesday 🙂