Groundhog Day: Thursday
As part of a future Science Unit about Weather, Groundhog Day will prepare us for tracking the weather over the next few weeks. We will be looking at the cloud cover and temperature and decide at the end if the Groundhog was correct! You can help by watching the news on Thursday morning to see if the Groundhog saw his shadow (6 more weeks of winter) or not (early spring!).
Report Cards will go home with your First Grader on Wednesday :) Please sign and return the envelope. Everything inside is yours!
Disguise the Snowman Project
Last week your student came home with an informative note, writing page, and a snowman paper ready to be disguised! This is a fun, creative family project that we hope you enjoy. These are due by Monday, February, 6th. Have fun!
Math a Thon
Notes/Permission slips went home on Friday about participating in the St. Jude's Math a Thon. Students will accept donation pledges from family members and promise to participate in completing a math booklet. This money goes towards the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Salem Elementary is in it's 9th year participating and has raised over $50, 000 to date! Permission slips are due TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st.
100th Day Tshirt Project
A note will be coming home this week about a project to celebrate the 100th Day of School! We will be celebrating on Wednesday, February 15th. Have your student wear their shirt with 100 things on this date! Happy decorating!
A note will come home this week with a list of names to help students fill out their valentines if you wish to do so. Cards may start being brought in next week. Students will distribute them throughout the week of February 6-10 so that they can open and read them during the party. A SignUpGenius link was sent out via e-mail if you'd like to volunteer your time or items for the party. Thank you again to Ms. Burdick for organizing fun for our class! The link is below:
Caring Coyote Character Building
Starting Monday, Salem is starting a monthly focus to build on our Character traits as Caring Coyotes. This month's focus is: Optimism. Additionally, we will be having Coyote Clubs once a month to practice characteristics with students in grades K-5. The first Coyote Club is this THURSDAY :) . Students are invited to wear their Caring Coyote sticks they received last year on Coyote Club Days.
Additionally, There will be ways throughout the month where we will be highlighting books we read and activities to practice these qualities. A few places where you can follow our learning is the Sideblog, Twitter, Facebook, and the Padlet on the home page for our classroom website.
Happy Half Birthday to Carson on January 29th!
Happy Half Birthday to Emerson on February 2nd!