Wow! Those first 4 days flew by :) In that short amount of time we practiced classroom/school procedures, got to know each other, created 1st and 2nd grade Buddy partnerships, learned our goodbye poem and tiptoed into some classroom tasks:) Your students are some incredible learners and this year is going to be unique, FULL of growth, and most importantly *fun*! I have begun posting pictures to our Twitter/Facebook for you to see some extra updates on what we have been doing this week. MANY of you have already found us on these communication tools and I have received email confirmation from most of you. If you have not received an email from me this past week, let me know, I may have your email incorrect...THANK YOU for the overwhelming amount of school supplies! We are all set for now and I will let you know if we ever need anything else as the year goes on via email/blog.
*A quick note about the blog post: This will be updated weekly(Sundays) and sent to you via email as a reminder that I have updated it for you to read about the upcoming week. If you read this on your phone, be sure to scroll all the way down after the post to see the SideBlog notes such as Student of the Week, Home Thinking, and Important Reminders.
Since we do not have a drinking fountain in the classroom, water bottles may be kept in the classroom. Please make sure they are labeled so that your student's bottle does not get mixed up with another student. If your child would like to have water at lunch also, you may want to send in a separate water bottle so that they don't run out before the end of the day.
Please send in a HEALTHY snack for your student every day to serve as brain food mid-morning. If you would like, you may also send in an afternoon snack, which students can have before dismissal once they are packed up for the end of the day. *Thank you for the snack donations! These will be helpful if students forget to pack one that day*
First/Second Grade Directory
You should have received a permission slip in your student's Red Folder about publishing contact information in the First AND Second Grade Directory. If you would like your student's contact information published, please return by this Friday, September 15th. In addition, if you have misplaced yours and would like another one sent home, please let me know.
We have begun using Chromebooks in the classroom! It would be helpful to send in a pair of headphones for your student to keep in the classroom for their own personal use. Please send them in a labeled baggie for safe storage.
We have P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you would like, you may send in a pair of gym shoes for your student to keep in their locker just in case they do not wear a safe pair of gym shoes to school that day.
The Book Fair will be open this week Tuesday through Friday before school and after school for shopping :)
Happy (Belated) Birthday to Rosa on September 3rd!