Dear First Grade Families,
It was great meeting many of you at Tuesday’s Open House. A couple of announcements to follow up from the open house:
Homework went home in the home folders on Friday and will be due Friday, September 29th. It consists of the weekly reading log, a phonics sheet, and a math sheet. Spelling homework will begin Friday, September 29th and will be due October 13th. The spelling test will also be October 13th.
Students should do their best to fill out their reading log. They have the option of being read to, reading with a parent, or reading independently (on raz kids or their own books). Please make sure to read a variety of ways throughout the week. Example: One night “RAZ Kids”, one night “read with,” one night “read to.” The RAZ Kids log-ins were sent home in the homework folder Friday. Please email me if you have any questions about logging in to RAZ Kids.
Scholastic Book orders went home in the folders on Friday and will be due next Friday. Scholastic is a great way to build your home library and our classroom library too! When children choose their own books to read for pleasure, they enjoy reading more and spend more time doing it. The more your child reads, the better they will do in school and in life. For every book you order, we get Scholastic dollars to buy books for the classroom library! So please checkout the Scholastic book catalog and order online at http://www.scholastic.com/parents/.
Reminder: We’re still collecting flower bulbs for our science unit. Please consider donating a pack of bulbs so we have enough for everyone to plant a bulb this fall. We’re looking for daffodils, tulips, paper white, and allium bulbs. Thanks in advance!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hello Parents and Families,
We've had a GREAT first few weeks of school. We're learning lots of routines, reading great stories, practicing our counting, building our number sense, and writing, writing, writing! We've learned a lot about each other over the past couple of weeks and continue to build relationships and a strong community of learners.
South Loop Open House (Meet the Teacher & our Classroom Curriculum) is Tuesday, September 19th from 6:15-7:15pm. We'll be going over important classroom information that will help ensure a successful school year, so please try to attend. Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided; please make other arrangements for your children. If you cannot make the open house, please email me and I will gladly make a time to meet with you. Our open house documents will be posted to the website later this week.
Our second annual South Loop ECC Farm Stand will be held prior to open house Tuesday, September 19th from 5:15-6:15pm. Please stop by for fresh, organic produce. Proceeds and donations will go directly back into the Organic Produce and Butterfly Garden (something our First Graders will help maintain and plant in the coming year).
I look forward to meeting many of you on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:15pm.
*Sign up for Secret Reader
*Wednesday: wear gym shoes
*Return library books on Tuesdays
*Send an email for an early dismissal