What an amazing start to the school year we had!
I am so excited about what this year is going to bring, we have such an amazing group of kids and so many excellent things to look forward to this year. Our routines are the same as last year with the exception of the snack calendar. Please send in an extra item in your child's lunch each day. I will do my best to post Celebration of Life dates in the "Important Dates" as I'm aware of them so that if your child has a food allergy you will have time to provide something for them on that day.
Our first graders will be joining us beginning Wednesday, August 26th. We will be having a "Welcome Breakfast" first thing in an effort to ease them into their new classroom. If you would like to contribute, please send in something healthy and easy to serve. Some ideas the kids had were fruit, breads, juice, and yogurt.
We completed all of our assessments the first week; this includes spelling, math, and reading. Please make sure to ask your child for the spelling form that I sent home. It has the weekly words for this week as well as their current spelling group. Keep in mind that as they progress through the year, this group may change. If you would like a copy of the benchmark testing/assessment, please let me know. This is a great tool for me to use to guide our instruction!
Can you join us on our Eagle River Nature Center field trip on September 11th? We will be leaving the school at 9am, returning around 2:30pm. We are still in need of a few more drivers. Please let me know as soon as possible. The admission is $1 per person and $5 for parking. I forgot to include this on the form (sorry, beginning of the year and I'm still trying to get my brain back into the game!) but I would appreciate any donations towards the parking since each driver is already contributing their gas for this trip.
Community Service Project:
Each month we are going to be doing a community service project. For September the kids have decided they would like to build a Free Little Library. How awesome is that? We have one parent volunteering to help construct one already, I would LOVE to have a second one to use for our Montessori Gala "basket" item. Can you help?
September 11th- Eagle River Nature Center field trip
Mrs. Homan :)