Happy New Year!!
Welcome to a new year and a fresh start for 2016!
Spelling lists have gone home today; some students list have changed, please check your child's list. I have marked each students' list at the top of the page. If the paper list did not make it home please shoot me an email and I can tell you what list they are on.
With the second half of the school year starting first graders will now be required to record all of their daily work in their journals. This is an expectation that is required of the second and third graders from the first day of school. I like to allow the first half of the year for the first graders to get an understanding of the classroom routine and expectations before adding on this task. Now that they know the routine, this is their next step in responsibility.
For all children, please allow them to be responsible for their personal items. They should be taking the time to check their backpacks, desks, and cubby for all needed items at the end of the day. This is an important lesson for the kids to learn to keep themselves organized, become good self-managers, and to instill a sense of responsibility for their personal things.
We will begin working in the computer lab on KWT for second and third graders, once a week. This is something that can be accessed from home. If you would like me to send you your child's log-in information, please send me an email requesting so.
I am looking forward to all of the things we will be learning about this half of the year! The great lessons that are coming are really wonderful and offer a lot of great opportunities for research. Also, I've changed our field trip plans due to difficulties in getting chaperones. There may be a couple additional field trips added toward the end of the year in April or May but I will not be adding anything additional for January through March. Thank you to those who continually offer your time for our field trips and classroom activities. It is so appreciated!
If you have questions, concerns, or would like to chat please come see me before 8:30 or after 3:45, Monday through Friday.