Week 4~ 9-9-16
Please join us on September 20th at 6:30 in our classroom. I will explain the classroom procedures and expectations as well as what we will be learning this year. So much information is shared in this meeting, please plan to attend! .
The Mini-Me's are starting to drift in and they look amazing! (Due date for all Mini Me's is Sept. 19th.)
This is a family project, please help your child put items on their person that represent them and show things that they like to do and family hobbies, special people, and favorite places. You can use a variety of materials, photographs, and/or clip pictures and words from magazines. We will use these to tell our friends about ourselves and to get ideas for our writing throughout the year. Please send these back to school any time between before September 12th. We will also create a VoiceThread with our Mini-Me's for friends and families to visit to get to know us all better!
Each day your child will choose a book, record the book information on their Padlet click here to visit the Padlet page, and bring it home. In addition to helping me keep track of the books leaving the room each day, Padlet will allow students to see all the books they’ve read over the year. Please take time to read the story together, and return the book the following day.
I encourage you and your child to leave comments on the Padlet if they choose, this is optional. Comments about the book, story or character are encouraged. Please do not leave comments about the ease or difficulty of the text, this is not the focus at this time.
Building a Learning Community~
As we work to build our community, we are learning to support our friends as they do hard work and take risk. We know our words matter to our friends and our tone and words can leave brown spots in others hearts, just like the apple. One way we practice taking risk, working collaboratively and doing hard things is in building a block tower (see photo on our Celebrate Weekly page) and in community puzzle building. We encourage our friends as they choose where to place the next block. Students are learning sometimes the most support comes from having a solid foundation and building too tall to quickly doesn't create a strong tower.
Mathematicians at Work~
We are discovering what math is! Week one, the answers were hard, now our chart of ideas is GROWING! Graphing, sorting, addition, counting and grouping are just a few things you might see our mathematicians working on in math workshop.
Dates to Note
9/11: Community R Factor Training for Families, 7pm @ Darby High School
9/12: PTO Meeting, 7:00pm
9/16- STAR Reading Assessment
9/16: PTO Recess Night at DCR, 6:30-8:00pm
9/18: Community R Factor Training for Families, 7pm @ Darby High School
9/20: First Grade Curriculum Night, 6:30-7:30pm (adults only, please)
9/25: Community R Factor Training for Families, 7pm @ Darby High School
9/29: Levy Community Information Night @ Darby Creek, 7:30pm
10/1: Day of Play Cardboard Challenge @ Heritage Middle School, 9am-12noon
10/2: Community R Factor Training for Families, 7pm @ Darby High School
10/3: PTO Meeting, 7:00pm
10/7: Walk a Thon
10/8: PTO Family 1 mile Fun Run/5K Event, 8:00am
10/9: Community R Factor Training for Families, 7pm @ Darby High School
10/12: Picture Retakes
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