2015 is here! With this new year, we are looking forward to the many things we will be learning and doing with our students the second half of the year. It is hard to believe, but May will be here before we know it! There is much to do before then...and we're going to enjoy every moment!
There are several special events happening this month that I would like to make you aware of:
-January 7- Students return to school
-January 9- Dress down day for our class (our students earned a dress down day because they are all more than halfway to their AR goal!)
-January 19- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No school for students
-January 21- 100th Day of School!- Students' hat projects are due (please see the note that came home regarding this activity)
I would like to encourage parents to make sure that students are practicing tying their shoes at home. This is actually a first grade standard for P.E. and students will be tested on this skill later in the year. Many students are already able to do this, but some are still working on it. Thank you for your support with this!
As always, please continue to read baggy books, complete reading notebooks, and work on library books at home! Your children are doing a great job with this new challenge! Also, please continue to support your children with the reading comprehension homework on Tuesday nights. I ask that you please let your student try to do this on his/her own before you check and help. This gives them an opportunity to learn and grow!
Please let me know if you have ANY questions as our year goes on. I am always available via email (see link below). You and I are a team, and I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to work with you and your child. I am looking forward to a great year with you! We are going to have so much fun!