Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Thank you for visiting our website! Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the blog. I have tried to add many pieces of important information regarding our class. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. If there is something you would like to me to add, please let me know. This blog is a work in progress:-) I look forward to working with all of you. My contact e-mail is shannon.descamps@fraserk12.org

We’re Thankful

The last two weeks we spent time learning about the Thanksgiving holiday, but we also spent time sharing why we are thankful. We have a lot of reasons to be thankful! On Wednesday, the students wrote down one of the things they are thankful for. Here are the pictures from what they shared.

I am also attaching the photos from our feast. We had a wonderful time with all of our 1st grade friends. A special thank you to all the families who donated items to the feast and who volunteered their time. Everyone had fun!

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Weekly Newsletter for the Week of Nov. 17th

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*Our Thanksgiving Placemats are due on Wednesday, Nov. 19th

I will be sending out the link for Sign Up Genius for parent-teacher conferences in the next few days. Please let me know if you have any questions or need help scheduling. I can help! :-)

50th Day of School! (1950′s Day)

I’m pretty sure I enjoyed 50′s day as much as the children. We learned a lot and had a great time doing it. Our goal was to focus on the number 50. We’ve been really working on number sense this year and making sure the students understand how the numbers work together. This is such an important skill that will strengthen their future math learning. The bonus with this day is we were able to expose the children to some of the things that are also associated with the 1950′s decade.

We started by talking about the 1950′s and comparing what life may have been like for a 1st grader back then. Throughout the day we watched quick movie clips from great shows like I Love Lucy, we read books that were published in the 1950′s and for our brain breaks we used music/dancing from the decade. One of our brain breaks was a sock hop! There is also a great slide show we watched with 50 things about the 50′s. I skipped over the ones that were not necessary to go over at this age level, but the link had some good info. The children also enjoyed a bubble gum blowing contest with Dubble Bubble gum. Can you believe 14 students were able to blow a bubble?! I was impressed. I am adding some of the things we watched, danced to, and some pics from the day down below.

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1950′s slide show from the History Channel

Weekly Newsletter for the Week of Nov. 10th

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We had a great time celebrating Halloween! A special thank you to everyone who sent in donations and to the parents who came in to help.


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Weekly Newsletter for the Week of Nov. 3rd

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If you have any empty shoeboxes laying around, please send them in for an upcoming project. Thank you!

Weekly Newsletter for the Week of Oct. 27th

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*Corrected spelling tests will be coming home on Tuesday. 

**I found 2 yearbook order forms that were left behind by students last week. If you did not receive an order form, please let me know. 

The link below is the letter with details for our Halloween party. A copy was sent home with your child today. Please note the students are able to wear their costumes all day. Mr. Metty will be having indoor recess for lunch so the costumes do not get ruined.

Halloween Note

Jim “Basketball” Jones is coming to our school on November 10th at 6:30 for a parent talk. The link below has more information. 


Newsletter for the Week of October 20th

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Thank you to everyone who donated to the Fun Run! It was a success!!

Yoga Balls for Everyone!

I’m sure some of you may have heard the big news. We now have yoga balls for all of the students in the classroom!!! On Friday we had a visit from Katelynn’s Aunt Dawn. She brought in the remaining 20 yoga balls we needed. The kids were so excited. It will take some getting used to, but they were all working hard to follow our safety rules: 2 feet on the floor,  and gentle bouncing at all time.

Thank you, Aunt Dawn!!!


Weekly Newsletter for the Week of Oct. 13th

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