August 24

~The 2015-2016 School Year~

Welcome!

This blog will be used as an additional way to communicate with parents. Homework reminders, weekly newsletters, due dates, classroom information, and student work are just a few of the things you will find on this site.

Please contact me with any questions, problems, or suggestions about the blog. 

June 16

Green Screen Fun!

A few weeks ago we spent some time doing reader’s theater during our reading group time. It was fun to mix it up and the children enjoyed working together. We decided it would be fun to record our reader’s theaters. I decided it would be even more fun to play around with the green screen! I used the DoInk app to add in the background. Unfortunately we had technical difficulties with some of the other recordings, but I was able to successfully finish 2 videos! I hope you enjoy!

Health Care for Kids from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

Follow the Map from Shannon Descamps on Vimeo.

June 16

Thank You!

I just wanted to make sure I took the time to thank everyone (all of the parents and family members) who helped make this a wonderful school year. The amount of help I received this year was AWESOME! We had a parent/grandparent in each week to help with sight words and that extra work showed in our testing! I also appreciate all of the donations for our special events. We were never in need.

I would also like to share my appreciation for your support with our Maker Space time. It was a new journey for me and I know it was a new concept for many of you. I’m pretty sure it was one of the most exciting things I have added into the classroom during my 13 years of teaching! I have never seen students so inspired. They worked so well together, tackled problems, and learned how to keep tinkering even if their first attempts were unsuccessful. My goal is to now help other teachers get Maker Space time started in their classroom. :-)

I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe summer! I still have a few things/activities to share via blog this year so you will hear from me a little bit more. THANK YOU!

Thank You Note

June 4

Souvenir Bit- Alexander and the Terrible…

This is our official last homework of the year!

This week’s book is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. All of the directions will be in the bag. We have read this book a few times this week. Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Friday.
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June 1

Newsletter for the Week of June 1st

Hello! Please click on the link below to access our weekly newsletter.

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I sent out e-mails about our spelling this week and also information about our Teddy Bear Picnic on June 8th (Monday). Please contact me if you did not receive them.

This is the link to sign up to volunteer at the picnic or to donate an item. http://vols.pt/6PDbVK

Math News

A big congratulations to both Jackson R. and Evan M. for reaching our 1st grade math goal in Reflex! There were so many other who made such great progress.

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May 28

Little Cloud- Souvenir Bit

This week’s book is Little Cloud by Robert Tallon. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. All of the directions will be in the bag. We have read this book a few times this week. Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Friday.
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May 21

Becoming a Butterfly

This week’s book is Becoming a Butterfly. The students need to share the butterfly life cycle and/or facts about butterflies. This is a non-fiction/informational souvenir bit. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. All of the directions are in the bag. Please click on the link if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Friday.
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May 18

Weekly Newsletter for the Week of May 18th

Happy Monday! Please click on the link below to access our newsletter.
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Book Orders went home today. Please return your order by Friday if you are interested in purchasing.

We will send home more information about the farm later in the week. Stay tuned! Please have your child wear their 1st Grade Shirt on Friday.

Save the date for our 1st Grade Picnic. We will be having games in the AM and then a picnic lunch. This will take place on Monday, June 8th!

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May 14

Souvenir Bit- A House for Hermit Crab

This week’s book is House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. All of the directions will be in the bag. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed). Please click on the link below if you would like to submit the homework online. You do not need to send the response sheet back if you choose to submit via blog. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts on Friday.
Please click here for form.