October 20

~The 2016-2017 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. 

May 22

Weekly Newsletter for May 22nd

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have updated the news below from last week. Please let me know if you have questions on anything happening in 1st grade!

Homework- This is the last week of math, reading, and souvenir bits . Technology homework will go through the last full week of school.

We have 1 more week of our official spelling program. After we finish the program we will be doing a review of the required 1st grade words and then doing a final test in June. A copy of the required words will be sent home soon, but many are basic sight words that the children have known how to spell all year.

The farm field trip is on May 26th. Please look for the reminder note coming home today.

We will be having a fun activity with Arts and Scraps in June (DATE CHANGE- due to district teacher training- will update soon!). More info will be sent home later this week. Arts and Scraps is a non-profit located in Detroit. It will be perfect for all our students who love to create! They will be coming to Eisenhower to complete a fun lesson/project with us.

We have 3 students (so far) who have qualified for our 1st grade Reflex pizza lunch on June 12th. The students must hit 100% fluency on Reflex by June 5th to attend the pizza party. We are very proud of all the students working so hard on their fact fluency!

High Touch High Tech will again be visiting our grade for another science program. There was a mix up with the original program we did with them a few months ago and they are doing this additional program free of charge!

Information was e-mailed earlier about our 1st grade picnic in June. Save the date for June 9th. We will definitely need parents to help make our picnic successful! A paper note will come home tomorrow.

Please click on the link below to access our newsletter. Have a great week!

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May 15

Weekly Newsletter for May 15th

I hope all of our moms enjoyed their Mother’s Day books and had a relaxing day yesterday. Thank you for the kind words and messages checking in with me. I had to leave quite quickly on Friday due to a sick baby. She is doing better now. 🙂 

**These next few weeks will be quite busy so I want to make sure I share some important info.**

Homework- There will be 2 more weeks of math, reading and souvenir bit homework. Technology homework will go through the last full week of school.

We also have 2 more weeks of our official spelling program. After we finish the program we will be doing a review of the required 1st grade words and then doing a final test in June. A copy of the required words will be sent home soon, but many are basic sight words that the children have known how to spell all year. 

The farm field trip is on May 26th. The money was due this past Friday. 

We will be having a fun activity with Arts and Scraps on May 31st. More info will be sent home later this week. Arts and Scraps is a non-profit located in Detroit. It will be perfect for all our students who love to create! They will be coming to Eisenhower to complete a fun lesson/project with us. 

We have 3 students (so far) who have qualified for our 1st grade Reflex pizza lunch on June 12th. The students must hit 100% fluency on Reflex by June 5th to attend the pizza party. We are very proud of all the students working so hard on their fact fluency! 

High Touch High Tech will again be visiting our grade for another science program. There was a mix up with the original program we did with them a few months ago and they are doing this additional program free of charge! 

Information will go home next week about our 1st grade picnic in June. Save the date for June 9th. We will definitely need parents to help make our picnic successful! 

Please click on the link below to access our newsletter. Have a great week!

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May 11

Souvenir Bit- Butterfly (informational)

This week we had a theme for our souvenir bit- butterflies! . The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. I have asked the students to share the butterfly life cycle with you along with any other fun facts we have learned. I have included an informational video (if needed) down below. 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 Monday.
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May 4

Souvenir Bit- Thunder Cake

This week’s book is Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed) down below. 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 Monday.
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April 27

Souvenir Bit- The Jelly Donut Difference

This week’s book is The Jelly Donut Difference by Maria Dismondy. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. We have read this book a few times this week and I have included a video of the story (if needed) down below. 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 Monday.
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April 25

The Most Magnificent Thing!

The students did such a great job on their Magnificent Thing projects. Thank you to all the parents for your support on this activity. The children were able to share the projects with our class and we also did walk throughs with the other 1st grade classes so we could see everybody’s projects! Everyone did a great job explaining what they made and talking about their successes and the things that were not so easy.

 

 

April 20

Souvenir Bit- Taking Care of the Earth (ways to be green!)

This week’s souvenir bit is not necessarily focused on one specific book, but more on the theme of being green and taking care of the Earth. We have read a few books and have had many discussions on ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle. This is a non-fiction souvenir bit week. Please have the children list ways they can help the Earth.

The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. I have included a video of a great story that shares more ways to be green.

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 Monday.
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