Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thank you for attending our open house last Thursday. It means a lot to the children and teachers when you take time out of your busy schedules to see what the children are doing in class. We'd also like to thank all the parents that helped out with setting up the liquids for our experiments and for deconstructing our math books. We couldn't do it without our volunteers!
We have a busy week. First we sent home 2 important notices this week. The first notice is about our spelling program, "Words Their Way." Please read the notice carefully. It explains the spelling homework. The only spelling homework that is returned will be the work completed on Wednesday night. Don't hesitate to email, call, or stop by if you have any questions.
The Arthur Read-a-Long was the second notice. Please record your child's reading each night on the read-a-long page. Return the form each Friday so that we can count and turn in the number of books read to Mrs. Moore. Most of the Arthur Books are a level 16 or higher, so read Arthur to your child while they lay back enjoy!
We started our take home readers this week. The students will bring home 1 or more books to read each and every night. The books are just right books that they have practiced in the classroom and should easily be able to read. Reading homework is probably the most important homework the first graders have. Please make sure you complete the blue reading log each night. The books and blue log must be returned signed to the classroom every day. Thank you!