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~Rev Up Reading Book Fair in IMC - February 24th, 27th, and 28th
~Dr. Eccles Dental Health Presentation - Friday, February 28th at 2:45
~Field Trip Permission Slips and Money Due- Friday, February 28th
~PTO Meeting: March 11th at 6:30pm
~Children's Museum Field Trip - Friday March 14th
Please check out this attachment to help view the power of reading and how you, as parents, can help your child in reading, by understanding and improving literacy development at home: Moore-Family-Literacy-Brochure.pdf
Students should bring their communication/take home folder to and from school everyday. Please discuss the papers that are included in your child's folder. Have them explain what they needed to do in order to complete the assignment.
Our class will have P.E. on Mondays of every week. Please have your child prepared for P.E. by sending them with tennis shoes. Thank you!
A Parent's Guide to Understanding Accelerated Reader - Please check out this link to view questions and answers to the Accelerated Reading program that your child is participating in. http://www.brightonk12.com/files/814861/parentsguideAR.pdf
Congratulations to our class! We decided to keep track of when we get a 100% on an AR test, we get to color in our graph. We first set a goal of 30-reached it, 31-reached it, 32-reached it, 33...and we just completed our goal of 38! and we reached it! The students popped a balloon and received a reward of chewing gum for one day! Our next goal has been moved up to 39. Keep up the great reading class!
Please enter "My Student" in the subject line of all emails to Mill Creek employees! This little trick is how you keep your emails from going into teacher's spam filters! Thank you
Due to the addition of added curriculum, in order to meet our common core standards, we have decided it would be best to do away with our spelling pre-test on Mondays, and give ONE spelling test to all students on Friday. Therefore, students will need to practice daily the word list that will be coming home Monday evening.
Cold weather is definitely here! Please make sure your child is dressed warmly enough. We try to go outside whenever possible, so everyone should now be wearing a jacket or coat. Soon we will be needing hats and gloves. Please listen to the weather report and dress your child accordingly. The high for the day is not normally reached until 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon, not at 11:50 when we are outside.
I, as well as the students, love, love, love when we have parent volunteers. Volunteering in your child's class will help you understand more about our day. It also teaches you how to help your own child. Please send me an email, note, or phone call if you are interested in volunteering in our classroom. A background check is required for anyone working at the school.
Book -It for February is almost up!! If your child does not pass four AR quizzes by February 28th, he/she will not receive a pizza certificate for February Remember, the more they practice, the better they will get. Please listed to your child read and ask them questions to prepare him/her for the AR quiz.
We will be continuing with ACC Math until the end of the school year. As a reminder, we will still have our core enVision Math instruction and Math homework will remain the same. Each child will bw working at their own speed and level. They are really excited about this new program and challenge. It will be fun to see how many objectives they can accomplish. ACC Math requires students to answer math questions by filling in the correct bubble on a scan card. Students then grade their own card by running it through a scanner connected to a computer in the room. A TOPS Report print out provides immediate feedback regarding items missed. The studen is then given more problems to practice that cover the same math objective, or if the objective is mastered, the student is given problems covering a new objective. This supplemental program will make them much stronger math students.
Breast Cancer Research - Student Council is sponsoring some fun dress-up days for a great cause this week. Students are asked to wear pink for free on Wednesday. On Thursday, they can wear a hat for $1.00. On Friday, they can wear their pajamas for $1.00. Student Council plans to reward the classroom that brings in the most money for breast cancer research.
Please remember that the student admission fee in the amount of $5.00 and the permission slip for the Children's Museum trip are due by this Friday. If you are planning to go, your chaperone form, purple background check paper, and money are also due by Friday. If you completed the purple form at the beginning of the year, you do not have to fill it out again.
CALLING ALL MOMS!! We will be having a Mother's Day Tea on May 9th, 2014. It will be in the afternoon at 2:30 and last until the end of the day. You will receive an invitation closer to this special day. Please mark your calendars now. You will not want to miss this beautiful hour with your child. They are all so precious, and they'll be working very hard to make this a day you will always remember. We do request that no siblings attend this event. Each child will have just one special guest. This is a magical time for you and your first grader!