Thursday, September 23, 2010

Working Hard

This week we have been working hard.

We got to do our Clifford magazine where we learned about apples, practiced patterns, counting, and letters. We also practiced the correct way to write the first letter of our name.

In the weeks to come we will work on the other letters in each person's name, some using capital letters and some using lowercase letters.

We also searched online to find pictures of birds. Each person decided what kind of bird they were going to search for ex. (hummingbird, large, pink red, small). In the search box I typed the the description and each student typed "bird." When they found the picture they wanted, they helped to drag it to a file and rename it.

We also had a lot of fun painting pictures with fall colors.

Fire Drill in preparation for the Fire Department to come next month and observe our fire drill, we started practicing this week. We had a really great practice on Thursday and we will practice a few other times to make sure that everyone knows what to do. For fire drills at school our class exits out the front door and proceeds across the parking lot and stands on the grass between our parking lot and the Collier building lot.

Picture Retakes (repeat)
Picture retakes will take place on Monday, September 27th. If your child didn't have pictures taken on final registration day on July 29th, please have their picture taken on retake day. For students who have school on this day, we will make sure to take them to get their picture taken. For those who are not at school this day you can bring your child to the church basement anytime from 9AM- 11AM. These pictures will be used for the class picture and the school yearbook!

Scholastic Book Orders
New book orders went home this week. Please remember that orders can be placed online with Scholastic at Class Activation Code: GPGJT

Scholastic Classrooms Care
Your child should have received a bookmark this week with their Scholastic Book Orders for the Scholastic Classrooms Care Project. Each year Scholastic asks kids across America to read books. When our class has read 100 books, Scholastic will donate books to kids in need. To find out more visit Scholastic's website and search for Classrooms Care.

Dial-3 Testing
A few changes in Dial-3 testing. We post-poned testing to this coming week. Mrs. Masa, Mrs. Helmkamp, and Mrs. Kuhlmann will all be helping administer the testing so that we can get through all of the student quickly. Mrs. Helmkamp and Mrs. Masa will both have subs on Wednesday and Thursday morning so that we can do the testing.

Fall Fun Festival
Please don't forget about our fall fun festival coming up on October 16th at 9 AM. More information to come out next week.

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