My, oh my – these weeks are flying! Our assessments are finishing up. How far our little ones have come from their first hesitant tries as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists and social scientists! Do you remember how crickets chirped when I asked them to write a book on the very first day of Writing Workshop in kindergarten? Or how they used water droppers and walked all around the Storybook Garden wondering how water would flow across different surfaces? You should be so proud of their work these two years. Please know that we do work until the very last days. If your child will miss a day or two, thank you for letting me know ahead of time so everything essential can be completed here. And, although our last two days are half days, they will be full of wonderful moments, too. We will receive and sign our yearbooks. We will meet again to send our fifth graders off in a special way. Each day we will continue learning, writing, reading brand new as well as old favorite big books, singing favorite songs (the children have begun brainstorming those things we must do!) and using our first grade materials (one last time!) What a wonderful way to end the year!
Know that I have loved every single moment of being your child’s teacher. We have had such wonderful adventures together – sharing amazing stories, engaging in meaningful conversations, creating spectacular presentations, drafting rich books with exquisite pictures, just living blessed lives! We have all learned so much along the way. Thank you for entrusting your precious child to me each day. It has been a gift. Your child – and you – are always welcome in my classroom. Know that I pray for the best for your child and I will always be interested in keeping up with your lives.
May 31 Final Day of our First Grade Talent Show
June 6 11:30 Dismissal
June 7 11:30 Dismissal (Last Day of School)
** Report Card Pick-Up Information ** Please be on the lookout in Dr. Mueller's Center Connections for information on how to pick up your child's report card after school ends. We work diligently on these documents to show how your child has grown as a learner. Thank you.
*CFI library books are due now.
*Return 1st Grade Interactive Reading Log please! ;)
*Return pink primers and official orange first grade textbooks to inventory.
*Cleaning Out Your Book Bags: The children will bring home piles of things – from papers displayed on the wall and favorite writing pieces to their book boxes and math workbooks. Could you please help them remember to empty their book bag each evening so they’ll have room for more things? Those favorite writings and books – we’ll be sure to keep them all together in your child’s official writing folder.