Just a few little reminders about the upcoming weeks! Thank you to those who have let me know what your preference is for our Home Reading program! I hope things went well tonight. Remember, please continue to write the name of the book that your student read each night (either online or hard copy) as this really makes things clear to our Home Reading parents when checking in and doing switches. If you find that as time goes on, Raz Kids is NOT for you, or you prefer to try Raz Kids, just let me know via email.
If at any time you feel that your child needs to change reading levels, please let me know ASAP.
We will have a special presentation about Fire Safety on Thursday, October 24th, as well as another visit from Melany Duffin, our occupational therapist. Melany has been in our classroom two times already, teaching the students about the Artist’s Grip and the Magic C. The students just love her, and I’m learning a lot from her too!
Don’t forget that this Thursday October 24th the students are dismissed from school at 11:45 for a PD afternoon, and there is no school on Friday October 25th for a PD day.
Your student brought home a very important note about Student Led Conferences today. In Grade 1, we do Student Led Conferences in lieu of traditional Parent/ Teacher interviews after the 1st report card is sent home. Please read the note carefully, and return the slip indicating your preference for time for your Student Led Conference. Thanks in advance for your help with this!
Here is the plan for Halloween Day!
Our students will be rotating to different centers all morning. They will visit each of the other Grade 1 teachers, and complete different Halloween activities.
At 11:30, we will be going outside for an EARLY recess. Students will be outside from 11:30-11:45, and then they will come back into our OWN classroom from 11:45-12:25. At this time, they will eat their lunches, get a little bit of down time, and this will also be the time where they can get their costumes ready/ get dressed for the Halloween Parade.
Students do not wear their costumes to school in the morning. Parents have a few options here:
- If your child is able to get dressed in their costume on their own, feel free to send it to school in their backpack and they can get changed when the time comes.
- Parents can come and pick up their child at 11:30am and bring them back by 12:20pm, dressed and ready to go.
- Parents can pop by the school between 11:30 and 12:15ish to help their child change into their costume.
Around 12:30, the Halloween Parade will start! Parents and family members are invited to watch the students parade around the hallways in their costumes.
After the parade, we will return to our own classrooms for snacks and a video until afternoon recess at 1:55.
After recess, students will spend the rest of the afternoon with Ms. Nevels for a Halloween activity. It’s going to be a busy but fun day!
Here are some things to remember:
As a school initiative, we’re asking that costumes be simple. Please do not send your student with any weapons, masks, or any costumes that are particularly ‘gory’.
I will email the parents who volunteered to bring snacks for the party separately as a reminder.
I think that’s it for now! Here are your calendar updates:
Tuesday October 22nd- Picture Retakes Day
Thursday October 24th- PD Day in the pm, students dismissed @11:45
Friday October 25th- PD Day No school
Tuesday October 29th- Hot Lunch for Grades 1-3
Wednesday October 30th- Hot Lunch for Grades 4-5
Thursday October 31st- Halloween Parade/ Activities
Tuesday November 5th- “Motivational Magic” assembly @ 1pm
Thursday November 7th- Remembrance Day Assembly @ 10:30
Friday November 8th- Remembrance Day Break no school
Monday November 11th- Remembrance Day No School
Friday November 15th- Report Cards sent home